What’s a Breathwork Seminar?

& Myofascial Release Technique & Breathwork

Denis Ouellette & Mary Loveless, LMT, PTA, C.Ped.
September – October 2021 • Vol 3, No 117

B reathing 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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2021-09-07T10:02:38-06:00Energy Medicine, Natural Therapies/Remedies|

Iridology: Ciliary Body Marketings

What Does the Outside of the Iris Tell Us?

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
September – October 2021 • Vol 3, No 117

I am so happy to have been able to write about Iridology in the past several issues. By now, you should have a basic understanding of what to look for in the irises. Let’s do a recap. In the Nov/Dec 2017 issue, I explained just what Iridology was and a little bit of the history behind it. Starting exactly a year ago, I have explained the three main iris constitutions, subtypes based on color (that was in two parts), subtypes based on physical integrity, the nutritive zone, and the collarette. This article will be on the Ciliary Body and will complete this series. (Go to my column in NaturalLifeNews.com to find all of these Iridology articles.)

The Ciliary Body & the Way Iridologists Look at the Iris

The ciliary body is the area of the iris that covers the most area. It is located from outside the collarette (around the pupil after Zones 1 and 2), to the outside edge of the iris. Looking at the Zone Chart, it covers Zones 3 through 7.

First, Iridologists look at the iris markings based on what zone they are in. The second method is to look at where the markings are as if we are placing it on a clock. For example, when we see a marking in the lung area in the right eye, we will mark down on our notes that it is in the 9 o’clock area. The third way we place markings are by iris positions: Frontal or Superior (top), Superior Temporal, Temporal (temple side), Inferior temporal, Ventral or Inferior (bottom), Inferior nasal, Medial (nasal side), Superior nasal.

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Health Coaching—

A Bright Light for the Future of Health Care

Bethel Wagner
September – October 2021 • Vol 3, No 117

Our current “health care” system is broken. In fact, it might be more accurate to call it our “disease management” or “sick-care system.” It rarely offers true healing to anyone. But what if it doesn’t have to be that way? What if we could reimagine and create something better? What if we could create a TRUE health-care system aimed at:

  • Maintaining vibrant health
  • Preventing chronic diseases
  • Offering the multifaceted support needed for genuine healing to occur
  • Honoring the bio-individual needs of each and every person?

I believe we are beginning to see a shift in this direction. Many doctors are rethinking the way they care for their patients. They are looking to address their needs in a more personalized, in-depth fashion. Additionally, thousands of certified health coaches are being trained every year. These coaches have the potential to provide a solution to many of the problems within our current system.

Health coaching is relatively new to the health-and-wellness scene. It is already proving to be one of the most effective tools for helping people recover and maintain their health. Health coaches can relieve much of the burden placed upon doctors and improve health outcomes for patients, providing a win-win situation for everyone involved.

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Iridology: The Collarette

Also Called the Autonomic Nerve Wreath

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
July – August 2021 • Vol 3, No 116

I hope you have been enjoying the last four or five issues where I have covered many aspects of how Iridologists conduct an iris reading. If you have, then you’re getting a good understanding of the basics of Iridology. (If you’ve missed a few—no worries, just go to the Natural Life News Archives to catch up.) In this issue, we are going to learn some of major ways iridologists look at the collarette in relation to the rest of the body. The collarette surrounds the pupil and is the dividing line between the Nutritive Zone and the Ciliary Zone. The collarette is also called the Autonomic Nerve Wreath, or the wreath for short.

The collarette tells us many things about the colon and the nervous system. If it is light or even white in color, it shows structural contraction, irritability and inflammation. The color of the wreath also suggests different tendencies to the corresponding organs. The iridologist breaks it down into two aspects or sections: Placement and Appearance. When we look at appearance, we break it down again into two sections: Quality and Shape.

First there is placement. Is it too close to the pupil, too far from the pupil, or is it balanced? When the collarette is in balance (approximately 1/3 the distance between the pupil and the outside edge of the iris), it means there typically is not any negative influence on bowel behavior.

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2021-07-09T13:38:49-06:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|

Herbal Detoxification:

The Body’s Power to Heal Itself

Elaine Rylin
July – August 2021 • Vol 3, No 116

Excerpts from The Essiac Report: Canada’s Remarkable Unknown Cancer Remedy

“Chemotherapy and radiation are, for the most part, indiscriminate killers. Skeptics conclude that, in most cases, these “therapies” are no better and sometimes much worse than the actual disease.

An alternative is the Native-American formula for Essiac Tea that consists of 4 or 5 herbs (see their descriptions below). It’s a simple, inexpensive, highly effective and natural approach that has no side effects and is available to everyone. For over a century, detoxification programs using this tea have restored health to thousands of cancer victims.

