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Can You Trade Off Bad Habits?

by Rhianna on September 1, 2014

When I was 21, I moved overseas and ended up in a share flat with two beautiful girls from the USA. I can hardly believe it myself, but up until that point, I had never met anyone from America so I was not sure what to expect. In their own way, both taught me some
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Chocoate Maker Takes Over Weight Loss Firm

by Leisa on December 17, 2010

Oh the irony! From Ninemsn: “Nestle, the company behind Smarties, Chokito and Fantales, has announced it will soon engulf the weight-loss organisation Jenny Craig. The chocolatier and multinational food company said it would acquire, at an undisclosed price, all shares of the group that controls the Jenny Craig franchise in Australia and New Zealand. The
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Losing Weight on Twinkies?

by Leisa on December 8, 2010

I was watching this story with interest, and have to say I shook my head at the idiocy of it all and wondered what this Professor was really trying to prove. Mike Adams at Natural News says it well: “(NaturalNews) Over the last month or so, the mainstream media has been making a huge deal
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Food, Inc. the Movie is Mainstream!

by Leisa on July 7, 2010

A few nights ago we put on a new release DVD to watch, called Brothers; (a disturbing, but brilliant movie – Tobey Maguire is an incredible actor) and lo and behold in the previews was the movie Food, Inc. I was astounded! This is surely a sign that things are changing and more awareness is
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Obsessing Over The Details…

by Leisa on August 27, 2009

Life is all about balance, and the further I go forward, the more I realise how important it is. When changing to a new dietary regime, or incorporating more raw foods into our diets, sometimes we can get caught up in the little details instead of seeing the overall big picture – and this is
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The “Stupor-market”

by Leisa on July 25, 2009

Oh how I love this phrase from UK Raw Foodie, Shazzie! It describes exactly what most supermarket food is all about.  If junk food affects our brain (see post “The Twinkie Defense“) then “Stupor-market” is the perfect term for shops where the majority of the food is packaged, processed and devoid of nutrients and life.
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The Twinkie Defense

by Leisa on July 17, 2009

Last night I watched the movie “Milk” starring Sean Penn, and thought it was a brilliant, but sad movie, and extremely well acted. It was towards the end of the movie in the courtroom trial of Dan White who assassinated both San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk; that the “Twinkie Defense” was mentioned.  It was
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Overcoming the Food Imprint

by Leisa on June 8, 2009

A little while ago I watched a documentary by Valya Boutenko called “Overcoming the Food Imprint – the Origin of Our Cravings” and was very impressed with what she has put together. Asking questions such as “How can we transform destructive eating patterns and become free of compulsive eating?” and “What can be done to
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Is the Connection So Hard To See?

by Leisa on May 14, 2009

I’ve written before about how easy it is for me to forget that most of the population don’t view food and healing the same way that I do! Food, health and healing are a daily experience for me – I live it, I read about it, I research it, I teach it and I associate
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