with Nicolette Richer, your podcast host and guide to start using organic, plant-strong, whole foods as medicine.
This podcast is a mix of real healing-hero stories, conversations with leading scientists and doctors, and the how-to’s to reverse hundreds of so-called ’incurable’ chronic, degenerative diseases -such as infertility, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, skin issues, depression and other mental health challenges, cancer and more- to achieve optimal health, one bite at a time.
May it inspire you to reclaim your health and take back your life!
I am extremely excited to be interviewing Howard Straus, a force of nature in the plant-based food world and a major influencer in the Gerson Therapy movement. Learn about his childhood, how he grew up and see what a great example he is, for living your life to the fullest, knowing that food is medicine and that there is no need to succumb to drugs.
“The body knows what to go after to heal itself. It knows!” Howard Straus
Connect with Howard, listen to his weekly radio show The Power of Natural Healing, live every Monday at 11 am PST on the Voice America Health and Wellness Channel. Learn more about the life of Dr. Max Gerson, read his bio: Dr. Max Gerson: Healing the Hopeless. More resources about Dr. Max Gerson and the nutritional therapy he created on www.gersonmedia.com .
This conversation highlights reasons as to why a plant-based and real food diet can keep you strong, vibrant and disease-free so that you can live a long and vibrant life.
Learn how Andrew “Spud Fit” Taylor reclaimed his health, his mind and his life by living a year on only potatoes. Discover how you can eat to beat illness and create optimum health by simply eating the most nutritious plant on the planet. Plus learn how Andrew is helping thousands of other people across the globe reclaim their lives.
Learn more about Andrew Taylor’s personal journey here.
Inspired to bring more potatoes to the table? Check out Andrew’s spud-centered cookbook: SPUD FIT a whole-food, potato-based guide to eating and living. And, definitely check out p. 67-70 where you can find my all time favourite potato recipe!
Allan Misner, certified personal trainer, certified functional aging specialist, host of the 40+ fitness podcast and community, and author of: The Wellness Roadmap, is sharing what took him eight years to figure out … He - finally - put into practice what he really wanted out of his life.
In this Eat Real to Heal podcast episode, Allan will get you to turn on your inner GPS as well as show you the roadmap to wellness. Join us and take his lead and change your life.
“If you want to know where you want to go, you got to know where you are.” - Allan Misner
Stress is huge contributor to chronic disease. Do you want to become a happier person who can handle any kind of stress thrown at you? Do you want to develop new skills and live a fulfilled life?
Get inspired by this incredible writer, consultant and entrepreneur. In this episode Alexandra shares how you can express yourself while keeping life simple. She dives deep into the importance of living every aspect of your life with intention.
Learn more about Alexandra and her work here. She’s a skilled word-wizard, all-round goofball and author of: You’re Going to Survive, So, This is the End: A Love Story, among many other brilliant publishings.
Meet Sarah Meyer, learn how she is living a fulfilled life even after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She shares her journey from being diagnosed with this auto-immune disease, how she never questioned what the doctors prescribed, and then how she realized that doing her own research and taking her health into her own hands could bring her so much more than she could ever have anticipated. Discover how and why she adopted a plant-based diet and the difference it made in her health, her body and her life. Sarah also shares resources and tips on how to make conscious healthy choices in EVERY aspect of your life so you can overcome autoimmune disorders like MS and more.
Check out Sarah’s fantastic blog here: www.blessedwithms.org
In this episode, I have the pleasure to connect with Claire Snyman. We learn about the importance of creating your own health care team, not being afraid to ask questions and insisting for further tests when you know/feel that something is wrong with your health.
Claire has been a victim of medical errors that happen too often in our healthcare system. After being diagnosed with a brain tumour, she decided to take her health into her own hands and she’s alive today because she did.
Join us and listen to this inspiring story.
You can also learn more about Claire Snyman, her books, blogs, presentation, workshop and more. Check out her website twosteps.ca.
Meet Chris Brook, former British Armed Forces soldier turned entrepreneur, and follow this man’s incredible journey uncovering PTSD and TBI and how he pushed through depression and thoughts of suicide by using plants, breath work, movement and nutrition. His journey teaches us that we are all on a learning adventure and that we need to keep searching for answers to maintain our physical and mental health. In this episode, we share with you how Chris worked through his PTSD symptoms and depression by finding hope in many different interests in his own life. He didn't always know how to get healthy or even if he would get results, but he kept trying. He signed up to our Nutrition+Detox coaching program and found incredible results for himself and his brother! Always curious, he also decided to learn more about meditation, yoga, the Wim Hoff Method and also found out about micro-dosing...which have all led him to realizing a healthier and happier self.
Join us for Chris' extremely moving journey.
In this episode, Akiho Matsunaga shares her actions and reactions from when she found out as early as in utero, that her son, Soskay had Down Syndrome and a heart condition. Akiho tells the story of how she learned, from a never ending google-search, the steps to getting Soskay weaned from his 24/7 tube feeding and how she went on to help others learn the art and science of tube-feed weaning. This inspiring woman shares the importance of searching further for answers and never losing hope for the best, especially for her son.
I'm adamant this episode will give hope to other families going through similar circumstances.
Find out in this short solo podcast, the basic steps of healing disease through Nicolette's Eat Real To Heal protocol. Nicolette is giving you direction towards living a healthy lifestyle through detoxification and a high amount of nutrients absorption.
You can also find a deeper description of this in her "easy to read" book called Eat Real To Heal, that you can purchase on Amazon or at any Green Moustache Café location.
Also, please don't forget to review the podcast and share with the people you love. Enjoy.
Happy Valentine's Day!
In this episode, Nicolette has the pleasure to interview the love of her life, the father of her children and the co-founder of the Green Moustache Organic Café - Pierre-Maxime Richer. Pierre is being brought back to what his life and health issues were before living a Plant-Strong lifestyle. They discuss head to head about the challenges they have faced raising children on a plant-based diet. Also, how important it is to stay strong and stick to your values.
Enjoy this loving energy and feel the connection. Happy listening!
In this episode, Nicolette has the pleasure to talk with previous Gerson client and now close friend, France Faucheux, about the therapy that saved her life - the Gerson Therapy! Join her and France to discover the ups and downs, all the tricks, and what it all looks like on a day-to-day basis to embrace the Gerson Therapy for 18 months. With the support of her husband and a strong desire to heal, France reversed her endometriosis, optimized her health, returned to yoga, biking and running, and ultimately reclaimed her life.
For more info about the Gerson Therapy, visit the Gerson Institute website or visit our website at Richer Health to get recipes and ideas or shop items. Feel free to contact us to book a consultation, sign up for our online 5 week challenge or join us on one of our Eat Real To Heal retreats.
This week we welcome Eva Chipiuk - yogi, lawyer and Green Moustache Cafe owner in Edmonton, British Columbia. Eva found out she had pancreatic cancer in her 30's, but there was no way in this world she was going to let it beat her. Learn how Eva decided to take charge of her health and how she turned her life around by taking a break from law and travelling the world. Discover how yoga became her ‘go to’ for mental and physical health, how she decided to give back to her community by becoming an entrepreneur. Eva also opened StudioX Yoga and the Green Moustache Cafe - a 100% organic, plant-based, unprocessed, whole food restaurant in Edmonton.
Evas story will inspire you to listen to, follow what your body, mind and spirit are telling you so you can attain optimal health in spite of a a scary cancer diagnosis. Enjoy!
Marina knew something was seriously wrong with her body and health, despite being told by specialists that all of her test results were ‘normal’. Marina shares her DNA story on this week’s podcast, explaining why she knows it’s a fabulous tool to help people on their Eat Real To Heal journey, especially when it comes to healing from cancer. She used the data from her DNA test to help her stay motivated and on track through her healing adventure with breast cancer and knows that her breast cancer could have been avoided if she had her DNA checked before.
Marina’s incredible story of being diagnosed with breast cancer and of being maneuvered through the system to the point where she’s forced to take her health into her own hands leads her to discovering a whole other way of treating cancer, illness and ultimately life. Her journey will resonate with so many of you wellness warriors and her story will also inspire you to sit up and take notice of all the possibilities that exist when it comes to being diagnosed with and treated for cancer.
Find Marina Giokas:
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Book - 'How Doctors Think' Jerome Groopman - https://www.amazon.ca/How-Doctors-Think-Jerome-Groopman/dp/B0029LHWKY
The Truth About Cancer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfzm5ZZH3Xk
SheEO - https://sheeo.world/
Sherry Strong – Ted Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8u3q8hZtfo
Sherry Strong Sweet Freedom - https://sweetfreedomlife.com/
Sherry Strong, Return to Food - https://returntofood.com/
DNA Power - https://www.dnapower.com/
Nala care - https://nalacare.com/
Nada Grocery - https://www.nadagrocery.com/
Food has the power to harm or the power to heal. With so much confusion about what what constitutes a healthy diet, Nicolette tackles the biggest misconception about plant-based whole food eating. In this week’s podcast, Nicolette walks you through the difference between a refined and processed plant-based whole-food diet which promotes disease verses an unrefined and unprocessed plant-based whole-food lifestyle that promotes healing and the reversal of chronic degenerative diseases.
profound new insights into human health and longevity. In 2012, he discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. He and his team subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions to compensate for glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body's natural defense systems. This science has resulted in a revolutionary class of dietary supplements, including the product, RESTORE. Dr. Bush points to his kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. He is fiercely motivated by a desire to have them experience a much brighter and healthier future. His education efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up-shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large. Learn more at www.zachbushmd.com, www.intrinsichealthseries.com, and www.restore4life.com.
Want more background info on the science behind everything Dr. Bush and I discussed in this Eat Real to Heal podcast?
#1. Listen this podcast first.
#2. Listen to this podcast second.
And gather your family, friends and community and watch Dr. Bush’s new docu-series Farmer’s Footprint here.
This Eat Real to Heal episode with Dr. Zach Bush takes you deeper into the work that we collectively need to do on this planet to reclaim our soil, our food, and our health. We have the power to reverse chronic disease and cancer and the answer lays in the biology and wonder of the microbiome that lives beneath our feet and within and around our bodies. And only from this healing place will our collective consciousness rise up so we can put an end to the high rates of suicide that affect our farmers, our physicians and our youth. To prepare for this inspiring podcast that transitions us through the doom and gloom of our current state to the hope and love that is already all around us, you’ll need to bring yourself up to speed on many of the topics being discussed by listening to Dr. Bush on Rich Roll’s podcast.
Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer
When a cancer returns for a second time, taking your health into your own hands and doing the Gerson Therapy may be the best, if not the only, life saving answer. Listen to this inspiring Eat Real to Heal podcast where Beata Bishop shares her story of how she was diagnosed with and treated for the fastest-spreading kind of cancer - malignant melanoma. Though her oncologist told her after her disfiguring surgery - “We got it all - your problems are over!” - within a year the cancer spread into her lymphatic system.
