This is the Eat Real to Heal Podcast with Nicolette Richer, where you'll learn how to use organic, plant-strong, whole foods as medicine 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. This podcast is a mix of real healing-hero stories, conversations with leading scientists and doctors, and the how-to's to reverse disease and achieve optimal health - one bite at a time and from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Ep 119 Integrating Conventional and Alternative Medicine for Global Health and Environmental Justice with Dr. Warren Bell
In this episode of Nicolette’s PhD Podcast series, Dr. Warren Bell, a family physician based in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, shares his expertise on social and environmental issues. With past presidencies of several organizations, including Physicians for Global Survival, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and the Association of Complementary and Integrative Physicians of B.C., Dr. Bell emphasizes the importance of addressing existential threats such as social inequalities, climate change, pollution, and overconsumption of resources. He advocates for policies prioritizing food justice, environmental justice, and respect for the planet and its content. Dr. Bell discusses the need to listen to stories and anecdotes to remind ourselves that we don't have all the answers and the importance of narrative medicine to bridge the gap between diverse communities. He also emphasizes the detrimental effects of refined processed foods and corporate messaging on public discourse. Dr. Bell urges listeners to pay attention to the interconnectedness of all living creatures and to stop drawing lines in our minds. With his 46 years of medical practice and experience in Inside Orientated Psychotherapy, Dr. Bell shares his insights on social inequalities, environmental degradation, and existential threats, advocating for food security and sovereignty and diverse perspectives and narratives in medicine. Find Dr. Warren Bell at:Podcast Website: https://voiceoftheshuswap.ca/podcast-library/#warrenbellLinkedIn: Warren Bell - https://bit.ly/3JUUV84 Discussed on the PODCAST:Food Conversations Podcast Ep39 https://bit.ly/3lU2Z0PFood Conversations Podcast Ep40 https://bit.ly/40p7qQfFilm - My Octopus Teacher - https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/81045007Book - The Shaman’s Apprentice, Zacharias Kunuk - https://a.co/d/f9DymyUCanadian Society for International Health – www.cagh-acsm.orgBook - Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, Joel Wallack – https://a.co/d/1RJskqBGreta Thunburg – www.instagram.com/gretathunburgBook - I’m Ok, you’re Ok, Eric Burn - https://a.co/d/4ZpbEMtElisabeth Kubler-Ross - https://bit.ly/40JwC3I Learn More:Ready to launch your career as a certified Metabolic Nutrition & Detox Coach? Learn more about our 6-Month Training Program here: https://nicolette-richer.mykajabi.com/nutrition&detox-minicourse (https://nicolette-richer.mykajabi.com/nutrition&detox-minicourse) Join Nicolette in person for 4 days at the From Illness to Wellness Retreat from Nov 1-4, 2023 in beautiful Whistler, BC. https://nicolette-richer.mykajabi.com/retreat (https://nicolette-richer.mykajabi.com/retreat) Watch the trailer for Nicolette’s new film Food of Our Ancestors coming out 2025 - https://bit.ly/FoodAncDoc (https://bit.ly/FoodAncDoc) Our 22M Bike tour kicks off July 1, 2024. Find out more about and support our 22 Million Campaign here - https://bit.ly/RH22Mil (https://bit.ly/RH22Mil) Find out more about our non-profit society Sea to Sky Thrivers - https://bit.ly/S2STS (https://bit.ly/S2STS) Want to know more about Nicolette’s Green Moustache Café’s https://bit.ly/GMCafeW (https://bit.ly/GMCafeW) Sign up for the Eat Real to Heal Online Course - https://bit.ly/ERTHolc (https://bit.ly/ERTHolc) Buy the Eat Real to Heal Book here: https://amzn.to/3nMgEFG (https://amzn.to/3nMgEFG)
Ep. 118 Indigenous Healing & Going Beyond the Surface of Chronic Disease and Intergenerational Trauma with Suzanne Methot
Suzanne Methot is a highly accomplished author with an impressive track record in creating and applying equity and anti-oppression frameworks. Her non-fiction book, Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing, has won several awards, and she has a...
