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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.
Discussed on the PODCAST
Forks Over Knifes (https://www.forksoverknives.com/)
It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken (https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/) Website
'How Not to Die' & 'How Not to Die Cookbook (https://www.amazon.ca/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AGreger+M.D.+FACLM%2C+Michael&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1)' by Michael Greger, M.D
'Diet for a Small Planet (https://www.amazon.ca/Diet-Small-Planet-20th-Anniversary/dp/0345321200)' by Frances Moore Lappe
'Oh She Glows (https://ohsheglows.com/)' by Angela Lidden
'Engine 2 Cookbook (https://engine2diet.com/)' by Rip Esselstyn