pregnancy

I'm back

I’m back! And finally ready to share what I’ve really been doing since I stepped away from Embracing Health – to a large extent – over the past eighteen months. Many of you know me from my Hippocrates days. I spend many years working as the naturopath and massage therapist at ‘Hippos’ – the raw,
Continue Reading

Portrait of a cute young pregnant woman lying on bed and looking at her tummy

Pregnancy and Thyroxine

by Leisa on November 4, 2009

I have witnessed first-hand many, many patients who do not do well on T4 replacement therapy (Thyroxine, Oroxine) medication.  In the body, T4 needs to be converted to its active form of T3 before it can perform its actions at a cellular level.  For this to happen we need to have good adrenal function, a
Continue Reading

iodine

The Importance of Iodine

by Leisa on June 10, 2009

It is funny how things happen in synchronicity.  I was just finishing off the main article for my Membership Magazine called “The Importance of Iodine” where I have written a huge expose about the conditions of iodine deficiency and the totally inadequate recommendations given to us about how much iodine to supplement with.  It’s a
Continue Reading