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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

By |October 31st, 2019|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Diabetes, Drugs, Environmental Health, Exercise, Pain, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|

Mindfulness and MBSR: A Personal Journey

Contributing Author: Anne Louise Kracmer, LCSW & Qualified MBSR Teacher

 

CREATING PEACE AND HARMONY…INSIDE

NEW AT THE CLINIC – EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

(forward by Deb Martin)

 

You’ve likely heard the term “Mindfulness Meditation”.  But do you know what that means?  Come along on the journey of discovery in this month’s article.  Discover more about Mindfulness which is practiced in many ways around the world.  It is truly a form of natural, holistic healing, and is also a wellness practice which you can easily learn to do for yourself or practice in a group.

 

You’ll now find Mindfulness practices being […]

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Yoga and You

By |July 30th, 2019|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Exercise, Pain, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|

Yoga and You

 

Our Featured Author this month is Kandy Love, PhD, CIYT, LMT #9704.  She is first and foremost a kind, gifted and astute healer.  She is a yoga therapist and teacher-of-teachers, also practicing massage, energy healing and other methods of holistic healing. Many of you might know Kandy from the business she founded in the 1990’s called Health and Harmony.  It was the first–and highly successful–Holistic Wellness Center in SW Florida.  Kandy brings a wealth of knowledge and healing practices to us personally, as well as to our patients and clients at Lotus Blossom Clinic.  We are grateful […]

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Are Your Gifts Hiding In Plain Sight?

By |June 4th, 2019|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

 

“In your freedom, in your joy that echoes through the universe with unbridled, childlike enthusiasm, You become the Light of the world.” – Journey Beyond Words, Brent Haskell, Ph.D., D.O.

 

A Gift from the Garden of Life

It’s magical when dreams provide us with answers and solutions, and it happened to me last night. My dream gave me grist for the mill and structure for this […]

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NEED A GOOD HEALTH EXCUSE TO TAKE A VACATION?

By |April 4th, 2019|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Exercise, Fertility & Family, Intestinal Health, Uncategorized|

Research and experiences from our personal Travel Expert: 
Lynn Lee with Grab Your Bag Travel.    
 
LOOK NO FURTHER for reasons to travel!  You may be shocked at the research data you’ll read here. We expect you’ll have more reasons than ever to justify making the time for YOU to unplug from the daily grind and explore our world.  The science shows positive impacts on long-term health, including seriously less numbers of heart attacks, boosted immune systems, and stronger brains to […]

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CBD CURES & RUMORS: What you don’t know about CBD could save you!

By |January 29th, 2019|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Back Pain, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Pain, Uncategorized|

CBD “CURES & RUMORS” is an ongoing health series about the comprehensive cannabis plant.

BIG NEWS: On December 21, 2018 CBD finally became Legal–at the Federal Level–in the United States. With this recent legalization, CBD–a non-psychotropic compound found in the Cannabis Plant (aka “marijuana”) —is set to make an even bigger splash into Holistic and Natural Medicine usage. It will also continue marching into leading-edge, mainstream medical practices. This is the first article […]

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CBD for You and Me!

By |May 1st, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Drugs, Pain, Uncategorized|

CBD oil is a Natural Medicine found in the Cannabis plant.  No one can get “high” on it.  But it is an effective medicine for multiple issues as well as for longevity.  CBD regenerates the human body and brain to be more youthful.  It changes lives, and the cities and states who embrace it may experience significant growth and a revitalized economy.  But, as the popularity of the Cannabis plant has grown over the past decade, the pharmaceutical industry has been busy behind the scenes.  There are currently serious legal obstacles posed by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration). 

 

This […]

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Live Long and Prosper (Part 3)

By |April 4th, 2018|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Drugs, Uncategorized|

Longevity & Vitality:  A Brain Requirement, Ancient Wisdom & New “Reverse Aging” Science

Part 3 in the  “Live Long and Prosper” Series

In our first two articles “How Gut Health & the Gut-Brain Connection Affect Your Health & Longevity” and “Chinese Medicine: Longevity Practices & Foods”, we covered a lot of territory in what is thought to be possibly the most important aspect of our physical health:  The Microbiome and the Gut-Brain connection.  And we explored the philosophy and practical aspects of using Chinese Medicine for health and longevity.

 

This article starts by […]

CHINESE MEDICINE: LONGEVITY PRACTICES AND FOODS

By |February 27th, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Chinese Medicine, Exercise, Uncategorized|

Chinese Medicine: Longevity Practices and Foods

Article 2 of  3:  Live Long & Prosper Series

Chinese Medicine is an ancient, natural medicine.  Asian masters teach that we each are born with a certain amount of “Jing” (Life Force Energy), and when we have expended it, that’s all there is.  Therefore, it is important to be judicious with your Jing.  Why waste your Jing on being mad at the mailman or feeling mistreated by a co-worker or family member?  Focus your Jing on creating positive relationships and a beautiful environment for yourself…and others on […]

Holistic Gut & Brain Health for Longevity: Live Long & Prosper

By |February 7th, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Intestinal Health|

Longevity and the Gut, and How Gut Health & the Gut-Brain Connection Affect Your Health

Longevity and the Gut is Article 1 in a 3-part series.

The buzz word is “Anti-Aging”.  It’s everywhere…on book titles, anti-aging product labels, marketing ads and YouTube.  I believe the best approach to living healthy and long is to use the framework of Holistic Health, consisting of natural medicine in such forms as Acupuncture, Food as Medicine and other Functional Medicine, various types of  therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Yoga, Polarity Therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) […]

FEASTING OR FASTING:

By |January 3rd, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Diabetes, Food as Medicine|

THE NEW SCIENCE OF FASTING AS NATURAL MEDICINE

FASTING…hmmmm. That sounds like deprivation, hunger and muscle wasting, not a powerful, natural and holistic medicine approach. But, of all the wonderful music, art, science, and other contributions to our world which have come from Italy, I never expected to be fascinated by the work of a scientist and researcher (bio gerontologist and cell biologist) “known for his studies on the role of starvation and nutrient response genes on cellular protection, aging and diseases, and for proposing that longevity is regulated by similar genes […]

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Toxic Lipstick – A Few Tips

By |September 5th, 2017|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Environmental Health, Uncategorized|

Hot Tips for Health:
1. Check this link for the toxicity of a particular lipstick: Click here for the FDA list. The lower the levels the better for your health!
2. Wipe off your lipstick BEFORE eating or drinking. Reapply afterwards. (Avoid actually ingesting it.)
3. Check out a home-grown manufacturer: Nature’s Earth Cosmetics (based in SW Florida)

Is YOUR Lipstick TOXIC?
(…or the lipstick of a Loved Woman in your life?)

It’s in the News
A recent FDA study shows that over 400 of the top lipsticks contain lead. Some contain lead in trace amounts, but others contain a significant amount. The FDA has taken […]

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Unplug from it all!

By |August 2nd, 2017|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress|

Larry Witzleben, LMT

Polarity Therapist ∙ Energy Practitioner

at Lotus Blossom Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what I’ve come to know in 28 years of practice: It’s our nervous systems! Long before stress becomes physical tension that we notice and feel, our nervous systems have already sounded the alarm. “Uh-oh. Danger! Muscles, prepare to tighten up in protection!”

 

It’s our nervous system, it’s our nervous system, it’s our nervous system!

 

And the way we live–the blessing and curse of technology–is our early undoing. We are “on” and in reaction to someone […]

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