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July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

From the Editor…

Recipe: Lavender Honey Almond Shortbread • Janice Feuer-Haugen
Choosing to Be • Barbara Woodbury
Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms—USA…
WWOOF! • Marlenea La Shomb, ND

Tribute to Gary Young • Maria Low
Amazing Animal Massage • Kim Shotola
All Things Are Possible—Even Instant Healing • Dawna Campbell
The Elimination Diet—Is it Right for You? • Lisa Souba
Why Hydration Is Key: Introducing the i-H20 Activation System • Dawna Campbell
Heal Your Problems with Violet Fire • Bozeman Spiritual Seekers
The Importance of Maintaining an Alkaline Body • Amanda Kimmel &
Your Body’s pH: What It Is & Why It Matters • Marlenea La Shomb, ND

The New Earth • Tara Maier
Remote Tarot—Does It Work? • Vanessa Sanddal
EFT—Relief Is Just a Few Taps Away! • CJ Puotinen
Hue-Mans and our World of Color • Karry L.
DHEA: Its Hypes & Hopes • Dr. Michael Lang, ND
Herbal Detoxification: The Body’s Power to Heal Itself • Elaine Rylin
Cosmic LOVE Show Coming to an End • Christopher Rudy
Herbs: The Root of Medicine • Crystal Maceira
Reflections from Jesus—Building the New World • Virginia Ellen
Myofascial Release for Decompression • Mary Loveless, LMT, PTA


Herbs: The Root of Medicine

They Work Much Better in Their Whole State!

Crystal Maceira, Master Herbalist
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

I have been a Master Herbalist for over 35 years and have seen much good in herbs. I personally have benefited from their use, which has kept me from getting sick, by using the Formula KVA, for instance, because its main herb is Garlic. (I even hugged friends of mine who had the West Nile Virus!) I have healed sprains, cuts, big open wounds (on my previous husband) and so much more.

I have seen people healed of many diseases using herbs, along with dietary changes.
I personally make many herbal formulas and single herb tinctures, several of which I use. The favorite ones I am taking now are Turmeric and Boswellia for arthritis. They both help inflammation in my joints. I also use a couple of salves (Hot Tamale and Comfrey) on the clients I massage and personally on an old injury.

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Herbal Detoxification

The Body’s Power to Heal Itself

Elaine Rylin
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

Excerpts from The Essiac Report: Canada’s Remarkable Unknown Cancer Remedy:
“Chemotherapy and radiation are, for the most part, indiscriminate killers. Skeptics conclude that, in most cases, these “therapies” are no better and sometimes much worse than the actual disease.

An alternative is the Native-American formula for Essiac Tea that consists of 4 or 5 herbs (see illustrations below). It’s a simple, inexpensive, highly effective and natural approach that has no side effects and is available to everyone. For over a century, detoxification programs using this tea have restored health to thousands of cancer victims.

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EFT—Relief Is Just a Few Taps Away!

Emotional Freedom Techniques

CJ Puotinen
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

Can tapping on acupuncture points really change a person’s life? Twenty years ago, when few Americans had heard of energy psychology and its methods for redirecting the body’s energy, those claims raised skeptical eyebrows.

Then EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) burst on the scene and in record time, people around the world reported amazing results in their efforts to lose weight, stop smoking, improve in any sport, get along better with others, alleviate stress, improve vision, eliminate pain, reduce allergic reactions, overcome anxiety, recover from illness, have more energy, make more money, and even relax and enjoy public speaking, America’s number-one phobia.

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Importance of Maintaining an Alkaline Body

Your Body’s pH: What It Is, Why It Matters

Amanda Kimmel & Marlenea La Shomb
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

Everything we eat affects our health and makes our bodies either more acidic or alkaline. The normal pH of our bodies is supposed to range from 7.35 to 7.45. A pH value of 0 is the most acidic, while 14 is the most alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral, as it’s in the middle of the scale. The pH of the foods you consume daily play a huge role in weight gain or loss, what your skin looks like, how susceptible you are to disease and illness, and how you feel upon waking every morning.

