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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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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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FEASTING OR FASTING:

By |January 3rd, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Diabetes, Food as Medicine|

THE NEW SCIENCE OF FASTING AS NATURAL MEDICINE

FASTING…hmmmm. That sounds like deprivation, hunger and muscle wasting, not a powerful, natural and holistic medicine approach. But, of all the wonderful music, art, science, and other contributions to our world which have come from Italy, I never expected to be fascinated by the work of a scientist and researcher (bio gerontologist and cell biologist) “known for his studies on the role of starvation and nutrient response genes on cellular protection, aging and diseases, and for proposing that longevity is regulated by similar genes […]

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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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GUT MAKEOVERS: LOSE WEIGHT, REGAIN HEALTH!

By |January 5th, 2017|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Diabetes, Food as Medicine|

 

It’s a typical January topic:  Create The New YOU in the New Year!  But you’ve never heard this method to lose the weight and feel great!   This method is entirely novel due to a silver bullet tool.   Science is proving that it is the Gut Microbial Balance that’s keeping people from losing and keeping the weight off.

 

IT ALL STARTED IN 2008. 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded and kicked off a second, major research project called The Human Microbiome.  (The first one was the Human Genome Project.)  These […]

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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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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 from his wife.

 

Was […]

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BRAIN DISEASES & THE OILS YOU EAT

By |February 4th, 2016|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Diabetes, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

brain pictureAlzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in North America, and what was once shrouded in mystery and thought to be untreatable is now found to be both preventable and treatable.  In fact, a doctor from Tampa  has written a book about reversing her husband’s near-severe Alzheimer’s using coconut oil:   What if there was a Cure?  by Dr. Mary Newport 

The cost?  Organic, Cold Pressed Coconut oil is slightly over $20 for 78 oz (over 2 lbs) at Costco.

 

 

ALZHEIMER’S NOW CLASSIFIED AS A DIABETIC CONDITION  Dementia and other brain […]

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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|

plaque in artery

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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It is Time for Your Autumn Wellness Visit. 

By |October 2nd, 2014|Allergies & Autoimmune, Diabetes, Environmental Health|


 

Autumn is here and the weather is turning cooler.  This type of change in season can affect your health. The season changes, but your body may not change as quickly;  it can put you out of balance and cause a variety of problems.  It may be time for a wellness visit to your local Acupuncturist.

 

WHY WELLNESS VISITS?

Wellness visits are very important.  You don’t want to wait until you have a huge problem before you visit.  Men are especially bad at taking care of themselves this way.  This is primarily from my observations and from discussions with my female patients […]

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