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The Great Salt Debate

by Leisa on May 23, 2016

No wonder the public are confused when the media features conflicting stories on aspects of health and diet on a daily basis. This week the stories being highlighted were about salt – one article that made the headlines was a study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet which showed that low-salt intake led
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These ‘Safe’ Drugs Are Not Safe

by Leisa on May 18, 2016

I just read a great article by acclaimed Women’s Health Expert, Christiane Northrup entitled “Why I Won’t Take These ‘Safe’ Drugs.” The four drugs she mentions in the article are four that I am also very against, and it was excellent to read her simple, but thorough explanations of why they are so dangerous. She
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There was an article written recently by Dr Aseem Malhotra, arguing that the  “benefits of statins have been exaggerated and their side effects downplayed” in the rush by the medical profession to prescribe these nasty medications to millions of people who don’t actually need them. Actually, I would argue that no one actually needs a
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Calcium: Doubles Heart Disease Risk

by Leisa on February 14, 2013

Yesterday, on a mainstream news website, came this story “Women with high levels of calcium are at twice the risk of dying from heart disease“, a fact that naturopath’s have known for quite some time, but has been soundly ignored by medical professionals and the media. How often do we hear of a woman being
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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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Study Links Heart Disease to Ovary Cysts

by Leisa on April 12, 2010

From Ninemsn:  “An Australian study has identified a previously unsuspected cause of heart disease in women, the hormonal disorder polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The condition affects about ten per cent of women of reproductive age and it is a leading cause of infertility. Adelaide-based researchers have warned that young women with PCOS may show signs
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The Vegan Cowboy Follow Up

by Leisa on December 16, 2009

As a follow up to the post A Cowboy Goes Vegan, here is the follow up 28 days later. What a great difference a month makes!  Now if we could only get him into raw food…. Leisa

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Healing Heart Disease

by Leisa on August 15, 2009

Just recently someone very close to me was diagnosed with heart disease and told very strongly that they were on the path to either a heart attack or bypass surgery in the next few years. Alongside the shock of the diagnosis, there was also a disbelief that food has been the main culprit in the development
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High Glycemic Foods Damage Arteries

by Leisa on July 29, 2009

“(NaturalNews) Anyone interested in healthy and nutritious foods has probably heard that whole grains are far better for you than the processed variety like white bread and sugar-laden cereals. There are several reasons for this, including the fact whole foods tend to be richer in fiber and they also have low glycemic indexes. That means
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To Salt or Not

by Leisa on September 1, 2008

A lot of health conscious people shun salt, and many people with high blood pressure also take most of the salt out of their diet in an effort to bring their blood pressure down.  But salt has unjustly been given a bad name. I have read studies that have come to new conclusions about the
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