“Words cannot express what an absolute gift Alison Gannett has been to my practice. In our virtual world where anyone can “hang their shingle” as a nutrition/health/lifestyle coach, she is the REAL DEAL! In my own practice, I always tell my patients that I would never ask them to do anything that I myself would not be willing to do. I can confidently say that Alison lives and breathes this everyday. She goes above and beyond to reach her own health optimization and to help her clients reach their own. She has made this her life work and her enthusiasm is infectious! I affectionately call Alison “my bulldog”, because she is tough, but at the core, she is steeped in love and passion for what she does and she goes the extra mile to help her clients succeed. With cancer and chronic disease climbing exponentially, we could all use a “bulldog” in our corner to help us build our metaphoric health ark. She has a strong scientific and research driven background and utilizes DNA analysis, labs, and health history to create a complete picture that allows her to customize her recommendations, understanding that we are all unique and individual. There is no one that I trust more to help implement and navigate the nuances of nutrition in the world of oncology and chronic disease. I wholeheartedly recommend her!”
In January 2019, I was diagnosed with a rare type of eye cancer, along with a 60% chance of metastasis in the following 5 years. The oncologist informed me that there is no cure for metastases, and the average survival length in those cases is around 7 months. I was quickly administered a round of radiation treatment.
I wondered why, I, who didn’t smoke, who didn’t drink, who considered myself healthier than average (I was a triathlete, an “Ironwoman”, and a clean eater). How did I get this disease at 41 years old? My sister suggested alternative medicine, and Alison. Taking charge of my healing gave me the feeling of control I needed.
Alison’s help was critical in pushing my efforts to the next level. Not only did she keep me accountable, she also gave me tips to improve what I had started with the healing diet and lifestyle, as well as bringing forward many notions I had not yet tackled.
She is a true human encyclopedia on the subject. She loves her job and it is obvious that she is generous with her time and interactions. She keeps constant contact, demands updates and offers equally reliable follow-ups. The tools she uses are great; spreadsheets were clearly explained in terms of the treatment targets and the meaning behind lab results. I enjoyed our Zoom App conversations as well as being able to conveniently access their recordings. The coaching notes made it easy to return to the information previously discussed.
It is amazing to work with someone who understands and has personally experienced the process and efforts. She is also an inspiring living proof of the associated rewards.
All of this is absolutely worth the investment.
A few months after my February 2019 radiotherapy, my eye was once again looked at via ultrasound. I was then told the tumor was “stable”, but had not reduced in size; the radiotherapy had not been effective for me. At that moment, I felt so glad I was taking charge of my healing with Alison; this news would have been unacceptable to me without a concrete plan to rid myself of the tumor in my eye. Only a year and a couple more ultra sounds later, I am ecstatic to report that the tumor has reduced by approximately 40-50% in size! The scans and lab results show no metastasis. I am grateful everyday that I have met Alison and I can’t wait for the celebration of my complete recovery.
For years, Alison was under my care and later became one of my first students in 2014, completing my 1-YEAR “ICAN” program (Integrative Cancer Advocacy Network). Since then, she has worked with hundreds of clients to customize their nutrition and lifestyle to their labs, DNA, and health history to support optimal health. Though not a licensed health care provider, she works in tandem with such providers as a patient advocate. Alison offers a unique perspective and approach gleaned over years of study following her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer in 2013. Not only can she recommend nutrition and lifestyle changes for you to support your body through or prevent cancer, Alison can guide you compassionately and directly through the radical changes needed to take charge of your health and your future. Having witnessed firsthand the support Alison offers patients on this journey world-wide, I can confidently say she is a valuable resource, inspiration and patient advocate helping you and your loved ones navigate this often overwhelming process.
“When we have cancer patients unable to achieve the high levels of therapeutic ketosis required to assist in stabilizing their broken metabolism, we advise working with a keto coach. Alison has the precise background and personal experience to assist these delicate scenarios and has shown that she has the knowledge and know-how to assist our patients”
“I had been following a ‘healthy’ eating plan for over nine years, trying everything new I could get me hands on, but my cancer continued to grow. Nine months ago, I was at my lowest point of my life. I was told that none of the treatments were working, that I probably had a year or two before my health would decline to the point of being bedridden and, of course, death.
My dear friend and family doctor told me about ‘keto.’ He researched keto and found tremendous results with keto and cancer. That was all I needed to hear.
I began it immediately. This is where I began to flounder. There is so much conflicting information regarding the keto diet that I began to lose my way.
Enter Alison. After a few months of working with Alison I had my first PET scan in over a year. The last scan was so bad it turned my stomach as I read the report. The results of this scan, after being on the keto protocol, showed a reduction in my cancer by over 50%!!! I must mention that I am stage IV with lesions in multiple spots in my body that had been growing steadily since my initial diagnosis in 2010. What life changing results.
Nothing I can ever do nor say will ever convey my appreciation to Alison. She helped me through some of my hardest days and put me on a course of better health.”
“Alison is a wise and compassionate coach in a sea of unknowns. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma. When I heard an interview with Alison, I knew I wanted to be coached by her. We started the Ketogenic diet immediately after diagnosis and then after my surgery, I started coaching with Alison. She takes keto to a whole different level. She holds you to the fire in a compassionate way. She was a needed support during a time when we needed her the most. She has creative ideas on how to make delicious food using a lot of fats and is a great resource of where to find good fats. Alison would go over my monthly blood work with a fine-tooth comb and her personal experience with managing a brain timor has helped to provide hope. I love her.”
Alison has just been incredible in the inspiration in my journey to living with and treating an ‘incurable grade 4 GBM’. She led me step by step to take practical steps in adjusting my lifestyle and diet and how to take my cancer journey into my own hands when there wasn’t any other option. 10 months in after a 6 month prognosis and I am THRIVING and have taken control of my own health along side the support of my oncologist. Life is the best it’s been and the key to this was having a great teacher …. Alison has been beyond incredible in initiating this journey for me.