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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It seems to me that the authors of these types of articles attempting to discredit organic food have an agenda to push, and they will do it in any way they can, with very dubious information. I was reading this article “Organic food has no extra health benefits, say researchers” where they go on to say
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Miranda Kerr – A Health Advocate

by Leisa on April 22, 2010

Successful Australian model Miranda Kerr is a fine ambassador for healthy and sustainable living.  She looks fit and glowing, and is often found talking about her lifestyle and what keeps her in tip-top shape. It’s nice to hear about a celebrity who credits Yoga, organic food and skin care products, noni juice, goji berries and green tea
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Agave – Healthy or Harmful?

by Leisa on April 14, 2010

This message came through from Loving Earth yesterday – and I’m so pleased they explained about the difference between good quality organic, cold extracted Agave Nectar, and the poor quality processed product: “Recently there has been controversy regarding the use and promotion of agave syrup as a health food. Agave Nectar – The high fructose
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Top 10 Reasons To Grow Your Own Organic Food

by Leisa on September 11, 2009

This was a good post from the people at Food Matters.  At the moment I live in an apartment near the beach, but I am looking forward to getting on to some land in the next year so that I can start my own permaculture garden and orchard! 1. GET THE NUTRITION YOU NEED &
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Miessence – Skin Care for the Future

by Leisa on July 5, 2009

This month as a part of my Embracing Health Membership Club, I interviewed Alf Orpen, the founder of ONEgroup, who produce Miessence –  the first completely certified organic skin care range in the world.  They also have hair care, personal care, cleaning and health products – all beautiful quality and chemical free. The interview with
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Win a Free Retreat!

by Leisa on March 6, 2009

This is exciting!  I am doing a promotion in conjunction with Mrs. Flannery’s at Miami on the Gold Coast, and we have teamed up to give away a free retreat to one lucky shopper at their store! Mrs Flannery’s is a bulk organic store, featuring all types of organic produce and health foods – they
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The Corporation

by Leisa on January 3, 2009

I just finished watching a great documentary called The Corporation, and even though it has been out for a while, this was my first viewing of it. I can highly recommend it to anyone that has an interest in why the world is the way it is, and how we got into this mess (environment,
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Skin and Hair Care

by Leisa on October 1, 2008

Another aspect of health that we address at the Embracing Life! Retreat, is that of lowering the body burden of chemicals that we use every day in our personal care and cleaning products. Most brands of these products are made with synthetic chemicals that can be absorbed into our body and added to the toxins
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Words of Wisdom from Ann Wigmore

by Leisa on August 18, 2008

Ann Wigmore was a pioneer of the raw and living foods movement, and helped thousands of people regain their health with the Hippocrates Health Institute program which she founded. I was rereading one of her books today “Be Your Own Doctor. A positive guide to natural living” and I came across these gems of wisdom: “Disease stems from
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