Rene M. Caisse, RN (1889–1978) was the Canadian nurse responsible for Essiac being used as treatment for cancer; although, it was never made legal in her lifetime. At age 33 in 1922, Caisse was the head nurse at a hospital in Ontario, Canada. A patient revealed to her she had discovered large, hard masses in her breast. Cassie and her husband were camped by some Ojibwa Indians, and their medicine man said that he had a remedy—“a holy drink that would purify the body and put it back in balance with the Great Spirit.”

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Healing From Within—

We Create Our Reality Thru Beliefs, Thoughts, Words & Actions

Bethel Wagner
July – August 2021 • Vol 3, No 116

Many people today take the view that healing comes from an outside source. They think of it as something that happens when a doctor or practitioner prescribes medicines or performs procedures. The patient passively sits by, rarely participating or collaborating in any meaningful way. This is true of western medicine, but I see it creep its way into natural medicine as well.

People go to a practitioner expecting to be fixed. Sadly, many never consider the idea that we carry the ability to heal within ourselves. No amount of drugs, herbs, vitamins, or therapies will restore health without the intentional, focused participation of the patient. These things may reduce or mask symptoms, but they rarely offer true healing.

When people grasp this, they begin to take ownership of their health. They begin to make the kinds of choices that bring their life into alignment with their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. They begin to view healing as a collaborative effort where the health practitioner is simply there to guide and support.

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The Amazing Benefits of Pine Needles

Immune System Strengthening & Much More

Maria Low
July – August 2021 • Vol 3, No 116

Recently, people have been asking me about the virtues of pine needles, as articles have been placed on the Internet stating that these needles could be helpful for the immune system during these times.

Pine needles come from the Conifer tree. The indigenous peoples of North America have always revered the Conifer tree for use in health maintenance and for helping the body to recover from several maladies. Both the bark and needles are used.

Once the branches or the bark have been harvested, the trick is to figure out how to secure the essential, active components. If the needles are placed in water and brought to a boil, is there anything beneficial left?

Certainly, the water would have a pine flavor, but high temperatures will remove the health benefits, as the essential oils are destroyed. At the Young Living Farms, the temperature of distillers rarely goes over 160ºF. Most Conifers are distilled at around 140ºF.

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Iridology: The Nutritive Zone

What Are Iridologists Looking for in This Zone?

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
May – June 2021 • Vol 3, No 115

If you have been keeping up with the last four or five issues, then you are starting to get a basic grasp of Iridology. If you have missed a few— no worries, just go to the Natural Life News Archives to catch up. In this issue, we’re going to dive just a little deeper in what we Iridologists look for in the “Nutritive Zone.”

Nutritive Zone vs. Ciliary Zone

What is the Nutritive Zone? Iridologists use two methods to find out where certain markings, organs and systems are. In this issue, we will learn about one of them, zones.

There are Seven Zones (see chart above):
1. Stomach • Digestive
2. Intestinal • Absorption
3. Blood • Distribution
4. Muscle • Utilization
5. Bones • Ultimate Utilization
6. Lymph • Detoxification
7. Skin • Elimination

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2021-05-10T13:43:36-06:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|

Freedom from Fear—

Are Fear & Stress Impacting Your Body?

Bethel Wagner
May – June 2021 • Vol 3, No 115

Fear. It’s something we all feel. It’s what enables us to react when we sense danger. Feeling fear can literally save our lives, and under the right circumstances, it’s a beautiful thing. Under the wrong circumstances, it can crush us. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. Spiritually.

I would propose to you that fear is the root cause of stress. Stress happens when the body, mind, or emotions sense or perceive danger and react to it. Stress causes virtually every “dis-ease” known to man. More importantly, all disease happens because the body gets stuck in a chronic stress response.

So, what is triggering all this fear and keeping people stuck in a perpetual state of stress? Well, think about it. Many people feel threatened or overwhelmed in their work or home environment and spend the better part of their day feeling tense. Some individuals sense the collective fear churned up by current events and the media, sending their nervous system into overdrive. Some folks know that heart disease or cancer runs in the family.

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Iridology: Subtypes of the Main Iris Types

Based on Physical Integrity

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
March – April 2021 • Vol 3, No 114

I hope you’ve been following the series about Iridology here in Natural Life and News Directory. If not, you may want to go to the archives and read the previous three articles to help you get a good understanding of the basics of this ever-evolving subject. So far, I have covered the main iris constitutions and subtypes of the main iris types based on color. This time, we’re going to talk about the iris types based on physical integrity, which means the structure of the iris.

The constitutional strength shown in the iris will also show how well the body holds up under stress. When the iris fibers are tight and evenly distributed, then the body has a strong and vital genetic heritage. It can resist illness and disease, recovering quickly. Each person’s iris can have various degrees of fiber density. The looser the fiber, the weaker the constitution, and the ability for the body to ward off disease or recover quickly. When there is a flower with petal-like openings or separated trabeculae in the iris, this is when the iridologist can determine where they are located. If the iris is murky, with a dull overcast, causing the true iris color to not come through, it means that there are toxic settlements in the body on a systemic level that are all-pervasive.

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