Bob Smith: I Advocate Cheese, Acupuncture, and Basset Hounds 

BY Advocate Contributors

August 09 2011 3:00 AM ET

MURRAY'S CHEESE SHOP X560 (UNCREDITED) | ADVOCATE.COM ...Blue Lotus Acupuncture Center. I’d be dead from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) by now without the “alternative” treatments I’ve received at Blue Lotus, a medical center in New York City founded by visionary lesbian Jackie Haught. While Western medicine often prescribes hopelessness, Blue Lotus gives true meaning to health care, emphasizing both parts of the term.