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About Denis Ouellette

Denis is a breathworker, bodyworker, seminar leader, author and editor, who lives in Livingston, Montana. A holistic-health practitioner since 1978, he publishes the bi-monthly healthy-lifestyle magazine, Natural Life News & Directory, distributed throughout the West. Read more about Denis here:

Adrenals—Our Fire Element! What Are They?

What Weakens Them? How to Restore Them?
Can STONES Help?

Marlenea La Shomb, ND, LMT
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

The endocrine system is the synergistic interaction of all the glands. It is directly related to our emotional, feeling body and light centers. The adrenal glands are located in the trunk of our body, which in martial arts, is known as the chi or qi area, and our furnace. This gives us our first clue that we’re in the fire element and drinking or eating a lot of cold, icy drinks can put that fire out. In quantum physics (patterns within patterns), it’s the figure-8 flow, as above so below—the Alpha/Omega return current of life’s journeys.

The adrenal glands sit like two tiny pyramids on top of the kidneys, seated on a pad of fat. Simplified, they consist of an outer core and an inner core. The outer core secretes the hormone cortisol, which controls swelling and bacterial, excess heat, also known as inflammation, the precursor to all disease in the body. Along with stress, inflammation is at the core of burned-out adrenals (also known as exhaustion or chronic fatigue). That’s why MDs give cortisone shots.

The inner core of the adrenals releases adrenaline, our jump-start in the morning, and maintains our level of energy all day long. The adrenals are sunlight activated, as all the hormone system is. This gives us our second clue, that sun gazing, used for centuries, is a great way to strengthen, heal and repair your adrenals.

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Lasting Pain Relief

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

“After dealing with shoulder pain for the past two years (diagnosed as frozen shoulder) and discomfort and swelling in my left knee (diagnosed as arthritis), I was feeling like this was something I would just have to live with. I did do a month of physical therapy and home exercises for both issues, but it was giving me no relief. I was referred to Crystal by a friend as someone who might help relieve the pain. After her Bowenwork treatments, I am now free from any shoulder and knee pain, and am giving credit where it is due. Thank you!” —Kathy Gilliland

Kathy is a neighbor that lives within walking distance from me. I have been a massage therapist for 20 years now and received additional training all along. I have had good results with bodywork, but I have found Bowenwork to be the most effective and lasting technique that I’ve used so far! The discoverer, Tom Bowen, was documented as seeing over 13,000 patients per year, with his percentage of positive results being over 85%. That is unheard of in today’s world. I, myself, have been personally seeing around 80% positive results, which to me, is very exciting.

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Eat Your Microgreens!

The Gourmet Herbalist

Marlenea La Shomb, ND, LMT
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

Looking out at the snow-covered garden and frozen ground, as winter lingers on, I count on my greens to provide me with chlorophyll, known as “liquid sunlight.” I recently had the wonderful opportunity to meet Sam Mascari, owner of Montana Roots in Livingston, and to tour his magical greenhouses. Right before my eyes, I saw what I had previously only read about—an aqua-ponic, recirculating, greenhouse ecosystem! It starts with the tank of fish that provides fertilizer, which is then pumped into a biological filter bed that is rich with worms and beneficial bacteria.

Montana Roots is a year-round, sustainable farm that grows a variety of microgreens, shoots, leafy greens, herbs, and edible flowers. Sam explained to me the difference between sprouts and microgreens. Sprouts, grown in a jar, are more the germinated seeds and the roots; whereas, microgreens are eaten after the first leaves (called cotyledons) emerge from a plant. It grows in soil that is a significant part of the embryo within the seed of a plant. Upon germination, the cotyledon becomes the embryonic first leaves of a seedling, before adult leafing occurs.

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EECP for Improved Heart Health

Enhanced External Counterpulsation—”The Natural Bypass”

CJ Puotinen for Carol Wilcock, RN
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

EECP or Enhanced External Counterpulsation is becoming recognized as a highly effective treatment for patients with heart disease. Over 300 articles have been published about EECP in medical journals, and the FDA has approved it for the treatment of refractory angina, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and other cardiovascular conditions. Some physicians, such as Julian Whitaker, MD, who runs the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California, call EECP a “natural bypass.”

In EECP therapy, the patient lies on a padded table and three electrodes are applied to the chest and connected to an EKG (electrocardiograph) machine, which displays the heart’s rhythm during treatment. Blood pressure and oxygen saturation are also monitored.

Inflatable cuffs are applied around the lower legs, upper legs, and hips. These cuffs continuously inflate and deflate in perfect rhythm with the patient’s pulse, increasing the flow of blood to the heart and the amount of oxygen that reaches damaged heart tissue. Patients experience a strong “hug” sensation that moves upward from the calves to the thighs to the buttocks during inflation, followed by the rapid release of pressure. Inflation and deflation are electronically synchronized with the patient’s heartbeat and blood pressure.

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Help Stop Your Animal’s Pain!

Improve Their Quality of Life and End of Life

Kim Shotola
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

Animals frequently suffer from physical pain. Sadly, it’s a huge factor in lessening their quality of life, and it often accompanies their end of life. But there are many things you can do to help reduce or eliminate your animal’s discomfort.
First, of course, have your animal checked out by a vet, so that you know what’s going on. Medication or surgery is sometimes necessary. Often, natural remedies and therapies can produce life-changing results. Holistic veterinarians can offer some wonderful therapies that may help your animal:

  • A chiropractic adjustment may be needed because when your animal’s bones are out of alignment, this can cause pain.
  • Laser therapy can project heat to the areas of concern and provide relief.
  • Hydrotherapy may be ideal, as it gently works your animal’s joints in water.
  • Acupuncture can aid distressed muscles and keep energy meridians flowing and balanced.

