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Healing Heart Disease

by Leisa on August 15, 2009

Just recently someone very close to me was diagnosed with heart disease and told very strongly that they were on the path to either a heart attack or bypass surgery in the next few years. Alongside the shock of the diagnosis, there was also a disbelief that food has been the main culprit in the development
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Being Authentic

by Leisa on September 9, 2008

I really like this quote from one of my favourite books by Charles Eisenstein, The Yoga of Eating: “A discrepancy between what we eat and who we are in the world generates a kind of tension, which is resolved either when the diet moves back in line with the person’s incarnate role, or when the
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Weighing In on Weight Loss Pt 2

by Leisa on May 29, 2008

Many people do overeat and eat the wrong types of food – but in clinic I have found that in most cases it is the body sending a message and crying out for help. Weight gain due to overeating might mean that the person could be nutrient deficient or fatty acid deficient, low in energy
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Weighing In on Weight Loss Pt 1

by Leisa on May 28, 2008

Whenever we discuss health and fitness, the subject of weight loss or achieving our ideal weight is always going to be a part of the conversation. Weight is such a huge issue (no pun intended) that we have industries making billions of dollars out of people’s desperation to attain a thin physique.  Often the health
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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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Inspiring Story

by Leisa on January 12, 2008

I received an e-mail before Christmas from an author that has a site called Cancer Defeated, telling the story of what one family did to help their little boy survive cancer. I thought it was an excellent overview of what can be achieved with natural medicine, and how it can work alongside allopathic medicine when
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Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants

by Leisa on January 9, 2008

This is the conclusion of Michael Pollan, an author who has written some fantastic books on food from a very unique and entertaining perspective. I review one of his books “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” in the January issue of my newsletter (subscribe above, top right corner to receive your copy!). He talks about his new book,
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Oh yes, you did read correctly.  The genius Australian Medical Association has proposed a plan to provide free lap-band surgery for obese teenagers in Victoria. It is a $40.5 million dollar proposal that will see 3000 operations performed over three years.  Apparently “health groups” have backed the plan, although any “health group” that backs this
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Is Natural The Only Way To Go?

by Leisa on January 4, 2008

This is a question that I often ask myself, especially when dealing with people that are often not willing to change what needs to be changed, to allow healing to take place. I think there are many perspectives that can come out of such a question, but the important one for me is “What can
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Naturopath Goes Crazy!

by Leisa on December 28, 2007

As promised in a previous blog message, I would prove that I am not completely boring and obsessed, and occasionally I do break right out and do something totally out of character    This was the most enormous plate of pancakes with banana, chocolate sauce, ice cream and cream – totally delicious but there was certainly
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