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The Healers Café

186 EpisodesProduced by Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practiWebsite

Hi, it's Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) and I want to welcome you to the Healers Cafe.I am so excited to be doing this series of interviews and what I'll be doing is, is asking all kinds of healthcare practitioners, doctors, healers of all types, to re… read more


How Eating Healthy Begins with Cooking Correctly with Chef Rich Rosado

In this episode of The Healers Café, Manon Bolliger (Deregistered naturopathic physician with 30 years of experience in health), speaks with Chef Rich Rosado who’s mission is to educate and empower consumers to manage and reduce chronic illness by using food as medicine.

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Highlights from today's episode include:

Chef Rich Rosado

So, one of the things we try to address is moderation of everything. So, I am a huge chocoholic. I will do anything for some chocolate. So, to go on something that said, listen, you can't have chocolate anymore. I would have to question my living for the rest now because it'd be like, where you just took my chocolate away? What else is there? So, I would definitely we never say you can't have this, you can't have that because it's not realistic and it's not sustainable. You know, we want you to have that chocolate cake. But I mean, we want you to have pieces of it a portion of it a healthy portion.


Chef Rich Rosado

You see all these ridiculous diets, and a lot of them are just regurgitated diets from yesterday, you know, we're going to change the name, we're going to rebrand it, and we need to, you know, spit this out again. And I blame a lot of this on like, I call it social media university. You have a lot of people that go on social media, they cherry pick information, and then they get their doctorate in, you know, social media University, and they start putting this out to everybody. Well, I can only eat dandelions standing on one leg on Fridays, and this is the best way to get healthy is to do that. And then they promote it, promote it promote it and people actually start to believe it. So, what it does, is it makes a confused, and complicated, very, very complicated way of thinking of how to get healthy.


Chef Rich Rosado

Alright, so you want to make sure that your heart and your mind are together to say, I know we can do this, we can definitely do this, and then start eating healthy fats. Then start eating lean protein and stay away from the fatty proteins and good carbs, you know, stay away from the white carbs. Obviously, start to have a lot of different whole grains. And one of the things that we've seen, when we talk about this with a lot of people is they want to do the right thing they just don't know how to. They don't know how to cook brown rice, they don't know how to cook barley, they don't know how to cook this vegetable. We did a whole program for the city of Orlando out here. And what of the things that we heard time and time again, is I didn't know what that was, I didn't know what that vegetable was. So, I never bought it because I didn't know what it was.



Chef Rich Rosado is the CEO and creator of the 1PL8 Health and Wellness system™, 1PL8 C.P.C. (Culinary Preventative Care) Disease Management Program™, and 1PL8 Kitchen TV™. As host of the nationally televised 30-minute fun and educational cooking show, Chef Rich inspires and educates viewers to resource and use food as their greatest medicine. He is also the author of the book “Food is Our Greatest Medicine”. Prior to starting 1PL8, Chef Rich’s 20 plus years of experience has been as an award-winning chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu and as a Personal Chef to entertainers, business moguls and professional athletes, which included NBA All-Star Grant Hill. As a skilled educator and expert in food and culinary techniques, he has educated and demonstrated healthy cooking classes for major hospitals and organizations, including Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, Florida Hospital, UF Health Cancer Center, Florida Diabetes Center, and the City of Orlando.

Core purpose/passion: 1PL8’s mission is to educate and empower consumers to manage and reduce chronic illness by using food as medicine. Our solution delivers on 4 areas: smart shopping, culinary techniques, food nutrition, and a social impact, to save our families, communities, and businesses. The power of food can reverse and prevent chronic illness, so we strive to serve the whole person–Mind, Body, and Spirit.

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As a recently De-Registered board-certified naturopathic physician & in practice since 1992, I’ve seen an average of 150 patients per week and have helped people ranging from rural farmers in Nova Scotia to stressed out CEOs in Toronto to tri-athletes here in Vancouver.

My resolve to educate, empower and engage people to take charge of their own health is evident in my best-selling books:  'What Patients Don’t Say if Doctors Don’t Ask: The Mindful Patient-Doctor Relationship' and 'A Healer in Every Household: Simple Solutions for Stress'.  I also teach BowenFirst™ Therapy through Bowen College and hold transformational workshops to achieve these goals.

So, when I share with you that LISTENING to Your body is a game changer in the healing process, I am speaking from expertise and direct experience".

Mission: A Healer in Every Household!

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Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

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* De-Registered, revoked & retired naturopathic physician after 30 years of practice in healthcare. Now resourceful & resolved to share with you all the tools to take care of your health & vitality!

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