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CHOCOLATE AS MEDICINE

By |May 31st, 2017|Aging Gracefully, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

Chocolate as Medicine

This article is written for Lotus Blossom Clinic, we provide acupuncture, massage, Reike, and food healing consultations.

TRUE CONFESSIONS:    Six years ago I became a confirmed Chocoholic.  It happened when I began to grasp the medicinal scope of this heavenly substance.  And when my neck inflammation “melted” after 30 years of whip-lash injury suffering ….well I was “in” with Chocolate.  Who knew?   In its raw and powerful form, Chocolate is a Natural Medicine from Central & South America, and its use has been documented for thousands of years.   Modern […]

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Mighty Mushroom Series: Reishi “Queen of Mushrooms”

By |May 4th, 2017|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

Mighty Mushroom Series From (Acupuncture in Fort Myers) Lotus Blossom Clinic

REISHI “QUEEN” OF THE MUSHROOMS

“Asian history has more medical documentation on Reishi than any other mushroom.  In 2005, it took away my grandfather’s chest pains for 5 years…beginning on the day he started using it.

    

For advanced-stage cancer, asthma, depression and a long list of conditions, I think Reishi.  But for cardiovascular, it is my #1 pick.”Jeff Primack, author of Conquering ANY Disease, The Ultimate High-Phytochemical Food-Healing System

The Chinese Royalty had it pretty good.  Anything rare and precious […]

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IS YOUR THYROID IN DISTRESS?

By |April 5th, 2017|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

IS YOUR THYROID IN DISTRESS?

 

Over twenty-five percent (25%) of Americans have Hashimoto’s Disease, which triggers the immune system to attack the thyroid gland, sending the endocrine system into chaos. The inflammation (or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) caused by this attack on the thyroid will typically cause hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid) and slow the production of thyroid hormone and essential body functions (i.e., metabolism).   You may not be at the full-blown disease state yet, but you may be experiencing early, unpleasant symptoms.

 

Are you female, between 30-50 years old?  The […]

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Medical Mushroom Series – Cordyceps

By |March 1st, 2017|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Diabetes, Drugs, Exercise, Fertility & Family, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

Medicinal Mushroom Series

CORDYCEPS THE CONQUERER

Medicinal Mushrooms are fairly closely related to us, evolutionarily-speaking.  We share about 30% of our DNA with mushrooms, and both species use enzymes to break down nutrients to sustain ourselves.  Most mushrooms break down plant matter externally, and in the process, create soil and access to nutrients which Nature uses to create new life.   We humans take food inside our bodies where our digestive system uses enzymes to break down nutrients which we can absorb.

 

In an earlier version of  his book, Jeff Primack, author […]

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Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Brain and Neurological Health

By |February 1st, 2017|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Diabetes, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health, Pain, Uncategorized|

LION’S MANE FOR THE BRAIN & NERVES

 

MEET THE MUSHROOM MAN

We first encountered Paul Stamets on YouTube.   I could not rip myself away for a second.   His talk at a Bioneers’ Conference in 2015 was riveting and inspiring.   This man and his wife have literally spent years in the forests, mostly in Oregon and Washington States.  He holds hundreds of patents and is widely regarded as a top science expert in the field of mycology.  He has a mission on this planet and has found hundreds of solutions using […]

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BECOME FRIENDS WITH “GOOD” BACTERIA

By |November 30th, 2016|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Diabetes, Drugs, Fertility & Family, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

lactobacillus-acidophilus

 “Stunning research reveals gut bug balance causing everything from diabetes to colon cancer!” –Glenn S. Rothfeld from his new book, The Atlas of Natural Cures

 

The science of the human body’s essential and symbiotic relationship with bacteria and other microbes is continually growing.  Over the last decade, scientific evidence has begun to create a landscape of connections to healing options for specific conditions.  This has been on the radar of naturopathic and functional medicine practitioners for decades, and now some Western M.D.’s are coming to the party, and that’s […]

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MEDICINE IS CHANGING part 1

By |August 3rd, 2016|Aging Gracefully, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

qigong revolutionMEDICINE IS CHANGING—DRASTICALLY

Part 1:     What’s going on & Who are the Players?

 

It may not be evident to everyone, but our Western Medical Model is teetering. The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell (the first of his books on the New York Times’ Best Seller’s List), describes how Trends that make it into Mainstream success have a few common characteristics.   In this context, we’ll explore the broad transition which is occurring with our Medicine as more and more people and attention moves toward a New Age of Medicine.  One which […]

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PART TWO:  The Dark Side of Brain Oils (and some Happy Ones)

By |March 3rd, 2016|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Diabetes, Drugs, Food as Medicine|

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Do you know what really killed Robin Williams back in 2014?  Williams’ autopsy included an analysis of his brain, and what they discovered was tragic.   He had Lewey Body Dementia.   This disease is similar to Alzheimer’s but with other outward characteristics more like Parkinsons such as muscle twitches.  At night, his muscles were fully activated (and working) even during dream time.  Sleep disturbances are common with this disease.  Many brain processes were not working well in this man, which helps to understand why he had his own bedroom, separate […]

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BRAIN DISEASES & THE OILS YOU EAT

By |February 4th, 2016|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Diabetes, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

brain pictureAlzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in North America, and what was once shrouded in mystery and thought to be untreatable is now found to be both preventable and treatable.  In fact, a doctor from Tampa  has written a book about reversing her husband’s near-severe Alzheimer’s using coconut oil:   What if there was a Cure?  by Dr. Mary Newport 

The cost?  Organic, Cold Pressed Coconut oil is slightly over $20 for 78 oz (over 2 lbs) at Costco.

 

 

ALZHEIMER’S NOW CLASSIFIED AS A DIABETIC CONDITION  Dementia […]

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THE OILS YOU EAT: ARE THEY CAUSING HEART ATTACKS?

By |January 6th, 2016|Aging Gracefully, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

plaque in artery

It is relatively easy to create a healthy heart…why doesn’t everyone do it?   Of course, there are many reasons, one being this:  For years we’ve had so much flat-out wrong advice from the food industry, magazines, the government, and well-intentioned doctors that it is no wonder people are confused.   I’m here to clear all that up.  Wish me luck!

Here’s some of the “gold” right up front.  The demonized “Saturated Fats” are what nature WANTS us to consume, and what the vegetable oil industry has been touting as “heart-healthy vegetable […]

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WILL YOU GO TO EXTREME MEASURES TO STAY YOUNG?

By |October 7th, 2015|Aging Gracefully, Exercise, Uncategorized|

(Exercising your Body with Heat and Cold)

jetson-cryo

Those of us reading this article likely live in a comfortable, temperature-controlled environment.  Unfortunately, from an evolutionary aspect having no temperature challenges MAY ages us, make our bodies’ systems lazy, and possibly build up toxins contributing to all manner of issues such as cancer, arthritis, and sagging skin.

 

Cryotherapy is a huge industry, particularly in the sports world of professional athletes and Hollywood Stars.   Here’s the call to action:   What if, in 3 minutes just a few times each week, you could gain/regain:

 

  • More radiant and […]
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