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Another Win For Kale!

by Leisa on February 2, 2016

Kale is now famous! It recently made it into the weekend newspaper with an article about the benefits of Kale in the prevention of glaucoma. In a Harvard Medical School research paper published in JAMA Ophthalmology, showed that an intake of leafy green vegetables can reduce the risk of glaucoma by 20 – 30%. Although
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Matcha & Green Smoothie

by Leisa on January 14, 2016

Superfoods can tend to have a bit of a buzz around them these days! Generally, when I think of superfoods, I think of foods that assist the body to reach optimum levels of health and radiance by providing a powerful source of vitamins and minerals in a concentrated form. Superfoods contain extraordinary properties and offer
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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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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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Remember To Rotate Your Greens!

by Leisa on June 28, 2010

I’m a big advocate of Green Smoothies, – I like to have one nearly every day and I regularly recommend them to people – however I always make sure I caution everyone to make sure they rotate their greens. By this, I mean don’t use the same type of green every time.  It is easy to get into
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Are You a “Righteous” Raw Foodie?

by Leisa on April 14, 2009

Every now and then I come across someone who uses the way they eat and live, to assert their superiority over others – and is never nice to witness. Recently I was reading a raw food blog where one of the people posting wrote some pretty harsh criticism of Victoria Boutenko (Green For Life) for being overweight and
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K is for Kale

by Leisa on March 10, 2009

Continuing on with my “alphabet of healthy foods” which I haven’t posted for a while, next in the series is K for Kale. Kale is a green leafy plant belonging to the Brassica family, which also includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and collard greens.   This is a family of vegetables that should be rotated through the
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Win a Free Retreat!

by Leisa on March 6, 2009

This is exciting!  I am doing a promotion in conjunction with Mrs. Flannery’s at Miami on the Gold Coast, and we have teamed up to give away a free retreat to one lucky shopper at their store! Mrs Flannery’s is a bulk organic store, featuring all types of organic produce and health foods – they
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The Biggest Loser

by Leisa on March 4, 2009

OK, I confess, I am a closet Biggest Loser fan!  Even though it is a dreadful reality TV show, I love watching the transformation of the people from the start to the end of the show.  The weight loss, the change in the way they look, and in their attitude is quite astounding. There is
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Victoria Boutenko Lecture

by Leisa on February 20, 2009

Last night William and I went to the Gold Coast lecture by Victoria and Valya Boutenko.  They have been very prominent in the Raw Food movement for many years and among their many books and DVD’s is Victoria’s book Green For Life which I have mentioned many times on this site and is where the
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