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Divine Yoga

by Leisa on February 8, 2016

When we go on our Embracing Health Detox Retreats, yoga is a lovely and albeit important part of our program. For guests that are new to stepping on the mat, this can be a little daunting at the beginning! But what we often find is that after a few days of practicing, the guests come
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Another Win For Kale!

by Leisa on February 2, 2016

Kale is now famous! It recently made it into the weekend newspaper with an article about the benefits of Kale in the prevention of glaucoma. In a Harvard Medical School research paper published in JAMA Ophthalmology, showed that an intake of leafy green vegetables can reduce the risk of glaucoma by 20 – 30%. Although
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The Brilliance Of Elizabeth Gilbert

by Leisa on February 1, 2016

I am definitely an Elizabeth Gilbert fan. I know there is a huge divide between the “lovers” and “haters” when it comes to her bestselling novel Eat. Pray. Love. but I found the authenticity in her book and the integrity in Gilbert’s writing to be something quite lovely. And listening to her since, especially when
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I’m running a FREE webinar on the evening of Wednesday the 10th of February, sharing a huge amount of information on how to make your healthy New Year’s Resolutions last all year long! Most of us start the year with the greatest of intentions, but don’t always follow through and make changes that are going
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Angela

Nature Glow – Natural Beauty

by Leisa on January 27, 2016

Angela is one of our current assistants at our Embracing Health Detox Retreats. Yoga Teacher and general hands-on superstar, Angela is a wonderful asset to our team and her kind nature and optimistic attitude is always appreciated by staff and guests alike. Angela runs her own small business called Nature Glow which focuses on all
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Issues of Sugar

by Leisa on January 18, 2016

Sugar has quickly become the single worst ingredient in the modern Western diet. Science has now shown that sugar is taking a devastating toll on the health of the population and is leading to wide spread obesity, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and a host of other closely related illnesses. The single largest source of
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Matcha & Green Smoothie

by Leisa on January 14, 2016

Superfoods can tend to have a bit of a buzz around them these days! Generally, when I think of superfoods, I think of foods that assist the body to reach optimum levels of health and radiance by providing a powerful source of vitamins and minerals in a concentrated form. Superfoods contain extraordinary properties and offer
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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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