Learn how she refused further treatment and instead decided to take on the Gerson Therapy, an unrefined, 100% organic, plant-based whole-food chronic disease and cancer treatment developed by an eminent German physician, the late Dr. Max Gerson. And in so doing, she reversed the cause of most disease, nutrient deficiency and toxicity, reclaimed her health and reversed malignant melanoma from the comfort of her home and kitchen. Beata Bishop is a writer and author of A Time to Heal, a psychotherapist and a former BBC journalist. She is now 39 years cancer free, 95 years young and still thriving in her home in London, UK.
Buy Beata’s book, A Time to Heal and let us know what you think! You can get her wonderful book here.
Discussed on Podcast
Healing The Gerson Way - Beata and Charlotte Gerson
A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases, Dr Max Gerson
Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
Hungary Gerson Clinic - https://gerson.org/gerpress/gerson-health-centre/
While Eat Real to Heal strives to show you how you can live longer and live well, this podcast explores the reality of death with Michelle and Reena - founders of WILLOW End of Life. Willow’s goal is to help you find joy in preparing for your inevitable death - a natural process in life that many often fear or ignore. Michelle and Reena are experts in using this enriching experience of thinking about and planning for dying and death as an opportunity to grow and connect with your loved ones starting today. How do you want to be remembered? What is your legacy that you wish to see come true. Join us for this life enriching podcast and discover answers to more questions like - How would the reality of your mortality impact the way you live, now? and How will you continue to inspire people after you die?
Dive into this show with us and discover how WILLOW is supporting thousands of people to take on end of life planning as a robust and meaningful expression of who they are.
Being an entrepreneur is no easy feat, but world renowned Yogini and Squamish Water Kefir co-owner, Kristin Campbell, shares with us how to rock the entrepreneurial landscape with grace, humility, beauty and love. As a single-mom (we like to say double-mamma), Kristen tells us that it all starts with putting your oxygen mask on yourself first - oh - and you will want to also become a member of the 5AM Club.
Kristin is Kristin Campbell Yoga and is a yoga teacher, mentor, coach and student of life. She empowers and supports yoga students and teachers in living and practicing purposefully, in accordance with their highest truth and vision so that they can reveal their lightest light and make peace with their shadowy parts. After all, it all belongs.
Also in this weeks Eat Real to Heal Podcast with Kristin, you'll learn the hidden magic and science that exists within every bottle of artfully brewed Water Kefir - your microbiome will thank you for diving into this podcast. Enjoy.
Sonya Looney is a world renowned endurance mountain biker and athlete and speaks prolifically about how she took first on the podium globally when she switched to a plant-based whole-foods (PBWF) lifestyle. Off the race course, she's also known for her juicy health & fitness podcast - The Sonya Looney Show - where she talks about how to live a high performance life through mindset, plant-based nutrition and more. In this episode, you’ll discover Sonya’s personal and relatable fears, discovery and journey into a PBWF way of being. We dive deep and uncover all of the tips and tricks that Sonya uses to stay healthy, vibrant and energized when she travels and races. You can easily adopt her methods to support your own transformation from the standard American diet (AKA - appropriately called the SAD diet) to a delicious and energy-creating way of eating that will empower you to take 1st place on the stage of life and health.
Check out Sonya’s writing and photography at www.sonyalooney.com
Bonnie Coberly knows all too well the downward spiral triggered from excessive long-term stress. After battling chronic stomach pain that left her unable to eat, Bonnie ditched the prescription meds, that weren’t helping anyways, and turned to food as medicine to heal her and inspire the launch of Healthy Bites. Dive into this podcast and follow Bonnie’s journey through launching a business that literally almost killed her and learn how self-care, food, yoga, and sheer grit saved her life, her soul and her business.
Bonnie is an executive health coach, speaker, consultant, and your guide (or cheerleader) available to support you on your entrepreneurial path.
Parents, partners, siblings, and friends - this insightful and truthful podcast with Shelby Friesen is a revealing and all-too relatable journey into the potential reality that may be affecting your loved one(s) and maybe even you. Science shows us that the connection between refined sugar and mood, energy levels and overall mental and physical health is strong, yet it’s all too easy to succumb to the strong addictive powers of ‘white’ sugar, aptly named ‘white death’. Join us in this weeks podcast and learn how Shelby’s sugar addiction fuels his underlying anxiety which eventually turns in a year-long, bed-ridden panic attack. You’ll also follow Shelby’s heroic journey and 4 year self-education venture into discovering the connection between healthy, clean, real food and optimal mental health. Share this podcast with your friends and family who are battling depression, anxiety and panic-attacks and who may benefit from hearing Shelby’s triumphant healing hero story of overcoming mental health using food as medicine.
Chris Brook is a prime example of why we need to all Speak Up and share our own unique and powerful stories. No story is bigger or better than any other story, Chris says - however this spectacular Eat Real to Heal podcast episode with this former British Royal Air Forces soldier will stop your heart and open your mind - it’s packed with an infinite amount of life-saving info. As a returning guest on our show, Chris goes even deeper into how he went from suffering from depression and staring suicide in the face - not once but multiple times - to shape-shifting his post traumatic stress into Post Traumatic Growth. Dive into this episode and discover the healing and serving power of story telling, how snapping the pattern can save you from despair, and why you can’t let someone else’s labels of you or even your diagnosis define you. Enjoy.
Doctor yourself is the main message in this weeks Eat Real to Heal Podcast with Silver Health Institute (http://www.silverhealthinstitute.com/)’s Medical Director, Dr. Gordon Pedersen. While clean real food is still the foundation plan for maintaining optimum health, we dive into the potent power of using Silver to provide additional support to your health and to also treat disease. Dr. Pederson’s frank discussion of how to develop a relationship with yourself and your medical team is the key to navigating your way out of a chronic disease state and into a state of optimal living.
Dr. Gordon Pedersen is one of the worlds most educated and experienced doctors. He is board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine, with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and Ph.D degrees in Immunology and Medical Biology from the Toxicology program at Utah State University and a Master’s Degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness.
He performed his cardiology internship at LDS Hospital under Jonas Salk, the medical researcher noted for the discovery and development of the polio vaccine. Dr. Pedersen has formulated hundreds of products, and is the best-selling author of several books. He is the Medical Director of The My Doctor Suggests Institute and is considered to be the leading authority on medicinal uses of Silver. He has personally funded efforts to bring silver’s benefits into Africa’s poorest communities with dramatic results including his published cure for malaria.
50% of Canadians, by the age of 40, will have or have had a mental illness. Healing hero, Andrea Lee, wasn’t going to accept being yet another statistic and so she took her health into her own hands. She knew there had to be another way and that addressing her lifestyle choices was the answer. Not knowing if she’d get results, she registered for our 3-month Nutrition and Detox coaching program and her learning and healing began.
Andrea discovered that simple, clean nutrient-dense food and beverages and deep detoxification was the answer that would end her sugar and alcohol cravings. Real food was also the the missing link in her battle with terrible digestive troubles and poor sleep and mood. After coming face to face with depression and life itself, Andrea did the hardest things you can do when life gets tough - she questioned what she was doing, took a left turn, and started making lifestyle changes that reclaimed her health and her career. Enjoy discovering Andrea’s heart-warming and wonder-woman-esk story of winning that battle against social norms. Listen, enjoy and let us know what you think!
Legendary author, Dr. T. Colin Campbell of The China Study, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, and The Low Carb Fraud and over 300 published research journal articles, shows us that we have two powerful ways that we can maintain optimum health. Also, Dr. Campbell shares that we have full control in turning off our genes that cause disease and in turning on our genes that heal the body of lifestyle diseases. The China Study is a revolutionary book that showcases some of the best research done on health & nutrition. The research is also presented in this moving and life-changing documentary Forks Over Knives.
This interview with Dr. Campbell is sure to shift your worldview as he presents a wealth of invaluable information about the role that nutrition plays in your life each day. What you learn can save your life by teaching you what you need to do to reverse your chronic diseases and ultimately reclaim your health. Dr. T. Colin Campbell is PhD trained in biochemistry, toxicology, microbiology and nutrition at MIT and Cornell University. He is also the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University (https://www.ecornell.com/certificates/nutrition/) and the founder of the Centre for Nutrition Studies at e-Cornell (https://nutritionstudies.org/). Enjoy!
Back on our Eat Real to Heal show is Susannah Meadows - the eloquently brilliant author of The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges and Refused to Give Up. In this show, we discuss the one consistent and powerful muscle that all people who overcome illnesses have developed. And Susannah shares what you can do to strengthen that muscle - just like did - which helped her make the switch to a plant-based organic lifestyle to reverse juvenile idiopathic arthritis in her 3-year old son.
Meadows is a former Senior Writer for Newsweek and has contributed to The New York Times since 2002. She lives with her husband and twin boys in Brooklyn. To learn more about Susannah, please visit her website www.susannahmeadows.com.
Josh LaJaunie is faster and leaner than he has ever been in his life - and he’s mentally stronger too. This inspiring man went from being a Louisiana College football player from the deep-south Bayou, tipping the scales at over 400 lbs, to hitting a wall where deep down, Josh was actually dying a slow painful death from overeating, despair, embarrassment, and shame. This kind, warm-hearted family guy’s self-esteem was declining and it started eating away at his overall well-being. So Josh did what few people are able to do in this situation – he pivoted – he put the breaks on his life as he knew it, and he changed his perception about food. By second guessing his cultural norms and redefining what winning meant for himself, for his body and for his life - he healed, inside and outside. He adopted a new normal which included switching to plant-based healthy diet, changing the way he moved his body, and he developed a new mindset. The result - Josh lost 200 plus pounds. He overcame tremendous obstacles to restore and maintain his health. He reinvented himself as athlete, crushing marathons, winning an ultra and even gracing the cover of Runner’s World magazine.
Check out his new book Sick to Fit: Three simple techniques that got me from 420 pounds to the cover of Runner’s World, Good Morning America, and the Today Show and learn how to beat those nasty excuses that stand between you and the person you were born to be.
Also check out his Missing Chins secret Facebook group and new business that is serving others - WellStart wellness start-up..
Barb is a powerhouse woman who doesn’t accept no for an answer. She is also the true definition of a wellness warrior and her Eat Real to Heal story doesn’t get anymore real than this . Through never giving up and through doing non-stop research, Barb eventually discovered the power of plant-based whole unrefined foods and juices a medicine. She went around the world in her research quest to find the brilliant mind of Kathryn Alexander - a Naturopath and Gerson Dietary Therapist - who showed Barb how to use the Gerson Therapy to heal herself of lifelong chronic health issues. After suffering from years of gut issues, extreme fatigue and mental fog, and multiple miscarriages, this new Gerson or Whole-food Plant-based lifestyle enabled Barbara to also repair her reproductive system. The result, Barb was finally able to get and stay pregnant. Her beautiful son is now 5 years old and thriving and she continues to raise him on the same whole-foods lifestyle that allowed her to reclaim her life. Barb is a lifelong learner and graphic designer and the founder of Roar Creative Agency.
