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The Cruelty of Comparison

by Leisa on January 12, 2016

Body image is a very evocative issue. I am endlessly fascinated with the media obsession of there only being one size and shape that is attractive in women, and if you don’t fit into that flawless design, then you are either unhealthy, lazy or eating all the wrong foods. There is quite a push for
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The Gift Of Retreat

by Leisa on January 10, 2016

The beautiful Kelly Fielding of Bella & Bhakti wrote this gorgeous and inspiring piece titled The Gift Of Retreat after assisting at a Byron Bay Embracing Health Retreat last year. Kelly is an incredibly talented writer and her words are crafted with such delicacy – anything she writes is an absolute pleasure to read. This
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Why Rotate Your Leafy Greens?

by Leisa on January 8, 2016

Leafy greens are loaded with phytonutrients, protein, vitamins, antioxidants and are an wonderful addition to your daily diet. Yet it is worth noting that all raw leafy greens carry a small amount of toxins, known as alkaloids, that protect plants from being entirely consumed by other animals and wiping out the plant species. As humans,
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The “Original” Superfoods

by Leisa on January 5, 2016

Superfoods have indeed taken the Western world by storm. Almost every month a new product hits the shelves that claims to increase your energy, boost your immune system, offer you increased longevity or supply you with a days worth of nutrients in a single serve. I am not immune to these tempting products and my
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Vision Boards: Embracing the New Year

by Leisa on January 4, 2016

One of the more creative endeavours that I bring into my life every New Year is the vision board. Vision boards are a fun, inspiring and empowering exercise that anyone can do at home and the New Year is a wonderful time to set aside some time to get creative and set some goals for
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Retreat $500 Gift Voucher Offer!

by Leisa on December 15, 2015

Bring a friend with you to the February 2016 Embracing Health Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreat, and you will receive a $500 Gift Voucher! Simple conditions apply: The deposit for both yourself & a friend must be paid by 31st Dec, 2015 Your are welcome to use the gift voucher towards the retreat price
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Why Should I Cleanse?

by Leisa on November 10, 2015

I have just released the next dates for my next Embracing Health Detox Retreat! In February you can join our 8 days superior program that combines cleansing raw foods, supported fasting, high quality nutrition and supplements, daily yoga, massage, infrared sauna, health lectures, raw food demonstrations, beach walks, sound healings and more! You may be
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Official Retreat Launch! Byron Bay Feb 2016

by Leisa on October 27, 2015

2016 is not that far away! What better way to kick off the new year and establish a solid foundation for your health goals, than by joining me at the next Embracing Health, Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreat in February 2016. This will be a summer retreat not to be missed! The weather will
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An Irrational Fear Of Sugar

by Leisa on October 14, 2015

Over the past few months I’ve noticed a worrying trend in many of my naturopathic patients – and that is an irrational fear of sugar – any type of sugar. In my blogpost “Secret Sugar” I wrote about the issues of eating refined white sugar, and the problems with foods that contain high amounts of
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Attack On “Paleo Pete” Hits A New Low

by Leisa on August 30, 2015

I just read an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, where the author admits to fantasising about Pete Evans contracting a life-threatening illness so that he can put his “food as medicine” beliefs to the test – I’m assuming so that he can fail (and die) so that the author will be vindicated in
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