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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:

The Health Benefits of Play Time!

Everyone Benefits from Play Time

Dr. Joseph Mercola
January-February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

Humans, like most other animals, have a natural play instinct, and this instinct has important benefits. It allows us to fine-tune our motor skills, develop social skills and emotional resilience, and learn our limitations. It is essential for normal, healthy brain development.

The brains of play-deprived rats are underdeveloped in the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for impulse control and decision-making. They also have disorganized neuronal growth and irregular neuronal cells. The replacement of physical play with technological gadgetry has many experts worried, as research shows that interactive, vigorous playing makes people smarter, braver and kinder.

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Garlic Immune Extract Formula

KVA: Keep Viruses Away!

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
January-February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

In this issue, I want to tell you about an herbal formula that will help you fight colds, the flu, and other viruses. In previous articles (archived at, I wrote about Garlic, Mullein, Licorice, and Lobelia, all of which are in this formula and more herbs as well. When I was raising my children, they would occasionally get a cold and even more rarely, the flu. They would hate getting sick and would oftentimes tell me they weren’t—even though they were hot, and well, a mother just knows! That was because they knew the protocol would be swallowing minced garlic with juice or water. I would also give them a formula that had Echinacea and Goldenseal. As they got older, I changed up the protocol to the garlic immune extract and a formula that would stop their coughs dead in their tracks. It was so much more effective, and the colds and flu came much less often.

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Animals: Windows to Your Soul

Doorways to Your Spiritual Destiny

Kim Shotola
January-February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

New Book Review: The Soul Watchers
Animals have been watching your soul since before you were born. The animals from your past, your present, even the wild animals come to you with messages that reveal their ancient wisdom and can ignite your true purpose. There are more animals trying to “reach” you than you may realize—right now.

The animals’ quest is a mission far greater than most realize. They want to oversee our soul’s journey and to awaken and enlighten our hearts and souls to the connection between them, nature and Mother Earth. Animals are here to help each person become better on a heart and soul level. You have a divine purpose, and the animals can help you discover and accomplish this. The animals can show you how to awaken your life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This awareness can help you and your animals heal in body, mind and spirit.

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2020 Vision for a New Year—

New World, New You

Marlenea La Shomb, N.D., LMT
January-February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

I used to think that I am just one drop in the cosmic ocean of life. It has always amazed me as to how my fellow man could make a statement and impact worldwide, when it seemed like all I could do was just keep up with my own back yard and its daily responsibilities. We all face the challenge of balancing our inner spiritual life with the outer—education, raising our families, careers/jobs, fun and play, which can seem all consuming.

Until… very recently, I found my 20/20 vision for heaven on earth. Here’s how it works. And yes, it does start right in our own back yards. One cosmic drop of the ocean (you) and one drop (me), we collectively make up the powerful impact of that ocean and our earth.

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2020-01-01T07:11:08-08:00Bridging Mental/Physical|

20 Years into the Millennium—But Who’s Counting?

Numerological Significance of 2020

Barbara Michael-Grover
January-February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

Tempus fugit! Here we are in 2020! Seems like yesterday we were all anxious about the turning of the century into a new millennium (2000 and beyond). For example, we were anxious about the possible “Y2K crisis.” Some believed computes would crash. As it turned out, that was a “tempest in a teapot.” But, by contrast, the traumatic events of 9/11 have changed our world and taken away some of our personal freedoms as a result.

We all wondered, especially Numerologists and Astrologers, how the coming millennial years’ events would turn out. Now, 20 years later in retrospect, we see the unfolding of events, both individually and globally. The archetypical energy themes played out year-by-year have been dramatic and earth-changing, with political upheaval, mass immigration throughout the world, financial collapse, and huge divisions in public opinion, sometimes orchestrated by mass media, have polarized families, acquaintances, communities, and nations.

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Let’s Clean Up our ‘Toxic City’!

The Link Between Allergies & Toxicity

Marlenea La Shomb, N.D., LMT
January-February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

Allergies affect everyone from time to time and because of that, it is a multi-billion dollar industry. Misunderstanding the body and its functions leads to confusion. According to Roger Bezanis, the renowned author, researcher, formulator, health-care pioneer, educator, and former comedian, Big Medicine says: “When in doubt, medicate it or take it out!” Some people would want to try other alternatives.

