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Coronary Heart Disease and Smoking

By |August 15th, 2011|Environmental Health|

Smoking and Coronary Heart Disease.

By now most people have been informed that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health.  To further demonstrate this; a new study recently published in Lancet shows that smoking cigarettes may be even more dangerous for women than for men.

Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for coronary heart disease.  When compared with men, women have a significant 25% increase in risk for coronary heart disease caused by cigarettes.

The study was done by Dr Rachel R Huxley and  Mark Woodward PhD, who […]

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The Dirty Dozen

By |July 15th, 2011|Food as Medicine|

The Dirty Dozen

(updated July 1, 2011, special thanks to Dawn St. John and Southwest Florida Naturally for printing this info. View the whole article here.)


The Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit organization that updates its “Dirty Dozen” food list each year for grocery shoppers.


The list, which is compiled based on evidence of the pesticide residues on veggies and fruits, has become a very helpful tool, especially since eating organic foods can be a bit costly.

Here are the 12 fruits and veggies everyone should be buying organic:


Dirty Dozen

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Freedom Isn’t Free

By |July 6th, 2011|Anxiety/Stress, Food as Medicine|

Freedom Isn’t Free

By: Fort Myers Acupuncturist Dr. David Martin



My father served  in the armed forces during WWII and Korea.  He paid a dear price. While he survived the war itself, he had injuries that had a profound effect on his life.   This is one of the reasons we offer discounts to Veterans who are self pay, and we offer free clinics for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers.  It’s another way to say “Thank you” for your service and acknowledge our gratitude for our freedoms.

There is another area where the […]

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Are You Killing Yourself One Bite At A Time?

By |July 1st, 2011|Food as Medicine|

Are You Killing Yourself One Bite At A Time?

By, Dr. David Martin, Fort Myers Acupuncturist 

Do you eat “diet” foods, bars or drink commercial shakes?

Do you experience stress, headaches, or body aches?

Do you consume: packaged foods, products containing white sugar, white flour or eat fast food?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions your health may be at risk because of the food you eat, but the good news is there IS something you can do about it!

Isn’t it interesting that in a country as rich as ours in knowledge and availability of […]

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Want to Save Some Major Money and Breathe Better Air?

By |June 15th, 2011|Environmental Health, Exercise|

Want to Save Some Major Money  and Breathe Better Air?


Breathing Better = More Freedom! Dr. David Martin, Fort Myers Acupuncturist says “Breathing Better = More Freedom!”

Dr. Martin and Acupuncture Physicians like him, stress how important fresh, clean air is to everyone.  You can go for days without food, but just minutes without clean air, so why not make it a priority to raise the air quality in your home or office.  As healthcare providers, the entire Lotus Blossom Clinic Team also recognizes that expensive air […]

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Eating Organic food

By |June 9th, 2011|Food as Medicine|

Why spend the extra money on Organic?

I often have patients say that they just don’t have the money to buy organically grown food.  I can sympathize because I shop at the same places they do.

I have added a link to this article because it does help prove the point that food that is raised on these Agribusiness farms is treated like a product, not as a health nutritious meal.  The faster you produce a product the more money you make, so of  course the amount of time required to produce the product is key.  For example if you can […]

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Exercise helps reduce Strokes

By |June 9th, 2011|Exercise|

Decrease your Risk of Stroke

Over and over again the information keeps surfacing that exercise is good for your health. Here is another recent study that demonstrates that moderate exercise reduces strokes.  In this case we are discussing the small unnoticed strokes that can diminish mental acuity. At my acupuncture clinic and holistic healing center we often recommend exercise to our patients to help them maintain a healthy balance.  We use treatments such as acupuncture, herbs, hypnosis, diet, exercise, and positive thought to help patients obtain and maintain a healthy balance.  Please follow this link to read more […]

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Prostate Drugs and Cancer

By |June 9th, 2011|Drugs|

Prostate and hair growth drugs raise the Risk of Prostate Cancer.

A recent article in Reuters discussed several drugs that can increase your risk of Prostate cancer.  This group of Drugs include Proscar, Avodar, Jalyn, and Propecia.  I thought it would be useful to blog about this and provide a link to the article.  These drugs lower  the odds of getting a lower risk form of prostate cancer  but increase the risk of getting a more virulent form.
From my perspective the best way to deal with Cancer is to avoid it by having a healthy […]
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Risks with Statin Drugs

By |June 9th, 2011|Drugs|

The Following is an article that everyone on a Statin drug should read. Please check it out. Of course the article only warns of high doses because that is where the highly visible effects are. It makes you wonder if the lower doses are doing the same thing only in less visible ways.

FDA Warns Against Use of High-Dose Simvastatin

By Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: June 08, 2011
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The highest approved dose of simvastatin — 80 mg — should […]
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