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Embracing Health

Embracing Health was founded in 2005 by Leisa Wheeler. Originally Embracing Health was running Detox retreats throughout Australia, but has since expanded to offer you more services and information than ever.

In addition to the fantastic Embracing Life! Detox Retreats, we offer a fantastic range of testing service providing invaluable information on your hormones or digestive system. Recently, we launched a mentoring program to help guide you through your health issues as well as our Membership program which provides you with a monthyly newsletter packed full of information to help you on your health journey.

In addtion to all of this, our founder Leisa Wheeler has been working on her book The F Word Solution – dispelling a lot of myths associated with thyroid and adrenal disorders as well as a number of health issues. This brilliant book is due to be released late 2013!


LeisaMeet Leisa

Leisa Wheeler is the founder and director of Embracing Health, a business dedicated to bringing you health information that can change your life.

She is a Naturopath who has spent many years specialising in Fatigue, Adrenal and Thyroid Dysfunction, Raw Food Detoxification, Food as Medicine, and the Emotional Aspects of Healing. Embracing Health has given her the outlet to share this knowledge with a wider audience and is a great resource for my products, newsletters, retreat events, testing services and my health mentoring service.

Leisa knew from a very young age that her future was going to be in the healing profession, and her journey exploring the field of natural medicine in all its facets began in earnest as a teenager. She has studied a large number of modalities from diet and nutrition, physical fitness and emotional release work; to hands-on healing, meditation, self-development, and metaphysics; which ultimately lead to her qualifications in Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Homoeopathy, Electrotherapy and Massage.

Leisa spent several years coaching people through an intensive detoxification program as the Naturopath at one of Australia’s leading health retreats, and from there went on to develop her own retreat program – the Embracing Life! Six Day Detox, Healing and Raw Food Retreat which she takes to different venues around Australia.

Leisa’s goal is to empower and inspire people with knowledge to make change in their lives so that they can experience better physical, emotional and spiritual health.

She enjoys mentoring people through their health challenges by educating them about raw food, food as medicine and the emotional aspects of healing.


RhiannaMeet Rhianna

Rhianna Smith is a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist working with the Embracing Health Team, working particularly with the Health Mentoring Program.

“Natural medicine, for me is about wholism- treating the whole. We are so much more than an arm or a leg, a stomach or a heart. When I treat my patients I look at the big picture and it is most often the big picture which points us in the direction of the underlying cause!”

Rhianna also contributes to the Embracing Health Blog and puts a fun and humerous twist in her articles, which always makes for a great read. From how to do a stress free stool test to a step by step guide to dream boards and goal setting – Rhianna covers a range of topics that are sure to be entertaining and informative!

You may know Rhianna from the retreats as she has become an invaluable part of the team.

Rhianna’s passion is sharing her knowledge so that it becomes easily accessible to everyone without them having to be a fully qualified naturopath! She loves spending time on the water, and experimenting with recipes, and exploring foreign places for their cultural ideas, amazing locations, and different health views!


CatMeet Cat

Leading Raw Food Gourmet Chef Cat Cannizzaro is a published writer of people, food and all things chocolate. Cat created WildRaw in 2011 and since then has been in demand.

Cat is the Executive Chef and recipe developer for Embracing Health, she is working with Leisa to write recipes for Leisa’s new book ‘The F Word Solution’ as well as creating recipes for the Detox Retreats.

She is rarely found at home. However when she is at home in her much loved seaside town of Dunsborough, you will be able to join her in one of her very sought after and heavily booked raw organic gourmet workshops and hands on chocolate classes.

WildRaw is designed to introduce you to raw, vegan, gluten free food through a series workshops. Using organic and local produce to create the most delicious and nutritious food without the cost of expensive equipment and exotic herbs. Her goal is - Food for the whole family, that's fun to make!