Green Smoothie

Where Is The Food?

by Rhianna on December 12, 2014

Just a short rant…I mean blog post… today about some of the wacky ideas floating out there in the social media world. I don’t mean to pick on Health Coaches here, but I do follow quite a few on Instagram, and seriously, their ridiculous concept of nutrition often drives me batty! Today I’m talking about
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The Value of Authenticity

by Leisa on December 3, 2014

I’ve just come back from running a quite extraordinary Embracing Health Retreat, and one of the themes that came up time and again when talking to the guests, was that of authenticity. How my ability to speak openly and with honesty and vulnerability, gave them permission to access their own truths and insights. The definition
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Comfort Of A Hug

How Full Is Your Cuddle Tank?

by Rhianna on November 20, 2014

As I opened the internet this morning I found my home page had decided to change from Google to MSN. I don’t know why this happens and I actually find it quite annoying, but before I could reset my page back to normal a featured story caught my eye. Apparently a woman in Portland, Oregon
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The Dangers of Living a ‘Normal’ Life

by Rhianna on November 13, 2014

It’s a dreary kind of day here today, and after an uncomfortable night sleep I woke feeling a bit worse for wear. Getting ready for work I tend to go into autopilot and just let my thoughts wander, and today they wandered to coffee. As I looked outside at the misty, dull day and felt
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Woman With Butterfly Wings Flying On Fantasy Sea Sunset, Relaxat

When Physical Symtoms Are More Than Just Physical

by Rhianna on November 11, 2014

I have recently been reminded just how much more our bodies hold than simple mechanistic feeling. In the past, I have written about the emotional aspects of detoxing, and how emotions and feeling are stored in our body cells just as sure as nutrients and wastes are. Most retreat attendees experience a physical detoxification on
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different types of salt (pink, sea, black, and with spices)

Salty Cures

by Rhianna on November 6, 2014

I know the title of this blog sounds like a band or perhaps a street performer known to live in Byron Bay (oh wait, that’s Salty Rain), but today we are actually looking into the miracle that is salt. I was lucky enough to travel around Australia last year, helping out on the David Wolfe
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Lapband

Publicly Funded Bariatric Surgery

by Rhianna on November 4, 2014

Last night I half watched a news clip about Bariatric Surgery and the push for this procedure to become publicly funded. With a little research today I found that the ACT has already begun paying for bariatric weight-loss surgery, making taxpayer-funded operations available in the ACT for the first time. Taxpayer-funded weight-loss surgery has been
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Goji Juice

Go-Go Goji Berry Smoothie!

by Leisa on November 3, 2014

Today, instead of cracking open the champagne while everyone watches some horses running fast in a circle, try out this refreshing superfood smoothie! This Go-Go Goji Berry Smoothie is one of my favourites! It is super-easy to make and mega-high in nutrition, as well as tasting like an exotic cocktail! Goji berries are known as
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Beetroot juice

Scientific Proof That Fasting Works

by Leisa on November 3, 2014

Don’t you just love it when science ‘discovers’ something natural medicine has known and been practicing for thousands of years – and then takes credit for that ‘discovery’? It totally drives me crazy! But that is the nature of the scientific world – it is very rare that they ever give a nod to the
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I'm back

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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