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Richer Health provides health and wellness workshops, retreats, and online coaching that help you, and your loved ones, heal chronic disease and cancer using the Gerson Therapy. 

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Food for Thought represents case studies, research and proof that the body is brilliantly designed to heal the body of chronic diseases and cancer. Richer Health is about showing people how they can cure their cancer and other illnesses and ultimately heal themselves of anything using natural, non-toxic approaches.

 

3 reasons why you should go organic

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Organic Food

By Meghan Trompetter

 

It is no doubt going organic is over being a fad or a trend, it is simply a way of life. The benefits are incomparable and endless. We are on the cusp of a societal transformation towards greater holistic living and the foundation of living in tune with our body starts with food.  

Let us not forget that our great-grandparents farming practices did not include the use of genetically modified organisms, synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, they simply did not exist back then. Since then modern farming has evolved drastically, however our bodies and genetics have not. 

You cannot expect your body to run optimally by eating food laced with toxic chemicals that your body doesn’t even recognize. Let thy body thrive and take it back to basics, like our ancestors, and adopt an organic diet for the 3 solid reasons, listed below. 

 

1. Eating organic reduces your toxic load on the body

When you choose “organic”, the crops and animals have not been treated with: 

  • Pesticides 

  • Herbicides 

  • Fertilizers from synthetic ingredients 

  • Ionizing radiation 

  • Growth hormones 

  • Antibiotics

Pesticides and herbicides are harmful and the body already works so hard to rid itself of these toxins, but sometimes it cannot keep up. The National Research Council claims that, in children especially, dietary intake of pesticides accounts for most pesticide exposure (1).  

The same goes for animal products, whose feed are a combination of corn and soy, 90% of which is GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) (2). On top of that their feed is laced with hormones and antibiotics. 

Doesn't this make you want to say: “No thank you”? 

 

2. Organic crops are more nutritious

Many question whether or not conventional or organic crops have a nutritional benefit. Well yes, a large meta-analysis published in 2014 by the British Journal of Nutrition, found that organic crops have substantially higher concentrations of a range of antioxidants and cancer-fighting compounds than non-organic crops (3). 

I know it may seem daunting to go 100% organic right away, so the Environmental Working Group has created 2 lists that are easy to follow in regard to choosing organic/non-organic food.

The "Clean 15" list below shows fruits and vegetables that contain the lowest amount of pesticides.
Some fruits and vegetables have more pesticide residue than others and are therefore more important to buy organic. These are listed below on the "Dirty 12" list.

You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by buying the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables organic-only and eating the least contaminated produce. 

Clean15Dirty12

3. You boost your immune system

The immune system is one of the most important parts of human health, mainly because it is responsible for keeping our bodies healthy! Our bodies are constantly under attack by environmental, biological, psychological, physical, bacterial, fungal and viral agents that are trying to make us feel our best. Our immune systems deserve more credit and the right tools to replenish and rejuvenate from putting up such a good fight! 

Some of the best choices we can make that benefit our immunity, aside from lifestyle choices, are the foods we put into our body. A balanced diet with the proper vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds can make a huge difference between constantly feeling under the weather and protecting your vitals.  

Now let’s touch on antioxidants - the powerhouses that work with our immune system. Antioxidants are substances or nutrients found in our bodies that help stop or slow down oxidative damage. Our bodies use oxygen to function and as a result, free radicals are produced. These little negative charged molecules bounce around in the body causing all sorts of damage to our cells. 

This is, however, a natural process and antioxidants clear up the free radicals, helping to reduce the damage. The greatest source of antioxidants in our diet are fruits and veggies (4). Unfortunately, nowadays too many people are not eating enough of these and due to the toxicity of our environments it’s hard to live 'radical free'.  

If you’re looking to increase your overall well-being and feel more energized, simply increase your antioxidant intake and give your body a helping hand by eating more fruits and veggies. 

Simply put, one of the greatest reasons to choose organic is prevention. If we offer the body the necessary tools to thrive then we will flourish! Hippocrates, the father of medicine, once said that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of therapy”. With the scary rise of disease and cancer, it has never been more important to take this advice to heart. 

