Welcome to Chasing Hunger: Examining the myths and illusions of Eating Disorders

December 13, 2016
Hosted by Kathy Welter-Nichols

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This first episode sets the frame with Kathy Welter-Nichols, host and author, and Peter Tongue, gifted interviewer, who spent thirty years in two top ranking Independent schools in Canada and the UK. There is always a start and in this first show, Peter and Kathy take us there. Kathy's passion, is the difference that makes the difference. She has become both a pioneer and an expert in her field. In this deeply compassionate and heart felt show, you will hear transformational stories as well as weekly tips and tools you can use to help yourself or someone you love. Eating Disorders do not operate in a vacuum, so involving the family has been a critical consideration for her and has helped families come together creating new awareness and releasing old patterns of blame, guilt and shame. Kathy welcomes your participation and will answer questions during each show either by email or call in. Chasing Hunger is broadcast live every Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the Voice America: Health & Wellness Channel.

Chasing Hunger

Chasing Hunger

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One in three people knows someone suffering with an eating disorder. Chasing Hunger unravels the struggles of these issues offering real tools you can use to help reclaim your life from eating disorders.

What can I eat? Will I gain weight? What about anxiety? I can’t sleep. I’m having panic attacks and I’m bloated all the time. What about junk sugar and junk foods? I feel ashamed, I feel guilty.

These and many more behavior patterns are linked to eating disorders, along with beliefs and values that are often sacrificed in the secretive drive for thinness.

The ability to build new resources that support optimal self-care and self-love is a pre-requisite for lasting recovery, built on gratitude and forgiveness. Join us.

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Kathy Welter-Nichols

Kathy Welter-Nichols

Kathy Welter-Nichols is a clinician and author; she runs a private practice in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Over the years she has helped thousands of people achieve positive results, which inspired her to create a specialized program called “The Bulimia Breakthrough Method.”

She is a published author of several books: Chasing Hunger: The 90-day Bulimia Breakthrough Challenge is the one that put her in front of a TV audience on the CBS-produced, internationally syndicated show “The Doctors.” Her other titles include: Meditation for Beginners, Mindful for Beginners and My Birth, My Way. She is also a birth coach and doula, and teaches weekly meditation practices. She is the winner of the 1999 Spirit of Community Award for her dedicated service in hospice work for patients struggling with a life threatening illness and their families.

Her expertise offers real insight into the challenges of eating disorders and its debilitating effects. Through insightful questioning, she has gathered knowledge and information that has been key in assisting people to achieve positive recovery.

Kathy’s passion and deep empathy for the human condition has honed her insightful intuition for understanding people. This combination of education, skill, passion and her unique approach make her a dynamic leader in the field of recovery from eating disorders.

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Cara Halber wants to live in a world where we all live inspired, joyful and rich lives. Where we connect to our food and understand its powerful relationship to our health and how we lead our lives. Where healthy food is quick, easy and delicious. Cara is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Pastry Chef & cell biology geek. She is know for her inspiration, sense of humour and knowledge of nutrition and how to 'Make Health Easy.' When she's not teaching or serving her clients you'll find her cooking, tasting and trying new things, reading, out for a hike or in a local cafe. View Guest page

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Harry Nichols


Harry Nichols is a Master Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, co-founder Mastery of Deep Trance States® & HeartGateway Publishing He is a Hypnotherapist, Master Hypnotist, and High Performance Coach. He delivers cutting edge applications of communication skills, EQ and human resources in the business arena.
Over the past 20 years he has facilitated in the UK, Europe, United States, Canada and Central America. He is known as a Master Change Facilitator in the business world helping individuals, groups and teams get the changes they want to improve productivity.
Perhaps his greatest skills are most observed in his work with heart centred patterns that interrupt old mantras and behaviours. He is co-owner with Kathy in their business practice in Vancouver and has seen thousands of clients over the years, helping them achieve the changes they want.
www.thoughtmodels.com hnichols@shaw.ca View Guest page

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Tosca Reno


Tosca Reno is a New York Times best selling author, founder of the Eat-Clean Diet® health revolution, health and wellness expert, transformation coach, motivational speaker, Star of a Gemini Award Winning reality TV show, physique competitor, and mother of 4.
Reno started her career at an age when most would consider retiring, earning her first of many Oxygen covers at 43, after losing 84 pounds and healing herself through Eating Clean®. She has competed in numerous physique contests and endurance events.
The founder of the Eat Clean® series that kicked off a food revolution by the same name, Reno has sold millions of copies, helping millions lose weight and become well, thanks to Eating Clean®. Once 204 pounds and officially obese, Reno has maintained this using the Eat Clean Diet® method.
Her busy life includes a TV series with PBS, an episode of which will be aired in January as well as speaking in NewYork this month and on tour in the spring putting her Victoria in April. View Guest page

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Peter Tongue, Talk Show Host, Interviewer


Having spent thirty years in two top ranking Independent schools in Canada and the UK, Peter uses his wealth of experience to gain a profound understanding of the complexities of the human condition. For the last ten years, Peter has been engaged in counseling individuals and groups in resolving their difficulties in life as well as assisting them in awakening to their own spiritual path. His heart-centered understanding of science and spirituality offer a vital and powerful pathway to successful living in this chaotic and confusing time. For five years, Peter hosted a weekly radio show, “Awakening to Conscious Co-Creation”, on the 7th Wave Network of Voice America. He interviewed experts in their respective fields within the central theme of understanding higher consciousness. For the last two years, Peter has been helping people gain an understanding of the Gene Keys process through one on one counseling sessions and group workshops. View Guest page

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Debbie Williams


Debbie Williams is an NLP Trainer, Hypnotherapist, and Clinician at Just Be Well in London UK, working with Paul McKenna, & Dr. Richard Bandler in the field of NLP & Hypnotherapy.
Having overcome bulimia, which she had for over 10 years, Debbie pioneered a program becoming a leading expert in the field creating her Lean for Life course providing the same strategy she’d used to heal her own life.
Today completely free from bulimia and binge eating she now shares it’s her privilege to teach others a 'lean persons strategy' to think differently about food-related issues.
“Studying NLP was a major breakthrough -it was like finding the owners manual for my mind, and it taught me how to create a new mindset for myself which I have successfully shared with clients for decades now."
Debbie is in private practice in Birmingham UK, as well as working at 1 Harley St, London UK. View Guest page

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Randi Winter


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