Eat Real to Heal Podcast

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!


Ep. 17 From Labia to Living to Dying: We explore the reality of your mortality with WILLOW End of Life (EOL) experts, Reena and Michelle.

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.

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Ep. 16 When melanoma returns for the 2nd time, Beata Bishop saves her life with the Gerson Therapy.

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.

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Ep. 15 Soil Regeneration: The Answer to Physician and Farmer Suicide Rates, Autism and More with Dr. Zach Bush

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 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, and

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.

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Ep. 14 Know the difference between a refined vs unrefined PBWF lifestyle: Solo podcast with Nicolette Richer

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.

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Ep. 13 Eating according to your DNA with Breast Cancer Thriver Marina Giokas

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.


Ep. 12 From Lawyer to Yogi and Green Moustache Café owner: Eva Chipiuk

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!


Ep. 11 Healing Endometriosis with the Gerson Therapy (R): France Faucheux

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.


Ep. 10 Being a plant strong husband, dad and more with Pierre-Maxime Richer

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!


Ep. 9 Eat Real to Heal, a solo podcast with Nicolette

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.


Ep. 8 From down syndrome and a heart condition to successful tube weaning: Soskay & Akiho Matsunaga are truly blessed.

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.


Ep. 7 You’ve got to keep trying - Chris Brook

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.


Ep. 6 Manage your own health: Claire Synman

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


Ep. 5 Blessed with MS… Sarah Meyers

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:


Ep. 4 Get inspired with Alexandra Franzen

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.


Ep. 3 Finding the “Why?” of your life: Allan Misner

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


Ep. 2 Debunking the Potato Myth with Andrew “Spud Fit” Taylor

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!


Ep. 1 Connecting with Dr. Max Gerson’s grandson: Howard Straus

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 .

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.