Ep. 117 Exploring Food Justice and Racial Health with Sistah Vegan Dr. Breeze Harper
Dr. Breeze Harper, also known as Sistah Vegan, is a highly experienced diversity, equity, and inclusion expert with a PhD in the social sciences. Her work focuses on the intersections of food and racial and nutritional health justice, drawing on her background in cultural food geography and black feminist perspectives. In her interview with Nicolette on the third PhD Podcast, Dr. Harper shares her personal story of growing up with a master gardener father who taught her the importance of growing their own food, despite the loss of land around African Americans. Nicolette and Dr. Harper discuss the impact of monocultures and colonization on both people and soil in the United States, leading to a colonized microbiome and chronic disease. They delve into topics such as white supremacy, enslavement, industrialization, and the medical system's treatment of black people. Dr. Harper shares her journey of curing her fibroid tumors with a whole food plant-based diet and expresses her disappointment in the lack of BIPOC voices in the vegan community, as well as the contribution of capitalism in veganism to people's health and the fast-paced society we live in. Both Nicolette and Dr. Harper agree on the need for pure vulnerability from these voices and moving away from the individualism and monogamist nuclear family lives we live in. Dr. Harper's rich background and expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion, coupled with her unique perspective on food justice, make this episode of the PhD Podcast a must-listen. Find Dr Breeze Harper at:Website: www.abreezeharper.comFacebook: @aBreezeHarperInstagram: @sistahveganYouTube: @sistahveganBooks: Seeds of Sankofa, Scars, Sistah Vegan- http://bit.ly/3nnxyN2 Discussed on the PODCAST:Queen Afua - www.queenafua.comBook - Sacred Woman, Queen Afua - https://a.co/d/4RH0U3OVegan Soul Sistuhs - www.facebook.com/VeganSoulSistuhs Learn More:Ready to launch your career as a certified Metabolic Nutrition & Detox Coach? Learn more about our 6-Month Training Program here: https://nicolette-richer.mykajabi.com/nutrition&detox-minicourse (https://nicolette-richer.mykajabi.com/nutrition&detox-minicourse) Join Nicolette in person for 4 days at the From Illness to Wellness Retreat from Nov 1-4, 2023 in beautiful Whistler, BC. https://nicolette-richer.mykajabi.com/retreat (https://nicolette-richer.mykajabi.com/retreat) Watch the trailer for Nicolette’s new film Food of Our Ancestors coming out 2025 - https://bit.ly/FoodAncDoc (https://bit.ly/FoodAncDoc) Our 22M Bike tour kicks off July 1, 2024. Find out more about and support our 22 Million Campaign here - https://bit.ly/RH22Mil (https://bit.ly/RH22Mil) Find out more about our non-profit society Sea to Sky Thrivers - https://bit.ly/S2STS (https://bit.ly/S2STS) Want to know more about Nicolette’s Green Moustache Café’s https://bit.ly/GMCafeW (https://bit.ly/GMCafeW) Sign up for the Eat Real to Heal Online Course - https://bit.ly/ERTHolc (https://bit.ly/ERTHolc) Buy the Eat Real to Heal Book here: https://amzn.to/3nMgEFG (https://amzn.to/3nMgEFG)
Ep 116 Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson
Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson is a distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. With a passion for material culture, Dr. Williams-Forson focuses her research on African Americans' lives in the United States from the late 19th century to the present. She is a multidisciplinary academic, serving as an affiliate faculty member of the Theatre, Dance, and Performing Studies, the Departments of Anthropology, African American Studies, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity. Her extensive research in this area employs cultural studies, intersectionality, and popular culture to inform our understanding of historical legacies of race and gender representation. In Nicolette's second PhD interview, Dr. Psyche discusses her doctoral research on the association between Black people and chicken, which turned into just one chapter of her broader research. Their conversation explores the foodways of Black people, Southern food, and the legacy of slavery, which resulted in African slaves' agricultural knowledge. The discussion also touches on the complexity of factors contributing to Black people's health, including trauma and violence, and how food choices are not solely responsible. They highlight the importance of understanding that choosing what to eat is a middle/upper-class conversation, and food shaming should be avoided. Instead, we need to consider factors such as taste, access, availability, affordability, and knowledge of how to prepare food. Dr. Psyche emphasizes that eating is a necessity, and we need to help people where they are. Find Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson at:Website: www.psychewilliamsforson.comFacebook: @psyche.williamsforsonInstagram: @buildinghouses9Twitter: @pwilliamsforsonBooks:Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power - https://a.co/d/3xdA4RHEating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America - https://a.co/d/hrAJD4wTaking Food Public: Redefining Food in a Changing World - https://a.co/d/4BJnOpm Discussed on the PODCAST:Alice Walker – https://alicewalkersgarden.com/Black Therapist Thoughts - Patricia Hill Colins – https://bit.ly/3LpOZ9E (https://bit.ly/3LpOZ9E)Darleen Clark Hine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlene_Clark_HineElsa Barkley Brown - https://history.umd.edu/directory/elsa-barkley-brownContending forces 1900 - Pauline Hopkins – https://a.co/d/aVr6b28Vibration Cooking - Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor - https://a.co/d/9yqFLEsIron Pots and Wooden Spoons: Africa’s Gift to New World Cooking - Jessica Harris - https://a.co/d/jh7NllHBlack Rice - Judith Carne – https://a.co/d/6V6o69ySlavery at Sea, Terror, Sex and Sickness in the Middle Passage - Sowande M Mustakeem – https://a.co/d/42gtccu19th Century Slave Diet - https://bit.ly/3mYoGNC (https://bit.ly/3mYoGNC)Curated Exhibition Fire and Freedom - Food and Enslavement in Early American - https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fireandfreedom/index.html (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fireandfreedom/index.html)Marcie Cohen-Ferris – https://marciecohenferris.com/Isobella Winston – https://bit.ly/3LrZRDZFilm – Theyr’e Trying To Kill Us – John Levis - https://www.theyretryingtokillus.com/Good Meat Documentary - Lacota Community South Dekota – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zIP1Cer_PI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zIP1Cer_PI)Chef Andres World Central Kitchen - https://wck.org/teamPregnancy Aids Centre – https://pregnancyaidcenter.
Ep. 115 Decolonizing Nutrition: Understanding the Link between Food and Health with Dr. Adrianne Lickers Xavier
Dr. Adrianne Lickers Xavier is a remarkable academic who is currently serving as the acting Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University, where she has made valuable contributions to the fields of Indigenous Studies and Anthropology. She earned her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from McMaster University and went on to complete her MA and doctorate at the esteemed Royal Roads University, where her research focused on Indigenous food systems. Dr. Xavier is a passionate and dedicated teacher who has designed and delivered courses in the areas of Contemporary Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Food Security and Food Systems, Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Methodologies. Dr. Xavier is a true scholar whose research interests include the study of Indigenous food security and sovereignty, Indigenous land connections and re-matriation, Indigenous food ways, and Indigenous ways of knowing. Her exceptional work in this area was recently recognized when she was awarded the new McMaster Indigenous Research Institute “Indigenous In-Community Scholar Fellowship” in 2020. This project aims to expand the understanding and capacity around food security and sovereignty in Dr. Xavier’s community of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Her achievements were further recognized when she was awarded the prestigious Petro Canada McMaster Young Innovator Award for 2021-22, which allows undergraduates to engage in Indigenous research and focuses on building community. Dr. Xavier's appearance on Nicolette’s first PhD podcast was a tour-de-force. She shared her insights on a range of issues, including the root causes of disease, food sovereignty versus food security, and the impact of colonization on access to nutritious foods that are part of one's heritage. She also touched on the ways in which racism acts as a barrier to food and disease, and how trauma can cause disease. Dr. Xavier underscored the importance of listening to our bodies and the foods it craves. She passionately believes that educating the next seven generations of people about food and history is vital, and that even social media can play a role in influencing the kinds of foods people are exposed to. Dr. Xavier’s upbringing was centered around whole foods, as her mom grew everything or traded for other foods and she reflects on how this all changed when they moved to Canada. Find Dr Adrianne Lickers Xavier at:Website: http://bit.ly/3ZFrmxoFacebook: @mcmasterihmLinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3ZWr9WN Discussed on the PODCAST:The Arrell Food institute Guelph University – https://arrellfoodinstitute.ca/ (https://arrellfoodinstitute.ca/)McMaster Healthy Roots - https://stearnslab.ca/tag/healthy-roots/Canada Food Guide - https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/Autumn Peltier - www.instagram.com/autumn.peltierGreta Thunberg - www.instagram.com/gretathunbergO.Noir Restaurant – http://www.onoir.com/ (http://www.onoir.com/)Indian indentureship in Trinidad - https://fb.watch/jhRxdmfXNa/Book – Legacy: Trauma, Story and Indigenous Healing, Suzanne Methot -https://a.co/d/gv6nsNq (https://a.co/d/gv6nsNq)Documentary – Gather - https://gather.film/ (https://gather.film/)Cathy’s Crawly Composters – https://www.cathyscomposters.com/CBC Guelph University Podcast - https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1100042307763 (https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1100042307763) Learn More:Ready to launch your career as a certified Metabolic Nutrition & Detox Coach? Learn more about our 6-Month Training Program here:
