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Fermentation Workshop At Food Prep Retreat

by Leisa on February 11, 2014

One of the aweseome things we did among all the other awesome activities at the recent Food Preparation Intensive Retreat we held in Byron Bay, was attending a fermentation workshop with fermenting guru Tim Mcneilly from Really Awesome Wholefoods. For most of the guests, fermentation was a total mystery and a food group that they
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Food Prep Farm Tour

by Leisa on February 10, 2014

One of the lovely events that we added into our first Embracing Health Food Preparation Intensive Retreat, was a farm tour, visiting local organic farms who sell their produce on roadside stalls in the area. Hosted by naturopath and local foodie Jules Galloway, we were picked up at Tallows Beach House and taken on a
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Fun At The Food Prep Retreat!

by Leisa on February 8, 2014

When it comes to increasing the amounts of raw vegan foods and wholefoods in the diet, it can be quite daunting! Knowing how to prepare raw foods so that they are tasty, what equipment to use and how to put it all together so that your family will enjoy it, is a huge learning curve
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Prevention Is Better Than Cure

by Rhianna on February 5, 2014

A news report on the ABC on Tuesday morning, highlighted the fact that cancer has now become the number one cause of death around the world. The World Health Organisation published a report revealing that cancer has surpassed heart disease as the biggest killer in Australia in 2012. 40,000 Australians past away from cancer in
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Oranges Can Suppress Your Immunity!?!

by Rhianna on February 2, 2014

You wake up one morning with a tickle in the throat, and a bit of a stuffy nose. You decide it’s a good idea to ramp up the vitamin C so you grab a large, freshly squeezed juice. That will help, right??? Not according to the research! Studies published in the American Journal of Clinical
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Think Well, Love Well, Sleep Well

by Rhianna on January 20, 2014

Virginia Woolf once said, “One cannot think well, love well or sleep well if one has not dined well.” This simple quote holds so much truth! So many people these days get caught up in feeling bad and end up reaching for medications, or natural supplements to ‘fix’ the problem. But what about taking it
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2014 Retreat Launch!

by Leisa on December 11, 2013

2013 has been a huge year! If you’re anything like me, it seems that this year has rushed by WAY too fast and I’m stumped as to how we ended up this close to Christmas when really, shouldn’t we still only be in about – oh – July? I’ve put in a fantastic retreat schedule
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The Wholefood Masterclass Video Series!

by Leisa on November 20, 2013

The Wholefoods Masterclass Video Series is a collaboration between Leisa Wheeler, Cat Cannizzaro and Rhianna Smith. Each month featuring a special whole food! We promise you won’t want to miss out on a single episode! Check out the promo video below with highlights from the series!   For just $9.90 per month, subscribers will receive a
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Raw Food Preparation Intensive Retreat

by Leisa on October 9, 2013

Learn the essentials of preparing gourmet raw and whole foods recipes with executive chef Cat Cannizzaro and naturopath Leisa Wheeler. Friday 7th February, 2014 to Tuesday 11th February, 2014 This Raw Food Preparation Intensive is a four night / three full day retreat, where you will learn kitchen skills and preparation techniques for creating fantastic,
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Byron Bay Yoga

I’m not sure if you heard but our last Byron Bay retreat was one of the best retreats we have ever run! So many incredible transformations and such an amazing group of people. We have no doubt that the next Byron Bay Retreat is going to be just as inspiring.  Byron Bay is absolutely beautiful at
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