Enjoy this episode of our Eat Real to Heal podcast and if you know of anyone that is trying to heal themselves so that they can get pregnant….please share this episode so that we can, together, spread the long-forgotten knowledge that food is medicine and that your body is innately designed to heal itself and can reverse and prevent chronic degenerative disease.
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Dr Jensen’s ‘Guide to Better Bowl Care’ - https://www.amazon.ca/Jensens-Guide-Better-Bowel-Care/dp/0895295849
Macrobiotic diet - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrobiotic_diet
Husband - Josh Gitalis - https://www.joshgitalis.com/
Marie Forleo - https://www.marieforleo.com/
Chef AJ - https://www.chefajwebsite.com/index.html
One Year No Beer - https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/
One Year No Beer Podcast - https://youtu.be/BGj_p8CLWvg
Books – ‘Undiet’ Meghan Telpner - https://www.amazon.ca/UnDiet-Eat-Your-Vibrant-Health/dp/0771084110/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1595290959&sr=1-1
‘Undiet Cookbook’ Meghan Telpner - https://www.amazon.ca/UnDiet-Cookbook-Gluten-Free-Recipes-Plant-Based/dp/0449016692/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Meghan knows how devastating inflammatory digestive issues can be. She eventually received a Crohn’s disease diagnosis after living for years with gut ache and a host of other health issues before finally saying “enough is ENOUGH”. That’s when Meghan took her health into her own hands and healed herself of the pain, exhaustion and other tribulations that come with digestive disorders. In this episode of the Eat Real To Heal podcast, Meghan brings you into her world of integrative therapies so you can learn the key steps you need to take to reclaim your health, rebuild your digestion, get your energy back and be free of chronic pain and discomfort once and for good.
Meghan is a Toronto-based nutritionist, author and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition which is growing a global tribe of vibrant living advocates. She’s also the author of two bestselling books, UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health and The UnDiet Cookbook, which are creating a revolution in how people think about their health. In addition to being featured in Forbes, Meghan is also ranked as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada, and she was named Best Holistic Nutritionist in 2017 and 2018 with National Nutrition. Meghan currently lives in Toronto with her husband Josh Gitalis, a functional medicine practitioner, and their son Finley.
Find Meghan Telpner at
Website: www.culinarynutrition.com/freetraining, www.culinarynutrition.com/courses, www.meghantelpner.com
Marni Wasserman doesn't take no for an answer, especially when it comes to her health and her life. Her philosophy is deeply rooted in healthy eating and healthy living and in this episode of our Eat Real to Heal podcast, Marni shares her story of dedication, transformation and healing after she was diagnosed with hashimotos thyroiditis (an autoimmune condition). Her training as a nutritionist and chef launched her into a world of educational entrepreneurship with writing, speaking and podcasting now being her vehicles to share the art and science of ultimate health. Marni is the co-host of The Ultimate Health Podcast where she's interviewed dozens of scientists, doctors and other experts in the wellness and health field. You can also find an abundance of Marni's delicious recipes through her instagram feed and her blog and don't forget to pick up your copy of Fermenting for Dummies and Plant-Based Diet For Dummies where you'll learn how to make the changes necessary to uplevel your vitality and your life. Learn more at www.marniwasserman.com
Is Western medicine making progress when it comes to tackling heart disease and diabetes or is the current system contributing to the chronic disease epidemic? Dr. Hans Diehl was chosen as “One of America’s 20 Super-Heroes of the Health Movement,” and on this episode of the Eat Real to Heal podcast, Dr. Diehl takes you through decades of research and explains why the current health care system isn't the answer to you chronic health issues. He then spells out exactly what you need to do - starting with your next bite of food - to prevent, treat and ultimately reverse heart disease, Type II diabetes, and a whole host of other lifestyle chronic diseases. Dr. Hans Diehl directs the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda and lectures at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinoisat Rockford and at the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. Offering more than 25 years of leadership in the emerging field of Lifestyle Medicine his pioneering efforts as an epidemiologically trained lifestyle interventionist with the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) have shown how simple lifestyle changes can prevent, arrest, and facilitate the reversal of many of our largely lifestyle related diseases. With more than 50,000 graduates, the results of the Randomized Clinical CHIP Trial have been published in 17 peer reviewed medical journals. His books, Health Power, and Dynamic Health, and Dynamic Living book & workbook (co-authored with Aileen Ludington), have over two million copies in 17 languages in circulation. As an invited guest, he recently addressed, for the second year in a row, the World Congress on Weight Management in Chicago. He earned his doctorate in Health Science and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from Loma Linda University. He has been married to Dr. Lily Pan for 40 years. Together they have two children: Byron, an orthodontist and Carmen, a clinical psychologist.
Our guest today, Dr. Brandy Gillmore, shares her healing journey of being wheel-chair bound and in chronic pain and then rising to the superstar athlete and mind/body expert that she is today – all with using the healing potential of her mind. While the Eat Real to Heal Podcast often showcases wellness-warrior stories that teach the power of food as medicine to reverse even the most advanced of chronic degenerative diseases, this episode reveals the unlimited healing capacity of the brain. Her direct experience of discovering the science behind and then creating the healing results from her mind alone is one that needs to be heard by everyone. Dr. Gillmore works with top celebrities, entrepreneurs, Olympic Athletes, CEOs, clients and groups worldwide. Brandy’s desire is to create a better world and she is realizing this by sharing with people how to use the power of their own minds to heal their bodies and live an even better, happier life. Check out her mind-expanding TEDx talk and the documentary on chronic pain that she was featured in this past year “On a Scale of 1 to 10”. Follow Brandy on Facebook and Instagram.
Andrew Munaweera is a founding member of Western Canada’s Naturopathic school - the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. As a nutraceutical professional, Andrew shares the science of wellbeing and how to reclaim your life, one nutrient-dense bite of delicious food at a time. In this episode of the Eat Real to Heal podcast, we dive into the pros and cons in the world of vitamins and supplements and discuss whether humans today can use common sense to navigate the world of nutrition and making food decisions. This episode is peppered with dozens of health tips and habits that anyone can adopt to turn their health around. Andrew’s personal life transformation story will inspire you take your health into your own hands so that you can reclaim your body, your energy, your health and ultimately your life. He may also inspire you to take up a new sport at any age, like skiing or golf, even if you’ve tried it before. Be ready to be transformed.
Andrew is a medical sales professional with 25 years of experience working with integrative physicians, pharmacists and natural channel retailers. In addition, he established medical divisions for two multinational nutraceutical companies and has consulted in the development of naturopathic formulations.
Andrew believes a high-performance dispensary needs high performance products. Therefore, a physician can deliver consistent and superior patient outcomes with carefully curated products satisfying the critical criteria: safety, purity and potency.
On today's show we interview Victoria Moran, of Main Street Vegan and she is going to talk about her adventures in going plant-based, whole food, unrefined and vegan and how she's done it for ethical reasons, for compassion reasons for connectivity to our greater world, greater spirit, greater everything, in everything that we do and how she's created an absolutely amazing life for herself.
Victoria has been the Main Street Vegan for over 35 years, she holds the title of Peta’s sexiest Vegan over 50, alongside the male winner Joel Kahn. She's a best-selling author of over 13 books which include Creating a Charmed Life, The Love-Powered Diet, The Good Karma Diet, The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook and even her college thesis focuses on compassion, the ultimate ethic and exploration of veganism. So enjoy this podcast as we dived into learning more about Victoria's health coaching business, she's a counsellor, she's a corporate spokesperson and inspirational speaker, she is so many things and I'm thrilled to have her on the show.
On todays podcast I talk to Tim Yandow who has been studying and using nutrition and natural medicine since 1990 both to support his clients and to keep himself well and thriving. He is a biologist and a scientist who studied a huge range of topics from energy medicine with Barbara Ann Brennan to European biological medicine, nutrition in homeopathy with Dr. Thomas Rau and so many gifted practitioners for over 25 years, so Tim is a wealth of knowledge.
In 2009 he had to tap into that knowledge because he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. We dive into Tim's diagnosis and how he had to utilize all of that knowledge that he had gathered to heal himself. The story is beautiful because we are not against conventional medical technologies, drugs, surgeries and radiation or chemo. In fact there's a time and place for everything, but if we can implement the nutrition first and all of these other healing modalities, everything that's included in lifestyle medicine, we can further help heal people and we can also prevent diseases. Almost 90% of diseases could be prevent if people were to live by the lifestyle medicine principles that Tim had studied in. So jump into this podcast learn as much as you can from Tim because he's really truly a gift to be sharing his experience with us. From there we are going to dive in to what it was like after he healed himself and touch on the story about his daughter which is also a remarkable.
Tim has a joke book coming out at the end of the year, the proceeds are going to help cancer patients with their recovery costs. See his website for more info.
Connect or follow Tim on his website www.lifelongwellnessvt.com
In this week’s Eat Real to Heal podcast we have a very special guest, Catherine Holdway. She is a healing hero and an inspiration to members of her family and her greater community. Catherine is a former nurse and worked for years in public health as a nurse educator. She then became a licensed couples and family therapist and family psychiatrist in Montréal before going on to start her own private therapy practice. Catherine was already a health renegade in her career, but her healing hero story goes even further.
Catherine is now retired, is a mother, a grandmother and is still inspiring healthy living in her own life and in her community in so many ways after being diagnosed with high cholesterol, Type II Diabetes which runs in her family, and high blood pressure. She tracked now a copy of ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ by Frances Moore Lappé and this one book has since changed the way she thought about food. That's where her story really begins. Her children came home and announced they were vegetarian and vegan so Catherine let the turkey live that year and she prepared the first ever 100% vegan Thanksgiving meal. Already on the vegan-train, she committed to eating whole-food plant-based for 6 months to see if she could lower her triglycerides which were extremely high. Sure enough, within three months her triglycerides had dropped to perfect healthy levels.
Catherine is 68 years old now leading this amazing vegan lifestyle and she has proven that you can learn how to develop new cooking techniques, new shopping techniques, new recipes and it's never too late to turn your health around. Do what Catherine did – try something new for 6 months and see what happens. What have you got to lose? Maybe a just a few pounds, a bunch of unnecessary medications and low energy. What have you got to gain? Your health and your life.
This week we talk to Andy Ramage who is co-founder of One Year No Beer. This incredible program offers 28, 90 and 365-day alcohol free challenges. Andy is a performance coach, an author, a co-founder of Aalpha Energy Brokerage and is also a former professional soccer player.
I loved talking to Andy and immediately after the show was over - I gave up alcohol completely and I've officially been alcohol free for over 4 1/2 months. And I can tell you - I have more energy, I’m operating at my peak optimal performance and I am feeling amazing. And a bonus - our business has grown!
Find out about the benefits of not drinking any alcohol and optimizing your health and your potential to be incredible in everything that you do in life. Andy dives into the social pressures of drinking alcohol and how when you stop drinking, you realize your own human potential and how it affects your ability to operate at the highest levels in your business, in your home, in sports and more.
