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The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

by Leisa on December 26, 2007

I recently came across one of David Wolfe’s pet projects.  Those of you who have researched raw food would be familiar with David.  He has written the books Naked Chocolate, Eating for Beauty and the Sun Food Diet Success system; and is something of a guru in the raw food movement. This project though, is one that
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Further to my post a few days ago regarding low iron levels, one of the factors that I often find in my low iron patients is a digestive disorder where the levels of stomach acid are too low for good mineral absorption. Many minerals need a certain level of pH in the stomach for them
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What Does A Naturopath Do On Holidays??

by Leisa on December 16, 2007

For most people a holiday means lots of reckless self-indulgence, eating rich food and drinking lots of alcohol – but my most recent holiday didn’t involve any of that at all. Yes, my family and friends think I’m a bit strange (!), but my partner William (who is as health conscious as I am) and
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We Need To Fight This!

by Leisa on December 8, 2007

The mass medication of Queenslander’s by toxic Sodium Fluoride has again come under the spotlight due to the QLD Premier Anna Bligh’s push for this industrial waste product to be added to our water supply. A radio advertising campaign is underway to assure the public that the government is introducing this to save our children’s
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100% Raw or Not?

by Leisa on December 4, 2007

One subject that is often discussed at Hippocrates – a completely raw, vegan, living foods retreat, is whether 100% raw is the ultimate diet. Now I have trouble sticking to rules of any kind – not that I go deliberately out of my way to break rules, but I do believe that any intelligent, conscious
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About

by Leisa on December 1, 2007

Leisa Wheeler – Bio Leisa Wheeler, naturopath, health and healing mentor and raw food coach, is the founder and director of Embracing Health, a business dedicated to bringing you health information that can change your life. Leisa knew from a very young age that her future was going to be in the healing profession, and
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Five Aspects of Health

by Leisa on November 30, 2007

Often I see at Hippocrates Health Centre, people who are so focused on their physical health, that they have let all the other areas in their life slide as they pursue the ultimate goal of a fit health body due to a perfect diet. But good health is more than just a lot of raw
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This says it better

by Leisa on November 18, 2007

Here is a quote I came across recently, that sums up what I was trying to say in my Blog post “Don’t Be a Food Nag”. “One of the main reasons people get turned off to diets is that the plans are so often cloaked in righteousness. There’s a ‘my way or the highway’ tone
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What milk?

by Leisa on November 15, 2007

I often get asked by people what type of milk they should use in their smoothies or as a milk replacement in their diet.  There are so many choices for people nowadays – the plethora of different types of cow’s milk – as well as goat’s milk, oat milk, rice milk, soy milk, almond milk,
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Reformed Food Nag :-)

by Leisa on November 2, 2007

This is one area that I have been SO guilty of in the past and that is becoming a bore around food and health. It is one thing to have your own views and your own way of eating, but to push it onto others to the point where you become annoying, judgmental or no
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