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What Makes A Good Detox Retreat?

by Leisa on May 9, 2013

I’ve been running the Embracing Health Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreats for almost five years now, travelling around Australia and to Bali, teaching hundreds of people about the benefits of detoxification and sharing with them an incredible physical and emotional experience over the week of my retreats. When I started up, there were very
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An Abundance of Wholefood – Part 2

by Leisa on November 26, 2012

Yesterday I wrote about An Abundance of Wholefood – Part 1 & spoke about how at my retreats we do a five day juice fast, and how many people who have never juice fasted before, think of juicing as “starving” or “deprivati0n”, when nothing could be further from the truth. The concentrated nutrients in the
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An Abundance of Wholefood – Part 1

by Leisa on November 26, 2012

At my retreats I hold a lecture that I call “The Philosophy of Food as Medicine” – which sounds pretty intense – but what it actually is about, is a celebration of all that wholefood has to offer. One of the key concepts that I love to teach, is about abundance, about embracing the abundance
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Oxalates in Greens? Bad?

by Leisa on November 13, 2012

One question that I often get asked, is about the potential dangers of oxalates in greens. Oxalates are a plant chemical which has the potential to combine with calcium to form a calcium-oxalate stone. These are commonly known as kidney stones, and many people ask whether they should avoid leafy green vegetables, and other natural
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Juicing Can Wreck Your Looks – Really?

by Leisa on July 12, 2012

I enjoy flicking through mainstream media sites to see what is capturing people’s attention, and also to see what is being said in the health arena. Quite often I will be asked about a certain news report on health, or a new diet craze, so I feel it’s important to keep up-to-date, not only with
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A Transformational Retreat

by Leisa on November 10, 2010

During the last week of October, a very special group of people gathered together at the Embracing Life! Byron Bay Retreat, ready to detox, but not knowing quite how deep they were going to go, and how powerful the experience was going to be. This beautiful group were ready, open and willing to experience whatever
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Mike Adams Interviews Charlotte Gerson

by Leisa on May 5, 2010

This is a fantastic interview with a living legend of natural medicine.  If you haven’t heard of Gerson Therapy, I encourage you to have a listen to this great interview from the Food Matters website:  We watch a DVD on Gerson Therapy called “Dying To Have Known” at the Embracing Life! Retreats and I have
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Up, Up and Away to WA!

by Leisa on August 13, 2009

Busselton, WA 11th – 17th October, 2009 October takes the Embracing Life! Team to WA, with their magnificent sunsets, beautiful beaches and warm, hospitable people. I have found a venue with everything that we need – the 4 star, Grand Mercure Apartments Busselton – 2½ south of Perth at the gateway to the Margaret River
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J is for Juicing!

by Leisa on December 16, 2008

I love juicing. It is such a boost for the body, drinking those concentrated nutrients and pure water to nourish our cells without our body having to do very much digestive work at all. The best juices are green, with only small amounts of sugary or sweet vegetables or fruits such as carrot, beetroot or apple.
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Uki Retreat

by Leisa on November 16, 2008

Yesterday was the first day of the Embracing Life! Retreat held about 45 minutes from the Gold Coast at a place called Uki in Northern NSW near Mt. Warning. 20 guests, 4 full time staff, myself and William met at the Universal Peace Centre for a week of detoxing, education, fun and relaxation at the most
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