Addictions – Do they Rule You?

A lot of us have some bad habits that may seem harmless but are in reality an addiction.  How about food, sugar, alcohol, excessive worry, street drugs or exercise they can all become addictive.  By definition addiction is a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something. Generally disruptive to normal routine in some way and physically, psychologically, or socially harmful.  Basically an addiction is an unmet need.

Reasons for addictions vary greatly.  Choosing to look at the issue means you are in the “solutions” mode.

3 steps of changing cravings/addictions are:

1 Identifying the root cause (People choose their specific “addiction” for a reason.  )

  1. Finding new productive nourishing tools (i.e. mediation, exercise, Journaling, therapy, essential oils)
  2. Implementing new coping skills

That might sound like a lot of work but let’s break it down.  First it’s important to understand that you have certain chemistry in the body that distributes messages to the cells and they are picky ex: opiate receptors would accept morphine, heroine, or natural endorphins but not insulin or estrogen. This matches what you need with the receptors in a pure form that can be absorbed quickly is powerful. And this shows that you have the capacity to be that in charge of your chemistry  You can decide what kind of messengers you want coursing through your body. That’s powerful.

IN addiction here is what happens

Limbic (where emotions live) takes over and the cortex shrinks (the control part).

Your pleasure center shrinks. You need more and more of your “drug”

Goal: homeostasis- balance.  You need non-interrupted communication between messenger molecules and receptors.

  • Things that can disrupt the communication:
  • Diet coke
  • Traumatic emotions
  • Addictions – sugar, nicotine, alcohol, drugs

Here is the good news, there are safe and effective natural products that clear off these receptors and help normalize the functions, be don’t forget you can’t just put a band aid on addiction.  You need to find your reason for addiction.  Getting to that root cause can seem impossible to some but not with a new technology called Perceptions Reframing.  It is a powerful treatment that will connects the root cause of our behavior.  In addition we have the specific food and specific supplements and essentials oils for individual addictions. Essential oils work directly in the emotions center and are almost immediate support.   If you are ready to take back control.

Contact Dr. Leesa Haire today for your appointment.   495 Grand Blvd Suite 206 Miramar Beach, FL 850-733-7017    email:


Happy 4th of July!

This is an amazing weekend.  The sun is out and we are celebrating all over America our Independence!  That always comes with lots of food and outdoor fun.  Make this delicious and fun dish to share with your family.  Lots of fresh berries and a fresh new twist on those coated pretzels everyone loves.

Wild Orange Pretzels:

24 oz. of pretzels


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Combine the sugar, yogurt, protein powder, and Wild Orange essential oil.
  3. Dip the pretzels into the yogurt mixture one at a time, using chopsticks or tongs.
  4. Arrange the coated pretzels on a wire cooking rack with a baking sheet underneath it.
  5. Turn the oven off and put in the wire rack and baking sheet.
  6. Leave the oven door slightly ajar.
  7. After several hours, when the coating is hardened and set, take the pretzels out of the oven.

Have a safe and happy 4th!!

Let me know how you like this and be sure to contact me to get your Doterra oils.  –

Doctor Leesa – The All Natural Pharmacist


The Rules Of Weight Loss Have Changed

The misguided rules of the low fat diet are gone and won’t be missed.  The new rules embrace healthy delicious fats.  Healthy fats are not only delicious they have amazing health benefits including reducing inflammation, balancing blood sugar and weight loss.  Inflammation is linked to a host of chronic disease you want to avoid like arthritis, diabetes, ADHD, depression, eczema and more.

So what are these “healthy” fats?  Think nuts and seeds like sesame, coconut, macadamia, chia, flax, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, full fat organic dairy and clean protein (grass-fed beef or bison, poultry).

Now don’t get overwhelmed you can fit these into your current eating plan with little effort with one cardinal rule – DON’T eat fat with sugar!   The body is designed to use the fastest source of energy which will be sugar and store excess calories as fat.  The exciting benefit is you can eat fat without the sugar and burn off the fat.  The more healthy fats you eat, the faster you will lose weight, repair your stress, hunger and sex hormones, and produce soft wrinkle-free skin!

  • So here are some ways to start eating healthy fats every day;
  • Use organic pastured butter on your vegetables
  • Add 2 teaspoons of coconut oil to your smoothies
  • Use avocado instead of mayonnaise on your sandwich
  • Toss pine nuts into your recipes or grind them for bread crumbs
  • Snack on nut butter like pumpkin, sesame, cashew, and almond
  • Experiment with hemp or flax oil on salads

Just remember all fats can turn rancid so handle them with TLC, refrigerate and store in a dark container.   Also banish all fake fats!  They inhibit metabolism, reduce thyroid function, and promote inflammation.  These types are fats are hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated, like margarine, shortening, soybean, cottonseed, canola, vegetable oils and cooking sprays.

