Come Back To You!

Come Back To You!
 

Do you ever wonder how life can get so out of balance? It occurs to me that we just wake up one day feeling miserable, feeling like we do not know who we are anymore and really not understanding how we got to this point. Sort of like driving home from work and pulling into the driveway, but not remembering any of the stoplights, other cars or even the turns along the way. It is a dangerous business, not being aware (also known as “being present”) because it is in that state of distraction, where we can begin to wander off the path of balance and harmony, and directly into misery. That lack of attention is precisely why we end up feeling like we are totally “out of options”.

The good news is you do have options - being aware or present to the fact that you are out of balance is both the key, and the first step back to the “You” that “You” want to be. Awareness can come about in a multitude of ways; hopefully, it will not be the “universal baseball bat upside the head” in the form of a diagnosis. In my 25 years+ of experience treating patients, beginning with allied health, and now complementary/integrative medicine, the “diagnosis wakeup call” is the most profound, and seemingly most motivating of them all. My practice specialty is prevention, prevention from reaching the distracted “zombie” state, and prevention of the subsequent disease/disorder states that provide the devastating wakeup calls.

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Supplement of the Month - Xymogen OptiMag Neuro

Supplement of the Month - Xymogen OptiMag Neuro

Magnesium has numerous health benefits: 

  • Deeper Sleep
  • Short and Long term memory support
  • Mood Balancing
  • Stress Relief
  • Bowel Regulation
  • Muscle Support

OptiMag Neuro is a GREAT tasting powder that does awesome things for your health, Try some today!

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Cast Your Vote for the 2015 Nattie Awards!

Cast Your Vote for the 2015 Nattie Awards!

Dear Friends,

Natural Awakenings Magazine wants to know who and what are your favorite places and practitioners in our community. They are looking for your nominees for the 2015 NATTIE Awards, and we would love for you to cast your vote for Christina and your Family Healing Center!

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Supplement of the Month- Genestra Bio Enzymes

Supplement of the Month- Genestra Bio Enzymes

It's that time of year again .... when we all seem to indulge just a little bit more. Thanksgiving celebrations bring vast quantities of savory dishes and sweet treats to lure us away from our healthy nutritional plans. During these festive and challenging times digestion can become sub-optimal and symptoms manifest such as bloating, belching, and flatulence. One of my favorite products to combat this "gas attack" is Bio Enzymes by Genestra. These chewable tablets taste great and get the job done. Bio enzymes have plant and animal based enzymes for the best results possible. I love Thanksgiving and nothing brings that celebratory vibe down faster than a stink fest at the dessert table. So instead of clearing a room why not just chew a bio enzyme and help us all out.

To learn more about Genestra and their product line click here

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OPEN HOUSE Celebrating Acupuncture Awareness Day!!! Friday, October 23rd at 6PM

OPEN HOUSE Celebrating Acupuncture Awareness  Day!!! Friday, October 23rd at 6PM

We love Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and we love sharing it with you even more! Join us on October 23rd from 6 to 8PM as we celebrate National Acupuncture Awareness Day!

We'll have door prizes, free chair massage, blood pressure screenings, mini infra red sauna sessions, acupuncture demonstrations and discounts on detox foot baths.

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Supplement of the Month- Xymogen Activnutrients

Supplement of the Month- Xymogen Activnutrients

A good multivitamin is the foundation of healthy aging and disease prevention however in searching for the one that is right for us we must remember that not all multivitamins are equal. Sometimes taking a multivitamin of poor quality can hurt more than help. For example look at the label for Centrum Adult multi vitamin; in addition to synthetic food coloring like yellow 6 lake and titanium dioxide they add polyethylene glycol and polyvinyl alcohol. Neither of these chemicals are beneficial to the human body and are not necessary for the vitamin to be complete. When choosing a multivitamin there are few tips to keep in mind:

1. Read the label. Investigate any ingredient that you don't understand.

2. Read the label. If it includes food colorings and sunscreen chemicals.... just say NO!

3. Check to see if the B vitamins are in their natural form or synthetic.
For example; B-12 should be methyl cobalamin not cyanocobalamin, B6 should be pyridoxal-5-phosphate not pyridoxine HCI.