This podcast is not just a show for people who define themselves as being alcoholics or have been diagnosed as being an alcoholic or drug addict. This show is truly for people who drink moderately or even mildly, yet don’t yet realize how even a small amount of alcohol impacts your system and shuts down your body for not just a number of hours but for a number of days. Maybe you only have a few drinks a week, maybe you have a few drinks at night. Either way – this episode will inspire you to want to realize the best version of yourself – at work and in your personal life.
On today's show we have a lovely human being, she is our landlord and Director of Asset Management at Anthem Properties, a real estate development, investment and management company with a growing portfolio of property across western North America. Cindy MacMillan has been with Anthem for more than a decade and along with her real estate contributions, has been integral in bringing health and wellness to the Anthem culture by creating an annual Wellness Challenge currently in its sixth year. After opening our third café she asked me to come teach her employees how to eat real to heal, how to use food as medicine and how to turn their lifestyles onto a plant-based whole food unrefined food. So, I headed down and did that and that’s what this podcast is about. It's about Cindy leading the charge at Anthem Properties in bringing this amazing healing programs to her colleagues and in creating a culture of total wellness.
The idea started when a colleague with a “Dad bod” requested help getting his energy and body back for summer. The first challenge was 8-weeks long with 25 participants who measured their progress through weight-loss, inches lost, and points collected for lifestyle changes in health, wellness and nutrition. The challenge was successful and has grown to span all Anthem’s offices across four cities.
If you're a human resources employee in a company or if you are CEO of the company, you need to listen to this podcast and learn about what you can do to change the health around in your organization. Also, what you need to do to be able to support your employees to make these really crucial lifestyle change. It will give them more energy that will allow them to operate at their maximum potential so that they are giving the company their 100% human potential. We have an epidemic in our society of chronic disease one in two people are now being diagnosed with cancer one in four are living with diabetes it's truly a catastrophe in the health world and you as an employee of a business can change that.
Today I am talking to Whistler born and raised Julia Murray. Julia is an Olympian, vegan blogger, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, certified plant-based chef and creator of the Hooked on Plants blog. She’s also the Chief Plant Evangelist of the new ‘80/20 Plants’ program, and the founder of Jules Fuel. She’s been named one of Canada’s top 10 vegan athletes, and is a certified vegan lifestyle coach.
Julia tells us about the journey she took after retiring as an athlete, why she became vegan and shares with us how to make the leap into being vegan with her 8020 program, which is a great stepping stone to our 5 week Eat Real to Heal online course.
Find Julia at
Hooked on Plants - www.hookedonplants.ca
www.8020plants.com - Use the code ‘greenmo’ for a 20% discount!
For inspiration on all things plant-based, find her on instagram
@hookedonplants @8020plants @staywyldorganics - a new medicinal mushroom company Julia is co-founding! @whistlerveganfest - Julia is also starting the Whistler Vegan Fest June 2020 with Andrea Hellmen!
Here is a link to Julias Hooked on Plants ebook: https://hookedonplants.ca/shop/?product_tag=ebook
Today I am talking to Dr Gemma Newman about what its like to be the Plant Based Doctor of the UK, why everyone should make the change to plant based food and how doctors can help empower their patients to make the switch by using her BLEND IT acronym. She is passionate about healing of mind, body and planet and motivating people to do the same.
Dr Newman has worked in medicine for 15 years and is the Senior Partner at a family medical practice where she has worked for 11 years. She studied at the University of Wales College of Medicine and has worked in many specialities as a doctor including elderly care, endocrinology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, vascular surgery, rehabilitation medicine and General Practice. She gained additional qualifications in gynaecology and family planning. She is a graduate of the AFMCP course and is a member of BSLM.
Dr Newman has a specialist interest in holistic health, plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. In her practice she has come to understand that body, mind and soul are not separate, and that it is only in addressing the root causes of stress and disconnection that we can truly heal, from the inside out.
FIND Dr Gemma Newman Here
BLEND IT – Believe, Look & Listen, Evoke, No Bossing, Desire, Information & Timed
Today I am talking to the amazing Dr. Lois Nahirney, owner of dnaPower. Lois is passionate about creating a healthier world by helping people take power over their health. Lois' identical twins, adopted from Vietnam, led her to a fascination in DNA. After solving years of personal health problems by learning about a simple weakness in her genetic make up, Lois acquired the company that had been helping her, dnaPower. Lois has a doctorate and a master in business and has held a number of international senior executive roles. She has been honoured with several women in business awards, and volunteers extensively in the community and overseas. Her vision is to help people make better health decisions and live healthier lives based on their unique DNA.
Lois tells us the story of her adopted twins, her health issues and how genetic testing helped her in the path to recovery. She talks about how you can invest in your health by testing your DNA. dnaPower takes testing to a whole new level. They test for nutrition, health, exercise and brain power and give you recommendations on how you can optimise your gene expression by turning on the genes that help your health and turning off the ones that don’t. You won't be surprised that a lot of the answers come back to nutrition and plant based eating. Lois has an inspiring healing hero story. Find Dr Lois Nahirney here https://www.dnapower.com/ (or feel free to use your affiliate link https://www.dnapower.com/ref/richer/). Instagram @dnapowerinc
Today I am talking to Dr Aaron Spitz about the reproductive system, penis health and how to use a plant-based diet to support the penis and benefit penile health, cardiovascular health, and vascular health. Dr Spitz earned his medial degree from Weil/Cornell Medical College and completed his Urology residency at the University of Southern California, and then obtained fellowship training in infertility at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Spitz has expertise in the treatment of male infertility and sexual dysfunction, and he has participated in clinical trials and research in the area of andrology, male sexual dysfunction, and male infertility.
Spitz is the author of ‘The Penis Book: A Doctor’s Complete Guide to the Penis, from size to function and everything in between’. He appears regularly on CBS' The Doctors to discuss urology topics. Spitz can be found at his Orange County Urology Clinic, where he performs the no needle/no scalpel vasectomy and also vasectomy reversals. He featured in the recent Game Changers movie with his experiment on how a plant-based diet can get more blood flow to your penis and give you stronger and longer erections.
Find Dr Aaron Spitz
‘The Penis Book’ By Dr Aaron Spitz - https://www.amazon.ca/Penis-Book-Complete-Penis-Everything/dp/1635650291
This week I am talking to my youngest daughter Sadie Richer, she is 8 years old and she has always been a vegetarian. We are talking about the differences of being vegetarian and vegan, what it means to eat real to heal, how to get kids to eat more veggies and how she found out she had a parasite. All from the perspective of an 8 year old. Enjoy!
This week we are talking to Dr. Terry Wahls about what its like to be a doctor, to defy the odds and to turn to plant based food as medicine to reverse chronic disease for herself and for her patients. Dr Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles,
Wahls conducts clinical trials that test the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS and other progressive health problems. She hosts a Wahls Protocol Seminar every summer where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success.
I had the pleasure of chatting with the legend Margaret Straus, Dr Max Gerson’s granddaughter and president of the Max Gerson Foundation. Margaret has been a driving force in promoting the Gerson Therapy in Italy and Europe. Margaret wrote an article that was published in a natural medicine magazine which generated a huge interest in the Gerson Therapy and she now supports medical doctors learning about nutritional medicine.
On the podcast we talk about German Soldiers eating plant-based food in WW2, the questions of industrial interests, overcoming migraines using food as medicine, and the history of Max Gerson. We also discuss the diets and nutritional intake that people need to be consuming to reverse chronic disease, including the possible need to reduce protein intake.
Aryn Burton is a bookkeeping accountant and the mother of 2 children. When she was a young mom, Aryn’s son was diagnosed with autism at 15 months old. On todays Eat Real to Heal podcast Aryn shares her journey with us that started 20 years ago with finding out the diagnoses (without google), what is was like parenting a child that is non communitive, to what she did to turn that around so that he is a now a young man thriving at university with lots of friends and a community. She accomplished this through her own self-discovery and journey into the world of food as medicine. It is a story of courage, power, commitment, dedication and not giving up until you get the solution you want.
Ronnie Penn is a bodybuilder who found himself in a state of very poor health, which doctors couldn’t explain and so he turned to plant based whole food diet as medicine which helped him reverse his health conditions and get a new even more shredded body.
Plant-based chef, body builder and former US marine he helped to transformed the coast guard by cooking vegan whole food meals and offering them to everyone, winning an award for helping marines turn their health around and help them qualify to keep them in the military. He’s here to tell us about his journey and his exciting plans for the future.
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Today Dr. Terry Wahls, the MS conqueror, is back! We discuss her new book - based on the Wahls Protocol - and dive deeper into the tools and resources to reverse your multiple sclerosis and a host of other chronic diseases. The Wahls Protocol is very similar to the Gerson Therapy and our Eat Real to Heal protocol in that it's all about rebuilding your body's cellular mechanisms to kickstart your body to self heal. Dr. Wahls got the lasting results herself after suffering from debilitating MS for years and being in a wheelchair. Join us and discover how to use your kitchen as your local farmacy to reverse your disease once and for all.
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Dr. Jan Newell, breast cancer, and her Gerson Therapy healing story. Jan Newell was an engineer working at BC Hydro: Just as she was retiring and her children had moved out, Jan started a new career in real estate and got the devastating news that she had breast cancer. Jan talks to us today about how she discovered the Gerson Therapy through scientific research and educating herself about metabolic nutrition – aka – the power of food to heal. Learn how she overcame her cancer without chemo or radiation and uncover why her health is the best that it’s ever been. Jan shares important insights on how conventional doctors regard cancer patients amidst their lack of knowledge on nutrition. In this episode of Eat Real to Heal, Jan invites you into her journey of growing up in China and then trying to adapt to the Western standard American diet in Vancouver. Finally, she shares how China is taking on the Gerson Therapy because in many ways its similar to Chinese medicine, allowing you to not only heal your body, but also heal your mind.
Jan is now a Holistic Health Coach and certified Gerson Health Trainer and she helps inspire and support people with cancer with her company Health Talk 180.
Email Jan Newell: Healthtalk180@gmail.com
Sign up for T.Colin Campbells Global 10 day jumpstart to flatten the curve – course starts May 10th - https://plantpurecommunities.org/global-jumpstart/
Today Nicolette teaches us about about all the things you need to do, to build resilience in your immune system, your body and your community so that you can defend yourself against COVID-19 and future health pandemic and current day chronic disease epidemics. These are the vital tools that main stream media are not talking about which can help to flatten the curve faster and will build strong and vibrant individuals and communities. Beyond hand washing and social distancing, there are 6 elements to creating a healthy COVID-19 life - Nutrification including Juicing, Detoxification, Supplementation, Breathing and Sleep. Sign up for Nicolette’s Eat Real to Heal Course for only $97 and dive deeper into the art and science behind these topics. The Eat Real to Heal Course is an Organic, Whole Food Plant-Based lifestyle to living your best life.
