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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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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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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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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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MEDICINE IS CHANGING–DRASTICALLY-part 2

By |August 31st, 2016|acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

MEDICINE IS CHANGING–DRASTICALLY
Sticky Stuff

The Stickiness Factor

PART 2 of 4 articles

According to Wikipedia, the Stickiness Factor is:  The specific content of a message that renders its impact memorable. Popular children’s television programs such as Sesame Street and Blue’s Clues pioneered the properties of the stickiness factor, thus enhancing effective retention of educational content as well as entertainment value.”  This article will explore some of the factors that we believe are “sticky” (as per Malcolm Gladwell’s “Tipping Point” book).  There are critical factors which are helping America alter the course of its […]

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WHO IS THE LARGEST NATURAL HEALING CENTER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA?

By |June 29th, 2016|Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Diabetes, Fertility & Family, Food as Medicine, Pain|

Providers in a Row

 

That’s a big question…and it may be us!  As of today, June 30th, nearing our 10th year in Florida, now with 12 Practitioners (6 shown here) and about 20 modalities to offer, Lotus Blossom Clinic is a power-packed Natural Healing Clinic.  Let’s start at the beginning and then learn about the petals that have grown on this flower.

 

THE CLINIC’S FOUNDING FATHER

 

Dr. David Martin (pictured in the center of the team) is still “The Rock” at the clinic.  He is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, aka […]

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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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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|

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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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More on Poisonous Brews

By |November 4th, 2015|Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Environmental Health, Exercise, Food as Medicine|

Scary Results From Last Week’s Email

 

We’ve had a ton of feedback on last week’s email, and the truth is pretty scary–dangerous drug/herb interactions, improper use of herbs and supplements, and more are happening all too commonly. We also discovered that not everyone discloses or remembers everything they are taking when they fill out the physician intake forms at our clinic or their other primary doctor’s offices. We want to stress how vital it is that your medical professionals know everything that you are taking, down to your powdered green supplements. Because we are concerned that there are more of […]

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AUTOIMMUNITY: THE PERFECT STORM, Part 1

By |April 2nd, 2015|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health|

o-GUT-BACTERIA-facebookPart 1:  What’s Germinating in Your Gut?

The New Frontier in Medicine is the trillions of tiny microbes in our guts which determine everything from one’s propensity to gain and hold weight to how our brains function.  We hear and see evidence of this New Frontier all around us as science gains understanding of these tiny creatures and their direct links to our health.

 

In truth, we are more bacteria than we are human.  And they inhabit more than just our gut, but for our purposes now, we’ll stick with the gut.   And, […]

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