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Surgery

Surgery is Best for Obesity?

by Leisa on December 14, 2012

Last weekend there was an article published in the Herald Sun, titled “Obesity Conference Told Surgery Better Than Exercise for Obese“, which detailed information and proposals discussed at the National Obesity Conference. The article talked about the suggestion by Professor John Dixon, that severe obesity be classed as a chronic medical condition, requiring drugs and surgery to be treated
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Tears Behind Closed Doors

by Leisa on November 16, 2012

I recently read the book “Tears Behind Closed Doors – failure to diagnose an underactive thyroid: the truth behind the tragedy” by Diana Holmes, and there were some major insights and shifts that came to me through it. For those who are new to my blog, I have been living with hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue
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Pinkwashing: Breast Cancer Fraud

by Leisa on November 7, 2012

If anyone happened to notice (!) last month was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the whole world turned pink. Now, I know I have a pink website, but I didn’t think about the “pinkwashing” industry when I set it up and created my branding! So I’m going to happily own my “Embracing Health Pink” but
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Fighting Illness: Is it a Battleground?

by Leisa on November 6, 2012

One of the most pervasive themes we find in the way the world views illness today; is that poor health or disease is a battle we need to win. We hear stories every day about a celebrity diagnosed with cancer who vows to “fight with everything they have” and are determined to “win the battle”
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The Importance of Testing

by Leisa on November 4, 2012

There seems to be such a divide between the natural medicine world; and the orthodox model that the majority of the population embrace. People seem to sit stubbornly on one side of the fence or the other – giving no credit or ground to the other side at all – as if we are mortal enemies
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The Stress Circus

by Rhianna on June 12, 2012

“Stress is like a tight rope!” This was my realisation the other night while watching embarrassingly bad late night TV. You know when you get those little light bulb moments? Well this wasn’t so much a light bulb but a circus tent. I clearly saw a silken costumed clown balancing precariously on a high wire
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Stressed Girl

Are Your Stress Hormones Out Of Control?

by Leisa on May 26, 2012

On this blog I’ve talked quite a bit about adrenal fatigue and what happens when the adrenals can’t keep up with the daily demands of stress and the stress hormone cortisol depletes. One thing I haven’t talked a lot about though, is what happens prior to that when cortisol levels are high and we are pushing
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saliva-testing

One of the most important areas that I explore as a Naturopath, is functional pathology testing, mainly Saliva Hormone analysis and Digestion Health assessments. So many people today are suffering with imbalances in these areas, and are unable to find answers from conventional blood and stool tests. These tests are very comprehensive and are targeted for
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Running-on-Empty

Running on Empty

by Leisa on May 22, 2011

Just recently I was interviewed for an article in the Body and Soul lift-out of the Sunday newspaper, titled “Running on Empty“, about adrenal fatigue. Being one of the few practitioners in Australia who specialise in this area, it was very gratifying to have the issue of adrenal fatigue bought into the public arena in such
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Adrenal Fatigue is a Myth

by Leisa on November 14, 2010

From: Thryoid.about.com “The Hormone Foundation — part of the Endocrine Society — has released a controversial “fact sheet” series, titled “Myth Vs. Fact”. One of their sheets is titled “Adrenal Fatigue” and attacks the very existence of the condition, stating, “Adrenal fatigue is not a real medical condition. There are no scientific facts to support
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