Welcome back or if you’re a first time listener, welcome to The Corinne Nijjer Podcast!
This is episode 76 and this podcast is where I share people’s incredible stories of recovery from chronic diseases and food addiction after adopting a low fat, whole food, plant-based diet.
Many of you have heard my own personal story (episode 36) of how I overcame Fibromyalgia, Obesity & Multiple Sclerosis, (currently heading into my 11th year symptom and relapse free) which was the catalyst for me becoming so extremely passionate about spreading the word about the many benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and lead me to start this podcast.
After spending a little time as a visitor in Intensive Care recently, I am even more committed to sharing this message with the World.
As Intensive Care Doctor, Dr Andrew Davies mentioned a lot during his interview on the show, so many people wind up in intensive care as a direct result of their poor dietary choices and it is truly heart breaking, especially witnessing hospital cafes and food outlets selling patients and their family members the exact foods that contributed to their current state of disease.
Across the globe we now have organisations such as Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Plant-Based Health Professionals U.K (PBHP) and the NEW Doctors For Nutrition here in Australia working tirelessly to change the face of medicine to finally acknowledge the role of diet and poor nutrition in the development of the majority of today’s chronic diseases and the current obesity epidemic that we have seen in heavily industrialised nations across the globe.
If you would like to meet some incredible doctors and learn a whole heap about nutrition in medicine from the incredible Dr Neal Barnard, one of the founding members of PCRM and several other leading experts in the field of plant-based nutrition, Doctors For Nutrition are hosting the Australasian Nutrition in Healthcare Conference 2019 - Melbourne over the weekend beginning on Feb 15th - Feb 17th which will definitely help to inspire us all to eat, live and work harder to spread the plant-based message to our families, friends and work mates so make sure to grab your tickets HERE and I hope to see you there so make sure you come up to me and say hello! :-)
If you’re in New Zealand check out the Doctors For Nutrition Facebook Page for all the information regarding upcoming events being hosted in Wellington and Auckland as well!
Events like these are pivotal in altering the face of medicine as we know it and saving countless lives moving into the future, so please share these events on social media with your family and friends in Melbourne and NZ who might be interested in heading along. :-)
Ok, so this week we have a woman who I feel absolutely blessed to have met, Nalida Lacet Besson.
Nalida has lost over 120 pounds since beginning her weight loss journey in 2013, she has also recovered from the debilitating pain and discomfort associated with Gall Stones and she is now out in the World being her best self and spreading the plant-based message to the masses through her blog: Plant-Based Gods Grace and her Facebook Page: Plant-Based Gods Grace and also in the documentary film: Big Change The Film
I loved chatting with Nalida and hearing her story, if you have any questions about this episode, feel free to head over to the comments section of these show notes and Nelida or myself will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Thank you so much for tuning in.
Oh and don’t forget to check out Nalida’s awesome blog here:
And her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/plantbasedgodsgrace
And you can watch her share her story here at Big Change The Film documentary: http://www.bigchangethefilm.com