March 2009


Laser Printers Emit Toxic Dust

by Leisa on March 30, 2009

I have always wondered about the toxic emissions from printers and photocopiers.  I have experienced a couple of allergic reactions to the toner in them and have thought about how harmful they might be. When I was 16 and a junior clerk in a legal office, I was asked to change the toner in the photocopier.  Never having
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What Did We Do Before Mobiles?

by Leisa on March 28, 2009

One of my pet peeves is poor mobile phone etiquette – is that at the top of anyone else’s list? There is nothing more annoying than being out somewhere, enjoying yourself and relaxing, and someone nearby decides to have a very loud phone conversation, not realising the timing and volume of the conversation is completely inappropriate.
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What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?

by Leisa on March 26, 2009

This is quite funny and reminds me that I need a reality check at times – because I am so immersed in health and healthy practices in both my work and my personal life, I forget how most “normal” people live. It started when a friend was visiting a week ago, and as we shared a cuppa
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Lots of Red Meat Can Harm Vision

by Leisa on March 20, 2009

This was an interesting report: – “Feed the man meat, but don’t overdo it or he could go blind – that’s the finding of a study carried out by the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Researchers from the hospital and the Centre for Eye Research Australia have found a link between red meat consumption and
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New Sugar Less Bad For You – What?@*!

by Leisa on March 18, 2009

Here we go again, the multi-national companies are trying to jump on the bandwagon of good health and have come up with the ingenious idea of making a healthier alternative to white sugar. White sugar, already a highly processed product that has no place at all in a healthy diet, has been suffering with declining
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The Vitamin C Miracle

by Leisa on March 16, 2009

I love healing therapies that are safe, non-toxic and have amazing benefits to the human body.  Vitamin C is one of those substances. Prevention is of course, always better than cure – but if for whatever reason someone’s lifestyle has led to a serious problem such as atherosclerosis, then orthomolecular remedies such as IV Vitamin C
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Buckwheat Porridge

by Leisa on March 14, 2009

Following on from the post “Three Reasons To Eat Buckwheat” I would like to add my own porridge recipe to the one in that post. Breakfast poses a problem for quite a few raw food eaters if the questions I receive are anything to go by – so I have a few suggestions.  If you
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Aussies Hit By Obesity Epidemic

by Leisa on March 12, 2009

From ninemsn:  “Australians may pride themselves on their sporting prowess, but moves to supersize toilets, coffins and ambulances are signs the country is grappling with record levels of obesity. “Australia has an illusion of being a nation of sportsmen and women,” said Deakin University obesity expert Boyd Swinburn. “But our engagement in sport is usually
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K is for Kale

by Leisa on March 10, 2009

Continuing on with my “alphabet of healthy foods” which I haven’t posted for a while, next in the series is K for Kale. Kale is a green leafy plant belonging to the Brassica family, which also includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and collard greens.   This is a family of vegetables that should be rotated through the
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My 200th Post!

by Leisa on March 8, 2009

This is a little bit of a milestone – 200 posts over the past couple of years! Reading back over my writing, I am really pleased with so many of the posts – there is some absolutely brilliant information contained within these pages! They represent what I want to do with this blog, and that
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