adrenal

Salt

The Great Salt Debate

by Leisa on May 23, 2016

No wonder the public are confused when the media features conflicting stories on aspects of health and diet on a daily basis. This week the stories being highlighted were about salt – one article that made the headlines was a study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet which showed that low-salt intake led
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I am fat

Emotions Stored As Fat?

by Leisa on June 22, 2015

The world of mind-body medicine is a fascinating one, and is an area that I’ve studied and explored in depth over the past thirty years. My journey into this world started in my teens and I worked with some incredible healers very early on that opened my mind to the power our emotions have to
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Heap Of Sugar

Secret Sugar

by Leisa on June 15, 2015

Last night on Sixty Minutes they covered a story about the amount of hidden sugar found in common foods that people consume every single day. I think it’s fantastic that this type of investigation is being publicised on mainstream television, as it is obvious from the copious quantities of processed foods on the supermarket shelf,
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Miscellaneous Slides

Everything In Moderation, Right? WRONG!

by Leisa on May 12, 2015

After writing yesterday’s post about the “Paleo Pete” story on A Current Affair, the comment made by the host after the close of the segment, got me thinking. As the program came to an end the host stated “Everything in moderation, is what they say“, basically affirming that “they” (whoever “they” are) must have a
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Feeling Frantic? You Could Be Fatigued…

by Leisa on April 6, 2015

It seems like a contradiction in terms, but sometimes feeling completely frantic and anxious can be a sign of fatigue. When someone is suffering from adrenal exhaustion, the hormone cortisol is not being produced in optimal amounts. Alongside the common symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, such as low blood pressure (dizziness on standing up quickly), salt
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But I don't eat much

But I Don’t Eat Much!

by Leisa on February 16, 2015

It is a very interesting mind-set that we have in today’s society that equates eating less food – to good health. We have been marketed to for decades by the diet industry pushing the belief that the answer to weight loss is to ‘eat less and exercise more’. As most know, that simplistic mantra for
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Feeling Depressed? It Could Be Your Thyroid…

by Leisa on January 28, 2015

Depression is such a common disorder today, with some of the highest selling drugs on the market being anti-depressants. People are having trouble coping with life, and there is not just one factor that contributes to depression, but many angles to explore in the uncovering of what is actually going on. Certainly poor food choices
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It Is Not Your Fault

I’ve just read an article reviewing a book called Cut the Cr*p: The No-Nonsense Plan For A Healthy Body And Mind by “The Grit Doctor” author Ruth Field, and the uninformed, ignorant bulls**t she is promoting, just makes my blood boil! You can read the article here: As someone who has struggled with their weight
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The F Word Slide

As many of you know, over the past couple of years I’ve been devoting a lot of my time and energy into writing a book that deals with the issues of fatigue. I called it “The ‘F’ Word Solution: Fed up with feeling fat, fatigued and forgotten? Finally, the formula for a fun, fit and
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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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