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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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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–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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“ECOLOGICAL MEDICINE”… IS IT A REAL THERAPEUTIC OPTION?

By |February 10th, 2015|Food as Medicine|

“ECOLOGICAL MEDICINE”… IS IT A REAL THERAPEUTIC OPTION?

I recently saw a FASCINATING, full-length documentary on herbalism, which prompted this article and a few to follow.   I highly recommend the video!

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/14/numen-documentary.aspx?e_cid=20130914Z1_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130914Z1

 

HERBS, OUR LONG-TIME MEDICINE

At least 80% of the people on our planet use herbal medicine as their primary medicine.   This includes China, Central and South America, and most less-industrialized nations.   Many of us here in America have no idea how integrated certain natural medicines are in other cultures.  The Italians know about and commonly still use basil for lowering blood sugar levels, as an […]

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Fertility and GMO?

By |July 6th, 2014|Fertility & Family, Food as Medicine|

If You Want Grandchildren,

Don’t Feed Your Kids Commercial Corn

 

Article #4 in our GMO Series

 

In 2001, Epicyte, a California bio-engineering company, revealed that it had created spermicidal GM (Genetically Modified) corn.  So how do you know if you have consumed this fertility-destroying corn?   You don’t…because products containing GM corn aren’t labeled with a warning.  (Excerpted from http://www.radicallynatural.com/2012/02/if-you-want-grandchildren-dont-feed.html)

 

According to research cited by Whole Foods Market, in 2011, 88% of the commercial corn was GM modified.  Does all 88% of corn have this Epicyte gene?  We really don’t know.  And that’s a problem.  But if someone I loved was trying for […]

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Spring into Sprouts

By |May 7th, 2014|Food as Medicine|

Food As Medicine Food As Medicine

Spring Into Sprouts

By David Martin, Acupuncture Physician with Lotus Blossom Clinic- Holistic Healing Center ; serving Fort Myers, Naples and Cape Coral

Whoo Hoo– it is spring time again! 
In this issue, we bring you an understanding of the Nutritious Powerhouses called Sprouts and give you links to learn about growing your own!

Did you ever wonder what happens when a seed sprouts?

  •  Stored food & enzymes needed for growth of the mature plant are mobilized.
  •  Protein, carbohydrate & fat is broken down (pre-digested) to free amino acids, simple sugars & soluble compounds.
  • Vitamins, […]
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MAMMOGRAMS VS. THERMOGRAMS What is both safe and effective?

By |April 29th, 2014|Cancer|

ThermogramMAMMOGRAMS VS. THERMOGRAMS
What is both safe and effective?

MAYBE WE SAVED A LIFE TODAY!

I’m already having a great day as I write this e-zine.   I picked up the phone at 9:15 a.m. today.  A young woman was lost, looking for her mammogram appointment.

Interesting Item #1:  She couldn’t FIND the place for her appointment.  Both of her navigation tools failed.

Interesting Item #2:  She called Lotus Blossom Clinic rather than the mammogram screening center. (!)

Interesting Item #3:  She spoke to ME (Deb Martin). I don’t usually answer the clinic phone.  I’m an avid researcher and love […]

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Coronary Heart Disease and Smoking

By |August 15th, 2011|Environmental Health|

Smoking and Coronary Heart Disease.

By now most people have been informed that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health.  To further demonstrate this; a new study recently published in Lancet shows that smoking cigarettes may be even more dangerous for women than for men.

Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for coronary heart disease.  When compared with men, women have a significant 25% increase in risk for coronary heart disease caused by cigarettes.

The study was done by Dr Rachel R Huxley and  Mark Woodward PhD, who […]

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The Dirty Dozen

By |July 15th, 2011|Food as Medicine|

The Dirty Dozen

(updated July 1, 2011, special thanks to Dawn St. John and Southwest Florida Naturally for printing this info. View the whole article here.)

 

The Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit organization that updates its “Dirty Dozen” food list each year for grocery shoppers.

 

The list, which is compiled based on evidence of the pesticide residues on veggies and fruits, has become a very helpful tool, especially since eating organic foods can be a bit costly.

Here are the 12 fruits and veggies everyone should be buying organic:

 

Dirty Dozen

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Eating Organic food

By |June 9th, 2011|Food as Medicine|

Why spend the extra money on Organic?

I often have patients say that they just don’t have the money to buy organically grown food.  I can sympathize because I shop at the same places they do.

I have added a link to this article because it does help prove the point that food that is raised on these Agribusiness farms is treated like a product, not as a health nutritious meal.  The faster you produce a product the more money you make, so of  course the amount of time required to produce the product is key.  For example if you can […]

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Exercise helps reduce Strokes

By |June 9th, 2011|Exercise|

Decrease your Risk of Stroke


Over and over again the information keeps surfacing that exercise is good for your health. Here is another recent study that demonstrates that moderate exercise reduces strokes.  In this case we are discussing the small unnoticed strokes that can diminish mental acuity. At my acupuncture clinic and holistic healing center we often recommend exercise to our patients to help them maintain a healthy balance.  We use treatments such as acupuncture, herbs, hypnosis, diet, exercise, and positive thought to help patients obtain and maintain a healthy balance.  Please follow this link to read more […]

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Prostate Drugs and Cancer

By |June 9th, 2011|Drugs|

Prostate and hair growth drugs raise the Risk of Prostate Cancer.

A recent article in Reuters discussed several drugs that can increase your risk of Prostate cancer.  This group of Drugs include Proscar, Avodar, Jalyn, and Propecia.  I thought it would be useful to blog about this and provide a link to the article.  These drugs lower  the odds of getting a lower risk form of prostate cancer  but increase the risk of getting a more virulent form.
From my perspective the best way to deal with Cancer is to avoid it by having a healthy […]
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