August 2009


Obsessing Over The Details…

by Leisa on August 27, 2009

Life is all about balance, and the further I go forward, the more I realise how important it is. When changing to a new dietary regime, or incorporating more raw foods into our diets, sometimes we can get caught up in the little details instead of seeing the overall big picture – and this is
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Oh My Goodness, I Have a Disease!

by Leisa on August 25, 2009

From The Daily Mail UK “An obsession with eating healthily could in fact be bad for your health, scientists warn. Those who deny themselves entire food groups or worry too much about the ‘purity’ of their meals are risking their mental and physical wellbeing. Experts have reported a rise in such extreme behaviour, known as
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I enjoy the writing of Mike Adams of Natural News very much – he has a very strong opinion and doesn’t mind voicing it, going much further than I dare to! I really enjoyed this three part series entitled “Why Are Smart People So Ignorant When It Comes To Health, Vaccines & Vitamin D“. The
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The Codex Threat

by Leisa on August 21, 2009

Many of you have heard of the Codex Alimentarius and the threat it holds over our natural medicine industry.  There are varied opinions on just how much of a threat it really is, but in the worst case scenario we will have regulations that will class natural food, herbs and supplements as drugs and they
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good or bad

Is it “Good”, or is it “Bad”?

by Leisa on August 19, 2009

A few days ago I was lunching with a friend who told me about a business deal that had gone wrong, and how the whole world seemed to be against her; and it reminded me of an old proverb. It goes something like this… There once was a very wise, but very poor peasant farmer
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Was This Gastric Band Really Needed?

by Leisa on August 17, 2009

Gaynor Curtis, 49, has struggled with her weight all her life. In January 2005, she underwent a gastric band operation. She lost over seven stone, but suffered complications and nearly died on two separate occasions. Yet Gaynor has no regrets. Here, the receptionist, who lives in Milton Keynes with her husband Tony, 54, an engineer,
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Healing Heart Disease

by Leisa on August 15, 2009

Just recently someone very close to me was diagnosed with heart disease and told very strongly that they were on the path to either a heart attack or bypass surgery in the next few years. Alongside the shock of the diagnosis, there was also a disbelief that food has been the main culprit in the development
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APVC Broadwater Bungalows Resort Busselton WA

Up, Up and Away to WA!

by Leisa on August 13, 2009

Busselton, WA 11th – 17th October, 2009 October takes the Embracing Life! Team to WA, with their magnificent sunsets, beautiful beaches and warm, hospitable people. I have found a venue with everything that we need – the 4 star, Grand Mercure Apartments Busselton – 2½ south of Perth at the gateway to the Margaret River
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Q is for Quinoa

by Leisa on August 11, 2009

Ha Ha!  I bet you thought I couldn’t come up with a raw food starting with “Q” but here we are – quinoa!  (I will be stumped though, when I get to the end of the alphabet I’m sure!) I was doing a bit of a search on Quinoa and found the most lovely post
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awesome mom

What an Awesome Mum!

by Leisa on August 9, 2009

I received a wonderful  e-mail recently from a very clever lady who has done an amazing job with her own health and that of her family.  She is open to learning more, experimenting with whole foods and raising her children as naturally and healthfully as possible.  This made me smile and I’m sure it will make you smile
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