Ep 124 Thriving Beyond Loss: Maxime Sigouin's Fit Vegan Revolution
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by Nicolette Richer
1d ago
In this compelling episode, our host, Nicolette, engages in a profound conversation with Maxime Sigouin, the visionary founder of Fit Vegan. Maxime's personal journey is marked by the loss of his grandfather at the age of 63 and his ex-fiancée at 39, both succumbing to bone and breast cancer, respectively. Having spent over 4.5 years as a caregiver, Maxime witnessed firsthand the toll that losing health takes on a loved one – the diminished ability to relish life fully, and the stark reality of the true cost of compromised well-being.    Motivated by these experiences, Maxime embarke ..read more
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Ep 123 Indigenous Realities: A Heartfelt Conversation with Mixalhítsa7 Alison Pascal
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by Nicolette Richer
3w ago
Mixalhítsa7 Alison Pascal is a passionate Indigenous community leader, educator, and advocate based in British Columbia, Canada. She is a member of the Sk̲wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw and the Líl̓wat7ul Nations, and her career is focused on advancing the rights and interests of Indigenous peoples in her community and beyond. Alison is particularly interested in language revitalization, land stewardship, and cultural preservation and has worked extensively in these areas throughout her career. Mixalhítsa7's leadership and advocacy work have earned her several awards, including the Order of British Colu ..read more
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Ep 122 Healing Trauma and Decolonizing Mental Health: Reconnecting with Traditional Ways of Knowing with Dr. Marie Mihalicz
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by Nicolette Richer
1M ago
Dr. Marie Mihalicz is a respected researcher, consultant, and founder of White Lightning Consulting, an organization committed to community-based healing and wellness retreats. She completed her Ph.D. at Royal Roads University, where her dissertation focused on Indigenous methods of healing and their potential for addressing the high rates of suicide and mental health issues in northern Saskatchewan communities. Her research findings have been used to influence policy change, with the aim of supporting sustainable, culturally relevant mental health services for Indigenous youth and families ..read more
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Ep 121 Reclaiming Sovereignty Over Our Health: A Holistic Approach to Nutrition and Wellness with Dr. Nana Kwaku Opare
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by Nicolette Richer
1M ago
Dr. Nana Kwaku Opare MD, a physician, author, and health coach discusses the importance of having accurate information about nutrition and the impact of economic and social conditions on people's eating habits. With over 30 years of experience in practicing medicine, Dr. Opare has a strong focus on lifestyle medicine and believes that many chronic diseases can be prevented or reversed through changes in diet, exercise, stress management, and other lifestyle factors.   Dr. Opare talks about the addictive nature of fried, sugar, and salty foods and the need to approach nutrition from an add ..read more
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Ep 120 How Plant-Based Eating Can Disrupt Cultural Oppression: A Conversation with Dr. Milton Mills
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by Nicolette Richer
3M ago
Dr. Milton Mills, MD is a practicing urgent care physician in the Washington DC area, with a focus on the use of nutritional measures to reduce the risk of major chronic diseases. He is an Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and a member of the National Advisory Board for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), where he has been a major contributor to position papers presented to the United States Department of Agriculture regarding Dietary Guidelines for Americans.   Dr. Mills has published several research journal articles dealing with racial bias in federal nutr ..read more
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Ep 119 Integrating Conventional and Alternative Medicine for Global Health and Environmental Justice with Dr. Warren Bell
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by Nicolette Richer
3M ago
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 ..read more
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Ep. 118 Indigenous Healing & Going Beyond the Surface of Chronic Disease and Intergenerational Trauma with Suzanne Methot
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by Nicolette Richer
4M ago
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 also co-authored the Grade 11 textbook Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations, and contributed to Scholastic’s Take Action series of elementary classroom resource books. Suzanne's upcoming YA book, Killing the Wittigo: Indigenous Culture-Based Approaches to Waking Up, Taking Action, and Doing the Work of Healing, is set to be published in June 2 ..read more
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Ep. 117 Exploring Food Justice and Racial Health with Sistah Vegan Dr. Breeze Harper
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by Nicolette Richer
4M ago
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 ..read more
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Ep. 112 From Chemistry to Chords: Reversing Arthritis at age 80 with Musician Bob Goldstick
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by Nicolette Richer
4M ago
Bob Goldstick is a talented pianist with a career spanning over 70 years. From playing in high school dances to Hollywood musicals and piano bars in major cities, he has showcased his skills in various genres, including jazz, classical, and rock-n-roll. However, his greatest joy comes from entertaining elders in convalescent hospitals and retirement homes, where he has performed over 1,500 shows since 1993. Bob's command of the piano, combined with his experience as a pianist and singer in piano bars worldwide, guarantees an enjoyable experience for all. With a calming style that creates a soo ..read more
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Ep 116 Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson
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by Nicolette Richer
5M ago
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, G ..read more
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