Me Personally

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I’m back! And finally ready to share what I’ve really been doing since I stepped away from Embracing Health – to a large extent – over the past eighteen months. Many of you know me from my Hippocrates days. I spend many years working as the naturopath and massage therapist at ‘Hippos’ – the raw,
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What Happens at a Vegan Wedding?

by Rhianna on October 28, 2014

My partner and I have had a crazy run of weddings over the last few months, and last weekend we attended our final celebration of love for the year. This one was a little different. It was a vegan wedding. The most common question I was asked coming up to the big day was “What
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Variety Of Squash

Accidentally Organic

by Rhianna on October 24, 2014

I know I always go on about how eating organic is better for your health, or if not 100% organic, then following the guidelines of the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 (12 foods you should never eat commercially grown and 15 foods that are fine from the supermarket!). I’m always talking about the higher nutrient
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DIY Stocking Stuffers

by Rhianna on October 21, 2014

Can you believe there are only 9 weekends left before Christmas? I know, I have said this to all my friends but seriously, where has this year gone? If I were to guess at what month I thought it was, I’d say about May. If you’re feeling this way too, Christmas might just be sneaking
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Green Vegetables

A Change In Taste

by Rhianna on October 17, 2014

How do you feel about vegetables? Brussel sprouts? Broccoli? Rocket? If these foods are not on your yummy list, do you just choke them down because they’re good for you or do you avoid them all together? What if I were to tell you that you could actually and easily come to love them… When
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Chia Seed Pudding And Fruit

What’s For Breakfast? Part 2

by Rhianna on October 13, 2014

For me, breakfast might just be the most exciting and delicious meal of the day. I feel terribly sorry for people who say they ‘hate breakfast’ or wake without an appetite. If this is the case for you, some work on your hydrochloric acid levels and nervous system will help bring that morning appetite back.
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Avacado On Toast

What’s For Breakfast? Part 1

by Rhianna on October 9, 2014

Breakfast seems to be a meal that many people struggle with when transitioning to a healthy eating lifestyle. Culturally, we are a country who will choose toast and spreads or cereal and milk, plus a tea or coffee to start our day. Nutritionally, this is pretty poor fair to break a 12 hour fast. Often
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My Favourite Foods as Medicine

by Rhianna on October 2, 2014

I’m a naturopath that really loves food as medicine. If I can avoid giving my patients a supplement and use a food instead, I will! There are definitely times when foods alone are not enough to keep us in optimum health, and in these cases herbs and vitamins in the form of supplements may be
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The Rubbish Ads Teach

by Rhianna on September 30, 2014

Last week I spent the week at home. My partner and I planned to take the week off together as a “stay-cation”, a vacation where you just hang out at home. We were both going to do a cleanse, I was doing an Ayurvedic detox and Asa was going to do a bit of gut
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Can You Trade Off Bad Habits?

by Rhianna on September 1, 2014

When I was 21, I moved overseas and ended up in a share flat with two beautiful girls from the USA. I can hardly believe it myself, but up until that point, I had never met anyone from America so I was not sure what to expect. In their own way, both taught me some
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