May 2015

Hashimoto's

I see a lot of patients who have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – an autoimmune disease where they are producing antibodies to parts of their thyroid gland that make thyroid hormone. It is much more common than people might think, and can lead to total destruction of the the thyroid gland if not diagnosed and treated properly.
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Has Your Fatigue Been Misdiagnosed?

by Leisa on May 27, 2015

Last week I saw a patient who had been misdiagnosed by their former naturopath, and had been given the completely wrong treatment program. When it comes to issues of fatigue, there are very few naturopaths who have studied these issues in depth. Adrenal fatigue is barely mentioned during the course of study during a naturopathic
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Body Ecology Course – Brisbane

by Leisa on May 26, 2015

Body Ecology Diet author and founder Donna Gates is holding both a one day introductory course as well a a four day certification in Brisbane in June, along with good friend and colleague, Maria Hunt. I read the Body Ecology Diet some years ago and found that it contained a lot of wisdom and knowledge,
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Juicing Versus Supplements

by Leisa on May 26, 2015

I love juicing. Fresh juices are my favourite things to drink, and every single day I have about a litre of fresh juice – combinations such as beetroot, celery, lemon, apple and ginger or cucumber, mint, pineapple, kale and lemon. The varieties you can have are only limited by your imagination (and what you have
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Today as I was skimming the stories on the Mamamia website, I came across one that jumped out at me because it had the word “vegan” in it. Now Mamamia is well-known for being anti-natural medicine and seems to crusade against anyone who encourages people to live a healthier lifestyle – so I wasn’t expecting
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Everything In Moderation, Right? WRONG!

by Leisa on May 12, 2015

After writing yesterday’s post about the “Paleo Pete” story on A Current Affair, the comment made by the host after the close of the segment, got me thinking. As the program came to an end the host stated “Everything in moderation, is what they say“, basically affirming that “they” (whoever “they” are) must have a
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“Paleo Pete” & Fad Diets

by Leisa on May 12, 2015

Last night on a program that I rarely waste time watching – A Current Affair – they had a story on Pete Evans and the Paleo Diet he endorses. I was expecting a completely nasty piece full of misinformation and totally destroying Pete’s character because he supports eating a healthy diet (OMG, how criminal of
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Why I Don’t Support #BoycottBali

by Leisa on May 4, 2015

Last week it was my birthday. And along with celebrating with my family and friends, I had a promotional special all ready to launch to the readers of Embracing Health, and those interested in doing one of my detox retreats. I was going to do a “Birthday Bali Bonus!” offer, and was promoting a 10%
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