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Running on Empty

by Leisa on May 22, 2011

Just recently I was interviewed for an article in the Body and Soul lift-out of the Sunday newspaper, titled “Running on Empty“, about adrenal fatigue. Being one of the few practitioners in Australia who specialise in this area, it was very gratifying to have the issue of adrenal fatigue bought into the public arena in such
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Ovarian Cysts are a Symptom of Hypothyroidism

by Leisa on December 2, 2010

Thyroid problems are an area that I have studied in depth, having suffered myself with hypothyroidism, and been subjected to the incompetence of several medical practitioners before I found the answers myself.  Since then, I’ve found thyroid issues are one of the most mis-understood and mis-diagnosed conditions today. Dr John Lowe is one of the foremost
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Adrenal Fatigue is a Myth

by Leisa on November 14, 2010

From: Thryoid.about.com “The Hormone Foundation — part of the Endocrine Society — has released a controversial “fact sheet” series, titled “Myth Vs. Fact”. One of their sheets is titled “Adrenal Fatigue” and attacks the very existence of the condition, stating, “Adrenal fatigue is not a real medical condition. There are no scientific facts to support
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I’m Writing a Book!

by Leisa on May 27, 2010

Oh boy!  Now that I’ve announced it officially, I have no choice but to follow through and finish it! For most of my entire life (and that includes childhood) I’ve wanted to be a writer.  As a little kid, I wrote great epic horse novels, full of childish dreams and featuring my favourite animals on
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stomach

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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Tired Doctors Told To Drink Coffee!!@**!

by Leisa on September 5, 2009

You have got to be kidding!  This article really got my attention: “A new Queensland Health policy to combat fatigue among health workers recommends doctors drink six cups of coffee per day, according to reports. The issue of public hospital doctors’ working hours is back on the radar after doctors admitted being responsible for the
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Adrenal Fatigue & Medical Ignorance

by Leisa on July 13, 2009

Adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency is one of the areas I specialise in as a Naturopath – having experienced severe adrenal issues combined with a thyroid problem myself in the past. In my own search for answers to my health problems, I became very experienced with all the different remedies for adrenal function – from
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You’re Not Lazy – It’s Your Thyroid!

by Leisa on April 16, 2009

One of the saddest things I hear – and I hear it often – is the way people describe themselves to me in clinic when I ask about their lifestyle habits – sleep, exercise and ability to get things done. You wouldn’t believe how many times I hear – “Oh, to be honest, I’m really lazy. 
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saliva

It’s now been a few months since launching my Saliva Hormone Testing service and the feedback from my very satisfied customers has been amazing. I’ve been able to identify some very important areas of concern showing up on the test results, and I have put together effective strategies from both the naturopathic and the medical world to guide these
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Figuring Out Fibromyalgia

by Leisa on March 6, 2008

I just wanted to give everyone a head’s up about the not-to-be-missed March issue of my newsletter! Yesterday I spent over an hour talking with Dr. John Lowe, one of the world’s foremost experts on Fibromyalgia.  He was incredibly generous to spend so much time speaking with me about this debilitating condition; it’s underlying causes
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