July 2008

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Arthritis Remedies

by Leisa on July 30, 2008

One of the most amazing results I witnessed when working as the Naturopath at Hippocrates Health Centre, was the resolution of arthritic pain in less than a week. I would see people come in on heavy pain medication, stiff, with limited mobility, often with swollen inflamed joints – and after going through a juice fast and
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The Retreat is Here!

by Leisa on July 28, 2008

I am very happy to be announcing the launch of my fantastic health retreat experience, the Embracing Life! Six Day Detox, Healing and Renewal Retreat.  My passion in life is to spend time with people dedicated to learning about health and healing, and there is nothing better that doing that with a group of like-minded
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Health Book Summaries

by Leisa on July 26, 2008

This is a great idea for people who don’t have the time to read, or would like to read a comprehensive review of a book before they purchase it. Mike Adams from Natural News and Kevin Gianni of Renegade Health have put together a site called Health Book Summaries to provide exactly that – a
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Stress and Switching Off…

by Leisa on July 23, 2008

With stress being the causative factor in so many degenerative health conditions, part of my philosophy on healing is to lower and manage stress through various techniques. I talk to people about the benefits of regular exercise in stress reduction, we talk about resolving and working on the emotional aspects of stress, we can look
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Raw Radio Interviews!

by Leisa on July 21, 2008

I regularly receive a newsletter from Matt Monarch, raw food guru, and in his latest e-mail he links to a great radio show, “Vitality” on Tribeca Radio. He was interviewed by the hosts of the show, about raw foods, cleansing and his spiritual experiences with the raw diet – it’s great to hear about other
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Reclaiming our Feelings

by Leisa on July 18, 2008

I have always seen the recognition of our feelings as a way of connecting with our true and authentic selves, rather than seeing them as something we need to “overcome” in this life. Life without feeling, to me, is a life only half-lived, and to abandon the texture and colour that feeling gives to life, is to deny
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E is for Enchilada!

by Leisa on July 15, 2008

In my theme of discussing foods starting with each letter of the alphabet, I had trouble with the letter “E” – if I have trouble with “E” then who knows what will happen when I get to X!!! I thought about eggs, but I mainly talk about raw food here, and even though I have gone through
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When Fat, Definitely, Is Fat…

by Leisa on July 13, 2008

“Australia has become the fattest nation in the world, with more than 9 million adults now rated as obese or overweight, according to an alarming new report. The most definitive picture of the national obesity crisis to date has found that Australians now outweigh Americans and face a future “fat bomb” that could cause 123,000
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Making Up Diseases…

by Leisa on July 10, 2008

That’s right, the pharmaceutical companies are at it again, making up diseases so that they can treat these fictitious problems with a drug.  Which is fine for adults, who, if they only care to research even a little bit, can find out the dangers of prescription medication for themselves, but this latest push is to medicate
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Nutritionism Defined

by Leisa on July 8, 2008

This is the title of Chapter 2 of Michael Pollan’s great book “In Defense of Food”, and I love the concept that he reveals – that we have become blinded by the ideology of “nutritionism.” “In the case of nutritionism,” Pollan writes “the widely shared but unexamined assumption is that the key to understanding food
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