Thyroid

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TSH Is Not An Accurate Test

by Leisa on October 2, 2013

Specialising in thyroid and adrenal disorders, I get to see a lot of blood test results, especially from doctors who are ‘checking’  their patient for a possible thyroid disorder. Quite often the only test being run is TSH – thyroid stimulating hormone. Unfortunately this test isn’t an accurate one for thyroid hormone function, as I have witnessed again and again in
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Toxic Oestrogen

Are You Full Of Toxic Oestrogen?

by Leisa on July 19, 2013

Oestrogen dominance is a term that is becoming more familiar, as people start to recognise the crucial role that hormone balance has in our health and in the prevention of many disease states. Oestrogen, a mainly female hormone, has hit the spotlight due to its potential influence in the development of hormonally influenced cancers such
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Is Naturopathy Unscientific?

by Leisa on July 10, 2013

We often hear loud protests from the medical community that natural medicine is “unscientific” because many nutrients, herbs, foods and therapies have not undergone the Gold Standard for the scientific industry – the double blind placebo controlled trial. Natural medicine, because of it’s holistic quality, can never conform to industry standards because you cannot measure
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Breast cancer Wordcloud

Breast cancer has been big news in the media of late. From the controversial (and for me – horrifying) decision of Angelina Jolie to have a preventative mastectomy, to the endless pink ribbon mania and push for more dollars for “cancer research” – now we are hearing more and more about an “alternative” to mastectomies for preventing cancer
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Are You In Oestrogen Overload?

by Leisa on February 7, 2013

Many women (and some men) today are suffering from a little known and poorly understood condition called oestrogen dominance, that can, if not discovered and corrected, have disastrous health consequences. We are mainly familiar with oestrogen as primarily a female hormone, produced by the ovaries, and being responsible for female sexual development and characteristics. In
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Sexy on Raw Tour

Healthy, Hot & Energized!

by Leisa on January 19, 2013

Anyone who reads my blog or is on my “5 tips newsletter” list, knows that I am very discerning about what information I send out to you, and who I choose to promote or endorse. Because I am the organiser for the David Wolfe Australian Tour, there are many great information products that David has
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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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Warming Foods & Ayurveda

by Leisa on November 5, 2012

Just recently I was privileged to have a short holiday with my friends Brian & Alora from Soul Fire Spirit Journey Sailing Adventures, aboard a catamaran in the beautiful Hervey Bay, touring along the pristine Fraser Island, laying in the sun, communing with the most magnificent whales, swimming in the ocean – and eating the
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