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Attack On “Paleo Pete” Hits A New Low

by Leisa on August 30, 2015

I just read an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, where the author admits to fantasising about Pete Evans contracting a life-threatening illness so that he can put his “food as medicine” beliefs to the test – I’m assuming so that he can fail (and die) so that the author will be vindicated in
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Belle Gibson 60 Minutes

Belle Gibson’s Fraud

by Leisa on June 29, 2015

Like thousands of other viewers last night, I tuned into the 60 minutes interview with Belle Gibson. I hadn’t followed her story originally, I caught bits of it from social media and some blogs, but prior to that she wasn’t on my radar at all. But since the story of her fraud broke, I’ve been
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Body Ecology Course – Brisbane

by Leisa on May 26, 2015

Body Ecology Diet author and founder Donna Gates is holding both a one day introductory course as well a a four day certification in Brisbane in June, along with good friend and colleague, Maria Hunt. I read the Body Ecology Diet some years ago and found that it contained a lot of wisdom and knowledge,
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“Paleo Pete” & Fad Diets

by Leisa on May 12, 2015

Last night on a program that I rarely waste time watching – A Current Affair – they had a story on Pete Evans and the Paleo Diet he endorses. I was expecting a completely nasty piece full of misinformation and totally destroying Pete’s character because he supports eating a healthy diet (OMG, how criminal of
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Low Carb Zone road sign with sun background

Unhealthy Fixations

by Rhianna on February 10, 2015

The other day I popped into a local café to pick up a healthy lunch box. While deciding between a chicken and veggie stack and the sweet potato and chia patties, I over heard two young, super fit girls talking about carbs. One had ordered eggs on toast and was chatting to the chef about
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Menstrual Cup

What On Earth Is A Menstrual Cup?

by Rhianna on February 2, 2015

This is a blog that HAD to be written. My friend told me so. As we walked along the beach the other afternoon one of those taboo topics came up. I’m not sure how, or why, but we ended up talking about periods. There, I said the P-Word. Some men may want to look away
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Comics about dental diagnostics and treatment.

A Healthy Change In The Air

by Rhianna on January 30, 2015

Today I really wanted to write a blog about my new dentist. And I mean a happy blog, not a scary, horror story, set your teeth on edge blog. I just can’t stop telling people about him so decided to tell you too. He is a young dentist who works under the tag lines of
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Healthcare

Alternative medicine is under the spotlight in Australia, with calls to end private health insurance rebates for any natural healing modalities – rebates that are partly subsidised by the government. Recently on the 7.30 program on the ABC, the story “Should alternative medicines have their government rebate cut?” highlighted a draft report showing no proof
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Low Fat Chia

Whole Food Disasters- Messing With Mother Nature

by Rhianna on January 27, 2015

I think most people have now heard of chia seeds. Even if you don’t eat them, you’ve probably seen them at the health food store, the supermarket, or appearing in foods like protein balls and breads. And many people know they are a ‘healthy’ food, even if exactly how or why they are healthy isn’t
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Healthy versus unhealthy.

Keeping Perspective

by Rhianna on January 22, 2015

If you read my last blog post, you’ll know that January for me is all about clean eating. Or at least that was what it was meant to be about. And hey, for that second week of January, I did an excellent job! Then the temperature hit the roof and I didn’t leave the house
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