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What’s a Breathwork Seminar?

Events in Billings (April 11) & Livingston (April 18)

Denis Ouellette
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

Breathing isn’t work—it’s automatic—right? So, why attend a Breathwork Seminar? This seminar focuses on the most important, yet most neglected, activity you do to provide yourself with life and vitality! At the Integral Breathwork Seminars, we measure, assess, and work on improving your breathing function first. Then we lie down for a breathwork session that will likely be one of the most life-changing experiences of your life, so far!
After the breathwork session, it’s hard to describe how you feel, but some have tried. Here are some actual words that participants have used:

Happy… Relieved… Alive & free… Expanded…
I feel like myself again!… Peaceful… Warm & tingly…
Strong… Connected to life… Radiant… Aerated!…
Drained & refilled… Comfortable… Effervescent…
Clearer… More present… Phenomenal!

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Your Heart Song?

Radio Interview of a Mother & Her Son with MS

Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

One cold night in January, I was driving home and listening to the last part of a radio interview of a mother and her son. The mother has muscular dystrophy, which is a degenerative disease of the voluntary muscles that control movement in the body. She talked about making “choices” in life. She said that everything we do or don’t do is a “choice” and has a consequence.

This mother is in physical pain much of her day. She makes a conscious choice every morning to get up, to make a cup of coffee, and to go through her day in physical pain. She said she is very aware of each choice she makes. Her muscular dystrophy is slowly worsening, but she appreciates all the medical help and medications she receives.

Her eleven-year-old son, who was born with muscular dystrophy, was also interviewed. His health and ability to live is more precarious. He struggled to breathe and talk during the interview. He had two siblings who were also born with muscular dystrophy, and they had died. The doctors told his mother that he would not make it past one year. He did. They then predicted he would die by age two. He didn’t. The doctors are amazed he has made it to age eleven.

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The Feng Shui of Flowers and Plants

Partake of Their Color, Beauty & Fragrance All Year!

Michele Lewis, CFSP
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

Although it probably is early to enjoy fresh cut flowers from your garden, you can still partake of the color, beauty, and fragrance that they bring into your home by treating yourself to fresh flowers available at your neighborhood supermarket or florist. Many markets offer a variety of sweet bunches of fresh flowers for less than ten dollars. Both flowers and live plants are carriers of rejuvenating yang energy.

Any room is enhanced with fresh flowers, although there are differing Feng Shui opinions as to their appropriateness in the bedroom. This is because the bedroom—as a place of rest—should be slightly yin to induce and enhance sleep. Personally, I can’t think of a nicer way to doze off and travel to the realms of restful, rejuvenating sleep than being bathed in the fragrance of fresh roses! When a bedroom is a place of convalescence, filling the room with flowers is very beneficial during recovery and healing, as the occupant is continuously bathed in positive yang qi.

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Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted Cauliflower

Bringing Its Superfood Pedigree to the Table

Janice Feuer-Haugen
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

Along with versatility and flavor, cauliflower also brings its superfood pedigree to the table. As a cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower belongs to the same plant family as broccoli, kale, cabbage and collards. Each of these vegetables offers numerous anti-inflammatory benefits as well as support for our cardiovascular and digestive systems.

Cauliflower earns recognition as a superfood by being an excellent source of vitamins B6, C and K along with folate and pantothenic acid. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and manganese. And, along with minimal calories, cauliflower proves to be a good source of vitamins B1, B2 and B3, in addition to protein, niacin and magnesium. Whew, that’s a superfood!

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March–April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

From the Editor…

Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted Cauliflower • Janice Feuer-Haugen
Peaceful Coexistence • Barbara Woodbury
Yearning for Ireland? Be a Pilgrim • Cheryl Lafferty Eckl
The Feng Shui of Flowers and Plants • Michele Lewis, CFSP
C60—The Miraculous Molecule • Linda Hays
Living Your Life as a Conscious Dreamer, #2 • Claudia Bayr-Nobel
Your Heart Song? • Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.
Wholeness Through an All-Inclusive Life Practice • Jennifer Butler
CranioSacral Therapy for Autism Spectrum, ADHD, etc. • James V. Fix
What’s a Breathwork Seminar? • Denis Ouellette
Synergy! CBD Oil with Essential Oils • Maria Low
Valley of the Flowers Project • Wren Kilian
Help Stop Your Animal’s Pain! • Kim Shotola
Go to Your Cabin • Arnie Shapiro, MD
Starting a Meditation Practice • Michãel Palmer
EECP for Improved Heart Health • CJ Puotinen for Carol Wilcock, RN
Light Your Fire with Mantras! • Kathleen Karlsen
CopperZap! Kills Viruses More… • Priscilla Schnarr
Eat Your Microgreens! • Marlenea La Shomb, ND, LMT
Dear Bethel… How & What to Eat?! • Bethel Wagner
The Last Best Fish • Angela Echo-Hawk
Bowenwork: Lasting Pain Relief • Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
Becoming a Divine Human • Mary Magdalena through Virginia Ellen
The Origins of Meditation • Mary Wagner
Myofascial Release Technique for Migraines • Mary Loveless
Adrenals—Our Fire Element! What Are They? • Marlenea La Shomb, ND, LMT
Let’s Make Chocolate! • Sasha Woods