July 2013

Woman in gym exercising with personal fitness trainer

Working in a busy health food store, this is a topic that has been coming up for me quite often of late. It causes me and so many of my colleagues quite a bit of grief. How the situation usually unfurls is as follows: Me: Hi there, can I help you? Customer: Yes, I’d like
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Milk

Two Ways To Make Almond Milk

by Leisa on July 30, 2013

I often get asked by people what type of milk they should use in their smoothies or as a milk replacement in their diet. There are so many choices for people nowadays – the plethora of different types of cow’s milk – as well as goat’s milk, oat milk, rice milk, soy milk, almond milk,
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Woman checking food labelling

A Whole Foods Diet Needs No Labels

by Leisa on July 29, 2013

Yesterday morning we had the television on at home, whilst we were pottering around the kitchen, and a segment came up that grabbed my attention. The topic was on a proposal being submitted to the government, promoting a new star-based nutrional labelling system for food. The idea behind the new proposal, was that a star-based system would enable consumers
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The Marshmallow Study

by Leisa on July 25, 2013

The Stanford Marshmallow Study – Delayed Gratification (Self-Discipline) the Key to Long Term Success. I thought this was really interesting and worth the read! “Stanford University psychology researcher Michael Mischel demonstrated how important self-discipline (the ability to delay immediate gratification in exchange for long term goal achievement) is to lifelong success. In a longitudinal study
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Woman's cravings

Do You Suffer With Food Cravings?

by Leisa on July 24, 2013

Many people suffer from quite severe food cravings that they feel unable to control, sending them into a spiral of self-recrimination and guilt.  Often the craving is for carbohydrates in any form, whether it be a bread, sugar, potato chips or alcohol addiction; or it may be for chocolate or other types of dairy products.
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Buddha Quotation

Accepting The Grand Design

by Rhianna on July 24, 2013

Hanging on my wall I have a quote by Buddha. It goes something along the lines of “In the end, what matters most is: How well did you love? How well did you live? How well did you learn to let go?” I loved this quote enough to buy it and hang it on my wall, but I
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Tahini Balls

Tahini Ball Recipe

by Leisa on July 23, 2013

This is an old faithful tahini ball recipe that I’ve just revisited after not making them for quite a long time! These are a great substitute when you are having a chocolate craving – but I always use a mix of half raw cacao powder and half organic carob powder to balance them out so
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Ginger Winter Warmer!

by Leisa on July 22, 2013

We’re right in the middle of winter here on the Gold Coast at the moment, and like many, I too find myself drawn to warm foods during the cooler months. I do like to stay mainly raw though, so ginger becomes a staple in my house during the winter season.   Ginger is a wonderfully warming,
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Toxic Oestrogen

Are You Full Of Toxic Oestrogen?

by Leisa on July 19, 2013

Oestrogen dominance is a term that is becoming more familiar, as people start to recognise the crucial role that hormone balance has in our health and in the prevention of many disease states. Oestrogen, a mainly female hormone, has hit the spotlight due to its potential influence in the development of hormonally influenced cancers such
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Sacred Chocolate

David Wolfe Product Sale

by Leisa on July 18, 2013

As you may have heard the David Wolfe Australian Tour for 2013 has come to a close, and was a great success, however we still have some limited stock left over after the tour. Everything from books and CD’s to superfoods and supplements – and we have very, VERY limited sacred chocolate packs left. These
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