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Green For Life!

by Leisa on January 28, 2008

Green smoothies are my new obsession, and although I’ve known about them for a long time, it’s only just recently that I’ve included them as a daily part of life. I have been guilty of what many raw foodists tend to do with food, and that is lean very heavily towards fats in the diet. 
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Chocolate Fix!

by Leisa on January 16, 2008

Goodness it would be easy to be a chocoholic!  It is actually in my genes to love chocolate – truly!  My grandmother would eat a 750g block of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk fruit and nut almost every day, she lived on it! Now every time you think of chocolate, instead say “rancid fat, cow pus, mouse
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Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants

by Leisa on January 9, 2008

This is the conclusion of Michael Pollan, an author who has written some fantastic books on food from a very unique and entertaining perspective. I review one of his books “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” in the January issue of my newsletter (subscribe above, top right corner to receive your copy!). He talks about his new book,
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The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

by Leisa on December 26, 2007

I recently came across one of David Wolfe’s pet projects.  Those of you who have researched raw food would be familiar with David.  He has written the books Naked Chocolate, Eating for Beauty and the Sun Food Diet Success system; and is something of a guru in the raw food movement. This project though, is one that
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The Best Christmas Pie Ever!

by Leisa on December 21, 2007

This recipe comes from Alissa Cohen and is found in her fantastic book “Living on Live Food”; it is just perfect for the holiday season! Many people think that living healthfully on raw food means that you have to go without flavour and enjoyment – but this recipe proves how good raw food can taste!  It’s
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What Does A Naturopath Do On Holidays??

by Leisa on December 16, 2007

For most people a holiday means lots of reckless self-indulgence, eating rich food and drinking lots of alcohol – but my most recent holiday didn’t involve any of that at all. Yes, my family and friends think I’m a bit strange (!), but my partner William (who is as health conscious as I am) and
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100% Raw or Not?

by Leisa on December 4, 2007

One subject that is often discussed at Hippocrates – a completely raw, vegan, living foods retreat, is whether 100% raw is the ultimate diet. Now I have trouble sticking to rules of any kind – not that I go deliberately out of my way to break rules, but I do believe that any intelligent, conscious
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