4. Buy from a reputable company (brand) that does constituent testing and third party assays to prove that the ingredients are pure and that what is on the label is in the bottle.

ActivNutrients meets and exceeds all of these tips. So what are you waiting for?

To learn more about Xymogen and their product line click here:
https://www.xymogen.com/formulas/?category=1953
To purchase this product please visit the FHC at Midtown Medical Park or any other professional supplement store/pharmacy.

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Alternative Medicine in Sarasota!

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Nourish your Spirit / Acupuncture in Sarasota

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Value Yourself – Acupuncture in Sarasota

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You have a Choice- Acupuncture in Sarasota!

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FOCUS!

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Live Well Video Blog - Do No Harm

I believe video is a way for those individuals who do not want to read an entire article/posting to receive the information.  It can be concise and attention holding in a way that is conducive to different learning styles.

I will be blogging on everyday issues of health and wellness here as well as posting weekly video blogs on youtube.

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The Power of Positive Thinking | Sarasota, FL

Is it really a secret? The power of positive thinking that is? Is it really adequate to just think good thoughts? Will looking through rose colored glasses truly give us the winning life we so fervently desire? I attempted to answer these questions by asking an eight year old girl, who promptly answered me with a shoulder shrug and “I don’t know”. She then walked away to finish the cardboard dragon she was making in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Maybe that’s the real answer; we should all stop worrying about positive thinking and just be positive about something, anything like making a cardboard Chinese dragon.

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All You Need is Love, Right?

February, the month of love, sweethearts and chocolate not necessarily in that order, of course. Picture this; you are getting ready to go out with your sweetheart to celebrate Valentines Day. While getting ready, you feel that subtle nervous tension that comes from anticipation of your 2008 Valentine. You want everything to be perfect, EVERYTHING! Suddenly you catch a glimpse of your face in the mirror, you stop, turn and face the mirror. In an instant it has become your judge, jury and well you know. It is the horror of all horrors, ………..you are OLD. For a second you have the thought of smashing the mirror and running, in medical anti-aging circles this is called the smash and run secondary to extreme contact with reality.

You open an inquiry, when did this happen? When did I pass the point of no return?

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2007, The Year of Ending, Thinking, and Wondering…Sarasota, FL

2007 was an interesting year for me personally. I ended a long term relationship, developed a practice in Bradenton and then was forced to suddenly leave it, started practicing Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, came to terms with my inability to make things turn out the way that I wanted them to and oh yeah almost met my maker in a morning car accident that left me hanging upside down by my seatbelt. Don’t know how many of you have had this experience or one like it but I am here to tell you there’s not much you can do from that position. It is the ultimate surrender especially for someone like me who is used to being in control all the time. Hanging there I was unable to control much except my thoughts and even that was a stretch. It was almost like some cosmic force outside of this dimension said “ok….we told you we were in control…or did you miss that email????”

Although many people were there to help I have never felt so alone in my entire existence on this planet. I also had a profound feeling of gratitude, almost felt like I had been given a grand wakeup call and thankful I was and am able to answer that call.

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Welcome to our new Blog

Welcome to the Family Healing Center blog. In the coming year you will be able to use this as a resource of information about Natural Healing and Eastern Healing Modalities. Every month I will publish an article about natural healing, living balanced lifestyles, spa treatments, acupuncture, (needle and no needle), electro therapy, laser acupuncture, Chinese herbs, the Jaffe Mellor Technique, Acupoint injection therapy, Mei-Zen Facial Rejuvenation and much more.
The Family Healing Center offers many alternative medicine services to restore body, mind and spirit. Discover the natural way to health and well-being by experiencing alternatives to Western medicine. Please visit our website at www.FamilyHealingCenter.com

The Family Healing Center is located in Sarasota, Florida in the Midtown Medical Complex at 1219 East Avenue South, Suite 104.

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