So leave your fear of fat behind and enjoy a slimmer, healthier you!

Call today to make sure your health is on track with a biofeedback scan.  Get instant answers and a plan that is perfect for you.  For appointments with Doctor Leesa Haire, ND, RPh, call 850-733-7017.  The All Natural Pharmacist is located at 495 Grand Blvd, Suite 206,   Miramar Beach, FL.     

“Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”  3 John 1:2

Is Your Makeup Toxic????


Cosmetics are supposed to be fun and pretty but there are some pretty scary numbers that might make you rethink your routine.  Now I am not saying you have to give up make up and body products but let’s demand better for our skin!

Look at these numbers

  •  4 pounds: Average amount of lipstick a woman will ingest over her lifetime.
  •   11:Percentage of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal-care products that the U.S.    government has documented and publicly assessed for safety.
  • 1,110+:The number of ingredients banned in cosmetics in the European Union.
  • 10:The number of ingredients banned in cosmetics in the United States.
  • 600:The number of companies that have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.
  • 20:Percentage of personal-care products that contain at least one chemical linked to cancer.
  • 22:Percentage of cosmetics contaminated with possible cancer-causing impurity 1, 4-dioxane.
  • $160 billion:Amount spent annually on skin and hair-care, makeup, cosmetic surgery, fragrances, health clubs, and diet products.


So whats a girl to do?

Check out your favorite brands at this website to see what you are really wearing!

 Wash your face: Always wash your face at nighttime to remove free radicals that your skin accumulates during the day from smog and dirt. Skin restores itself at night and its best not to absorb anything but healthy ingredients


Age gracefully with antioxidants: Start your anti-aging routine in your mid-twenties and consider it “age prevention.” Use powerful topical antioxidants like Resveratrol and Coenzyme Q10 daily under makeup and or at nighttime.
Toss harsh products: Be sure to shy away from harsh ingredients such as toxic retinols and glycollic acids in your daily skin care routine. They tend to damage your skin, especially if your skin is exposed to the sun, and can irritate sensitive skin.

Natural Allergy Support to the Rescue!

Natural Allergy Support to the Rescue!

Allergies abound even here at the beach.  If you want to get rid your allergies you will need to stop them at their source.  Natural medicine believes that allergies are almost always related to imbalances in the gut.  Believe it or not 80% of the immune system is located in the intestines so to be successful we must focus there.  Then we need to relieve the symptoms.

 Here are some suggestions to Support the immune system in the gut:

Use Bragg’s apple cider vinegar before meals to support good gut bacteria. 1-2 Tb. In warm water is recommended.  There are capsules too if you don’t like the taste or add some local raw honey.

Take a probiotic.  Probiotics consist of the friendly bacteria and will recharge your immune system and help block the histamine that leads to so many symptoms.

  Tips for Symptoms:

Vit D3 is especially effective for hay fever and asthma

Green tea:  Helps block histamine and supports the immune system

Vit C for its ability to prevent histamine from forming.

Stinging Nettle – a natural antihistamine is widely used for symptom relief.

Lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oils help relieve the congestion and promote drainage. (remember you won’t get results with diluted oils, box store oils)

Let me know if this is a help to you and share with your friends that suffer.

Doctor Leesa Haire

The All Natural Pharmacist 


Do You Know the Foundation of Health?


Do you wake up tired?

Do you wake up in the morning full of energy or still exhausted ?  If this reflects how you feel it may tired dogbe your hormones.  Sometimes the constant stress of our busy lives deplete crucial hormones from the adrenal gland and we end up just plain tried.  I  sure sign of  adrenal exhaustion is being tired in the morning.  You may rally later in the day or get a second wind in the evening but the morning  takes a great effort to get started. This can be especially true for health care professionals, teachers, working moms.  Lots of jobs are non-stop and demanding, if you have one you understand. There are also some other signs you can look for:  increased hunger, crave sweets/salt, irritable, poor concentration,  tired but wired.

There is help even if you can’t get a vacation.  Here are some tips to get your energy back.

Take Vitamin C – critical for adrenal health

Use whole food Pantothenic Acid –which is B5 to restore adrenals

Never use synthetic B vitamins – they make the adrenals worse!

Avoid sugar

Get plenty of protein and healthy fats in the diet

Take a complete multi-mineral formula

Pink Himalayan salt is supportive for adrenal function

One thing to remember, restoring your adrenal function takes time.  Unless you are at rest are still stressing the hormones daily.  Be patient and get your energy back!