Denis Ouellette

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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:


Reduces Stress, Soothes the GI Tract, and More!

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

Licorice isn’t really a weed in Montana, but it does grow like a weed in the warm areas of Europe, some Mediterranean islands, and parts of Asia, like Turkey and Persia. Although there are many varieties of this plant, there are only two varieties of Glycyrrhiza glabra that the pharma will use.

As mentioned, in the bottomlands of Turkey, it is considered an aggressive weed. In the early 1900s, large amounts of licorice were exported as a drug in the form of a paste from Smyrna and Sokia.

I am currently growing this herb, and I can see why they say it is an aggressive weed. I started it from seed last year in my greenhouse. I decided to transplant it to one side of my greenhouse last fall, since they grow up to five feet. In the spring, it didn’t seem like it was growing, so I tilled along there to work the soil, thinking I would plant something else. To my surprise, the plant just sprang up! I ended up having eight vigorous licorice plants grow along that area.

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The Feng Shui of—

Autumn & Earth Energy

Michele Lewis, CFSP
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

The signs of autumn are all around us—leaves are gorgeous warm colors, and the days are shorter and nights are cooler. But there is a very important transitional period between summer and fall that we feel in our bodies but that we are not necessarily consciously aware of.

This brief cycle occurs with each change of the seasons, but is most felt in the shift from summer to autumn, as the fire of summer must create the earth element, which in turn produces the metal energy of autumn. Nature can be a real tease during this time. We can have some relatively cool days and chilly nights, and all of a sudden it seems like it’s summer again—it’s incredibly warm out, but the leaves are falling! This is the experience of the earth element; a state of flux that is all the while wooing us to begin turning inward.

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2019-08-26T11:36:38-07:00Feng Shui|

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy—

for Sports Injuries & Concussions

CJ Puotinen for Carol Wilcock
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

When it comes to sports, injuries happen. Athletes of every age and skill level suffer sprains, bruises, abrasions, muscle aches, and broken bones, and in contact sports, concussions and closed-head injuries are common.

One treatment used by professional sports teams and athletes was developed in the 1940s to treat decompression sickness, the illness that results when deep sea divers return to the surface too quickly. The treatment is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, and it involves lying in a pressurized chamber filled with air and supplemental oxygen.

During HBOT, air pressure is slowly increased until it’s two to three times that of sea level. As patients breathe normally, their lungs absorb increased amounts of oxygen, several times as much as they do breathing air at sea level. As a result, according to HBOT advocates, super-oxygenated blood is carried throughout the body, promoting the release of growth hormones and helping the body heal.

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Eating with the Seasons:


Marlenea La Shomb, N.D., LMT
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

Did you know there are both cooling and warming foods? That’s right. We eat for many reasons, yet some are less obvious. For example, we eat foods that grow in our climate zones, the same zones that we plant by, because the plants that grow in our climate have built into them what we need to also survive well in our area. So here we are, leaving summer behind, and on the threshold of winter. Autumn is a transition season, not only for the plants and animals but also for us. All gardeners know that the critters will focus on eating different plants at different times of the year. Does your diet reflect that change?

Summer’s cooling foods, like bananas, grow in warmer climates. Does that mean I never eat bananas? Of course not, yet I choose to eat them in the hotter months and know they won’t keep me very warm in my neck of the woods at 20 below! Many people say, “Well, I eat a banana a day because I was told I need potassium.” Bananas are a source of potassium, but dates, by weight, have 50% more potassium than bananas (Prevention Magazine).

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What Is Paradise Like?

It’s Beyond Our Fondest Dreams!

David Lundberg
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

My belief in an afterlife began at a young age and was strengthened at age 20 when a radiant sun appeared before me. I then knew there was something more, beyond our Earth life, that awaited us. In the last several years, I set out to discover what else I could find on the afterlife, deciding to research in depth various descriptions about it. I learned a lot, and can only conclude that Paradise is most definitely real. Souls who live there report that it’s important for everyone to have a greater awareness of the varying experiences that await us after we leave the Earth.

Another name for Paradise is the “Summerland.” It has also been called, depending on the source, the “upper astral plane” or the “lower etheric octave.” It is an environment of great loveliness, more beautiful than Earth. There are also countless reports of “higher realms” beyond the Paradise level, even more beautiful, joy-filled, and peaceful.

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2019-08-26T11:28:51-07:00The Metaphysical|

Why We Love Kids

They’ll Say the Darndest Things!

Email Roundtable
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

I was as driving with my three young children one warm summer evening, when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, “Mom, that lady isn’t wearing a seat belt!”

On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read: “The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents!”

While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, a police officer was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at his uniform, she asked, “Are you a cop?” “Yes,” he answered, and continued writing his report. She continued, “My mother said if I ever needed help, I should ask the police. Is that right?” “Yes, that’s right,” he told her. “Well, then,” she asked, as she extended her foot toward the officer, “Would you please tie my shoe?”

