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Heap Of Sugar

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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Fruit Variety

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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Mixed Fresh Berries

The Beautiful Benefits of Berries

by Leisa on August 31, 2013

Out of all the different types of fruits available, some of my favourites are the berries – all types – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, mulberries, cranberries, goji berries, acai berries,  and my all time number one out of all of them – raspberries.   Berries are a great choice for those who don’t do well on fruits
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Facebook Competition!

by Leisa on March 5, 2013

Embracing Health currently has about 1600 likes on Facebook and I really, really would love to get to 2000! So if you haven’t already, take a moment to go to my Facebook page and click the “Like” button. It’s an easy way to stay in touch and ensure you always get the latest information and
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Cheesecake

R is for Raspberries

by Leisa on November 15, 2012

Raspberry season is coming! Raspberries have to be one of absolute favourite fruits of all time, I think I could just live on them! Raspberries are a longevity food, just half a cup of berries a day (is more OK??) can prolong our lifespan, providing seriously awesome levels of antioxidants – many of which have
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vitamin-c

Vitamin C – The Best Medicine

by Leisa on September 1, 2010

Did You Know That Vitamin C Can Treat Over 30 Major Diseases? By Andrew Saul, PhD (from the foodmatters.tv website) Dr Andrew Saul was one of the featured speakers on the brilliant DVD Food Matters.  He spoke about the importance of vitamin C in preventing and treating many modern diseases. Vitamin C is a very
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Free Radicals and Antioxidants

by Leisa on August 23, 2010

I received a e-mail newsletter recently, from maxAwareness, a website devoted to raising awareness about alternative and integrative medicine for people healing cancer. This article was relevant to anyone, whether they have a chronic illness or not – so I have posted it below – I hope you enjoy it, and I encourage you to have
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Simple Raw Food Combining

by Leisa on July 9, 2010

I found this great article on raw food combining whilst surfing the net – something I do a lot of!  I’ve played around a lot with food combining over the years – the very first experiment I made when I was 15 years old, was changing to a raw food and food combining diet. Over
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Big Smoothies

The Bountiful Benefits of Berries

by Leisa on July 1, 2010

Out of all the different types of fruits available, some of my favourites are the berries – all types – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, mulberries, cranberries, goji berries, acai berries,  and my all time number one out of all of them – raspberries. Berries are a great choice for those who don’t do well on fruits with
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Strawberry Pesticide Causes Cancer?

by Leisa on June 20, 2010

The below article came through from Mary Shomon this week, and it prompted me to look into whether we use this pesticide in Australia. I’ve known for a long time that strawberries are one of the most contaminated fruits we can buy, and is one food that we should only ever eat if it is
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