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CHINESE MEDICINE: LONGEVITY PRACTICES AND FOODS

By |February 27th, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Chinese Medicine, Exercise, Uncategorized|

Chinese Medicine: Longevity Practices and Foods

Article 2 of  3:  Live Long & Prosper Series

Chinese Medicine is an ancient, natural medicine.  Asian masters teach that we each are born with a certain amount of “Jing” (Life Force Energy), and when we have expended it, that’s all there is.  Therefore, it is important to be judicious with your Jing.  Why waste your Jing on being mad at the mailman or feeling mistreated by a co-worker or family member?  Focus your Jing on creating positive relationships and a beautiful environment for yourself…and others on […]

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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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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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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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|

Scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli Scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli

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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THIS FOOD IS KILLING US, SOFTLY, SLOWLY

By |August 4th, 2015|Allergies & Autoimmune, Food as Medicine|

 

 

 

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Wayne Dyer, a well-established self-help and personal growth guru, recently said to a crowd of 3,000 people: “You can change your consciousness by changing your food.”  Our brains become clearer and our bodies function best when we eat foods our body is capable of using for fuel, and there’s a lot out there these days that we cannot process.   In Wayne’s own experience, very debilitating conditions can reverse with food changes.    For example, his wife had Grand Mal epileptic seizures until his friend, Dr. David Perlmutter, suggested she stop eating wheat.  […]

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AUTOIMMUNITY: THE PERFECT STORM, Part 3

By |June 4th, 2015|Allergies & Autoimmune, Food as Medicine|

Food is Medicine

Part 3:   Natural Solutions to Treat and Reverse Autoimmune Disease

 

THE ROLE OF CHINESE MEDICINE

 

In Chinese Medicine, so-called auto-immune diseases are treated as misbehaving or weak immune systems, and as an Acupuncture Physician, I am trained to use specific acupuncture points to perform what is termed “Tonifying or Strengthening Defensive Qi”.   This treatment creates a boosting effect and helps the immune system behave more correctly.   For example, acupuncture frequently demonstrates immediate results in pain reduction in the joints….pain and inflammation which may be caused by an “auto-immune condition” […]

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Natural Treatments For Cancer

By |March 5th, 2015|Cancer, Chocolate, Food as Medicine|

Happy CellsPart 3 in our 3-part series:  CANCER, It Isn’t What You Think

“In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”

—Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642

 

Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001.  She understood that she had TIME to research and to determine her course of treatment because cancer does not kill overnight.  As she began to study the situation, she was horrified with conventional cancer treatment’s lack of success with chemotherapy.  For example, according to her research, Testicular Cancer, […]

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WHO ARE THE GOOD GUYS (of GMO)?

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

Happy Food for You!

We are also relearning that our elders had some smarts 40-50 years ago. Another great idea from the past which is beginning to catch on again is using crop rotation instead of Roundup! http://www.nationofchange.org/how-crop-rotation-can-replace-gmo-poisons-grow-better-food-world-1375798417

PAY BACK IS COMING….
As we finish this series on GMO’s, I have a prediction for the future. Remember breast implant lawsuits against Dow Corning, Baxter, and Bristol-Myers Squibb back in the 1990’s? Mark my words: The next big series of lawsuits will likely be about Genetic Engineering and GMO’s. There will be thousands of […]

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CANCER ISN’T WHAT YOU THINK

By |February 5th, 2015|Cancer|

Part 1:  Many cases should NOT be Conventionally Treated!

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“Cancer does not end in Death.  Life ends in Death.  Cancer is a wakeup call to Life. ”  
– Gabriel Hoffman, author of Cancer is a Myth

Everyone knows that over the last few decades, the U.S.’s incidence of cancer has skyrocketed.  We all have experienced the loss of friends and loved ones who have died from cancer…or more often from the side effects of their treatments.  While smoking, foods such as high-fructose corn syrup (found in the majority of pre-packaged […]

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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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