food as medicine

Woman With Headache, Migraine, Stress, Insomnia, Hangover

Is Your Body At War?

by Rhianna on June 16, 2014

Today I woke up with one mean hangover! My eyes felt puffy with big dark bags under them, I woke up heavily and reluctantly, wishing it was Sunday, my head full and fuzzy and I was a generally grumpy little human. Alcohol? What alcohol? Oh no, this isn’t your typical one-drink-too-many hang over. This is
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Unhappy Child To Eat Salad

Kids: When Healthy Becomes Too Healthy

by Rhianna on June 2, 2014

With childhood obesity levels at an all time high, society has every right to start freaking out about the health of our future generations. Last week my blog was all about tips to help your children be as healthy as possible. But what the weekend has shown me, is that balance is key, not extremism.
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boy working in the garden in holiday

What We Should Be Teaching Our Kids

by Rhianna on May 27, 2014

After attending the premier of Overfed and Undernourished last Wednesday night on the Gold Coast, I have been giving a lot of thought to our up and coming generations. I am only 31 years old, and yet in my lifetime the world has changed a staggering amount. Evolution, synonymous with the words development, advancement, progression
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Medication, Closeup, Isolated

Are Supplements FOREVER?

by Rhianna on May 16, 2014

One of the questions I am often asked as a naturopath, is how long to take a supplement for. Our society is one that is used to the idea of having to take things long term. Just think of the oral contraceptive pill, blood pressure medication, cholesterol tablets and so on… Considering only those three
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Focus on Fatigue

Focus On Fatigue A Wellness Weekend Retreat Friday 13th June, 2014 to Monday 16th June, 2014 $200 Early-bird discount if you book in by the 16th May! Leisa Wheeler, leading naturopath and fatigue expert, is excited to announce the release of a wellness weekend retreat, specially designed for people experiencing stress and fatigue. In today’s
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Very angry little girl

Is It Allergies or Intolerances?

by Rhianna on April 15, 2014

When I was a kid, Mum dragged me to the dreaded naturopath who told us I shouldn’t be having wheat or dairy. As a result, Mum started waging war against these evils in my diet, and also against me, because at the age of 10 there was no way I was going to eat soy
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Permaculture Day

Permaculture Day Event

by Leisa on April 10, 2014

Join us at an exlusive event exploring the inspirational world of Permaculture with Tania Leilani. Saturday 17th May, 2014; 10.30am – 4.00pm Mullumbimby, NSW Tania Leilani is well-known in the world of permaculture – not only for creating her own edible sanctuary in the Northern NSW Hinterland – she also spends time every year developing
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Apple Crumble

Winter Warming Wholefoods Retreat

by Leisa on April 8, 2014

Wholefoods Preparation Intensive Winter Warming Wholefoods Friday 13th June, 2014 to Monday 16th June, 2014 The Winter Warming Wholefoods Preparation Intensive is a three night / two-and- a-half day retreat, where you will learn kitchen skills and preparation techniques for creating delicious raw food and whole food recipes. This retreat will have a focus on
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Hot chocolate

Having recently become tired of all the advertisements bombarding Facebook, I have turned my social media interest towards Instagram. Quick, real-life, with no ads, I have found a picture and a few words is a great way to let people know what you are up to. The other day I took a road trip down
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Female sales assistant in health food store

Off The Shelf & Your Health Part 2

by Rhianna on March 4, 2014

The focus of yesterday and today’s blog has been ‘off the shelf’ products, and what they can mean for your health. By ‘off the shelf’ products, I am talking about those products you can walk into any health food store, chemist or supermarket, and grab right off the shelf. You don’t need to talk to
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