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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|

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

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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2019-11-04T08:14:29-08:00Bridging Mental/Physical|


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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2019-06-26T08:59:30-07:00Bridging Mental/Physical|

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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2018-11-08T10:53:08-08:00Bridging Mental/Physical|

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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