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Celery Is an Herb!

“The Gourmet Herbalist”

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

Celery is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods, because it starves unproductive bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, and viruses that are present in the body and flushes their toxins and debris out of the intestinal tract and liver. Pathogens like these are so often the underlying cause of inflammation—in their absence, your body is much better able to handle whatever life throws your way. At the same time, celery helps good bacteria thrive.

Above is the opening paragraph on celery, Life-Changing Foods, Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Powers of Fruits and Vegetables, a #1 New York Times bestseller by Anthony William. He is known as the Medical Medium, also being called “the next Edgar Cayce.” Here are just a few highlights of what’s inside this book…

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What’s Your Face Telling You?

A Picture Paints 1,000 Words

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
September-October 2018 • Vol 3, No 100

In life I have found keeping it simple and finding what works best for you are most beneficial when working to move forward through challenging situations, whether mental, emotional, or physical, since they are all tied together with one affecting the other.

Over the years, I have met some people with a very strong sense of smell and taste, disliking pure essential oils. For that very reason, they can also have a dislike for stronger tasting foods, like raw garlic, onions, lemon, ginger, cayenne or turmeric, herbs and herbal remedies (tinctures), teas and have never gotten used to the benefits due to the taste. Adding to that, some cannot swallow tablets or capsules, making me wonder, what can I recommend to these people that they will actually take?

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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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