Sign up for the Eat Real to Heal Online Course – https://nicolettericher.com/eat-real-to-heal
Learn the shocking story of how Lindsay Aichinger went from being a chemical engineer, making insecticides, to promoting farming and discovering soil-regeneration solutions to get rid of these toxic chemicals prevalent in our environment. Her journey started when she watched Lorenzo’s Oil. From there, Lindsay strived to help find a cure for orphan diseases. From there she winds up at DuPont, one of the United States’ largest insecticide manufacturing plant. A year later a devastating event pushed Lindsay into depression which ignited her journey into researching these poisonous insecticides and their role on this planet. This episode of the Eat Real to Heal podcast with Lindsay takes you through the second world war to today’s disasterous conventional farming methods to the inexpensive solution that can heal our soil, our health and ultimately our planet – sea water.
Today Nicolette talks about gratitude and how to fight the power. She is not talking about the Pandemic but the Epidemic we are facing today with all the chronic disease and mental health that could get worse after COVID-19. She tells stories that she has learnt from and people who stand up against the abuse of power. The abuse of power in medicine and how we can use food as medicine to help heal. What will you stand up for?
Sign up for the Eat Real to Heal Online Course – https://nicolettericher.com/eat-real-to-heal
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Facebook - @nicolettericher
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Dr. Brandi Benson sheds evidenced based light on the benefits of Chiropractic and Holistic practices in life, especially for children. As a pediatric chiropractor in Kansas City, Dr. Benson’s has extensive experience helping babies, toddlers, and children of all ages unravel their chronic and acute health issues. She also has a passion educating children - and their parents – on how to be healthy and happy in all areas of their lives. Dr. Benson’s keen skills enables her to evaluate developmental milestones, primitive reflexes and the sensory systems which then informs her in creating individualized plans to help kids grow, learn and live to their fullest potential without interference.
In today’s podcast, Nicolette and Dr. Brandi Benson dive into the nervous system and how to get your body aligned before, during and after pregnancy. You’ll learn how to set up and why you need start building up your whole health team today. Discover the dozens of childhood symptoms that can be easily treated chiropractic care including stress, trauma, diarrhea and constipation, bed wetting and more. You’ll walk away from today’s podcast wanting to finally incorporate chiropractic therapy into your family’s health plan.
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Dr. Karyn Shanks, MD shares her expertise and wisdom about how to get through COVID-19 with resilience. Learn how to work on yourself using her 9 stage roadmap, including, nutrition, balance and letting go.
Dr. Shanks was sick and the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with her. She was burned out and exhausted. This period of struggle led her to intensive exploration of Functional Medicine, nutritional biochemistry, core systems biology, and body-mind healing. Gradually she healed herself. With this knowledge she helped her clients heal themselves.
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Bonnie Coberly is back for round 2. She is sharing as a business and personal coach, breath work artist, entrepreneurial maven, and conqueror of depression, anxiety, poor gut health and more. Join us for part 2 of Bonnie’s healing and life journey. You can have your cake and eat it to, but only when you pair it with the resources that Bonnie shares with you today. Learn how to heal your digestive disorders. Discover how to use breathwork as the free life-giving antidote to today’s modern economic and health pandemic. Build a foundation of life through these self-care practices that will launch you out of Covid fight or flight into radical healing. If you are an over-achiever – then this podcast is the light at the end of the dark tunnel that you’ve been searching for.
Bonnie Coberly is an executive health coach, business consultant, wellness entrepreneur and breathwork practitioner with 15 years of experience in the health, wellness and organic food industries. She is a connector and a creative at her core, and feels most alive when building something: a business, a relationship, a product or community.
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Jennifer Maynard is changing the world through by helping you live longer and better. Biochemist turned farmer and fresh-real food maker and distributor, Jennifer shares how her company, Nutrition for Longevity and her non-profit, United 4 Longevity, is helping people access real clean food that heals and lengthens lifespans. She left the biotech and pharmaceutical world and bought a farm to make clean, real, healthy, pesticide free and toxic free food. She turns the food she grows into delicious, predominately plant-based, complete whole food meal kits. Her scientific expertise coupled with her regenerative farming skills and knowledge makes her a leader in the regenerative health field. Jennifer has now partnered with intermittent-fasting biogerontologist and cell biologist, Dr. Valter Longo – the longevity master so together they can bring lasting changing to your health and the planet.
In this episode you’ll discover the link between the microbiome in humans and the soil. If you are interested in home gardening or industrial farming, this is a great place learn how to do it in a regenerative way. Lastly, if you want to know more about intermittent fasting done in a sustainable way – this is the show for you.
Find and connect with Jennifer Maynard:
Website: www.nutritionforlongevity.com - Save 15% off all products on your first order with the code: RHEALTH15
Instagram & Facebook: @nutritionforlongevity
Non Profit: www.united4longevity.com
Tamera Currington is Vegan Soul Sistuhs. This is a beautiful story of a mother of 2 who, whilst sharing the journey she went through in finding food as an important part of her daughter’s treatment protocol, opens her heart and knowledge and became a source of inspiration. She opens the conversation of being Vegan-ish, Vegan-curious, or being vegan and what it meant to her, which generated a following of up to 60,000 individuals! She is going to share with us the skills of how she did that and her passion for being Plant-Based. The main question people ask her is what are they going to eat? Tamera and Nicolette discuss the history of food and diet for black and indigenous people and how meat was a flavoring, not the main event, and how people ate off the land. We need to now retrain the brain to get away from the social pressures and memories of unhealthy and processed food.
Vegan Soul Sistuh’s is a community for women of colour and a place to gather together and discuss the ups and downs, trials and tribulations of learning about food, diet, how food is medicine, and being vegan. If you want a foundation, platform, or home away from home where you can communicate with like-minded people about Vegan food, go check out her website.
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Dr. Teresa Wood, MD is a stand apart doctor unlike others. She is revolutionary, a systems thinker, has a creative mindset and sees the interconnectedness of everything. Most importantly - she questions the very system she works in but also stands for. Wood has been a medical doctor for over a decade but before that she was a sexologist, speaker, writer and a spoken word artist. She views sex as being just as vital to our health as food, exercise and sleep. Her upcoming book called 4Play will be released soon and has a second book on the way.
Join us today while we discuss a host of ‘taboo’ subjects including; parenting in COVID, the certain words that society doesn’t let us use, how masturbation with bring your libido back, fantasies, talking to kids about sex, and how you MUST schedule isolation self-love time! “We have a fair bit to unlearn about the way our society puts out sexuality and a fair bit to learn about how our bodies function and how to use them to their full potential!” Share this podcast and DM Oprah and Ellen and tell them that they need to have Dr. Teresa Wood on their show!
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Website: www.drteresawood.com – sign up to get updates on Teresa’s Book
The mushroom is a great alternative for meat in the Plant-based world and has been known to be called ‘Poor man's meat’. Jeff Chilton has 40 years of mushroom growing experience, and is a leader in the organic mushroom distribution with his company Nammex. He studied ethno-Mycology in the sixties and after spending 10 years cultivating mushrooms he travelled around China and brought the first organic mushroom production seminar to them. China produced 85% of the mushrooms we consume around the world! Today with Jeff, we are just touching the surface of the growing, utilising mushrooms and how to introduce them into your world. Jeff tells us about his history, teaches us about how the mushroom grows, how the mushroom went from a ‘non-food’ in the 70’s, to a medicinal food with different health benefits and which mushrooms are best to eat.
Jeff has another company called Real Mushrooms which sell mushroom capsules and powders.
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Website: www.realmushrooms.com, www.nammex.com
On today’s podcast we are talking to Aloe Vera expert and producer Dr Michael Haley.
Dr. Haley’s health principles are based on science, tradition, and in line with the
scriptures. Dr. Haley owns and operates Stockton Aloe 1, makers and distributors of
100% pure raw aloe vera gel health drink and aloe vera personal care products. He also
maintains his private practice as owner and physician at Agape Chiropractic in
Pompano Beach, Florida. He is an expert on phytonutrition and superfoods. He
graduated from the University of Tampa and went on to Life College of Chiropractic
where he earned his Doctorate in 1995. He is known by his colleagues as "Organic
Mike" for his teachings in the area of organic chemistry and nutrition.
Nicolette and Dr Haley discuss how helping people discover the health-promoting benefits of pure, raw Aloe vera is more than a job; it is his mission and vision. Aloe can be used to help heal chronic diseases. They discuss the different elements of healing and health, including positive thoughts in the brain, exercise, and nutrition with real food - real food being food that is unprocessed and not filled with toxins from preservatives, pesticides etc. Dr Haley also teaches us about how to grow and harvest our own aloe plants.
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Discussed on the PODCAST:
Book released on August 11th ‘More than a Diagnosis’ by Jessica Bird
The Anat Baniel Method Centre ‘ABM’- Neuro Movement California -
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy - http://www.emdr.com/
Amino acid therapy - https://imcwc.com/html5-blank/amino-acid-therapy/
Acupuncture - https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/fmph/research/cim/clinicalcare/Pages/About-Acupuncture.aspx
Craniasacral Therapy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craniosacral_therapy
Rich Roll Podcast – Guru Singh grief - https://www.richroll.com/podcast/guru-multiverse-520/
Book - Who is Carter? Matt Abbott -
Landmark courses - https://www.landmarkworldwide.com/
Podcast – The Brain Possible – interview health care professionals - https://podcast.thebrainpossible.com/
Scandinavian Center of Neurodevelopment Movement - http://www.neurodevelopment.dk/en/
Emily Abbott Article about Grief - https://resources.thebrainpossible.com/blog/coping-with-holiday-grief
Emily Abbott is president of the Who is Carter foundation where she gets such great joy from running this foundation. It honors the memory of her son Carter. Mother of 5 children, 4 are still alive and one has passed, we learn the gut-wrenching but inspiring story of her journey through having a child who suffered a traumatic brain injury, how she dealt with that, how she moved through that, his healing and death and how she wants to share her experience so she can help others.
People cannot relate to losing a child until it has happened to you. Emily does such a beautiful job of sharing her story, what she did, what helped her and what could help you. If you know anyone who has lost a child, share this podcast with them. Death is inevitable, it is one of the laws of nature, and we can move through death, or the lead up to death, with grace and empathy for the self and the individuals who are experiencing that loss. This is what Emily is doing through Who is Carter Foundation and The Brain Possible which Emily and her husband started and Emily runs now. Emily speaks of when she was at her lowest and how she can look back now and see the beauty of it all.
Find Emily Abbott at
Find Sarinda Hoilett at
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Cominich Russian Gymnast coach
Ayurveda - https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/aa116840spec
Jaisri Lambert – Ayurveda – https://www.facebook.com/jaisri.lambert/
Ina May ‘Spiritual Midwifery’ – https://www.amazon.ca/Spiritual-Midwifery-Ina-M-Gaskin/dp/1570671044/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1595112765&sr=1-4
Zach Bush – www.zacbushmd.com
Journeys movie of HOPE Instagram - https://www.hopethedocumentary.ca/
Joe Rogan Interviewing Daryl Davis – https://youtu.be/oGTQ0Wj6yIg
Documentary Accidental Courtesy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OunVHCbHFhI
‘The Century of the self’ BBC Documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ3RzGoQC4s
Today in this very relevant podcast - Nicolette interviews Sarinda Hoilett of Pemberton, BC. Sarinda is an Integrative Wellness Practitioner. Her practice focuses on supporting individuals in a balanced and sustainable approach to Health and Wellness. She specializes in healing modalities rooted in Ayurveda, Plant Based Nutrition, Herbology, and Somatic Body Therapies. She has worked as a massage practitioner for over 25 years, a Yoga Instructor and Plant Based Chef.
