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What’s Your Poison?

by Rhianna on February 27, 2014

This morning I watched an interesting short video created by Dr. Michael Greger. For those of you have never heard of this doctor, he created the website Nutritionfacts.org. He is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine,
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Did You Know?

by Rhianna on February 24, 2014

Working in my local health food store the other day, I found myself sharing the same health tips to quite a few of our customers. I wanted to pop down the top three here, and possibly surprise a few people. Acai Bowls- A healthy breakfast? We have lots of customers jumping on the acai train
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Veggies Without Vitamins?

by Rhianna on February 20, 2014

A friend of mine sent me this article this morning and asked what I thought. I have taken part of it and placed it here for you to read. What do you think? Imagine the surprise of going online and discovering that the vitamin and mineral content of vegetables has drastically dropped. That’s what happened
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21st Century Insanity

by Rhianna on February 18, 2014

I feel like I have been a bit bombarded this week with examples of situations in our society that I believe are ridiculous to the point of being insane. As a relatively normal human of average intelligence I find myself asking, “If I think these situations are bonkers, then doesn’t everyone else? And if that’s
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How to Health Boost Your Recipes

by Rhianna on February 17, 2014

At the recent Food Preparation Intensive Retreat we held in Byron Bay, a favourite night time game was something we’ve called “Upgrade Your Recipes”. Our lovely ladies were given a selection of recipes, torn from recent food and cooking magazines, and asked to work as a group to help take the recipe to a new
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Late last year I was fortunate enough to work with Leisa and the Embracing Health team at one of the detox retreats also held at Tallows Beach Houses. It was a wonderful seven days assisting the head chef in the kitchen as we prepared vibrant juices for the guests for five days then gourmet raw
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GMO or OMG?

by Rhianna on February 13, 2014

Genetic modification has been cropping up a lot for me over the past week (no pun intended). In all different areas I feel like GMO is getting harder and harder to avoid. It started on Sunday when we went for our organic farm tour as part of the Food Prep Intensive Retreat. One of the
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The Next Big Thing…

by Rhianna on February 12, 2014

Every other day I happen to see advertisements on news programs such as 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Dr Oz and morning TV, proclaiming the next biggest thing has just been found that will improve your health. It might be a weight loss supplement such as Garcinia Cambogia, a longevity supplement like Resveratrol, or another
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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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