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Cicada Shell

When It Happens, It Happens!

by Rhianna on March 27, 2014

While away in Byron Bay last week for the Embracing Health Detox Retreat, we enjoyed quite a few rough storms during the nights. One morning after a particularly strong storm, I was walking towards the shala when I saw a newly abandon cicada cast (the shell bit, actually called an exuvia upon further research!) on
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Female sales assistant in health food store

Off The Shelf & Your Health Part 2

by Rhianna on March 4, 2014

The focus of yesterday and today’s blog has been ‘off the shelf’ products, and what they can mean for your health. By ‘off the shelf’ products, I am talking about those products you can walk into any health food store, chemist or supermarket, and grab right off the shelf. You don’t need to talk to
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Omega 3 fish oil capsules

Off The Shelf & Your Health

by Rhianna on March 3, 2014

The focus of today’s blog is ‘off the shelf’ products, and what they can mean for your health. By ‘off the shelf’ products, I am talking about those products you can walk into any health food store, chemist or supermarket, and grab right off the shelf. You don’t need to talk to a naturopath or
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Breakfast table with cereal, toast, coffee and orange juice

Change Your Diet, Change Your Life!

by Rhianna on February 28, 2014

I have been a naturopath for long enough that I find I am forgetting what an ‘average Australian diet’ entails. Every now and then I will get a client who brings me back down to earth, and reemphasises the fact that the way I eat in my house hold is probably pretty ‘weird’ for the
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Sugar

What’s Your Poison?

by Rhianna on February 27, 2014

This morning I watched an interesting short video created by Dr. Michael Greger. For those of you have never heard of this doctor, he created the website Nutritionfacts.org. He is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine,
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acai bowl

Did You Know?

by Rhianna on February 24, 2014

Working in my local health food store the other day, I found myself sharing the same health tips to quite a few of our customers. I wanted to pop down the top three here, and possibly surprise a few people. Acai Bowls- A healthy breakfast? We have lots of customers jumping on the acai train
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Rainbow Chard

Veggies Without Vitamins?

by Rhianna on February 20, 2014

A friend of mine sent me this article this morning and asked what I thought. I have taken part of it and placed it here for you to read. What do you think? Imagine the surprise of going online and discovering that the vitamin and mineral content of vegetables has drastically dropped. That’s what happened
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Dr Evil

21st Century Insanity

by Rhianna on February 18, 2014

I feel like I have been a bit bombarded this week with examples of situations in our society that I believe are ridiculous to the point of being insane. As a relatively normal human of average intelligence I find myself asking, “If I think these situations are bonkers, then doesn’t everyone else? And if that’s
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How to Health Boost Your Recipes

by Rhianna on February 17, 2014

At the recent Food Preparation Intensive Retreat we held in Byron Bay, a favourite night time game was something we’ve called “Upgrade Your Recipes”. Our lovely ladies were given a selection of recipes, torn from recent food and cooking magazines, and asked to work as a group to help take the recipe to a new
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Late last year I was fortunate enough to work with Leisa and the Embracing Health team at one of the detox retreats also held at Tallows Beach Houses. It was a wonderful seven days assisting the head chef in the kitchen as we prepared vibrant juices for the guests for five days then gourmet raw
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