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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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Boosting The Immune System

by Leisa on January 6, 2016

There is no doubt about it that the hectic holiday season can lead to stress. Stress can lead to a compromised immune system. Less sleep, overindulging and being around large groups of people can all increase the likelihood of illness, and no one wants to be sick during the holidays! In the follow up after
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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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Diagnosing Adrenal Fatigue

by Leisa on November 28, 2015

Diagnosing adrenal fatigue isn’t as simple as having a quick blood test and getting a yes or no answer. In fact most doctors have no idea about adrenal fatigue and don’t actually believe that the condition exists! However, in the same way that type 2 diabetes doesn’t just “appear”‘ overnight with is a measurable deterioration
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How You Can Reduce Stress Today!

by Leisa on November 26, 2015

In this modern world that we live in, we are faced with stress on a day to day basis. This stress can be mental, emotional, physical or environmental and whether we are aware of the stress placed on our body or not, it still takes a dramatic toll on our overall health and wellbeing. Our
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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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