May 2009


My First Durian Experience!

by Leisa on May 28, 2009

Well, I had heard a lot about these mysterious fruits – all the stories about how bad they smelled, and how addictive they were – so when I had the opportunity to try them for myself – I jumped at the chance! It was driving home from hiking in Springbrook National Park with Dr. Fred
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The Delightful Dr. Fred

by Leisa on May 26, 2009

This past week I was fortunate enough to have hosted Dr. Fred Bisci and his friend and promoter Rory, on the Gold Coast leg of their national tour.  And what a privilege it has been! For the first couple of days though, the Gold Coast turned on the worst weather imaginable – with South East QLD
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Detoxing – The Dreaded Colon Cleanse!

by Leisa on May 23, 2009

When it comes to detoxing, the colon is our leading weapon in eliminating toxins from our bodies. The colon stores waste until we are ready to expel it, and a healthy body should be having 1 -2 bowel movements per day; any less and the body is constipated. It doesn’t take too much imagination to
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N is for Nuts!

by Leisa on May 20, 2009

No, I’m not talking about myself, although many people would describe me that way! I’m talking about natural, nourishing nuts that are an essential part of any genuine whole food / raw food diet. There is even a website dedicated just to nuts!  See – they are totally nutty about nuts! Ok, down to the  serious side of
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Raw Food Retreats

by Leisa on May 17, 2009

I’m just back from another of the awesome Embracing Life! Six Day Detox, Healing and Raw Food Retreat’s, and I cannot tell you how excited I am that the vision I had for these retreats has come to fruition in the most beautiful of ways. I think I’ve written a little bit about this before –
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Is the Connection So Hard To See?

by Leisa on May 14, 2009

I’ve written before about how easy it is for me to forget that most of the population don’t view food and healing the same way that I do! Food, health and healing are a daily experience for me – I live it, I read about it, I research it, I teach it and I associate
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That New Fad “Raw Diet”

by Leisa on May 12, 2009

I love reading old books on health and food, and find some of the concepts and ideas absolutely fascinating!  Some are just plain wrong, and it can be really funny to read how adamant some of the writers are about their particular point of view – and with the limited information that they had at
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Couran Cove

Couran Cove Healthy Hideaway Weekend!

by Leisa on May 8, 2009

This should be fun! I would like to invite any local readers of my blog to consider coming along and treating yourself to a weekend away at Couran Cove Island Resort on South Stradbroke Island 19th – 21st June. I have been invited to host a “Healthy Hideaway Weekend” that Couran Cove are putting on as
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Ginger Boost!

by Leisa on May 6, 2009

In other parts of Australia it is starting to get much cooler as we move well into Autumn, and we’ve just started getting some cooler nights here on the Gold Coast. I have written before about keeping warm in winter with raw food, but I just wanted to remind everyone of a simple tool that
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Has the World Gone Crazy?

by Leisa on May 4, 2009

Sometimes I think the world has just gone plain mad! With all the fear and craziness around the “swine flu”, people seem to have forgotten how to think for themselves and evaluate a situation – it seems like most people just take the what the media says as gospel truth…. We have the fluoride debate where a
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