January 2009


To Be or Not To Be 100% Raw

by Leisa on January 29, 2009

This is a gorgeous article written by Jennie, the owner of Raw Pleasure, and I totally agree with what she has to say in this article: “There are many different ways to eat a raw food diet. There’s low fat, high fruit, low fat low fruit, there’s gourmet, there’s no fruit, there’s vegan and non-vegan,
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A Savage Tale

by Leisa on January 27, 2009

A few nights ago I saw a movie called “The Savages” starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney. It was a good movie, with great acting and a witty, honest and challenging storyline .  It’s description reads – “When an estranged and senile father starts failing, his son and daughter are suddenly burdened with the heavy
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The Language of Disease

by Leisa on January 25, 2009

A promotional plug for Mike Adam’s new book and CD package “The Illusion of Disease” came through recently on e-mail and it is a pretty important subject. In the blurb about the report, he explains how the medical profession use NLP type techniques to “brainwash” patients into being dis-empowered and handing over their authority to doctors and
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Finding Your Exercise Passion…

by Leisa on January 23, 2009

Exercise is one of those things we know we should make time for – and we know we feel better when we do it regularly – but it often gets left out of our busy schedules. I’ve always been a big fan of exercise – I love how energetic I feel when I exercise, I
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The Green Smoothie Lesson Goes Viral!

by Leisa on January 21, 2009

A few days ago I posted my video on the “Green Smoothie Lesson” and since then it has travelled around the world and has been watched over a thousand times already!! Jim Carey, from www.chidiet.com, a raw food advocate and Ann Wigmore devotee, has posted it in his blog:  Check it out! http://www.chidiet.com/blog/raw-food-talk/leisa-wheeler-nd.htm Leisa


MSG Causes Obesity

by Leisa on January 19, 2009

Here is another good reason to avoid any packaged and processed food.  There are very few processed foods that don’t contain some form of the flavour enhancer MSG, and among all it’s other dangerous side effects, (brain damage, inflammation, allergies, hyperactivity) it has been shown to cause obesity. I read about this a long time
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Retreats in the Media!

by Leisa on January 17, 2009

This was very exciting! Last week the Embracing Life! Retreats were featured in an article in the Sunshine Coast ESP magazine! It was a full feature article detailing the retreats with several photo’s and a testimonial from one of the past particpants.  It was great to see that the retreats are getting noticed!!  You can
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Coke Sued for VitaminWater Fraud

by Leisa on January 15, 2009

Oh, isn’t this just too funny!  We knew Coca-Cola wouldn’t be capable of producing anything healthy!! “The Coca-Cola Company is being sued for making “deceptive and unsubstantiated claims” about its VitaminWater line of beverages, which it touts as healthy alternatives to sodas, lawyers for the plaintiff said on Thursday. Coca-Cola is misleading consumers by using
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Green Smoothie Lesson!

by Leisa on January 13, 2009

I love green smoothies and have a “Superfood Smoothie” almost every day.  At my Embracing Life! Retreats we do a Green Smoothie Lesson, very similar to the one I made here below. In this video, I take you through the making of a Superfood Green Smoothie, as well as talking about the health benefits and
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Bikram Yoga

by Leisa on January 11, 2009

It’s a New Year, and I’ve decided to learn something that will enhance my fitness, quieten my mind, and detox me at the same time! One of the most inspirational ladies I have ever met, made the commitment each new year to learn something she had never done before.  One year it was ballroom dancing, the
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