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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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Medicine is changing (part 3)

By |September 4th, 2016|acupuncture, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

MEDICINE IS CHANGING–DRASTICALLY

The Power of Context

PART 3 of 4 articles

 

As Malcolm Gladwell states in his book “The Tipping Point”:

“Epidemics are sensitive to the conditions and circumstances of the times and places in which they occur“.

 

What is it that changes everything…something about our circumstances or awareness that moves an idea, service or product into the forefront and into Mainstream acceptance?   Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “The Tipping Point” is all about that, and we’ve been exploring his 3 main ideas.  This month’s article is all about the CONTEXT that creates acceptance and breakthrough to success.

 

Power of Context  #1:  

 SUPERSTAR COVERAGE

The context was […]

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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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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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Food Healing for Dogs

By |June 2nd, 2016|Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

 

 

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Do Dogs Need Fruits and Vegetables?

 

Have you ever wondered about the value (or harm) we humans cause by feeding our animals like ourselves?   For example, have your dogs been happily munching raw carrots as treats for years, like ours?   Could that actually be a good thing, or is it not a good idea?   There are arguments, data, and science supporting both sides of this issue.

 

First, let me note that no one at Lotus Blossom Clinic is a trained veterinarian, and you are encouraged always to […]

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DANGEROUS COMBINATIONS

By |May 5th, 2016|Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

Dangerous CombinationsFoods & Drugs:   What could possibly go wrong?

 

Last week we took a call from one of our newest patients who came to see us for a couple of specific conditions.   This particular day, he had terrible pain in his legs, and he was afraid of potential blood clots.  He was on his way to Lee Memorial and wanted to get our opinion.  We concurred that he had a serious and immediate problem for which often Western Medicine is your best first stop.  So he drove on.

 

Sure enough, after […]

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NATURAL HEALTH TIPS: Cold and Flu

By |March 13th, 2016|Fertility & Family, Food as Medicine|

It is now officially Cold and Flu Season.   Several of our neighbors and patients have really suffered over the holidays, and pregnant women should avoid most medications which could harm the baby.  So what can you DO that is safe and natural?  Well, as it turns out, there is plenty you can do.  Let’s start with your body’s need for Vitamin D, which recent science shows is also be highly effective in preventing breast cancer, an immune system disease.  Having enough Vitamin D is a huge factor for staying healthy by boosting your immune system.

We’ve all been taught to […]

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NATURAL HEALTH TIPS

By |March 13th, 2016|Fertility & Family|

Holiday Greetings!  We are delighted to be a part of this newsletter and look forward to both sharing knowledge from the world of natural medicine and learning more about your needs as surrogate mothers so that we can research and provide more answers for you.

Here are just a few topics we plan to cover in upcoming articles:

  • Foods to Avoid when Pregnant
  • Key Ingredients for Successful Surrogacy
  • High Nutrition Foods for You and Baby
  • Natural Remedies for Nausea
  • Stop Pain Naturally
  • Cold & Flu Season: Natural Prevention & Remedies

We are Lotus Blossom Clinic, a group of natural health care […]

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Dangerous Food

By |March 13th, 2016|Fertility & Family, Food as Medicine|

Monsanto’s BT-Toxins Found to Kill Human Embryo Cells

 

At Lotus Blossom Clinic, “Food is Medicine” is a foundational principle.  It’s just as true for humans as it is for our cars.  You put bad gas in your car–or worse, something which doesn’t belong there such as chlorine or cement–and you will soon have a “sick” car.  While these may seem extreme examples, that’s exactly what’s going on with much of the commercial food supply in America.  We see the results of chronic, harmful food consumption in our clinic every day.  (It’s what you do MOST of the time that creates […]

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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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Dangerous Food

By |December 15th, 2015|Food as Medicine|

We found information on “Monsanto’s BT-Toxins Found to Kill Human Embryo Cells”

 

At Lotus Blossom Clinic, “Food is Medicine” is a foundational principle.  It’s just as true for humans as it is for our cars.  You put bad gas in your car–or worse, something which doesn’t belong there such as chlorine or cement–and you will soon have a “sick” car.  While these may seem extreme examples, that’s exactly what’s going on with much of the commercial food supply in America.  We see the results of chronic, harmful food consumption in our clinic every day.  (It’s what you do MOST of the […]

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THE END OF ANTIBIOTICS IS NEAR

By |December 3rd, 2015|Cancer, Food as Medicine|

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The end of Antibiotics Grows Near as Drug-Resistant Gene with Epidemic Potential is Found in Animals, Meats, and Humans.     This is the title on Dr. Mercola’s health-science news email today, December 2, 2015.  And his lead statement, issuing dire warnings, was from the head of the World Health Organization.

Professor Timothy Walsh of the University of Cardiff, who co-authored a study done in China from 2011 – 2014, drove home the severity of the situation in a statement to the […]

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