May 2008


A Stroke of Insight

by Leisa on May 31, 2008

This video is almost 20 minutes long, but it is an amazing speech and worth putting aside the time to watch. Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for – she had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness –- shut down one by one. 
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Weighing In on Weight Loss Pt 2

by Leisa on May 29, 2008

Many people do overeat and eat the wrong types of food – but in clinic I have found that in most cases it is the body sending a message and crying out for help. Weight gain due to overeating might mean that the person could be nutrient deficient or fatty acid deficient, low in energy
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Weighing In on Weight Loss Pt 1

by Leisa on May 28, 2008

Whenever we discuss health and fitness, the subject of weight loss or achieving our ideal weight is always going to be a part of the conversation. Weight is such a huge issue (no pun intended) that we have industries making billions of dollars out of people’s desperation to attain a thin physique.  Often the health
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Hot Flushes- Are you Suffering?

by Leisa on May 25, 2008

Hot flushes and night sweats – are you suffering? Watch this video and you will learn about a simple test you can take at home which will point you to a possible cause.


The Soul of the Thyroid

by Leisa on May 24, 2008

In one of my newsletters I reviewed a book by Charles Eisenstein called “The Yoga of Eating”, and I enjoy reading his wisdom and perspective very much. He has just released an article on issues such as chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression and thyroid disorders; writing on this subject from a perspective of our own body wisdom and
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But Do I Have To Give Up Meat?

by Leisa on May 21, 2008

The issue of eating meat is a very contentious one, with people on both sides of the debate holding strong moral, ethical, economical and nutritional views. In this short blog-post I’m not going to delve into those highly sensitive topics and weigh up one against the other – as that could easily turn into a
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Green Smoothie Challenge!

by Leisa on May 15, 2008

I am a huge fan of green smoothies and have one pretty much every day. It is also one of the essentials in my naturopathic practice where healing with food is my passion. The Green Smoothie Challenge is a fantastic project created by Raw Power’s health and nutrition educator Anand Wells.  The 14 day challenge starts
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It’s now been a few months since launching my Saliva Hormone Testing service and the feedback from my very satisfied customers has been amazing. I’ve been able to identify some very important areas of concern showing up on the test results, and I have put together effective strategies from both the naturopathic and the medical world to guide these
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The Classic Chick Pea

by Leisa on May 11, 2008

Now when we think of the chick pea, we don’t automatically think “yum, I’ve just got to have some of those!” But the humble chick pea is so full of goodness that we just can’t overlook it. In many traditional cultures the chick pea is a staple of the diet, being ground into flour to produce the
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If only most doctors could find a higher calling than the pseudo-science that passes for medicine these days – then the world would be a MUCH better place. I thought this was  a great story and it just shows that a good hard look at your life can be very beneficial – and we don’t
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