January 2008

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Music For My Soul

by Leisa on January 31, 2008

As well as my Green Smoothie obsession, I have another obsession going on at the moment.  You can probably tell I don’t do things by halves!  It’s either all the way or not at all… I have the new Sacred Earth CD, The Way Home, and I can’t stop playing it.  I have it on
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Green For Life!

by Leisa on January 28, 2008

Green smoothies are my new obsession, and although I’ve known about them for a long time, it’s only just recently that I’ve included them as a daily part of life. I have been guilty of what many raw foodists tend to do with food, and that is lean very heavily towards fats in the diet. 
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The Double Blind Debacle

by Leisa on January 26, 2008

We often hear loud protests from the medical community that natural medicine is “unscientific” because many nutrients, herbs, foods and therapies have not undergone the Gold Standard for the scientific industry – the double blind placebo controlled trial. Natural medicine, because of it’s holistic quality, can never conform to industry standards because you cannot measure
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Guru Gimmicks

by Leisa on January 23, 2008

This follows on somewhat from my “Sleepwalkers” blog, where I talked about how people get trapped into habits and behaviours that may be harmful. Another area that I’d really like to encourage people to examine in their own lives is the common tendency in many people to give away their power to others, and to
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One of the most effective additions to your health regime that can create really outstanding results is the simple art of Dry Skin Brushing. The lymphatic system is made up of a network of fluid, organs and vessels that drain toxins, debris, pathogens and excess fluid from the spaces around cells. The fluid in the
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Sleepwalkers

by Leisa on January 19, 2008

I often find myself observing people, and time and again I wonder if many of us are aware of the habits and behaviours we participate in, that are doing us harm.  I suspect so many people are “sleepwalking” through life, never taking the time to step back and look at what they are doing and
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Chocolate Fix!

by Leisa on January 16, 2008

Goodness it would be easy to be a chocoholic!  It is actually in my genes to love chocolate – truly!  My grandmother would eat a 750g block of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk fruit and nut almost every day, she lived on it! Now every time you think of chocolate, instead say “rancid fat, cow pus, mouse
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Inspiring Story

by Leisa on January 12, 2008

I received an e-mail before Christmas from an author that has a site called Cancer Defeated, telling the story of what one family did to help their little boy survive cancer. I thought it was an excellent overview of what can be achieved with natural medicine, and how it can work alongside allopathic medicine when
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Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants

by Leisa on January 9, 2008

This is the conclusion of Michael Pollan, an author who has written some fantastic books on food from a very unique and entertaining perspective. I review one of his books “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” in the January issue of my newsletter (subscribe above, top right corner to receive your copy!). He talks about his new book,
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Oh yes, you did read correctly.  The genius Australian Medical Association has proposed a plan to provide free lap-band surgery for obese teenagers in Victoria. It is a $40.5 million dollar proposal that will see 3000 operations performed over three years.  Apparently “health groups” have backed the plan, although any “health group” that backs this
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