So what foods cause our bodies to become more acidic or alkaline? Alkaline foods include vegetables, fruits, green tea, seeds, nuts, and beans. The most alkalizing foods are typically dark-green, leafy vegetables, mainly due to their high chlorophyll content. Acidic foods and drinks include meats, dairy, soda, caffeine, alcohol, and sugars. (See foods list here.)

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The Elimination Diet—

Is It Right For You?

Lisa Souba
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

Has your world been challenged by the need to eliminate certain foods from your diet? When you go out to eat, do you often say, or hear someone else say, “I can’t have that”? I’ve been there, and I get your frustration. I remember the day when my health-care provider told me to go gluten-, wheat-, dairy-, and sugar-free! I remember sitting at the bookstore looking at cookbooks trying to figure out how to cook.

I love food and I love to cook, but this change challenged me. I had no idea where to begin or what to do. Fast forward six years and I’ve figured it out. I can now enjoy all those things again because I treated my digestive health and made some lifestyle changes. Unfortunately, we’ve succumbed to the new age of The Elimination Diet.

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2018-07-05T15:06:40+00:00Fitness & Nutrition|

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms—WWOOF!

Permaculture Cooperative in Paradise Valley, Montana

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

WWOOF is not a hound dog—it’s a worldwide organization and effort to link visitors with organic farmers, to promote an educational exchange, and to build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices.

WWOOF was founded in 1971 in the UK, and is one of the world’s first educational and cultural exchange programs. Today, WWOOF is in more than 132 countries around the world (and growing), with a wide range of farm-stay opportunities. WWOOF programs operate independently in each country, so please contact individual WWOOF organizations directly for the most accurate information on WWOOFing in the locale of your choice. This article highlights a local WWOOF farm in Emigrant, Montana.

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2018-07-05T15:06:40+00:00Barefoot Gardening|

Lavender Honey Almond Shortbread

Stop and Smell the Lavender!

Janice Feuer-Haugen
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

Perhaps you’ve seen photos of the beautiful, deep purple lavender fields in the South of France. Each field a quilt of perfectly rounded mounds of flowering lavender as far as the eye can see. For years my bucket list included walking a field of blooming lavender flowers enfolded in their soothing, aromatic fragrance. Last July, right here in Montana, I did just that. On a hillside overlooking Flathead Lake at the Purple Mountain Lavender Farm, I walked among hundreds of sweet-smelling lavender plants in hues of purple, pink and white. Heavenly.

Relax with Lavender. One of our most powerful senses, the sense of smell, impacts both our mood and well-being. A recent study from London’s King’s College confirmed lavender’s ability to relieve anxiety. The lead researcher wrote that lavender worked so well that it would make for “on-the-spot anxiety reduction in dentists’ waiting rooms.”

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Understanding Bowenwork

Extremely Gentle, It Addresses the Whole Body

Crystal Maceira, LMT, MH
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

The Bowen Technique is a gentle form of natural healing. In order to appreciate its subtlety and depth, the therapy really needs to be experienced. It’s a system of moves along muscle and connective tissue that enhances the body’s innate ability to heal, creating balance and resetting the nervous system out of “stress mode.” After the first session, people often wonder how such gentle moves can have so powerful an effect—not only on their posture and structural problems, e.g., bad back, frozen shoulder, etc., but also on their general well-being.

The gentle touch used in a Bowen session will vary according to the client’s sensitivity. The therapist uses her fingers or thumbs to move over muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and joints, and occasionally over nerves, in order to elicit a healing response in the body.

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Our “Inner” and “Outer” Landscapes

The Coloring of Our Perceptions

Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

Let’s look at how much our inner emotional world colors our perceptions and our relationships in the outer world. Several years ago, I attended a workshop and the instructor placed a large amethyst quartz crystal in the center of our small circle. Our task was to connect with the crystal and share a few words about what we experienced. I was surprised at the diversity of what people saw, sensed, and felt. The crystal evoked different emotions, different qualities, and different memories and images for others.

In sum, the exercise helped me to appreciate how our perceptions and our relationships to the “outer” landscape are determined by our “inner” landscape. Our inner landscape holds our emotional history, good and bad memories, our cultural and religious beliefs and so much more. Each one of us has his or her own unique inner landscape beginning at birth. Here’s another example…

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