Ep. 114 Meet the BadAss Vegan, John Lewis
As a well renowned fitness expert, John Lewis has spent over 2 decades in the health and fitness industry and played Division I College basketball. John is highly passionate about not only his own health and fitness, but that of others as well. Today, John has taken his passion for health and is now directing his first feature length documentary focused on food and social justice. John has teamed up with the maker of the award winning “What The Health” to create their joint venture “They’re Trying To Kill US”. The film follows co-director John Lewis from his beginnings as an adopted child from a crack-addicted birth mother, growing up as an overweight kid in the violence of Ferguson, Missouri, to becoming a prominent health and wellness advocate promoting compassion.Audiences journey with John as he crosses the country seeking answers to why Americans of Colour suffer from disproportionately higher rates of chronic disease than their European American counterparts, while examining the intersections of food, disease, race, poverty, institutional racism and government corruption. Through interviews with cultural influencers, doctors, researchers, politicians, attorneys, professional athletes, activists and experts in the field of food justice, John begins to unravel a story of collusion that has kept millions of US Americans sick, while the industries responsible make billions of dollars.Today, Nicolette engages in a conversation with John Lewis, delving into his remarkable journey from playing basketball to finding a new path towards wellness and purpose. The journey commenced in 2004 when the passing of a close friend compelled him to seek solutions for his own health issues, including IBS. By adopting a plant-based diet, he experienced a remarkable transformation within a mere two weeks, shedding inflammation and gaining newfound energy. However, the pivotal moment arrived when his mother was diagnosed with colon cancer, sparking his research into the link between lifestyle choices and diseases such as hypertension and heart disease. Through personal experiences and learning from the mistakes of others, he uncovered the ancient roots of veganism in Jainism, realizing that indigenous cultures had long embraced plant-based lifestyles. Along his path, he encountered pre-packaged vegan foods, which prompted him to transition towards whole foods, expanding his palate and understanding of diverse culinary traditions. Embracing his role as a catalyst for change, he founded the Badass Vegan movement, advocating for the planet, social justice, and personal well-being.With a focus on providing answers and promoting inclusivity, John tackles various topics, ranging from the disproportionate impact of food-related issues on Black communities to the manipulative tactics employed by insurance and fast-food companies. Through his film, "They're Trying to Kill Us," and his book, "Badass Vegan," his aim is to empower individuals to fuel their bodies, challenge the system, and live authentically. Join us on this transformative journey as we explore the history of veganism and discover how embracing a plant-based lifestyle can foster healing for ourselves and the world we inhabit. Remember, your "why" will serve as your guiding force on this path of transformation. Get ready to effect positive change and unleash your inner badass. Find John Lewis at:Website: www.badassvegan.com (http://www.badassvegan.com)Movie: www.theyretryingtokillus.com (http://www.theyretryingtokillus.com)Facebook: @BadAssVeganInstagram: @BadAssVegan @TheyreTryingToKillingUsFilmTick tock: @BadAssVeganBook: Bad Ass Vegan - https://bit.ly/3NeKwaeEmail: john@badassvegan.
Wonderful podcast! I love Nicolette’s enthusiasm, and she makes me want to eat healthy, and be healthy. Her passion is infectious, and I will definitely be listening from now on!
A bit phony
Preaching the ills of colonialism and capitalism but practicing it at a very high level. Will sell you $100 of vegetables for $500+. I’m sure our indigenous friends and people of color can afford that. If she had taken a little vacation down to the south and southwest of the United States and spent time with the people she claims to be standing up for she would know that the traditional diets down there (soul food and Mexican/Tex Mex are high in carbs, fried and greasy and high in sodium amongst other things. That’s why diabetes is high not because of oppression. She Has taken psychedelics probably less than ten times and speaks like an authority on it after originally being against it. Comes off as an egomaniac and psychedelic narcissist. Psychedelics should have the opposite effect, but they’re not for everyone.
Nicolette has such awesome energy!! She offers insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!! This show is a must listen!!