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Official Retreat Launch! Byron Bay Feb 2016

by Leisa on October 27, 2015

2016 is not that far away! What better way to kick off the new year and establish a solid foundation for your health goals, than by joining me at the next Embracing Health, Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreat in February 2016. This will be a summer retreat not to be missed! The weather will
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An Irrational Fear Of Sugar

by Leisa on October 14, 2015

Over the past few months I’ve noticed a worrying trend in many of my naturopathic patients – and that is an irrational fear of sugar – any type of sugar. In my blogpost “Secret Sugar” I wrote about the issues of eating refined white sugar, and the problems with foods that contain high amounts of
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Life Lessons From Bali

by Leisa on July 27, 2015

Greetings from beautiful Bali! I’ve just finished an amazing retreat in magical Bali, and it always amazes me just how powerful the shifts are that happen for the guests during the week. Spending quality time focusing just on yourself, drinking juices that assist in cleansing both the physical and the emotional body, clearing out old
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I’ve been running the Embracing Health Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreats for eight years now, travelling around Australia and to Bali, teaching hundreds of people about the benefits of detoxification and sharing with them an incredible physical and emotional experience over the week of my retreats. When I started up, there were very few
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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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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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Today as I was skimming the stories on the Mamamia website, I came across one that jumped out at me because it had the word “vegan” in it. Now Mamamia is well-known for being anti-natural medicine and seems to crusade against anyone who encourages people to live a healthier lifestyle – so I wasn’t expecting
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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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Why I Don’t Support #BoycottBali

by Leisa on May 4, 2015

Last week it was my birthday. And along with celebrating with my family and friends, I had a promotional special all ready to launch to the readers of Embracing Health, and those interested in doing one of my detox retreats. I was going to do a “Birthday Bali Bonus!” offer, and was promoting a 10%
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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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