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2019-08-26T11:28:51-07:00Zany & Fun!|


Harmonizing with Spirit & Nature through Dance

David Christopher Lewis
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

PANEURHYTHMY is a sacred dance form created by the master Peter Deunov who lived in Bulgaria from 1864 to 1944. He was an inspired teacher of the Perennial Wisdom and embodied both great simplicity and tremendous profoundness and inspired excellence in everyone around him. He taught the art of living in harmony with others, nature and the divine.

Peter Deunov was also a gifted musician who composed the music and the steps for the Paneurhythmy or spiritual exercises, as they are sometimes called. This sacred movement is danced in the valleys of the Rila Mountains in Bulgaria between the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes. Every summer, thousands of people travel to the Seven Lakes in the Rila Mountains to perform Paneurhythmy and to enjoy the beautiful mountains. It is also practiced in many other countries throughout the world: Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Russia and the United States of America.

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Lime Miso Cabbage Slaw

with Poblano Chili

Janice Feuer-Haugen
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

Lime Miso Cabbage Slaw puts a new spin on the classic American coleslaw with its fusion of Asian miso, rice vinegar, ginger and toasted sesame oil with Southwestern poblano peppers, cilantro and lime juice. Enjoy it as a delicious side salad for picnics and barbecues, a colorful and crunchy addition to tacos, and as a main dish salad. With cabbage as its star ingredient, fresh, crisp, flavorful, creamy and healthful Lime Miso Cabbage Slaw becomes a salad for all seasons.

Cabbage—Another Super-Healthy Cruciferous Vegetable
Both purple (for some reason called “red” cabbage) and green cabbage belong to the same food family and are closely related to nutritional power houses kale, broccoli, collards and Brussels sprouts. Actually, 2000 years ago, European wild cabbages didn’t form a head as they do today, and looked more like leafy kale and collards.

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September–October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

From the Editor…

Recipe—Lime Miso Cabbage Slaw • Janice Feuer-Haugen
Course in Miracles Discussion Group • Wendy Cole
Protect Yourself from Blue-Light Bombardment • Maria Low
Paneurhythmy—Harmonizing with Spirit
& Nature through Dance • David Christopher Lewis

The Secret Formula: Shhh… IT’s You! • Dawna Campbell
New Discovery Stops Colds & Flu • Priscilla Schnarr
Why We Love Kids! • E-mail Roundtable
Holistic Healing Fair in Livingston • Angela Segraves
Color Therapy • Penny Cosner, LMT, FCCI, ASI
Chanting Is Half the Battle! • Kathleen Karlsen
What is PARADISE Like? • C. David Lundberg
The Three Wise Doc’s • Carly Dandrea
Meditation Misconceptions • Michãel Palmer
Meet Your Spirit Team! • Daeryl Holzer
Eating with the Seasons: Cooling Foods • Marlenea La Shomb, N.D.
Your Secret Healing Partners: Copper Peptides • Nancy Kolze, LMT
The Dangerous E-Cigarette Epidemic among Our Youth • Emily Wood
Holistic Animal Care: Debunking the Myths • Kim Shotola
Hyperbaric Oxygen for Sports Injuries/Concussions • CJ Puotinen
Learning the Language of the Soul • Tara Maier
Health through Compassionate Touch • James V. Fix, RM, CST
CBD OIL and Exercise Recovery • Tiera Jaquel
The Trager® Approach • Caroline Falconer
Cover Artist: Jerome Tweedy • David Christopher Lewis
Feng Shui: Autumn & Earth Energy • Michele Lewis, CFSP
Beginning to Heal from Depression • Nancy Hufnagel
A Radically Different Approach to Weight Loss • Connie Huft, RN
Licorice Reduces Stress, Soothes the GI Tract, and More! • Crystal Maceira
Myofascial Release: Is There a Difference? • Mary Loveless, LMT, PTA
A Paranormal Life • Charlyn Scheffelman



Common Weed with a Host of Health Benefits!

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
July-August 2019 • Vol 3, No 105

In the next few issues, I will be writing about weeds found abundantly here in Montana. When you learn just how healing these weeds are for the body, well, then it will become abundantly clear that these “weeds” are extremely valuable herbs.

Mullein is an herb that I see everywhere along the Canyon Ferry Dam area where I live. Its stock portrays a beautiful single stick of yellow flowers. By the time you finish reading this, you will want to grow this herb for your own use. I have used mullein for almost 30 years, as an oil and in my favorite formula, KVA (Keep Viruses Away). It’s specialty area is the respiratory system—especially the lungs; although, it also soothes and strengthens the bowels and renal system, and it has been very useful for the glands and the serous and mucous membranes. It is a great herbal painkiller and nervous soporific (induces sleep). It calms down any inflamed and irritated nerves. It has been used in many kidney formulas for that very reason. You can use the leaves, flowers, root and the fruit…in other words, the whole plant.

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