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How the Chinese Are Winning the Viral War

By |April 2nd, 2020|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

Traditional Chinese Medicine

HOW THE CHINESE ARE WINNING THE VIRAL WAR

Chinese Medicine, and other natural and holistic medicines, have not been large in the news, but that doesn’t mean they are not being used. Indeed, in China, herbal medicine is in the limelight as it has integrated in with the Western-style hospitals which are now predominant in that country. In this article, we will explore how the Chinese have “flattened the curve” on the COVID-19 outbreak in China. You’ll find […]

NATURAL MEDICINES FOR CORONAVIRUS

By |March 4th, 2020|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

The new Coronavirus (dubbed “COVID-19” or “nCoV-2019”) is likely the hottest topic of discussion around the world today. What I’m not hearing or seeing in the media is discussion and information about natural and holistic medicines and how we have viable protective and anti-viral options available right now! What I am seeing is the hype that scares everyone. This article will address several of the available herbs, foods, and more that can be found in your kitchen and at our clinic or other natural health stores.

As of Wednesday, March 4, 2020, […]

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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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Troubled Waters: The New Toxicity with Hurricanes

By |September 5th, 2019|Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

NEW TOXICITY IN HURRICANES

 

Hurricanes have been a fact of life in Florida for as long as anyone can remember…and thousands of years before.  Yes, we know the scientists are saying “the earth is heating up”, causing not just more storms but also more severe storms.  But there is something relatively “new” on the scene that’s causing death and destruction of sea life of all kinds.  Scientists are now telling us there is evidence suggesting that this destructive, toxic substance is also associated with human illnesses including cancer, serious respiratory […]

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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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Have you been affected by Red Tide?

By |September 4th, 2018|Allergies & Autoimmune, Environmental Health, Uncategorized|

Have you been affected by Red Tide?

 

HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED BY THE ‘RED TIDE’ OR ‘TOXIC GREEN ALGAE’ ?  

If you are a resident of Southwest Florida, you know that the Gulf has been suffering this summer from a toxic combination of the annual occurrence of red tide infused with excessive blue-green algae blooms flowing from Lake Okeechobee.   This ecological disaster has garnered national attention, including that of environmental activist Erin Brockovich.  Governor Rick Scott finally declared a state of emergency in seven Florida counties on […]

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10+ Foods, Herbs, and B12 to Boost Your Energy and Mood

By |May 31st, 2018|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Diabetes, Fertility & Family, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health, Uncategorized|

Boost energy and mood

It’s 3:00 p.m.  Are you tired or having trouble focusing?  In this article are some new ideas about easy ways to use Natural Medicine to help you.  It’s using your intelligence and Food as Medicine.  Oh, and lest I forget while I have your attention right now:  Acupuncture helps energy and brain function too!  Yes, acupuncture can INCREASE your energy just as well as CALM it.

 

ATTENTION:  If you or someone you know has Chronic Fatigue, Alzheimers, Parkinsons’, other Neurological Conditions, Depression, Autism, Severe Allergies, Cancer, Heart Diseases, is […]

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Mission Impossible: Stories of Healing

By |October 4th, 2017|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health, Pain, Uncategorized|

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE:  STORIES OF HEALING

Part 1 of 3:  Food as Medicine

 

Your body knows how to heal.  You evolved alongside plants, other creatures around and inside of you, and you require minerals from the earth to conduct complex biochemical processes.  Natural medicine is all around you.  What does your body need for best health?

 

This article series is designed to fire your imagination, broaden your horizons, and inspire hope to keep or retrieve your good health.   Perhaps this broader thinking can save you and others the headaches and even tragedies of becoming unnecessarily caught […]

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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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THE HIDDEN DANGER IN NATURAL DISASTERS

By |September 5th, 2017|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health|

“Discovering more joy does not save us from the inevitability of hardship and heartbreak. In fact, we may cry more easily, but we will laugh more easily too. Perhaps we are just more alive. Yet as we discover more joy, we can face suffering in a way that ennobles rather than embitters. We have hardship without becoming hard. We have heartbreaks without being broken.” 
― Desmond TutuThe Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

 

It would seem this summer has been more stressful than usual in our world.  There […]

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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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