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Natural Treatment for Autism

Autism Is Still a Medical Mystery

CJ Puotinen for Carol Wilcock, RN
July-August 2020 • Vol 3, No 110

Despite decades of research, autism remains a medical mystery. No one knows what causes its repetitive motions or other defining behaviors, though genes are thought to play a role (autism sometimes runs in families), and it may be more common when parents have children late in life or when mothers have medical problems, untreated metabolic disorders during pregnancy, or take anti-seizure drugs.

Is there a link between vaccinations and autism? In March 2020, the Centers for Disease Control conceded, in a stipulation signed by a Federal court judge, that no published studies support its claim that vaccines do not cause autism. At the same time, there is insufficient evidence to prove the contrary. In short, no one knows for sure.

The symptoms of autism usually appear in early childhood, before age 3. Typically, children with autism have trouble relating to others, avoid eye contact, prefer to be alone, dislike hugs, repeat words or actions, do not notice signals from body language, the voice tone, or expressions of others, need routine, and react strongly to smell, taste, or sound. Because no treatments offered by conventional medicine change its outcomes, autism is considered an incurable, irreversible, degenerative disease or brain disorder.

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Adrenals—Our Fire Element! What Are They?

What Weakens Them? How to Restore Them?
Can STONES Help?

Marlenea La Shomb, ND, LMT
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

The endocrine system is the synergistic interaction of all the glands. It is directly related to our emotional, feeling body and light centers. The adrenal glands are located in the trunk of our body, which in martial arts, is known as the chi or qi area, and our furnace. This gives us our first clue that we’re in the fire element and drinking or eating a lot of cold, icy drinks can put that fire out. In quantum physics (patterns within patterns), it’s the figure-8 flow, as above so below—the Alpha/Omega return current of life’s journeys.

The adrenal glands sit like two tiny pyramids on top of the kidneys, seated on a pad of fat. Simplified, they consist of an outer core and an inner core. The outer core secretes the hormone cortisol, which controls swelling and bacterial, excess heat, also known as inflammation, the precursor to all disease in the body. Along with stress, inflammation is at the core of burned-out adrenals (also known as exhaustion or chronic fatigue). That’s why MDs give cortisone shots.

The inner core of the adrenals releases adrenaline, our jump-start in the morning, and maintains our level of energy all day long. The adrenals are sunlight activated, as all the hormone system is. This gives us our second clue, that sun gazing, used for centuries, is a great way to strengthen, heal and repair your adrenals.

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Bowenwork:

Lasting Pain Relief

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

“After dealing with shoulder pain for the past two years (diagnosed as frozen shoulder) and discomfort and swelling in my left knee (diagnosed as arthritis), I was feeling like this was something I would just have to live with. I did do a month of physical therapy and home exercises for both issues, but it was giving me no relief. I was referred to Crystal by a friend as someone who might help relieve the pain. After her Bowenwork treatments, I am now free from any shoulder and knee pain, and am giving credit where it is due. Thank you!” —Kathy Gilliland

Kathy is a neighbor that lives within walking distance from me. I have been a massage therapist for 20 years now and received additional training all along. I have had good results with bodywork, but I have found Bowenwork to be the most effective and lasting technique that I’ve used so far! The discoverer, Tom Bowen, was documented as seeing over 13,000 patients per year, with his percentage of positive results being over 85%. That is unheard of in today’s world. I, myself, have been personally seeing around 80% positive results, which to me, is very exciting.

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EECP for Improved Heart Health

Enhanced External Counterpulsation—”The Natural Bypass”

CJ Puotinen for Carol Wilcock, RN
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

EECP or Enhanced External Counterpulsation is becoming recognized as a highly effective treatment for patients with heart disease. Over 300 articles have been published about EECP in medical journals, and the FDA has approved it for the treatment of refractory angina, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and other cardiovascular conditions. Some physicians, such as Julian Whitaker, MD, who runs the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California, call EECP a “natural bypass.”

In EECP therapy, the patient lies on a padded table and three electrodes are applied to the chest and connected to an EKG (electrocardiograph) machine, which displays the heart’s rhythm during treatment. Blood pressure and oxygen saturation are also monitored.

Inflatable cuffs are applied around the lower legs, upper legs, and hips. These cuffs continuously inflate and deflate in perfect rhythm with the patient’s pulse, increasing the flow of blood to the heart and the amount of oxygen that reaches damaged heart tissue. Patients experience a strong “hug” sensation that moves upward from the calves to the thighs to the buttocks during inflation, followed by the rapid release of pressure. Inflation and deflation are electronically synchronized with the patient’s heartbeat and blood pressure.

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What’s a Breathwork Seminar?

