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Weight-Loss

Weighing In on Weight Loss Pt 2

by Leisa on May 29, 2008

Many people do overeat and eat the wrong types of food – but in clinic I have found that in most cases it is the body sending a message and crying out for help. Weight gain due to overeating might mean that the person could be nutrient deficient or fatty acid deficient, low in energy
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Weighing In on Weight Loss Pt 1

by Leisa on May 28, 2008

Whenever we discuss health and fitness, the subject of weight loss or achieving our ideal weight is always going to be a part of the conversation. Weight is such a huge issue (no pun intended) that we have industries making billions of dollars out of people’s desperation to attain a thin physique.  Often the health
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But Do I Have To Give Up Meat?

by Leisa on May 21, 2008

The issue of eating meat is a very contentious one, with people on both sides of the debate holding strong moral, ethical, economical and nutritional views. In this short blog-post I’m not going to delve into those highly sensitive topics and weigh up one against the other – as that could easily turn into a
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It’s now been a few months since launching my Saliva Hormone Testing service and the feedback from my very satisfied customers has been amazing. I’ve been able to identify some very important areas of concern showing up on the test results, and I have put together effective strategies from both the naturopathic and the medical world to guide these
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The Classic Chick Pea

by Leisa on May 11, 2008

Now when we think of the chick pea, we don’t automatically think “yum, I’ve just got to have some of those!” But the humble chick pea is so full of goodness that we just can’t overlook it. In many traditional cultures the chick pea is a staple of the diet, being ground into flour to produce the
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The Brilliant Blueberry

by Leisa on April 22, 2008

Blueberries are one fruit that can often be found in my fridge whenever they are in season – they are tiny little round balls of goodness and like all berries, are very high in antioxidants.  My almost-4-year-old nephew Jack is also a big fan, and can sit down to a tub at a time of
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Apples

The Amazing Apple

by Leisa on April 15, 2008

In exploring food as medicine, one food that you just can’t overlook is the humble apple. There is a lot of truth in the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” One of my first introductions into the healing benefits of the apple, was after reading a book called “The Biogenic Diet”
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Breast Cancer and Soy

by Leisa on March 27, 2008

Many of my readers are probably familiar with Elaine Hollingsworth’s research on the dangers of soy in her book “Take Control of Your Health and Escape the Sickness Industry”.  Recently some forward thinking countries introduced warnings labels for soy products, but unfortunately Australia wasn’t one of them. The following article by David Gutierrez was featured
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Six Words That Could Change Your Life

by Leisa on March 16, 2008

Not long ago I wrote about seven important words on health that author Michael Pollan had to say, namely “Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants”.  A statement that seems too simple to be as profound as it actually is.  A suggestion, that, if it was adopted by more people, would have far reaching positive
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The Vitamin D Miracle: Is It For Real?

by Leisa on March 9, 2008

I’ve written before about the importance of Vitamin D (Blog post: Breast Cancer Prevention) in cancer prevention, and there has just been a great article published that examines whether the facts around Vitamin D stand up to the hype: The Vitamin D Miracle: Is It For Real? There are so many dangers of buying into the “slip,
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