Integrating Medicine & Ideas

I would like to introduce our Lotus Guide community to Dr. Otani whom I met while being interviewed in the documentary, A Wave Of Compassion, which was about alternative ways to deal with addiction. When I met Dr. Otani he was working for ENLOE Hospital helping patients who had tried everything; so Dr. Otani was their last hope in a lot of situations. He now works at Feather River Hospital in the role of an integrative physician bridging East and West, taking medicine to new levels of understanding.   Read more [...]

March 21, 2017 |

Are You Digesting Everything You Eat?

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Patrick-bloating By Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC, IHS   Ever read an article whose description of symptoms points to that idea you need to supplement your diet with more of “this or that”? Have you ever gone to a doctor or nutritionist and learned you are “low” on a certain nutrient? Ever had an official blood test that has revealed you are deficient in, say for example, vitamin D, B12, or iron? There are numerous ways to find out what we are lacking in our diet, from doing our own research to seeking the help of a medical professional. And numerous signs and symptoms may point the way. See “Symptoms of Poor Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat Digestion” below. While it is useful to learn that certain Read more [...]

January 7, 2017 |

Be Free From Pain With NAET

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Addiction-Dr Light By Dr. Mark Light    “According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2006), approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, ha[s] suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain. Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability.”—   For 10 years, my practice was focused on treating individuals living with chronic pain. It was troubling to see so many people suffering so deeply and feeling helpless to stop the symptoms they experienced: shooting, radiating pain; full body aches; severe joint pain; severe migraines; and neuropathic pain. I worked within the traditional framework of allopathic medicine, Read more [...]

January 7, 2017 |

Fiona’s Forest Herbal Solutions

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Fiona-1 By Jules Pecson, Wild Craft Herbalist    Herbal solutions and natural skin-care products have found a home at Fiona’s Forest in Paradise, California. As an herbalist, I harvest local plants, process the gathered components, and offer an apprenticeship program at the shop. The local environment provides hundreds of herbs to accommodate “wild crafting,” which offers alternatives to pharmaceutical products with undesirable side effects. With a responsible and sustainable harvesting method, gatherings are ongoing and production of tinctures and salves is under way daily at Fiona’s Forest. Consultations with an experienced herbalist are available and can help you find your way back to health. The Read more [...]

January 7, 2017 |

WINTER Workshop

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The WINTER Workshop 2017 Shifting Chaos & Uncertainty To Self-Empowerment & Wisdom The Power and impact of Winter is often underestimated as a Season. A Rich Opportunity to rest, re-align your internal compass, andrejuvenate your vision awaits your presence and commitment. It is Conscious Hibernation filled with Potent Possibilities for your Brilliant Success. Welcome Winter!....and invigorate your soul with a retreat that juices your Dreams and Desires to flow like never before ! From the ancient ways of our indigenous ancestors to innovative brainresearch, you will thrive in a expanded space of awareness and community. WINTER WORKSHOP MODULES FROM THE CENTER A seasonal assessment Read more [...]

January 4, 2017 |

Spiritual Activist Radio Donations

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Spiritual Activist Radio Donations In today's world of Misinformation and Disinformation we need to be wise and use discernment whenever we read or watch the news. I go to great lengths to fact check anything I talk about or write about so I can bring you the best information possible; not to tell you what to think, but simply to get you to think armed with good solid information with no agenda behind it. To make this happen I must stay independent of advertisement so your "Tax Free Donations" is what makes that happen. You can get a glimpse of what I've been doing on my You Tube Channel ( You can also visit "Spiritual Activist Radio" for more information. If you aren't impressed enough to make a Donation Read more [...]

December 29, 2016 |

Unbroken Commitment

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Yoga Center of Chico Unbroken Commitment By Tom Hess    We at Yoga Center of Chico are celebrating our three-year anniversary this month and we want to thank the people of Chico and the greater Northern Central Valley for supporting us. We are committed to bringing you the best, most consistent yoga teaching that we can. One of the verses in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali refers to the unbroken commitment that a successful yoga practitioner has to embody to be a viable vehicle for transformation. Well, the same goes for a yoga studio because it has to be a consistent presence for the community, and at the Yoga Center of Chico we are committed to providing that long-term presence in Chico. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Read more [...]

October 31, 2016 |

Brain Allergies: Problems and Solutions

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Brain Allergies: Problems and Solutions By Dr. Mark Light and Vickie Van Scyoc, RN What do autism, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, headaches, or ordinary forgetfulness have in common? It might be allergies! Symptoms of Brain Allergies Include: Depression Anger Irritability Hallucinations Delusions Anxiety Insomnia Learning disability Fatigue Headache Brain fog   “There is hardly any human disease or condition where allergic factors are not involved.”—Dr. Nambudripad, DC, LA.c, MD, PhD Causes of Health Issues in the Brain Sometimes, we are deficient in important brain enzymes or neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline, noradrenaline, Read more [...]

October 28, 2016 |

digestive health-toxins Belching, Burping, and Bloating? Maybe It’s SIBO

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sibo Belching, Burping, and Bloating? Maybe It’s SIBO By Dr. Patrick Giammarise If you find that you are belching, burping, bloating, or feel as if you have a ball stuck in your throat that you can’t swallow, you may have SIBO.   What’s SIBO? This is the acronym that doctors use for small intestine bacterial overgrowth. While it’s perfectly normal to have bacteria in our small intestine, we sometimes get excessive amounts of bacteria, which ferment food and cause excessive gas and bloating. In mild cases of SIBO, you may experience only bloating after meals. In moderate cases you may experience constipation, diarrhea, or the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. In severe cases, Read more [...]

October 27, 2016 |

Designer Perception

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Designer Perception By Redtail It seems that the leading edges of science agree with the wise fool “Nasrudin,” who appears in Sufi teaching tales making illogical observations such as “If I hadn’t believed it, I wouldn’t have seen it with my own eyes.” Though conventional wisdom insists that seeing is believing, scientific evidence suggests it is likely the other way around. We might feel certain that we know what is “out there” in the physical world, but our conclusions are primarily an interpretation of the mind. Central to the teachings of all the wisdom traditions I am familiar with is a recognition that the universe is essentially a mental phenomenon. This is considered Read more [...]

October 27, 2016 |
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