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Belle Gibson 60 Minutes

Belle Gibson’s Fraud

by Leisa on June 29, 2015

Like thousands of other viewers last night, I tuned into the 60 minutes interview with Belle Gibson. I hadn’t followed her story originally, I caught bits of it from social media and some blogs, but prior to that she wasn’t on my radar at all. But since the story of her fraud broke, I’ve been
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Being Right or Being Kind?

by Leisa on June 25, 2015

There is a terrific saying that I believe holds within it a very powerful truth: “If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose being kind and you will always be right“. As with any saying, it can be taken too literally – there is nothing wrong with having healthy boundaries and
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Thyroid Sufferers & Frenemies

by Leisa on June 21, 2015

Thyroid sufferers are some of the bravest people I know. Often struggling through life without a proper diagnosis, the fatigue, weight gain, and depression that are the cornerstone symptoms of a thyroid disorder, are a constant in their lives. These people know that something is wrong, but have been unable to find the help they
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The Simple Things

by Leisa on June 18, 2015

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make all the difference. Yesterday I headed down to Byron Bay (actually to  Tallow Beach Houses where I run the Embracing Health Retreats!) as I have been invited to speak at the Nurses For Nurses Retreat being held there this week. My topics were the issues of stress and
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The Real Cost Of Food

by Leisa on June 16, 2015

There have been stories recently on the ABC that have revealed the extent of the slavery conditions that migrant workers are subject to whilst working on Australian farms harvesting fruit and vegetables – mainly for the large supermarket chains and fast food restaurants. Four Corners produced an excellent and insightful program called “Slaving Away” and
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Fear-mongering: The Flu Vaccine Farce

by Leisa on June 15, 2015

There are many medical procedures and tests that I am quite sure that I will never partake of – mammograms are one of them, the Gardisil vaccine another, and one of the most ridiculous of all that I am quite certain I will never, ever subject myself to – the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine
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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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