Episode 21 - Goodness Me!

How Your Beliefs Affect Your Health With Special Guest Dr. Kate

Introduction (00:00 – 08:00)

Janet is joined by her good friend Dr. Kate Rheaume N.D., a naturopath and the author of Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life.They open the show by discussing what led her to investigate the obscure vitamin K2 and its importance for making calcium safer!

First Segment: Trending Topics (08:00 – 26:15):Do our beliefs shape our health?

There’s an interesting book called The Mind-Body Code, by pioneering neuropsychologist Dr. Mario Martinez that talks about something he calls biocognition, the interplay between your thoughts and body. This means your thoughts are talking to your cells and having a strong effect on their wellbeing! Janet and Dr. Kate discuss the science behind this idea, and how you can use this knowledge to improve your health.

Do you want to know more? Here are the books they discuss in this segment:

Second Segment: Audience Questions (28:03 – 39:03)

“I love to have a hot bath at nighttime to help me relax and calm my busy mind and I often add Epsom salts. Do they absorb enough through our body in the same way as would taking a supplement etc.? Or should I be having the natural calm or something similar to be more effective to better results?”

  • Magnesium is essential for so many bodily functions, and this includes relaxation! Dr. Kate takes a magnesium supplement every night before bedtime, and Janet does too.

Here are five ways to increase your magnesium:

Recipe (39:03 – 44:02): Maple Pecan Salmon

This simple dish is a favourite of Dr. Kate’s, and she’ll use it to convince her children that fish can be delicious! The flavour combination and crunchy pecan topping are bound to make it your favourite, too. You can find this recipe on page 365 of Janet’s bookDiscover the Power of Food.

Serves 4 to 6


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Combine the tamari, olive oil, maple syrup, ginger and garlic in a small jar to make a marinade
  3. Place the salmon filets skin side down on a large piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet, and spread the pecans over them.
  4. Drizzle the marinade over the pecans and salmon, and gather the sides of the parchment paper together, folding it over so that the salmon sitting directly in the marinade. Let it marinate for 30 minutes (optional)
  5. Open up the parchment once again, move the salmon pieces apart a little, and place the pan into the oven. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes with a fork.

Don’t overcook the salmon, or it will become dry, The timing depends on the thickness of the filet.

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