April 2008

health

Crushing Alternative Medicine in Canada

by Leisa on April 30, 2008

Could it happen here? “A new law being pushed in Canada by Big Pharma seeks to outlaw up to 60 percent of natural health products currently sold in Canada, even while criminalizing parents who give herbs or supplements to their children. The law, known as C-51, was introduced by the Canadian Minister of Health on
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The False Face of Guru-ism

by Leisa on April 28, 2008

When I was younger I always got caught up in thinking that everyone else was better than I was and knew more than I did, and in my own mind I elevated many people onto a pedestal. I learned very painfully over the years, that very few people are who they appear to be, or
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We don’t often hear a lot in the media about the deliberate attempts to discredit the natural medicine industry, but the anti-vitamin lobby is working hard to cause doubt in the mind of consumers. Whenever a study comes out that shows vitamins in a negative light – it is trumpeted across the media as a
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The Brilliant Blueberry

by Leisa on April 22, 2008

Blueberries are one fruit that can often be found in my fridge whenever they are in season – they are tiny little round balls of goodness and like all berries, are very high in antioxidants.  My almost-4-year-old nephew Jack is also a big fan, and can sit down to a tub at a time of
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Favourite Quote

by Leisa on April 17, 2008

This is an wonderful quote that I picked up from the Raw Power website www.rawpower.com.au “An individual who eats the typical foods found in so-called “civilized society” who then changes to a raw-plant-food diet can discover energy they have never known. Eating a balanced mix of raw plant foods restores the body on a molecular level, building
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Apples

The Amazing Apple

by Leisa on April 15, 2008

In exploring food as medicine, one food that you just can’t overlook is the humble apple. There is a lot of truth in the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” One of my first introductions into the healing benefits of the apple, was after reading a book called “The Biogenic Diet”
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The Art of Conscientiousness

by Leisa on April 13, 2008

It is an interesting word – conscientiousness – and it is one trait that I admire in people and one that I aim to embody myself. This is what it says in Wikipedia: “In psychology, conscientiousness is the trait of being painstaking and careful, or the quality of acting according to the dictates of one’s
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Hippocrates is Dead…

by Leisa on April 7, 2008

It is a very sad day today, with the announcement by Ronald Bradley, owner of Hippocrates Health Centre, that he has decided to retire and close the doors of Hippocrates for good. Many of the hundreds of people that follow my blog and my newsletter, met me when they attended the Hippocrates program, and I
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A Deeply Inspiring Near-Death Story

by Leisa on April 6, 2008

I have a fascination in all things unexplainable and this story certainly fits into that category.  I think the essence of this story is what is important, not the actual facts surrounding it.  Messages of love, tolerance and acceptance never get old with me… Mellen-Thomas Benedict is an artist who survived a near-death experience (NDE) in
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What is Enlightenment?

by Leisa on April 3, 2008

Last night I went to a talk by Dan Millman, author of the classic book “The Way of the Peaceful Warrior”, as well as many other inspirational writings.  I first read this book in the late 1980s and it encouraged me to think very deeply about the themes presented in it.  It became one of
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