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I Saw Your Boobs

by Leisa on February 26, 2013

Yesterday I happened to come across a video of a song that was performed at the Academy Awards a day or two ago called “I Saw Your Boobs”. And it made me really angry. You might ask why someone who writes about health, food as medicine, nutrition and emotional healing, wants to write about a song that was
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Deadly, Legal Addictions

by Rhianna on February 13, 2013

The recent article about a 30 year old mother whose death was caused by too much Coca-Cola saddens me on so many levels. It is a tragedy for a woman in the prime of her life to leave behind eight children and a husband for any reason. It is disgusting that Coca-Cola is not admitting
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2013 Retreats Are Released!

by Leisa on February 12, 2013

The Embracing Life! Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreats for 2013 have been released! As many of you know, I am not running any retreats in the first half of this year (due to a book that I am writing, that will launching about September) – but I have three fantastic retreats coming up throughout
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You Are a Flawless Diamond

by Leisa on February 10, 2013

Spontaneous healing and using the power of the mind to combat disease, have always fascinated me. I have a library full of books delving deeply into this phenomenon, and even though there is not one clear-cut solution on any healing path, there are a myriad of techniques to explore on the way. I was revisiting some of
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Diet Isn’t Always a Dirty Word!

by Rhianna on January 14, 2013

How many times have you heard the word “diet” today? Maybe you saw it on TV, perhaps on the covers of the magazines on the coffee table, or on food packaging. How many of your friends and family have talked about “going on a diet” after Christmas? I don’t think a day goes by where
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An Abundance of Wholefood – Part 2

by Leisa on November 26, 2012

Yesterday I wrote about An Abundance of Wholefood – Part 1 & spoke about how at my retreats we do a five day juice fast, and how many people who have never juice fasted before, think of juicing as “starving” or “deprivati0n”, when nothing could be further from the truth. The concentrated nutrients in the
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An Abundance of Wholefood – Part 1

by Leisa on November 26, 2012

At my retreats I hold a lecture that I call “The Philosophy of Food as Medicine” – which sounds pretty intense – but what it actually is about, is a celebration of all that wholefood has to offer. One of the key concepts that I love to teach, is about abundance, about embracing the abundance
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Urealistic Optimism

Unrealistic Optimism

by Leisa on November 20, 2012

It was in Bali earlier this year, sitting at dinner with my good friend and colleague Carl Massy, when he shared with me me a statement that described part of my personality to a tee, and made me laugh out loud at how perfect it was. He said that I had the character trait of “unrealistic optimism” – and
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Spring Blues, Achoos, Soggy Tissues

by Rhianna on November 18, 2012

SPRING!!!! What a magical time of year! The flowers are blooming, the grasses are seeding, the trees are laden with pollen, and the cheeky spring breeze is blowing this heady, allergen-rich cocktail straight up our nostrils… While spring may delight many, there is a growing percentage of the population that dread the emergence of delicate
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Oxalates in Greens? Bad?

by Leisa on November 13, 2012

One question that I often get asked, is about the potential dangers of oxalates in greens. Oxalates are a plant chemical which has the potential to combine with calcium to form a calcium-oxalate stone. These are commonly known as kidney stones, and many people ask whether they should avoid leafy green vegetables, and other natural
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