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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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2018-04-25T11:00:37+00:00 Natural Therapies/Remedies|

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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Walnut Tacos Recipe

with Red Pepper Corn Salsa

Amanda Kimmel
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

I was on a quest for some raw-vegan recipes that my husband would actually eat. That’s the tricky part. I adapted this recipe for raw-vegan walnut tacos and it’s now one of my husband’s favorites. I wanted to share it with you. All you need is a food processor and it takes less than ten minutes to make!

WALNUT TACOS • Yields 2 cups
3 cups walnuts (soaked and dehydrated)
1–2 cloves garlic (raw or sautéed for mild)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos

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2018-04-25T10:58:50+00:00 Recipes|

Compost Enzyme

Natural All-Purpose Cleaner & Garden Booster

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

Our garden is planted, the compost pile is organized, and summer vacations are in mind. I start thinking about my two favorite things to do on vacation and when visiting family. One is to visit other gardens and the other is to check out the health-food stores in that area.

Years back, on a trip to Malaysia, I noticed that all the health-food stores had this system set up to make a fermented enzyme from garden and kitchen compost. The final product was available for sale with instructions on how to make your own, which I’m including here. Imagine! An all-purpose household cleaner and disinfectant, an air purifier, an insecticide and pesticide, organic fertilizer, and environmental ozone booster, even for clearing drainpipes—all from my kitchen and garden scraps?

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2018-04-25T10:53:01+00:00 Barefoot Gardening|


The “Nurturing” Element

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

Manganese is the “mother love” element. Animals deficient in it show little or no concern for their offspring. People are no different. A shortage of this chemical element creates a sense of dis-ease, having a definite impact on a person’s mental and physical activities. Research has shown that when manganese is taken away from an animal, it will not nurse its young! It loses its ability to associate—to become maternal or paternal. Think post-partum depression showing up, out of the blue, after childbirth.

Parents who are deprived and depleted of this nurturing element can turn hostile, or have angry, silent moods, feeling out of control, unruly and chaotic. Their willpower is unstable, their mind is incapable of making decisions and seeing things clearly, they are easily riled, impatient, quarrelsome and moody.

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2018-04-25T10:53:01+00:00 Bridging Mental/Physical|

Salmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables

New Life for a Favorite Recipe

Janice Feuer-Haugen
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

With six cans of wild salmon in the cupboard and nary a flake of crab, I had an idea. Perhaps I could replace the crab with salmon in my favorite crab cake recipe and make salmon cakes instead. With each bite, we wondered why I hadn’t thought of this before.

As it often happens, not even a week later, I came across an unusual recipe for baked crab cakes using cooked quinoa instead of bread crumbs. With a bit of recipe refining and combining to make them healthier, Salmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables were born, creating a healthier and equally delicious first cousin to crab cakes.

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2018-04-25T10:53:01+00:00 Recipes|

May–June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

From the Editor…

Salmon Cakes w/ Quinoa & Vegetables • Janice Feuer-Haugen
Life’s Moments • Barbara Woodbury
I Need More Me Time! • Tristan Sophia, Psy.D.
Manganese: “Nurturing” Element • Marlenea La Shomb, ND
Mysterious. Precious. Extraordinary. • Michele Lewis, CFSP
Our Amazing LYMPH System • Maria Low
Crystal Therapy for Animals • Kim Shotola
Are You Too Late for Cryptocurrency? • Robin Blanc Mascari
All-Purpose Compost Enzyme • Marlenea La Shomb, ND
Create Your Reality with ThetaHealing® • Dawna Campbell
Colon Cleansing’s Top 10 Benefits • Georgia Cold-Noble
Heal Your Problems w/ Violet Fire • Bozeman Spiritual Seekers
Integrative Medicine: New Paradigm for Wellness • CJ Puotinen
Walnut Tacos Recipe • Amanda Kimmel
Treating Hypothyroid Symptoms • Michael Lang, ND
Medical Marijuana Updates • &
The Healing Power of Kirtan and Mantras • Kathleen Karlsen
Our “Inner” and “Outer” Landscapes • Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.
Service to All • Tara Maier
Welcome to the World of Tarot • CJ Puotinen
Ascend to Realms of Unconditional Love • Virginia Ellen
Understanding Bowenwork • Crystal Maceira
WIFI & Its Impact on Health • Teri Balaska, RN
“A Headache in the Pelvis” — Solved! • Mary Loveless

2018-04-25T10:56:14+00:00 Archives|

The Healing Crisis

They Say It’s Darkest Before the Dawn

Mary Loveless, LMT, PTA, C.Ped.
March–April 2018 • Vol 3, No 97

“Why are my symptoms feeling worse?” What you are experiencing is the healing crisis — sometimes you feel worse before you feel better. Why does this happen? This occurs as you begin to release into the deeper layers of restrictions. Not only can the symptoms intensify, but also other sensations or emotions may come to the surface.

Usually this process lasts around 48 hours, but can go on longer. This is your body’s way of bringing your awareness into what you are actually dealing with everyday, but you “tune out” and don’t feel. At times, it can feel like you are taking two steps forward and one step backwards…

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2018-03-16T11:02:28+00:00 Natural Therapies/Remedies|

From Prozac to Parkland:

Are Psychiatric Drugs Causing Mass Shootings?

Selwyn Duke
March–April 2018 • Vol 3, No 97

EDITOR: As our hearts break again in mourning for the young lives lost, and as we search for answers and causes for this ongoing tragedy, I use this platform to address a little-discussed and yet important factor in the country’s mass shootings. This is an abridged version of a balanced article published on February 17th, 2018, which can be read in full at

While mass killers generally have guns in their hands, another commonality is that they often have psychiatric drugs in their blood. The difference, though, is that it isn’t guns that have the side effect of “homicidal ideation.” The Parkland, Florida, shooter who murdered 17 on Valentine’s Day was on medication for emotional issues, his aunt related. This is now a familiar story…

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2018-03-23T07:50:39+00:00 Topical Issues|

Triple-Berry Chia Pudding

Smooth, Luscious, Nutritious—No Cooking Required

Janice Feuer-Haugen
March–April 2018 • Vol 3, No 97

Perhaps, like me, you’ve read the rave reviews about chia seeds and chia puddings. Perhaps, like me, you’ve even made them a few times. And, perhaps like me, they never worked for you. That is until I read this amusing and well-written article by Joe Yonan in the Washington Post. He suggested high-speed blending the ingredients. What a difference!

And now that I know that it’s possible to substitute frozen berries for fresh, this Triple-Berry Chia Pudding has become even more flavorful and more deeply colored. Actually there are two secrets for a smooth, luscious, delicious and nutritious Triple-Berry Chia Pudding…

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2018-03-23T07:49:27+00:00 Recipes|