 

By choosing nutrient-dense food we are contributing to not only our own health but our family, friends, farmers, the environment, and generations to come. Restructuring our food consumption and eating habits to incorporate organic foods can and will result in a fuller life, one that your body deserves.  

Let us be the change we wish to see in the world - and let us not forget that eating healthy, natural food tastes AMAZING!! 

 

Resources

(1) https://www.epa.gov/pesticides 

(2) http://www.ewg.org/research/shoppers-guide-to-avoiding-gmos 

(3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24968103 

(4) https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health-benefits-of-antioxidants/ 

 

Meghan Trompetter was born by the sea in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Inspired by the natural beauty around her, it was inevitable the healing ways of forests and mountains moved her into a career of Holistic Health. A dedicated yogi, Kombucha brewer, plant-based enthusiast and born world traveller, Meghan can tell you a thing or two about keeping balanced. Graduating with a diploma in Natural Nutrition and a Yoga Alliance 200hr certified yoga instructor, Meghan can be found writing and inspiring the holistic lifestyle she lives through her Health and Wellness blog. 

Enhanced healing with these 10 supplements

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by Stephie Hennekam

As a firm believer of “Nature provides us with what we need”, I didn’t see why anyone would need any extra nutrients other than what their meals provide them with. Until a friend reminded me friendly -that’s what friends are for ;) - of the fact that my diet is pretty different from your typical Canadian/Belgian/Western family.  

True.  

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Nicolette Richer talks Gerson: therapy basics + tips

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By Stephie Hennekam

You may have heard of the Gerson Therapy because you suffer(ed) from cancer or a chronic disease and got the devastating news "There's nothing we can do for you anymore". You may have come across it because a loved one has cancer or a chronic disease and you want to help them heal in a more holistic, natural and healthy way. You may have stumbled upon the therapy looking for ways to detoxify, feel light, healthy and energized again. 

"There are many reasons to start the Gerson Therapy" says Nicolette Richer ...

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10 Steps to an Acne Free Face

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By Nicolette Richer

When my brother was 15, he decided to leave the Sunshine Coast to move in with me, his dear old sister. “The food freak” he liked to call me. It’s true, I get turned on by teaching people how to reverse and heal chronic diseases and cancer using whole plant-based foods as medicine.

I do get my freak on when I see the healing powers of the human body.

My little brother’s biggest concern with moving in with us is ...

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The Ultimate Kidney Cleanse

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Most of my clients come to me after months or even years of eliminating foods out of their diet in an attempt to overcome their health challenges. The downside, they never really overcome their health issues and often they find that they are more sensitive to a wider variety of foods and have more symptoms than when they first started their healing journey. 

If you really want to heal the body, the key is to nourish your body with an abundance of nutrients from a wide variety of plant-based sources so that your body can naturally detoxify and reactive the self-healing mechanisms it was designed with. 

Here's a simple recipe that will nourish your body and which is especially helpful in cleansing your kidneys. Drink 1 Cup of Hippocrates soup 2 times a day for a minimum of 2 weeks to nutrify and detoxify your kidneys. If you are doing the Gerson Therapy that uses food as medicine, expect to take your daily dose of this healing soup twice a day for two years!

USE ONLY ORGANIC INGREDIENTS:

1 med Celeriac Root (If not available use 3-4 stalks celery) 
1 med Parsley root (If not available, add extra celery)
3-4 cloves Garlic: chopped
2 Small leeks: clean well
1 Kg Roma or field or vine tomatoes: skins on
2 med Onions: yellow or white
500g Potatoes: (4-6 med potatoes)
1/4 bunch Parsley - to taste (i.e. 1/4 bunch)

NOTES
-This soup is surprisingly tasty, but it’s also functional. It’s designed to strengthen the immune system and flush out the kidneys.
-For other recipes that call for soup stock, use the liquid from this special soup.

PREP
Keep all peels on, just wash + scrub them well. Cut veggies coarsely. Place veggies in a 4-litre stainless steel pot + cover with purified/filtered water and simmer slowly for 2 hours. Optional: put cooked veggies through a food mill or NORWALK juicer (small grid) in small portions to remove some fibre. Makes it easier to digest. Don't blend - it muddles the flavours. Vary the amount of water used for cooking according to taste and desired consistency. Add a bit of crushed garlic to serve.

Enjoy!