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The Art Of Reading Food Labels – Part 1

by Rhianna on August 27, 2013

Have you ever been caught out chowing down on your newest ‘guilt free’ delicious snack only to find out that your innocent little nibble is actually full of some kind of unattractive ingredient? Before I was a naturopath, I fell into this exact trap with gluten free goodies. I assumed just because they were gluten
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Byron Retreat

Does Your Body Need A Spring Clean?

by Leisa on August 6, 2013

Byron Bay, NSW Retreat 6th September – 14th September, 2013 – 8 nights As winter starts to leave us and we move into the warmer spring months, it is the perfect time to detox your body! There is no better way to cleanse than with an Eight Day Detox, Healing and Raw Food Retreat in beautiful Byron Bay!
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Woman in gym exercising with personal fitness trainer

Working in a busy health food store, this is a topic that has been coming up for me quite often of late. It causes me and so many of my colleagues quite a bit of grief. How the situation usually unfurls is as follows: Me: Hi there, can I help you? Customer: Yes, I’d like
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Kori Ubud

Ubud, Bali Retreat 24th October – 2nd November, 2013 – 9 nights For comprehensive information on everything included in the retreat, please go to the Main Retreat Page The Embracing Health Nine Day Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreat in October 2013, is being held in beautiful Ubud, Bali. Our previous retreats in Bali have
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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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Juice!

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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Rainbow Chard

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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