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Endocrine! The Least Known Body System

The Thymus Is at the Nexus!

Marlenea La Shomb, N.D., LMT
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

Our bodies are made up of systems, most of which you are familiar with: skeletal, muscular, cardio- vascular, digestive, nervous, immune, and respiratory. Yet, how often do you hear about the endocrine system? It consists of the glands and organs shown above. Off the top, we have been hearing about the thyroid, adrenals, pancreas and reproductive. However, the least known is probably the thymus.

The endocrine system is mostly related to our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, which affect our physical body. It rules! We truly are sunlight activated, chemical, hormone, and electrical beings. If you are in an arm-wrestling match with your hormones, who do you think is going to win? Your hormones, of course!

I used to think my family was a hormonal wreck—myself included! I could cry at the drop of a hat while under stress, due to lack of sleep, or seasonal/monthly changes in my body. I came to realize we had unbalanced hormones we were fighting with under added pressure.

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The Decay-Resistant Element

Marlenea La Shomb, N.D., LMT
July-August 2019 • Vol 3, No 105

Fluorine is especially important today because so much food is cooked, thereby destroying this element. It is water-soluble, but easily lost, called an unstable element. At the moment that heat hits the fluorine in food, it is lost to the air. The hightest sources are sea vegetables and black bass, but who is going to eat raw black bass? Gotta learn to love those sea vegetables—nori rolls, anyone? (See article on Sea Vegetables in a previous issue archived at

Note that the fluorine spoken of here is NOT the unevolved chemical that is added to some cities’ drinking water—fluoride—also found in toothpastes
and other products, but an important element evolved to a higher level of vibration through the plant kingdom. It is available to us in raw foods, which can ideally be 60% of our diets. (When vegetables are cooked, it’s always better to use low heat or light steaming.)

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What’s a Breath-Work Seminar?

Integral Breathwork in Billings & Livingston, MT

Denis Ouellette
March-April 2019 • Vol 3, No 103

Breathing isn’t work—it’s automatic—right? So, why attend a Breath-Work 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. Then we lie down for a one-hour breathing 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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Keeping your Birthday Suit Clean & Healthy

4 Easy Steps to Great Skin

Marlenea La Shomb, N.D., LMT
March-April 2019 • Vol 3, No 103

With the dawning of a new spring, we will want to shed the old layers of skin that have built up over the winter months. Just as a snake sheds its outer layers, elimination is very important to our overall health.

What are your body’s garbage-removal systems? Kidneys remove water waste, bowels eliminate bulk waste, lungs remove toxic gases, and skin (considered a two-way street) breathes in oxygen and releases toxic debris. This happens with rashes, psoriasis and eczema, as well as by sweating, especially where there is an area of concentrated lymph nodes, like the armpits and groin area.

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Spring Into the New Year…


Marlenea La Shomb, N.D., LMT, Certified Reboundologist
January–February 2019 • Vol 3, No 102

Did you know, statistically speaking, that lack of movement is now being considered our number-one cause of disease? Your mitochondria are the key workers in your cells. They need oxygen to do their chores, and they multiply with movement and use. Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD, ND, reminds us that moving the arms activates energy for the lungs and heart. Moving the legs activates and massages all the organs located from the diaphragm and below.

Studies and research have proven that children learn better on their feet and when moving. Getting out and moving in nature, with fresh air and sunshine, is even more beneficial. So get away from that desk and just move!

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Cell-Food Salts

The Secret Keys to Transmutation

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
November-December 2018 • Vol 3, No 101

Every now and again, I read something and I think—my thoughts exactly! That’s how I felt when I read the words of Dr. Wilhelm Schüssler, founder of Biochemic Medicine, regarding the twelve cell-food salt remedies: “The sick might be healed with substances that are natural!” [See my Natural Life article from the previous issue on Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt Deficiencies, now archived at] This is an introduction to those cell-food salts, which are still almost a secret among those who are seeking better health.

Dr. Schüssler went on to say: “A connective base and bone-earth are central constituents of bone, such as are found in calcium salts. There can be no cartilage without cartilage salts, nor blood without iron salts, nor salines without potassium-chloride (Kali mur) cell-food salts.” He created Biochemic Medicine, from which we now have “biochemistry,” a term formed from “bios,” the Greek word for life, and “chemistry,” which Webster defines as “that branch of science that treats the composition of substances and the changes that they undergo.”

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Who’s our Tribe in This Day and Age?

Time for a Global Perspective

Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.
September-October 2018 • Vol 3, No 100

Somewhere deep, very deep inside us is a need for safety in our lives. Perhaps it is in our DNA from living thousands of years on planet Earth. We believe that our safety is determined by our family and our “tribe.” Our ancestors survived trusting that membership in the tribe would help to keep them safe from harm, from attack, from hunger, and so much more—and it often did.

Strangers were suspect. They might be enemies, invaders, or potential conquerors capable of causing the death and destruction of our loved ones. The strangers might have looked different. Maybe they spoke a foreign language, dressed strangely, or had different values. In essence, the thinking was: if you don’t look like me, or talk like me, or believe as I do, then you are my enemy.

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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 “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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SILICON—The Strengthening, Magnetic Element

Bridging the Gap between Mental & Physical

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
January-February 2018 • Vol 3, No 96

About silicon, Bernard Jensen, Ph.D., in his book The Chemistry of Man, has this to say: “I find very few people who do not need silicon, which is reflected in the charming, magnetic personality and beauty of movement. All minerals and especially silicon build the ‘temple beautiful.’ The gem of the earth is the human body. Silicon even assists in its evolution to a higher vibratory rate. A person with stored quantities of silicon is alert, quick, agile, lean, nimble and active.”

Bearing the symbol of Si on the periodic chart, silicon is a light, nearly colorless, odorless and tasteless element, with a powerful charge or ‘magnetism.’ Acids join easily with it and are neutralized by this magnetic element, thus relieving such things as gout!…

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