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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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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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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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The Terrible Thyroid Scandal

by Leisa on November 3, 2011

One of my pet subjects is anything and everything to do with thyroid health – having suffered from an underactive thyroid myself – I know how incredibly debilitating it can be to live with a thyroid that isn’t functioning well, and I have enormous empathy for anyone who has a problem in this area. Some
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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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Ovarian Cysts are a Symptom of Hypothyroidism

by Leisa on December 2, 2010

Thyroid problems are an area that I have studied in depth, having suffered myself with hypothyroidism, and been subjected to the incompetence of several medical practitioners before I found the answers myself.  Since then, I’ve found thyroid issues are one of the most mis-understood and mis-diagnosed conditions today. Dr John Lowe is one of the foremost
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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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Thai Veggie Noodles Recipe

by Leisa on August 19, 2010

When I was in Sydney for the Dr Sherrill Sellman tour, I caught up with the “angel in disguise” Julie from Conscious Choice.  She was the host organiser for the Sydney leg of the tour and lucky me, I managed to taste some amazing recipes of Julie’s while I was there.  If you get the
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Turning Back the Clock Teleseminar

by Leisa on July 19, 2010

Last Saturday Dr. Sherrill Sellman held a one hour teleseminar exploring information she will be sharing in much more depth during her tour which starts next week – offering wisdom and leading-edge solutions for women to regain their health naturally. You can download and listen to the audio here: Dr Sherrill Sellman Turning Back the Clock Teleseminar To learn more
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Remember To Rotate Your Greens!

by Leisa on June 28, 2010

I’m a big advocate of Green Smoothies, – I like to have one nearly every day and I regularly recommend them to people – however I always make sure I caution everyone to make sure they rotate their greens. By this, I mean don’t use the same type of green every time.  It is easy to get into
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