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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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The Truth About Leaky Gut

by Rhianna on August 14, 2014

I have wanted to write this blog post for a while now. These past 10 days in beautiful Bali with some very special Embracing Health Detox Retreat guests has highlighted this topic for me again, and I am lucky to have found a quiet moment to write it down. The truth about leaky gut is
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Are Colonics Dangerous?

by Leisa on July 16, 2013

Colonic Irrigation made it into the mainstream media this week – but as usual the article was incredibly one-sided and slammed colonics as being dangerous.  It trotted out some old myths and used misinformation to attempt to show that colonics have no benefit whatsoever, and could in fact, harm people’s health.   The Daily Mail writes:
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Candida – Causes, Cures & Candy

by Rhianna on March 7, 2013

One of the most common “irritating complaints” I see on a regular basis, are people struggling with the symptoms of Candida overgrowth. Unfortunately, the medical profession doesn’t really give much guidance when it comes to this problem. Patients of mine have actually been told “Well, that’s what you get for not eating enough yoghurt”. Others
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Don’t Eat on the Run!

by Leisa on February 2, 2013

Stress is a very common complaint today, with many of us feeling over-worked, under pressure and without enough hours in the day to get everything done.  Besides the problems we often associate with stress, such as tension and anxiety, insomnia and headaches – the digestive system is one that is badly affected by stress. Many people
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Spring Blues, Achoos, Soggy Tissues

by Rhianna on November 18, 2012

SPRING!!!! What a magical time of year! The flowers are blooming, the grasses are seeding, the trees are laden with pollen, and the cheeky spring breeze is blowing this heady, allergen-rich cocktail straight up our nostrils… While spring may delight many, there is a growing percentage of the population that dread the emergence of delicate
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One of the most important areas that I explore as a Naturopath, is functional pathology testing, mainly Saliva Hormone analysis and Digestion Health assessments. So many people today are suffering with imbalances in these areas, and are unable to find answers from conventional blood and stool tests. These tests are very comprehensive and are targeted for
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Arranged Vegetables Creating a Face

Many minerals need a certain level of pH in the stomach for them to be converted into a form that renders them available for absorption in the small intestine.  In a situation where there is less than optimal Hydrochloric Acid levels in the stomach, minerals such as iron may not be available for absorption, no
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