Today’s discussion is about Black Lives Matter and the interconnectivity of nutrition, health, COVID-19, wellness, pain and discomfort. Sarinda takes us through the journey of her life and how she became an Integrative Wellness Practitioner, which, as it quite often does, starts with illness and society's demands of being a certain weight. Sarinda naturally started to seek out healers and health food wherever she went and started to learn and heal. Later she had kids and realised how disconnected women are to childbirth. She laid the groundwork early when it came to her kids' microbiome and they are a healthy family. Nicolette and Sarinda also discuss COVID-19 and how the media or government haven’t been talking about wellness, but are instead just trying to treat the problem, as so often happens with disease and illness. Will lockdown affect more people than the virus will? Having both grown up mixed race, Sarinda from Jamaica and Nicolette from Malawi they talk about what it was like growing up, and how we move forward into a future where we are one race.
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Discussed on the PODCAST:
Book - Men Speak Out, Shira Tarrant - https://www.amazon.ca/Men-Speak-Out-Views-Gender/dp/0415956579
Gabor Maté - https://drgabormate.com/book/
Ayahuasca - https://maps.org/research/ayahuasca
Pachamama - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachamama
Canadian psychedelic association - https://www.psychedelicassociation.net/
MAPS - Multidisciplinary association for psychedelic studies- https://maps.org/
Chris Brook Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-22-chris-brook-is-back-again-to-share-how-taking/id1442998357?i=1000451250741
The Obesity Code, Dr Jason Fung - https://www.amazon.ca/Obesity-Code-Unlocking-Secrets-Weight/dp/1771641258
My 600lb Life - https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/my-600-lb-life/
Today Nicolette is talking to Judith Hoilett, who is Sarinda Hoilett’s mother from last week's podcast. Judith’s guiding principle behind all of her work has been the Integration of Energy, Body, Mind and Spirit. Her formal studies have included qualifying as a Registered Nurse, a BA in Modern Languages and a Masters Degree in Adult Education & Counselling Psychology. Judith has 30 years experience providing counselling to individuals and couples who have struggled with Childhood Trauma, Addictions, Relationship Issues, Depression and Anxiety.
For the past several years Judith has supported participants in Spirit Medicine Ceremonies in the processing and integration of their experiences because she feels, “the healing isn’t in the cup but what one does with the valuable openings that are gifted by spirit medicines.”
Today Judith shares with us her healing journey from trauma, stress and emotional healing to getting off her medication for high blood pressure, diabetes and thyroid. How she started working with women and sexual assault and what steps to do if you have or know someone who has been sexually assaulted. Judith then shares the work she does now and how she did a rebalancing course and found spiritual medicine for therapeutic healing for herself and then explored it more to help counsel others through the experience. Nicolette and Judith discuss plant medicine versus modern medicine and how they are using 19th century medicine in the 21st century.
Find Udo Erasmus at
Udo’s Free Oil Change e book and mini course: https://udoerasmus.com/eatreal
Website: www.udoerasmus.com, www.udoschoice.com
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Book – Born To Run, Christopher McDougall - https://www.amazon.ca/Christopher-McDougall/dp/0307279189/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1596838013&sr=8-1
On today’s podcast, legendary Udo Erasmus, CEO of Udo’s Choice, shares his journey from pesticide poisoning to creating a global health company. Udo was the first to invent the machinery for extracting oils in a viable health-inducing way and ultimately forged the path of the Healthy Fats industry. He is an acclaimed author, speaker and expert on TOTAL SEXY HEALTH and has an 8-step process that knits together all elements of whole health that includes our mental health, presence and awareness, our life energy and being in harmony with nature and humanity. Discover the meaning behind Thirst of the Heart and life will never be the same for you.
In this episode, Udo teaches us how and why oils can be the best source of health, but how processing oils can also make them the worst for your health. He shares how nature’s mandate for all living things on the planet is fresh, whole, organic, and mostly plant-based food and how it can all fall apart if you live out of alignment with nature. He also discusses how Omega 3-rich foods and supplements can treat all forms of disease and even help improve time and recovery for athletes. His newest book - Total Sexy Health – exemplifies how he wants to help all humans live together in harmony by bringing awareness to the space the body occupies. Udo’s wisdom on Covid-19: “If you can't go outside, go inside”.
Kathryn tells us about how she came to learn about Gerson, went on to write the new training manual for the Gerson Institute, and about her new course, which helps you learn more about your case than any practitioner could know. We also discuss the mighty liver, how toxins are removed from your body and what a detox truly means.
Find Kathryn at
Health Commons Ready Reckoner Program – Starts 26th August 2020 5 week program – 1 hr/week with Kathryn - https://www.healthcommons.global/ready-reckoner
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Book – Nutritional Healing, Kathryn Alexander - amazon.ca/Nutritional-Healing-after-work-Gerson/dp/0980376238/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1598299310&sr=8-5
Blended for Your Smoothies - https://blendedforyousmoothies.com/
Moutain Life Media - https://www.mountainlifemedia.ca/
Kathryn’s Smart Patient videos - https://vimeopro.com/kathrynalexander/kathryn-alexander
Book - Smart Patient Journey Road Map - https://www.amazon.ca/Smart-Patient-Journey-Road-Map/dp/B00ZT1A546
Book – Dietry Healing: the Complete Detox Program - https://www.amazon.ca/Dietary-Healing-complete-detox-program/dp/0980376289
Beata Bishop Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-16-diagnosed-treated-for-fastest-spreading-kind/id1442998357?i=1000451250749
Dr colin Campbell - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-25-dr-t-colin-campbell-shares-how-cancer-other-chronic/id1442998357?i=1000451250605
Uno Erasmus - https://youtu.be/fwRPxUJr1Gk
Kathryn and I have been crossing paths for years as I refer my clients to her to get a specific protocol designed, and then with my clients protocol in hand, I teach them how to implement the protocol, how to set up their kitchen, prepare and cook the food, and create this new lifestyle, one step at a time.
Kathryn Alexander has worked in the field of detoxification and nutritional healing for over 30 years, and through her work with cancer patients choosing the Gerson Therapy, she has witnessed first hand the fundamental role of specific dietary protocols in the healing of chronic disease.
Kathryn has lectured internationally, is the author of several publications and runs courses and training for both members of the public and health professionals to self-manage their own healing program. Definitely get your hands on her book, Nutritional Healing, based on the work of Dr Gerson, and which is the “bible” of the nutritional healer of the future. Kathryn is also an internationally acknowledged thought leader in patient self-advocacy. Her program, Health Commons Ready Reckoner, follows four years of grounded research including a one year teaching, monitoring and research program sponsored by the Australian government.
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Interferon Treatment - https://www.curemelanoma.org/patient-eng/melanoma-treatment/adjuvant-therapy/interferon-intron-a-or-sylatron/#:~:text=In%201995%2C%20interferon%20became%20the,of%20any%20remaining%20melanoma%20cells.
Kathryn Alexander’s podcast - https://youtu.be/-o46d22XjXI
Dr Cervantes The Gerson Institute, Mexico - https://gerson.org/gerpress/
Norwalk juicer - www.norwalkjuicers.com
Angie Cooper is a 54 year old mother of 3 children. She was born and currently live in Perth Western Australia. She grew up doing Athletics in her younger years making the national championships at 12 years old. She still loves to run and go to the gym several times a week. Angie was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma and did the Gerson Therapy in 2013. She is a healing hero and has been cancer free for 7 years!
Angie tells us today of her journey from being diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma in 2012. Angie wasn’t feeling unwell but at a yearly dermatologist checkup after getting Basal Cell Cancer she pointed out a tiny pimple looking spot that wasn’t going away. A few months after being told it was nothing she went to her local GP and he took a punch biopsy and called back saying it was really bad and to come straight in. She had the lump removed and then after several frustrating experiences with doctors, oncologists and surgeons and treatments decided to help herself and found the Gerson Therapy. She flew out 4 weeks later to the Gerson Institute in Mexico and started her recovery. Angie takes us through her journey of how she is still here today.
Find Angie at
On todays podcast Anita and Nicolette discus different kinds of eating difficulties people suffer, how you are not broken or stupid if these difficulties are effecting you, the meaning behind what kind if foods you are or are not eating and the difference between authenticity and attachment. We are not taught to deal with our emotions and so Anita will help you learn the skills you need to help you give yourself what you need to keep energy in motion, including creating an inner mother so that eating difficulties have no place. Find Anita’s free guide here - www.lightofthemooncafe.com/erh
Find Anita at
Dr Anita Johnston : www.dranitajohnston.com, FB & Insta: @dranitajohnston
Light of the Moon Café: www.lightofthemooncafe.com, FB & Insta: @lightofthemooncafe
Ai Pono: www.aipono.com, FB & Insta: @aiponohawaii
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Book - Eating in the Light of the Moon, Anita Johnston - https://www.amazon.ca/Eating-Light-Moon-Relationship-Storytelling/dp/0936077360
The Karen Carpenter Story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wNxaw5j428
Nonviolent Communication - Marshall Rosenberg - https://www.cnvc.org/
Anita Johnston, Ph. D. is a psychologist, a storyteller, and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in 7 languages. She is the co-creator if the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive online women’s circle, book club or ‘workbook’ for Eating in the Light of the Moon.
Dr Johnston has been working in the field of eating difficulties and body image distress for over 35 years and is currently the Clinical Director of Ai Pono Hawaii which has a residential treatment program in Maui and outpatients eating disorder programs in Honolulu. And she is the Executive Director of Eating Disorder Programs for the Integrative Life Center in Nashville.
Anita provides virtual individual consultations and conducts workshops around the world. She is best known for integrating metaphor and storytelling into her training as a clinical phycologist to explain the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, exercise and body image.
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Dave’s Ted talk – The limitless heart - https://tedxyyc.ca/talk/dave-proctor/
CORD - Canadian Organisation of Rare Disorders - www.raredisorders.ca
Blaine Penny – Mitochondia - www.mitocanada.org
Al Howie - Transcanadian speed record - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Howie
Terry Fox Story – www.terryfox.org
Who is carter foundation – www.whoiscarter.org
The Iron cowboy - www.ironcowboy.com
Pete Kostelnick - Trans America Record – www.petesfeetaa.com
Backyard races – www.backyardultra.com
The Barkley Marathons - https://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/a26750827/barkley-marathons-faq/
6 Days in the Dome - www.run6days.com
Chasing Tomorrow Podcast – www.facebook.com/chasingtomorrowpodcast
Dave Proctor lives south of Calgary with his wife and three kids. He commutes to the city to practice at his busy Sports Massage Therapy clinic and in his spare time runs extreme distances.
