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Questions To Reflect Upon

by Leisa on March 19, 2008

Just last weekend my partner and I took my Mum for a weekend getaway to the Sunshine Coast.  It’s only a two hour drive away, but the whole change of scenery and taking scheduled time out to relax, gave the weekend a holiday type feel. It is so important to take those short breaks, especially
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Six Words That Could Change Your Life

by Leisa on March 16, 2008

Not long ago I wrote about seven important words on health that author Michael Pollan had to say, namely “Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants”.  A statement that seems too simple to be as profound as it actually is.  A suggestion, that, if it was adopted by more people, would have far reaching positive
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The Amazing Dog

by Leisa on March 12, 2008

This is a beautiful story about a truly amazing dog. If you are an animal lover like me, you will really enjoy this eight minute piece. Leisa

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The Vitamin D Miracle: Is It For Real?

by Leisa on March 9, 2008

I’ve written before about the importance of Vitamin D (Blog post: Breast Cancer Prevention) in cancer prevention, and there has just been a great article published that examines whether the facts around Vitamin D stand up to the hype: The Vitamin D Miracle: Is It For Real? There are so many dangers of buying into the “slip,
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Figuring Out Fibromyalgia

by Leisa on March 6, 2008

I just wanted to give everyone a head’s up about the not-to-be-missed March issue of my newsletter! Yesterday I spent over an hour talking with Dr. John Lowe, one of the world’s foremost experts on Fibromyalgia.  He was incredibly generous to spend so much time speaking with me about this debilitating condition; it’s underlying causes
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What is Underneath Those Food Cravings?

by Leisa on March 3, 2008

Many a time I see a patient in clinic that suffers from quite severe food cravings that they have been unable to control.  Often it is a craving for carbohydrates in any form, whether it be a bread, sugar or alcohol addiction; or it may be for chocolate or other types of dairy products. There
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Still on the subject of synthetic hormones for women, I do a lot of work with balancing hormones naturally, and in certain circumstances when a women needs Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, I refer her to a Dr. for this. In Australia we have what are called Compounding Chemists, which make up to order, capsules, creams
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The Perilous Pill

by Leisa on February 26, 2008

In the February issue of my newsletter, (subscribe to read it in the top right hand corner of this blog), I talk about Oestrogen dominance and the dangers of synthetic hormones.  We have heard a lot about the risks of synthetic HRT, but we hear next to nothing about the dangers of the Oral Contraceptive Pill.
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Car Parts For Sale Here?

by Leisa on February 24, 2008

Sorry wrong website.  This is about health, as most of you know. However some Doctors for some reason, know little to nothing about Naturopathy.  Hence the comment from a Dr. one of my patients went to “What would you go to a Naturopath for?  That’s like going to the mechanic for a haircut!” Oh doesn’t
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You Wouldn’t Believe The Changes!

by Leisa on February 22, 2008

When I think about the things that I’m grateful for (as per my last blog post), one that comes to mind quite regularly is my work at Hippocrates Health Centre. I know, I know, everyone is supposed to hate their jobs (!), but that’s certainly not true in my world!  If I need to work,
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