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Why Alkalising Your Stomach Is Bad News

by Leisa on November 2, 2015

There was a post doing the rounds on Facebook yesterday with a “health tip” that claimed to cure arthritis, heartburn, and various other chronic illnesses. The only thing was, that the people sharing this miraculous “health tip” had no idea what they were talking about, or the long term damage that could be done if
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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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Is Your Doctor Destroying Your Thyroid Gland?

by Leisa on October 27, 2015

It is a story I hear nearly every single week when consulting with my naturopathic patients. “I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, but the doctor tells me there is nothing they can do.” And that is true, the medical profession don’t have an answer for autoimmune thyroid conditions. As I wrote in my previous
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Mind. Officially. Blown!

by Leisa on October 26, 2015

Sometimes in life there are pivotal points where everything comes together to create a shift in perspective and understanding that takes you to another level of knowing – and that happened for me this weekend. I attended a three day seminar with George Kavassilas and before I went I really didn’t know exactly what it
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Chronic Fatigue – 5 Things You Should Know

by Leisa on October 21, 2015

I was happily surprised to read this great article on the Mamamia website by Kate Easton, detailing her experience of chronic fatigue. And it gave me shivers. More than once I’ve written about how hard it can be dealing with conditions of fatigue. In a recent blog post “Thryoid Sufferers and Frenemies” I spoke about
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The “Vitamins Are Dangerous” Propaganda

by Leisa on October 20, 2015

When the president of the NSW branch of the Australian Medical Association is called upon to give his “expert” opinion on the “serious health risks” of vitamins and supplements (because we all know how much training medical doctors do on health and nutrition), on a morning national television program, you have to wonder about the
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The “New Boom” – Cattle As A Commodity

by Leisa on October 18, 2015

From Sixty Minutes: “There’s a new boom sweeping across Australia and it’s attracting the shrewdest brains and fattest wallets in the land. It’s beef – it has been branded the new iron ore, and it’s big business. Where mining was the only show in town, now, the cattle industry is riding high. After years 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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Life Lessons From Bali

by Leisa on July 27, 2015

Greetings from beautiful Bali! I’ve just finished an amazing retreat in magical Bali, and it always amazes me just how powerful the shifts are that happen for the guests during the week. Spending quality time focusing just on yourself, drinking juices that assist in cleansing both the physical and the emotional body, clearing out old
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I’ve been running the Embracing Health Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreats for eight years now, travelling around Australia and to Bali, teaching hundreds of people about the benefits of detoxification and sharing with them an incredible physical and emotional experience over the week of my retreats. When I started up, there were very few
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