Thursday, October 29, 2020 – Episode 111

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - Episode 111
By: Raeann Sparks, BFA, BEd

Biohacking Lipedema with Pain Management

  • Always trying to battle my weight, I tried to outrun my lipedema as an avid recreational runner.
  • At 55, I had run myself into a wheelchair, but I was denied knee replacement for being too fat.
  • It was important for me to recognize that I could greatly improve my mobility even without knee replacement surgery, but I needed pain management to allow me the relief I needed to begin to fight.
  • I used guaifenesin, ketoprofen & cortisone injections.
  • But my most effective pain therapy was from the ketones my liver made me during extended fasting, intermittent fasting, and the ketogenic way of eating.
  • With this pain management strategy, I achieved a gradual progression from my wheelchair to unaided walking distances.
  • And I continue to use ketogenic pain management to maintain my mobility.