December 2008

2008

Looking Back on 2008

by Leisa on December 30, 2008

As the year 2008 comes to a close, it has been a time for reviewing the year just gone and setting goals, dreams and desires for the next. I have to say that if I was going to sum up 2008 in few words it would be “the year of contrasts”. There were huge ups
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Merry Christmas!

by Leisa on December 26, 2008

I hope everyone that celebrates Christmas had a fantastic day yesterday! We celebrate Christmas by having a family get together, as many Aussies do, by sharing gifts, having a festive lunch (yes, I made lots of yummy RAW recipes), and relaxing all afternoon around the pool and on the deck of my sister’s home.  Christmas has
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The Real Meaning of Christmas

by Leisa on December 22, 2008

The short, inspirational Christmas story below was originally published in the December 14, 1982 issue of Woman’s Day magazine. This moving story inspired the creation of The White Envelope Project, a caring nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of givers, civic leaders, and philanthropists. May this inspirational story remind us all of the
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Nature Quotes

by Leisa on December 20, 2008

I found these quotes in David Wolfe’s The Sunfood Success System: “The constitution of man’s body has not changed to meet the new conditions of his artificial environment that has replaced his natural one. The result is that of perpetual discord between man and his environment. The effect of this discord is a general deterioration of man’s body,
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Raw For 30 Days DVD Viewing in Bryon Bay

by Leisa on December 18, 2008

As a follow up to my post about Diabetes a few days ago, I found a blog by Ian Blair Hamilton of Ion Life in Byron Bay, who screened “Raw For 30 Days – Reversing Diabetes” locally. In his blog post, he writes “Now you’d think that a movie about curing diabetes naturally would bring diabetics,
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J is for Juicing!

by Leisa on December 16, 2008

I love juicing. It is such a boost for the body, drinking those concentrated nutrients and pure water to nourish our cells without our body having to do very much digestive work at all. The best juices are green, with only small amounts of sugary or sweet vegetables or fruits such as carrot, beetroot or apple.
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Isn’t this scary? “(NaturalNews) The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has announced the early cancellation of one part of a major diabetes and cardiovascular disease study after discovering that patients undergoing that treatment were more likely to die from heart attacks and strokes. The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk
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December E-Health News

by Leisa on December 13, 2008

The latest edition of E-Health News is available to members, and is a festive issue full of information for the silly season. In this issue I give lots of raw recipes that make a healthy and delicious addition to your Christmas dining table; the main article is about sunlight and vitamin D; we discuss raw
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Oprah and her Thyroid

by Leisa on December 11, 2008

It has been in the news that Oprah has gained back 40 pounds that she had previously lost, to now be at a weight of 200 – which is about 90kg, and that she can’t understand how she has let that happen. Well, if Oprah is suffering from an undiagnosed, or badly managed thyroid condition,
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Simple Salads

by Leisa on December 9, 2008

Just another thought on food that came to me today when I made a salad for lunch – that we often try to complicate things to the point of it all being too hard, so we give up. I know I’ve done that many a time. I think about making a salad and it seems tiresome
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