Dr. John H. Tilden, the son of a physician, born way back in 1851, was one of those people. Graduating from med school in 1872, Dr. Tilden based his drugless practice on his theory of clearing the body of toxic poisons and allowing nature and the intelligence of one’s own body to heal itself. The key, he felt, was to constantly eliminate toxic waste as fast as it is produced. In his 1926 book, Toxemia Explained—Antidote to Fear, Frenzy, and the Popular Mad Chasing after So-Called Cures, he taught his patients how to live so as NOT to create a toxic condition and to retain a healthy body free of disease. Here are some of Dr. Tilden’s thoughts…

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2020—You Are the Master!

Chinese Lunar New Year of the Metal Rat

Michele Lewis, CFSP
January-February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

Aren’t we all looking forward to a new year? The Chinese Lunar New Year for 2020 is celebrated on January 25 this year, which is the first day of the new moon in the first lunar month. The New Year is an extended holiday in China—their biggest celebration—and will end on February 8. This is the full moon and it’s celebrated with the Lantern Festival. The full force of this exciting New Year will actually commence on February 4, which is the first day of the Chinese astrological year, also known as The Start of Spring.

The honored animal for 2020 is the rat, and the element for 2020 is metal, with a yang attribute. The Rat is a clever, strategic animal, and it’s element is calm, cold, yin water and rain, which gives the Rat an edge on intelligence and quick thinking and allows it to solve problems with piercing vision. Something is always going on in that sharp mind!

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Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh

Incredibly Sweet, Tender & Simply Delicious!

Janice Feuer-Haugen
January-February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

An almost effortless recipe for amazing sweet potatoes. And a complete contrast from the hot oven method we’ve all used to roast sweet potatoes. Game changing actually, the way long, slow roasting at 275º enhances both the sweetness and texture of sweet potatoes. Israeli chef and restaurateur Michael Solomonov developed Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh (strained yogurt) after being inspired by a meal he enjoyed in Tel Aviv. Lucky for the rest of us, he’s shared his inspiration.

Saveur Magazine explains that slow roasting “will convert more starches into sugars and caramelize more of those sugars for deeper browned flavor.”

Although usually associated with Thanksgiving, nutrient- and fiber-rich sweet potatoes deserve a place on our plate throughout the year.

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January–February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

From the Editor…

Recipe: Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes • Janice Feuer-Haugen
Compassionate Clemency • Barbara Woodbury
Living Your Life as a Conscious Dreamer! • Claudia Bayr-Nobel
2020—Chinese New Year of the Metal Rat • Michele Lewis
Using Toning to Activate Divine Energy • David Christopher Lewis
UltraMedics: The Natural Evolution of Holistic Health • Christopher Rudy
Why CranioSacral Therapy for Infants & Children? • James V. Fix
Let’s Clean Up our ‘Toxic City’! • Marlenea La Shomb
Making Changes in the New Year • Michãel Palmer
Post-Holiday Blues… Immune System Compromised? • Penny Cosner
Numerological Significance of 2020 • Barbara Michael-Grover
Essential Oils for Beauty Throughout the Ages • Maria Low
Explore Your Family Tree • Lee Wiser, L.D. (Retired)
2020 Vision—New World, New You! • Marlenea La Shomb
Expanding the Breath of Life • Kathleen Karlsen
D3: The Sunshine Vitamin • Dr. Joseph Mercola
The Soul Watchers—Animals: Windows to Your Soul • Kim Shotola
How to Start the Keto Diet, Burn Fat and Feel Better! • Connie Huft
Chocolate Making! • Sasha Woods
Garlic Immune Extract • Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
Myofascial Release Technique for Tinnitus • Mary Loveless
Seven Years Without a Cold?! • Priscilla Schnarr
The Health Benefits of Play Time! • Dr. Joseph Mercola


Mind-Tricking Optical Illusions


Jason Owen
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

The Impossible Trident. The impossible trident, also known as a blivet, is an impossible object that appears to have three prongs, but transforms into just two prongs at the fixed end. Looking from one end to the other can be disorienting. One of its first appearances was on the cover of MAD Magazine in March of 1965.

Caf Wall—Straight or Crooked? Dr. Richard Gregory first observed this illusion in the tiles on the wall of a Bristol cafe (hence the name). The alternating light and dark bricks are staggered and the gray “mortar” lines separate the layers. But while the lines may look as if they curve, they are actually straight across and parallel.

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