Events in Billings (April 11) & Livingston (April 18)

Denis Ouellette
March-April 2020 • Vol 3, No 109

Breathing isn’t work—it’s automatic—right? So, why attend a Breathwork 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 first. Then we lie down for a breathwork 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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Garlic Immune Extract Formula

KVA: Keep Viruses Away!

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
January-February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

In this issue, I want to tell you about an herbal formula that will help you fight colds, the flu, and other viruses. In previous articles (archived at NaturalLifeNews.com), I wrote about Garlic, Mullein, Licorice, and Lobelia, all of which are in this formula and more herbs as well. When I was raising my children, they would occasionally get a cold and even more rarely, the flu. They would hate getting sick and would oftentimes tell me they weren’t—even though they were hot, and well, a mother just knows! That was because they knew the protocol would be swallowing minced garlic with juice or water. I would also give them a formula that had Echinacea and Goldenseal. As they got older, I changed up the protocol to the garlic immune extract and a formula that would stop their coughs dead in their tracks. It was so much more effective, and the colds and flu came much less often.

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Is Bowenwork Right for You?

Turn Your Hands into Powerful Healing Tools

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

If you’ve read my previous articles about Bowenwork in this magazine (available in the NaturalLifeNews.com Archives), then you know that Bowenwork is a system of moves along muscle and connective tissue. It enhances the body’s innate ability to heal, creates balance, and resets the nervous system out of “stress mode.” So now, the question is: Is Bowenwork right for you?

In his booklet, Understanding the Bowen Technique, John Wilks describes Bowenwork as “a very gentle form of natural healing. In order to appreciate its subtlety and depth, the therapy really needs to be experienced.” Bowenwork differs from massage, where the therapist’s hands are on the body the whole time. Instead, the Bowenwork practitioner will apply a few moves and then let the body “receive and process” for a couple of minutes or longer, depending on the procedure being applied.

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LICORICE—

Reduces Stress, Soothes the GI Tract, and More!

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

Licorice isn’t really a weed in Montana, but it does grow like a weed in the warm areas of Europe, some Mediterranean islands, and parts of Asia, like Turkey and Persia. Although there are many varieties of this plant, there are only two varieties of Glycyrrhiza glabra that the pharma will use.

As mentioned, in the bottomlands of Turkey, it is considered an aggressive weed. In the early 1900s, large amounts of licorice were exported as a drug in the form of a paste from Smyrna and Sokia.

I am currently growing this herb, and I can see why they say it is an aggressive weed. I started it from seed last year in my greenhouse. I decided to transplant it to one side of my greenhouse last fall, since they grow up to five feet. In the spring, it didn’t seem like it was growing, so I tilled along there to work the soil, thinking I would plant something else. To my surprise, the plant just sprang up! I ended up having eight vigorous licorice plants grow along that area.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy—

for Sports Injuries & Concussions

CJ Puotinen for Carol Wilcock
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

When it comes to sports, injuries happen. Athletes of every age and skill level suffer sprains, bruises, abrasions, muscle aches, and broken bones, and in contact sports, concussions and closed-head injuries are common.

One treatment used by professional sports teams and athletes was developed in the 1940s to treat decompression sickness, the illness that results when deep sea divers return to the surface too quickly. The treatment is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, and it involves lying in a pressurized chamber filled with air and supplemental oxygen.

During HBOT, air pressure is slowly increased until it’s two to three times that of sea level. As patients breathe normally, their lungs absorb increased amounts of oxygen, several times as much as they do breathing air at sea level. As a result, according to HBOT advocates, super-oxygenated blood is carried throughout the body, promoting the release of growth hormones and helping the body heal.

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MULLEIN

Common Weed with a Host of Health Benefits!

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
July-August 2019 • Vol 3, No 105

In the next few issues, I will be writing about weeds found abundantly here in Montana. When you learn just how healing these weeds are for the body, well, then it will become abundantly clear that these “weeds” are extremely valuable herbs.

Mullein is an herb that I see everywhere along the Canyon Ferry Dam area where I live. Its stock portrays a beautiful single stick of yellow flowers. By the time you finish reading this, you will want to grow this herb for your own use. I have used mullein for almost 30 years, as an oil and in my favorite formula, KVA (Keep Viruses Away). It’s specialty area is the respiratory system—especially the lungs; although, it also soothes and strengthens the bowels and renal system, and it has been very useful for the glands and the serous and mucous membranes. It is a great herbal painkiller and nervous soporific (induces sleep). It calms down any inflamed and irritated nerves. It has been used in many kidney formulas for that very reason. You can use the leaves, flowers, root and the fruit…in other words, the whole plant.

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