Taking a Stand for Your Body with Marie-Claire Hermans

Taking a Stand for Your Body  with Marie-Claire Hermans
“So many people keep failing in their well being because they don't understand that food is not about food.” - Marie-Claire Hermans

It’s time to take a stand for your health. Imagine facing bouts of paralysis, incontinence, memory loss, and a sense of losing life as you know it. Marie-Claire Hermans had multiple doctors tell her it was all in her head. She finally found one who helped cure four of six diseases.

When he told her the other two — fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome — were incurable and she’d have to just live with them, she slammed her fist down. She was not going to have it. She went on a quest to cure herself and found her answer in raw foods.

She started a business, moved to New York from Belgium at age 60, and published her first book at age 65. She’s here to talk about her book and where mindset and food intersect.

We talk about:

  • Needing a long-term vision to guide food changes
  • Leaving a legacy of love and being loved
  • Having health transformations instead of body transformations, lifestyles instead of diets
  • Eating for more energy, more stamina, more focus in your business or career so you can enjoy more of what you love and how many things change when you open up your abundance of energy
  • The orgasmic feeling of eating all raw foods
  • Creating a health plan like you would create a business plan


Calling all women balancing wellness, work, family and self… Learn a 15-minute daily practice and go to bed each night proud of what you got done.

    At the end of every episode, we share three doable changes, so you can take what you’ve heard and put it into action. Action is where change happens. But here’s the thing: when we have a goal, a wish, a desire bubbling up in us, it can feel really huge. Sometimes we stop ourselves in our tracks based on how huge our desire feels. Change needs action, but it doesn’t need huge action. When we focus on the next step, the next Doable Change that we can integrate into our lives, we don’t get stuck and we create momentum.

    Choose one Doable Change that resonates with you today and really play with it. Fit it into your life, your days, make it work for you — then move on to your next Doable Change.


    CREATE YOUR VISION FOR YOUR 90S. How do you want to be doing in your 90s? How do you picture your health, your body, your ability to enjoy activities and people you love? If you have a lot of negative or ideas about aging, think about the most vibrant people you know. Get a really clear vision of yourself decades in the future.

    MAKE A HEALTH PLAN. Most of us don’t plan for our long-term health. It’s so far away. It feels like too much to change all at once. Yet we plan for so many other things. Make a plan for your health, based on your long-term health vision. You don’t have to do all the things at once, make the plan so you can start making more doable changes that lead to your long-term goals.

    TRY RAW FOOD. All raw food isn’t for everyone — or for all the time, but it is a very different experience. You get all of the life force of the food, and it can have huge impacts on energy. Try this doable change as an experiment. Commit to doing it for a week, and check in to see how your body feels. We have more advice on the podcast about raw food if you want to explore more before you get started.

    From Overwhelm to Ease


    In 2018, Marie-Claire sold everything she owned, packed two suitcases, and moved from Belgium to New York City to start a new life… she was 60. Just nine years earlier, she healed herself of two “incurable” diseases after barely surviving a killer cocktail of six. She threw everything overboard she was taught to eat, and stopped cooking all her food. Now she shows high-performing women how to explode their energy, charisma, and style for a profitable presence. How? With a plant-based lifestyle that supports their ambitious dreams and fits their busy schedule.


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