Salt

The Great Salt Debate

by Leisa on May 23, 2016

No wonder the public are confused when the media features conflicting stories on aspects of health and diet on a daily basis. This week the stories being highlighted were about salt – one article that made the headlines was a study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet which showed that low-salt intake led
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Christiane Northrup

These ‘Safe’ Drugs Are Not Safe

by Leisa on May 18, 2016

I just read a great article by acclaimed Women’s Health Expert, Christiane Northrup entitled “Why I Won’t Take These ‘Safe’ Drugs.” The four drugs she mentions in the article are four that I am also very against, and it was excellent to read her simple, but thorough explanations of why they are so dangerous. She
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Tahini Balls

This is an old faithful tahini ball recipe that I’ve just revisited after not making them for quite a long time! These are a great substitute when you are having a chocolate craving – but I always use a mix of half raw cacao powder and half organic carob powder to balance them out so
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Morning Munch! Best Breakfast EVER!

by Leisa on May 10, 2016

It’s not often that I take to my blog to alert the world to a fantastic new product – but this is one that I couldn’t wait to share! It’s called Paleo Power …Morning Munch and has been created by my favourite superfood company – Power Super Foods. PSF’s products go way beyond meeting the
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fruit-juicer

Don’t you just love it when the mainstream media points out the dangers of things like eating fruits and vegetables, or doing risky health practices such as juicing? Honestly, I wonder where they come up with these articles sometimes and I cringe at the thought of people reading them and believing the ridiculous information they
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Healthy food in heart and cholesterol diet concept on vintage bo

There was an article written recently by Dr Aseem Malhotra, arguing that the  “benefits of statins have been exaggerated and their side effects downplayed” in the rush by the medical profession to prescribe these nasty medications to millions of people who don’t actually need them. Actually, I would argue that no one actually needs a
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Punching Bag Punch

One of the most pervasive themes we find in the way the world views illness today; is that poor health or disease is a battle we need to win. We hear stories every day about a celebrity diagnosed with cancer who vows to “fight with everything they have” and are determined to “win the battle”
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Medication Decision

The Course Of Disease

by Leisa on April 19, 2016

Since I’ve really ramped up my naturopathic consulting again this year, it’s been great to get reminded of the reasons why I entered this field so long ago and what drew me to the natural healing profession, even as a child. One of the things that I love about natural medicine is working with the
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Herbal naturopathic medicine selection also used in pagan witche

So What Does A Naturopath Do?

by Leisa on April 17, 2016

I’m going to write a lot more on the topic of naturopathy over the coming weeks, as it is one that I feel very strongly about and believe needs a lot more attention than it is getting. As a naturopath I find that we don’t have a well-respected place in society, we are like the
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Calling All Nurses! This Is Your Retreat!

by Leisa on April 14, 2016

This is a call out to nurses from all around the country who are looking for a fantastic retreat designed and catered especially for you! The Nurses for Nurses Network has partnered with yours truly, to create a most spectacular Members’ conference, with a focus on health therapies as they are practiced in Ubud, Bali.
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