He is the Guinness world record holder for furthest distance run on a treadmill in 24 hours (260.4kms) and is going for the Cross Canada speed record next year (Covid Dependant!) while raising awareness for families affected by Rare Disease #OutRunRare.
Dave’s son Sam has a rare disease and after developing normally as an infant at 13 months and 2 years suffered a neurological episode that caused paralytic hypotonia. Dave tells us about the 6 year journey of figuring out what rear disease Sam has and how Canada is the only developed country that doesn’t have a Rare Disease strategy. Dave decided to bring awareness about rare diseases and help people who needed the support like they did. Instead of starting a disease specific foundation they decided to bring all rare diseases together because 1 in 12 people in Canada have a rare disease. With Nicolette training for her 22 Million, across Canada run and bike, they discuss Dave’s attempt last year that was disrupted by injury, running for a cause and the mental game of Ultra Running. “My skill set in this sport is mentally locking in and convincing myself that pain does not exist but replaced with joy and gratitude.”
Find Dave at
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Alta Bistro – www.altabistro.com
Matthew Kenney – http://www.matthewkenneycuisine.com/
Future food institute course - https://www.foodfutureinstitute.com/
Film - What the Health - https://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/
Film – Cowspiracy - https://www.cowspiracy.com/
Trees for the future – https://trees.org/
Wild Tusker Organic Cinnamon - https://tropicallinkcanada.ca/
B Corp Company – https://bcorporation.net/
Vancouver Island Se Salt - https://canadianseasalt.com/
Komo Flour Mill - https://komo.bio/
Field Stone Organics, whole grains – https://www.fieldstoneorganics.ca/index.php
Ed Tatton is a professional fine-dining chef who has been to culinary college and worked in high-end kitchens in the UK, Australia, New Zealand as well as Canada, but now specializes in making organic naturally leavened sourdough.
Having worked in the restaurant business since he was 13, Ed has always made everything from scratch, and used organic local seasonal produce to influence an ever-changing menu. He moved to Whistler in 2013 for a snowboard season and has been here ever since.
As co-owner of BReD – Organic Sourdough with his wife Natasha, Ed leads a small bakery team, making and baking bread, pizza dough and other small baked goods. These days, Ed’s food is compassionately 100% plant-based, a movement he is passionately excited to be part of and help grow for the benefit of people, the planet and the animals.
On today’s podcast Nicolette and Ed discuss how Ed was born with a hole in his heart and at age 25 had a stem fitted into his Aorta. Not wanting to be on meds anymore, and following his wife’s footsteps, Ed started to eat plant-based foods and slowly came off his medication. Ed tells us about working in the restaurant business, starting his Facebook bread company and how he expanded from 30 loafs in the first week to now having his own bakery. Learn how Ed and Natasha thrived through Covid restrictions, and how they strive to become 100% organic, continuing to team up with companies, products and charities around the world to support and become even more sustainable.
Find Ed at:
Website: www.edsbred.com Promo code: eatrealtoheal
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Movie - Dallas Buyers Club - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790636/
Book - Death by Modern Medicine – Dr Carolyn Dean - https://www.amazon.ca/Death-Modern-Medicine-Carolyn-Dean/dp/0973739207
Grassroots Health - https://www.grassrootshealth.net/
Cronometer App - www.Cronometer.com
Free eBooks - https://drcarolyndeanlive.com/
Codex Alimentarius - http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/home/en/
Dr Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor and a naturopath. She’s the author of over 35 books including The Magnesium Miracle and 110 Kindle Books. Her 50 years in the health field have culminated in a unique supplement line that gives every individual at any stage of wellness or illness the necessary building blocks for sustained health. You can find 20 free eBooks, radio show archives, and blogs on her website below.
On today’s show Carolyn and Nicolette talk about the benefits of supplementation, particularly magnesium, which can be depleted by drug consumption; how the drug industry has changed the way doctors treat patients; how the combination of drugs can make you sicker and how she lost her Canadian Doctors Licence without even having one, all while she was in New York researching AIDS and Chronic Fatigue.
Find Dr Carolyn Dean at:
Product Website: www.RnAReset.com
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @RnAReSet
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Sleep and Performance Research Centre – www.centreforsleep.com
Calgary Counselling Centre – www.calgarycounselling.com
One Year No Beer - www.oneyearnobeer.com
Dr Amy Benders Tips:
• Get light in the morning
• Limit alcohol
• Limit caffeine
• Prepare your body for sleep 1 hour before:
• Take a warm bath/shower
• Write a gratitude journal or a to do list
• Meditation and breathing
• The Cognitive shuffle – Think of word e.g. bedroom – thing of words beginning with b then e then d
• Get electronics out of the bedroom
Dr. Bender is Senior Research Scientist at Calgary Counselling Centre and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD and Master of Science degrees in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University specializing in sleep EEG. She has helped develop the only validated sleep screening tool for athletes and has implemented sleep optimization strategies for numerous Canadian Olympic and professional teams. Her current interests focus on how sleep and exercise interventions can improve mental health outcomes. She was a former college basketball athlete, did an Ironman in 2009, and currently chases her 3 young kids around.
Today Nicolette and Dr Bender discus her work with Athlete performance in relation to sleep. How much sleep you should be getting and the lifestyle things we do that can affect our sleep rhythm and how you can bank sleep. Electronic and when you should be turning them off and keeping them outside the bedroom. Dr Bender gives us her tips on a great night sleep, which can help our cognitive performance, our athletic performance, help to be a better parent, and mental health; which is so important during this pandemic. If you are having sleep problems you can fill out the Athletic Sleep Screening Questionnaire that Dr Bender put together to see if you need to see a sleep specialist. www.centreforsleep.com
Find Dr Amy Bender at:
Discussed on the PODCAST:
The Game Changers Movie – www.thegamechangers
Walter Will chairman of public health at Harvard medical school - https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/walter-willett/
Books by Dr Esselstyn –
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease - https://www.amazon.ca/Prevent-Reverse-Heart-Disease-Nutrition-Based/dp/1583333002/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook - https://www.amazon.ca/Prevent-Reverse-Heart-Disease-Cookbook/dp/1583335587/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1605049013&sr=8-1
On today’s podcast Nicolette talks to the amazing Dr. Caldwell B Esselstyn Jr who has two words he wants you to take away from this podcast; Endothelia Cells and Nitric Oxide. Esselstyn began his career as a breast cancer surgeon and realised he was doing absolutely nothing to help. He moved into treating cardiovascular disease, where he did a study on patients who had had triple vascular cardiac disease and managed to get them to switch to a plant based diet. This study went on for 12 years with a 100% success rate with the patients who stuck with the diet. He explains how people with vascular cardiac disease have damaged their endothelium cells and that this damage can be reversed by eating foods full of Nitric Oxide – the magic gas that prevents us from having blockages and a disease body, one of the many benefits. Learn what foods to eat and what to stop eating to reverse your vascular cardiac disease which is caused by only one reason – the food you eat!
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. 6 oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Find Dr Caldwell Esselstyn Jr MD at:
Free Download: CLICK HERE
Discussed on the PODCAST:
The Blue Zones - www.bluezones.com
Meghan Sutter – Peak Training www.peaktrainingwhistler.com
Sara Hodson is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Founder/CEO at LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic. She founded LIVE WELL in 2011 to follow her passion and vision that every individual with a health concern can benefit from exercise and live a healthy and full life. Sara has pioneered the movement of medical fitness by creating clinics that practice exercise as medicine. She identified this gap between medical care and fitness after working for 10 years in hospital-based cardiac rehab. LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic is the Ultra-Private Gym for people with health concerns. Her clinic provides the expert guidance, community, and accountability that people need to live a healthy lifestyle. LIVE WELL now has 17 locations across Canada with 5 set to open in the next 6 months. Sara is a proud mom to 4 children, ages 10-16.
Anne is a mother who was overweight and depressed who has been a member of Live Well community for 6 and a half years. She tells us how Live Well has helped her with her mental health and has improved her family’s quality of life.
On today’s podcast Nicolette discusses with Sara of Live Well and Anne a member, why her Exercise clinics are doing so well. From community to the expertise of knowing what exercises are good for your individual diseases and situation. Unlike regular gyms which can be intimidating Live Well are friendly, approachable and want you to use their facilities. The strong sense of community and inspiration is what kept them strong through Covid-19, when they took their programs online so that everyone could keep exercising. They discuss the importance of getting your kids to also move their bodies, through sports or free play is also important to the future generations. Sara and Anne end on tips for you to start today; Start slow and small, look for community, find someone to keep you accountable, be kind to yourself and do it for yourself!
Find Sara Hodson at:
YouTube: Live Well Exercise Clinic
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Chef AJ’s Programs:
GI Health Summit: 14-22 Nov 2020 Sign up for the replay 25-30th Nov – www.gihealthsummit.com
The Truth about Weight-loss Summit: – Every Feb – www.thetruthaboutweightloss.org
Feel Fabulous Over 40: 2 Week free trial – www.feelfabulousoverforty.com
Chef AJ’s Books:
Unprocessed: How to achieve vibrant health and your ideal weight - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1456576097/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_QDxTFbV0852P1
The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07G1BL59Y/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0
Own Your Health - https://read.amazon.ca/kp/embed?asin=B08KPLLPZW&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_bGxTFbJ5B1DAP
A Date with Dessert eBook: https://chefajwebsite.com/web-store.html
Tips to Finding the why that makes you cry
1. Cleaning up your environment
2. Have a batch cooking preparation technique – fill home with whole food
Dr T Colin Campbell – www.nutritionstudies.org
The Canadian Health Food Guide - https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/canada-food-guide/resources/resources-download.html
Dr Caldwell Esselstyne - www.dresselstyn.com
Book - Starving for Attention, Cherry Boone - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1568381123/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_UXeTFb6TCSSWV
Fed up Documentary - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2381335/
Book - The Pleasure Trap – Alan Goldhammer - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1570671974/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_H9yVFbG4MRR4V
Book – Eat more, Weigh less – Dean Ornish M.D. - https://www.amazon.ca/Eat-More-Weigh-Less-Abundantly/dp/006109627X
Dr Klaper - www.doctorklaper.com
True North Health Foundation - www.truenorthhealthfoundation.org
True North Health Center - www.healthpromoting.com
Lifestyle Medicine Doctor – www.lifestylemedicine.org
Dotsie Bausch Plant Based Olympic medalist – www.dotsiebauschusa.com
Dr John McDougall –www.drmcdougall.com
Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for over 43 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which airs on Foody TV. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from an obese junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body. Her latest bestselling book The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry has received glowing endorsement by many luminaries in the plant based movement.
Today Che AJ shares with Nicolette her story of being overweight, addicted to food, anorexic and bulimic which all have its connections to a host of gut diseases that she suffered from. Chef AJ then takes us through her journey of becoming one of the world’s healthiest Plant Based chefs that she is today. She helps people lose their weight with whole foods and lifestyle changes knowing that even though “genetics loads the gun, it’s ultimately the diet and lifestyle that pulls the trigger!”
