Category: Alternative Health

Science of Functional Mineral Balancing

The Art and Science of Functional Mineral Balancing Using HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) By Adrian Baume, L.Ac, MSTCM   What exactly is hair mineral analysis, and what can it do for me? Hair tissue mineral analysis (or HTMA for short) is pretty much what it sounds like—you clip a small hair sample from your… Read more »

Natural Skin Care and Herbal Solutions at Fiona’s Forest

Natural Skin Care and Herbal Solutions at Fiona’s Forest By Wendy Robinson   Herbal solutions and natural skin-care products have found a home at Fiona’s Forest in Paradise, California. Jules Pecson, an experienced herbalist in Paradise, harvests local plants, processes the gathered components, and offers classes and participation at her shop. The local environment provides… Read more »

A True Aha Moment-Whole Food Medicine

A True Aha Moment By Tracie Feldhaus of Whole Food Medicine As many of you may know, I had my aortic valve replaced on May 6, 2015. The vascular surgeon at Sutter used a new (to this country) technique called transcathater aortic valve replacement—TAVR. While at the hospital, I was treated to a “heart-healthy” diet.… Read more »

Pain Proof Your Body

Pain Proof Your Body By Michael Turk It’s time to tell the scary truth: Pain is powerful. Consider its power to control humans. Punishment means pain. This works because humans avoid it. Different people have different levels of pain tolerance. Some people avoid pain and some develop pain-coping skills, but distressing pain cannot be ignored.… Read more »

Media Reviews for July 2015

These are the Media Reviews for the Jul/Aug/Sept 2015 Issue of Lotus Guide Lotus Guide has become one of Amazon’s Top Reviewers because our Media Reviews are trusted over time Way of the Bushman: Spiritual Teachings and Practices of the Kalahari Ju/’hoansi By Bradford Keeney, PhD, and Hillary Keeney, PhD ISBN-13: 978-1-59143-205-0 (Bear & Company,… Read more »

Herbal Allies for the Immune System

By Juliet Blankespoor  ~ Most folks who use natural medicine have favorite remedies they turn to when warding off a cold. That first sneeze or throat tickle might have them reaching for elderberry syrup, echinacea tincture, garlic honey, or a zinc lozenge. But what about tonic herbs that can help support the immune system every… Read more »

NAET-Don’t be Sick and Tired?

By Mark Light, MD Don’t give up, there is hope-NAET We are lucky to have many healing modalities today to help us in our journey to health. Each modality works in a different way. Some focus on emotions, some on the body itself, some to detox, and so on. Herbal and homeopathic medicines are known… Read more »

2015: The Current State of Integrative Medicine in the United States

Heavenly Herbs and Acupuncture, Paradise, CA By Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac. Integrative Health at the Federal Level In December 2014, the leading federal agency on research in integrative medicine, the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), was renamed the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).[1] In 1998,… Read more »

Reiki Healing

By Tim Gannon   I served for 20 years in the United States Air Force. I was the guy in the barracks who listened to everyone’s woes. I listened compassionately and empathetically but was frustrated because I had nothing to offer in return except my attention. In hindsight, I recognize that these people were searching… Read more »

Is Your Gut Bacteria Making You Fat?

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By Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC, IHS We all know that bacteria can make us sick but did you know that bacteria might also make us fat? Researchers have discovered that thin people have different bacteria in their guts than overweight people do. How could that be possible? Scientists theorized two factors could be responsible. First,… Read more »