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Fruit & Vegetables

A small Australian study has just been released showing that a diet high in fibre is a key indicator in what is called “successful aging” – defined as not suffering from disability, depression, dementia, respiratory problems, cancer, heart disease or stroke. The article states: “Dr Bamini Gopinath, from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research in
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Issues of Sugar

by Leisa on January 18, 2016

Sugar has quickly become the single worst ingredient in the modern Western diet. Science has now shown that sugar is taking a devastating toll on the health of the population and is leading to wide spread obesity, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and a host of other closely related illnesses. The single largest source of
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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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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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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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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!

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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