You’ll be happy to know that Chef AJ always had a sweet tooth is a former pastry chef. But now makes desserts by using the fruit, the whole fruit and nothing but the whole fruit – so you can have your ‘cake’ and eat it too. What truly sets Chef AJ apart from the rest is that she knows not only how to lose weight but what it takes to keep the weight off permanently. Learn all her top tips here on this episode of the Eat Real to Heal podcast.
Find Chef AJ at:
YouTube: Chef AJ - Chef AJ Live 11am PCT - Weight loss Wednesday
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Alcoholic Anonymous Relatives and Friends - www.al-anon.org
Brain Injury Associations are different for your provinces
Troy Adams is a 33 years old married father of two. His family is fed by plants, positivity and balance. Troy is also an avid adventure ultra runner who doubles as a Journeyman Insulator by career. He enjoy the challenges ahead in life and believes when in doubt choose peace, add some plants, and life will be enjoyable beyond measure. Troy may appear to be an everyday guy living a fairly normal life, but what you don’t see is that at age 16, Troy suffered a severe brain injury which has forever affected his entire life. But he’s used this experience to fuel himself to be of service to other in ways beyond measure.
On this episode of the Eat Rea to Heal podcast, Troy shares his story of how he dealt with and often ignored his brain injuries in the beginning. It wasn’t always apparent, especially to his teenage friends, just how badly Troy was suffering. Information surrounding brain injuries wasn’t widely evident when Troy first had is accident and even his doctors didn’t know how to assess the effects of his brain injury. Without knowing how to deal with his trauma head-on, Troy tried to prove that everything was ok and that he was ‘normal’ like all of his friends. Instead, Troy found that his new normal was very disruptive - costing him friends, his schooling, jobs and later battles with medication overdoses – a similar story that many people with brain injuries often experience.
Then Troy found running. Thanks to wanting to lose some weight and get in shape, he joined the annual Terry Fox run and that’s when running became Troy’s medication, therapy and a chance at a healthier life. Running liberated Troy from his brain injury and for the first time, he felt like the old Troy – just better and stronger. And that’s when he realized that he needed to advocate for people with brain injuries and Troy’s Run Foundation was born. Listen now to learn the story of Troy’s ran across Canada to bring people with brain injuries together and how a plant-based diet fuelled his mind, body and his journey.
Find Troy Adam’s at:
YouTube: Troy Adams
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Book - Marie Forleo – Everything is Figureoutable - https://www.amazon.ca/Everything-Figureoutable-Marie-Forleo/dp/0525535012/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1606866176&sr=8-1
Tony Robbins – www.tonyrobbins.com
Morning Miracles, Hal Elrod – www.halelrod.com/6-minute-miracle-morning/
Book – The Morning Miracle, Hal Elrod - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0979019710/
Productivity Game - www.productivitygame.com
Emily Fletcher – www.zivameditation.com
Deepak Chopra - www.deepakchopra.com
After many seasons of snowboarding during the day and working in hospitality until the early hours, Ellen decided to go back to school and get an office gig. It was during this time that she discovered kombucha and became enamoured with its refreshing taste. She started making it at home and sharing it with friends and once she noticed its scarcity locally, she made it her mission to bring kombucha to the Sea to Sky Corridor. Her goal was simply to get a sample into your belly and help you pronounce KOM-BOO-CHA!
Spark Kombucha began serving uniquely dry brews in 2015 at the Whistler, Squamish, and Vancouver Farmer's Market. Specialising in dry brews, Spark's flavours are characteristically fizzy and tart, with just a hint of sweet.
Nicolette and Ellen met while working for the Municipality. Ellen tells us about how she grew her business and then dealt with the repercussions of owning a small business and neglecting her own health. She found meditation and Morning Miracles to help her through and learnt to not move so fast that she couldn’t think. You have to run a business successfully with self-care or the business starts running you. Contact Ellen to order your own Kombucha Brew kit.
Find Spark Kombucha online at:
Discussed on the PODCAST:
My Fitness pal – www.myfitnesspal.com
Ergogenics Supplements – www.Ergogentics.com
Dr Zach Bush on Rich Roll Podcast – www.richroll.com/podcasts
Ironman – www.ironman.com
Rich Roll 5 ironman in 5 days - www.richroll.com/bio/
Passionate about health, wellness, and making a positive impact on the world, Luckie Sigouin created a lifestyle that supports just that in both work and life. Luckie combines his experience as an entrepreneur, fitness trainer, and an Ironman 70.3 competitor and used his knowledge to create the “Fit Vegan Blueprint ”. This is a program that simplifies the daunting process of losing weight and being vegan but without the restrictive dieting that causes so many other programs to fail. Luckie teaches others how to transform and sustain their successful results for life – getting stronger and leaner all at the same time.
Nicolette is fueling her 22 Million tour across Canada using Luckie’s meal plans. Today they discuss how to fuel long distant training with vegan food. Luckie and Nicolette first met when he and his wife attended one of The Eat Real to Heal courses. She had been diagnosed with cancer and wanted to heal holistically. Luckie tells his journey of being a meat eating body builder to evolving into a vegan coach and athlete. They discuss the question of protein, what he eats daily, to how to lose weight on a whole foods high carb diet by eating more – not less.
Find Luckie Sigouin at:
YouTube: Fit Vegan
Discussed on the PODCAST:
Book – Eric Adams, Healthy at Last - https://www.amazon.ca/Healthy-Last-Plant-Based-Preventing-Reversing/dp/1401960561
Dr Caldwell B. Esselstyn - www.dresselstyn.com
Dr Neal Bernard - www.wholefoodplantbaseddiet.com
Dr Michael Greger – www.Nutriionalfacts.org
Bellevue Hospital Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program – Dr McMacken - https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/bellevue/health-care-services/plant-based-lifestyle-medicine-program/
Book – The First 1000 days, Roger Thurow – https://www.amazon.ca/First-000-Days-Crucial-Children/dp/1610395859
On today’s episode, Nicolette and Eric discuss how he nearly lost his eyesight because of type 2 diabetes. Instead of googling ‘how to live with diabetes’ as recommended by doctors, Eric instead did a Google search: ‘how to reverse Diabetes’. This launched Eric into a whole food plant-based journey and he successfully reversed his diabetes completely. Eric is now working with schools and other community groups throughout Brooklyn to support them in learning about plant-based wholefoods as medicine. Tune in now to hear more about the incredible work that Eric is doing to heal the American diet and lifestyle. And definitely pick up a copy of Eric’s book, Healthy At Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses
Eric Adams is the Brooklyn Borough President and on his own, figured out the formula to reverse his diabetes. Since then, he’s been redesigning communities and setting up systems to support his greater community in tackling the chronic disease epidemic in New York. Eric graduated at the top of his class from the New York City Police Academy. After serving with the New York City Transit Police Department, he transferred to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and retired with the rank of Captain after a 22-year law enforcement career. His next foray into public service came when he was elected to the first of four terms in the New York State Senate in 2006. From this position, he represented a diverse range of neighborhoods across Brooklyn. In 2013, Brooklynites elected Eric as the first person of color to serve as their Borough President where he is currently serving his second term as Brooklyn’s Chief Executive.
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Whole Human Summit – BC - https://wholehumanfoundation.org/summit/
Autogenetic Society - https://www.autogenic-therapy.org.uk/autogenic-meditation/
Book - Jane Plant - https://www.amazon.ca/Jane-Plant/e/B001IQZ6UO/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_2
Book - Beata Bishop – https://www.amazon.ca/Time-Heal-Beata-Bishop/dp/1904439632
Book - Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway - https://www.amazon.ca/Feel-Fear-Anyway-Techniques-Indecision/dp/0345487427
Mess painting – https://www.autogenic-therapy.org.uk/creativity-mobilisation-technique/
Dr. Lucy Lyons is a Vancouver based Physician, Neuroscientist, Autogenic Therapist, and International Wellness Champion. She qualified in Medicine and Neuroscience at University College London, UK and has 20 years of clinical experience. Lucy is also an active board member of Sea to Sky Thrivers, a Charity aimed at educating communities on how to use food as medicine to reverse chronic disease.
After being diagnosed with melanoma, Dr. Lyons researched and began following a plant-based whole-foods diet to heal herself. Lucy and Nicolette discuss how she has always been interested in health and wellness and how Dr. Lyons’ research led her to discover the Gerson Therapy. Having witnessed a healthcare system filled with both fantastic and not-so-fantastic doctors, Dr. Lyons gained the empathy and motivation to become the caring doctor she is today. Nicolette and Lucy also discuss how to overcome the shame and ridicule that is often projected when when you decide to take care of yourself holistically. Lucy leaves us with these wise words to empower us to take control of our own health: “You are living with an ancient body and mind in a modern world”.
Dr. Lyons also instructs her patients in Autogenics - Mental training exercises resulting in emotional off-loading. Patients learn to deactivate their sympathetic nervous system and work towards realising their authentic selves. Lucy also teaches Creativity Mobilization Technique or ‘mess’ painting which is done in a ‘no-thought state’ bringing the unconscious into consciousness. Find out more about both techniques on today’s podcast.
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Discussed on the PODCAST:
Book - Dr Robert Lustig – Fat Chance - https://www.amazon.ca/Fat-Chance-Beating-Against-Processed/dp/0142180432
Donold Johanson Finding Lucy - https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/lucy-a-marvelous-specimen-135716086/
Professor Lee Dellon – www.dellon.com
Book - Wheat Belly, William Davis MD - https://www.amazon.ca/Wheat-Belly-Lose-Weight-Health/dp/1443412732
Dr John Cook - https://profiles.stanford.edu/john-cooke
Max Gerson – www.gerson.org
Ancel Keys - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancel_Keys
Otto Warburgs Noble Prize - https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1931/warburg/biographical/
Dr. Richard Jacoby, DPM has treated thousands of patients with peripheral neuropathy. Now, he shares his insights as well as the story of how he connected the dots to determine how refined processed sugar is the common denominator of many chronic diseases. In his book, Sugar Crush, he offers a unique holistic approach to understanding the exacting toll refined sugar and refined carbs take on the body. Based on his clinical work, he breaks down his highly effective methods, showing how dietary changes reducing refined sugar and wheat, coinciding with an increase of good fats, can dramatically help regenerate nerves and rehabilitate their normal function.
Dr. Jacoby is one of the country’s leading peripheral nerve surgeons, specializing in progressive damage to the nerves that often results from diabetes. He has treated countless patients with the condition over the years and has successfully treated many patients who would have otherwise had to have an amputation.
Today Nicolette and Dr. Jacoby talk about how refined sugar is affecting the body and making people more susceptible to illnesses, such as COVID-19. Dr. Jacoby also highlights how North American’s are eating a diet which has 90% fructose compared to primates and our ancestors who ate mainly whole-food carbs. You’ll discover that Diabetes, Alzheimer's, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Autism all have the same thing in common and you’ll learn all about what truly constitutes regenerative medicine and as well as the truth about stem cell therapy. Most importantly – learn first had that chronic disease is caused by diet and that the drugs we are given are simply a band aid when in fact, chronic illnesses are reversable with proper nutrition – AKA food.
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