April 2014

Eclectus Parrot

Leisa’s Diary #6; The Return of Malakai

by Leisa on April 30, 2014

The last week was a very difficult one for me… It had a happy ending, but the outcome was anything but assured. As with any event or incident in my life, I take the time to delve into the experience to see what I might be able to learn or gain from it. Not when in
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Beautiful Spa Collage

What’s On You?

by Rhianna on April 29, 2014

I am a girl, not quite the girliest-girl, but I still like make up, nail polish, perfume and yummy smelling shampoo’s body washes and moisturisers. Perusing my search for the best natural hair care products the other day, I actually got fooled into buying something that said it was natural, only to arrive at my
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Milk

What’s In Your Non-Dairy Milk?

by Rhianna on April 24, 2014

I couldn’t tell you the last time I drank cows milk. Understanding dairy is one of the top 5 allergenic foods, and recognising the fact that I am reactive to it has caused me to steer clear for many years. Luckily, there is a plethora of alternative milk products out there, convenient in tetra pack,
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Kelly- raw food 1

A Raw Foodie Does Bali

by Rhianna on April 22, 2014

As the weather gets colder I always start dreaming of warmer climates, tropical fruit, stunning beaches, humidity and cool water. So it’s no wonder that Bali springs to mind! And what should pop into my inbox this morning but a lovely blog post by our guest blogger Kelly, based around her foodie experiences in Bali!!!
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Test tubes

Thinking About Saliva Testing?

by Rhianna on April 16, 2014

I have to say, I love testing!!! I am so lucky and grateful that medicine has developed methods of testing that we naturopaths can use to identify problems we suspect in our patients. In the past, naturopaths have always taken detailed case histories, looked at physical signs and symptoms and deduced what is the most
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Very angry little girl

Is It Allergies or Intolerances?

by Rhianna on April 15, 2014

When I was a kid, Mum dragged me to the dreaded naturopath who told us I shouldn’t be having wheat or dairy. As a result, Mum started waging war against these evils in my diet, and also against me, because at the age of 10 there was no way I was going to eat soy
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White chocolate

When I was a kid I think Easter was my favourite time of year. I think my brother would agree. It meant a week of camping in the bush with our cousins, smoky fires, bright stars at night, playing from dawn till dusk, getting dirty, building rafts, climbing trees, playing in the creek and having
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homeopathy

I hate the news, it’s all negative, depressing, fear-based snippets of what the media decide we should hear about. As a result I don’t watch it. But I do watch My Kitchen Rules. And waiting for MKR (what the cool kids call it…) leaves me with little option as far as what do I flick
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Permaculture Day

Permaculture Day Event

by Leisa on April 10, 2014

Join us at an exlusive event exploring the inspirational world of Permaculture with Tania Leilani. Saturday 17th May, 2014; 10.30am – 4.00pm Mullumbimby, NSW Tania Leilani is well-known in the world of permaculture – not only for creating her own edible sanctuary in the Northern NSW Hinterland – she also spends time every year developing
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Apple Crumble

Winter Warming Wholefoods Retreat

by Leisa on April 8, 2014

Wholefoods Preparation Intensive Winter Warming Wholefoods Friday 13th June, 2014 to Monday 16th June, 2014 The Winter Warming Wholefoods Preparation Intensive is a three night / two-and- a-half day retreat, where you will learn kitchen skills and preparation techniques for creating delicious raw food and whole food recipes. This retreat will have a focus on
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