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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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R is for Raspberries

by Leisa on November 15, 2012

Raspberry season is coming! Raspberries have to be one of absolute favourite fruits of all time, I think I could just live on them! Raspberries are a longevity food, just half a cup of berries a day (is more OK??) can prolong our lifespan, providing seriously awesome levels of antioxidants – many of which have
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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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Is This Food Good or Bad?

by Leisa on October 16, 2010

This is the question I get asked most often at the retreats, and there is no one set answer to most queries. One of the understandings I have developed over the years, after talking with thousands of people about their health, is that the overwhelming majority of people want to be healthy, but without becoming a raw
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Simple Raw Food Combining

by Leisa on July 9, 2010

I found this great article on raw food combining whilst surfing the net – something I do a lot of!  I’ve played around a lot with food combining over the years – the very first experiment I made when I was 15 years old, was changing to a raw food and food combining diet. Over
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Crazy Food Trends The Celebrity’s Love

by Leisa on June 14, 2010

This weekend I am in Sydney for the Metagenics Congress –  three days of intensive seminars on some of the latest breakthroughs in functional medicine, with international speakers and 500 naturopath’s, doctors and health practitioners from all over Australia gathering together.  It is such a treat to be attending and I am loving every minute
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Meat & Dairy Cause Cancer

by Leisa on May 12, 2010

A few days ago I posted a link to an interview Mike Adams did with Charlotte Gerson about the application of Gerson Therapy with cancer, and how our health came to be in such a mess in this day and age – and to follow up with that, I have video link that I would encourage you to
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Doing Raw the Wrong Way…

by Leisa on May 3, 2010

Maybe actress Amanda Seyfried needs to take a few tips from model Miranda Kerr! This story came through on the celebrity news channels and unfortunately she’s got raw food all wrong!  What a shame that raw food is associated with just “spinach and some seeds!” One of the great things about raw food is the ability
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Food is Food – Not a Personality Trait!

by Leisa on December 10, 2009

I love eating raw food, I love educating people about increasing the amount of raw foods in their diet and I love doing raw retreats and detoxing with a bunch of great people! What I don’t love is the aspect of raw foodism where people turn their diets into an almost religious fervour of righteousness
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