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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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Real Diabetes Care

Treat the Cause!

Dr. Michael Lang, ND, ABHRT
July-August 2019 • Vol 3, No 105

Is diabetes curable? Not if you listen to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Here are three big myths/lies that the ADA propagates:

1) “Diabetes is not a choice,” meaning it is not under your control. You are a helpless victim. WRONG. It is under your control with every bite you put in your mouth.

2) “Diabetes is a chronic, progressive and incurable disease.” WRONG AGAIN. Thousands of diabetics have been “cured” with a simple lap-band surgery, which works exactly the same as intermittent fasting—it’s just more expensive, more dangerous, plus it has side effects and other long-term problems—but it cures diabetes, just like intermittent fasting.

3) Lowering blood sugar is the primary goal of therapy. WRONG AGAIN! Diabetes is a dietary disease of insulin resistance. Remove the insulin resistance, and you are cured. Here’s the explanation….

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Your Connection to Source

Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique

Tara Maier
July-August 2019 • Vol 3, No 105

I recently facilitated a past-life regression for a woman we will call “Jamie,” who came into my office with questions about the injustices of the world. She had experienced an immense amount of physical and emotional suffering throughout her life and wanted to understand the purpose. She wanted to know why life was so hard and why she needed to incarnate on this Earth.

After viewing one particularly intense past life involving her ex-husband, I decided to guide her back to Source, so she could heal from the trauma. When I asked her to describe how she felt there, she said, “It’s so good to be back home! I feel wanted. I feel loved. I want to stay here!” I told her to enjoy it and to let it recharge her. When she was ready, I guided her to another appropriate time and place.

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Bowenwork for People with Cancer

from Sandra Gustafson, MHS, BSN, RN

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
May-June 2019 • Vol 3, No 104

Cancer is a disease that affects all societies around the globe. With all the financial, medical, and scientific resources so focused on “finding the cure for cancer” and no clear result in sight, one has to wonder if medicine is approaching this quest from the best angle. Thousands of researchers worldwide are employed in the medical/pharmaceutical industry to find and create curative treatments and drug compounds. Approximately thirty-two Nobel Laureates have received Nobel Prizes for cancer research. Billions of dollars are spent each year, and yet this disease has not been eradicated. Why not? One reason is “reductionism”—the biomedical view of trying to isolate and target specific molecular path- ways to develop curative treatments, without understanding that cancer, and cancer treatment, requires a holistic, biologic approach—not a one-system-cures-all approach.

The holistic model addresses the complexities of host/disease/ drug interactions and offers personalized therapies that boost the immune system’s ability to activate its own defense against cancer-cell replication.

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Step Back to Reach Down

More Integrated Functional Movement

Terry Kennedy, MPT
May-June 2019 • Vol 3, No 104

In the January-February 2019 issue, I wrote an article, Integrated Functional Movement, with descriptions for three exercises to strengthen patterns of movement with optimal body mechanics (or biomechanics) that could be applied to everyday activities. Cultural norms and practices tend to lead us away from good body mechanics and into muscle imbalances, where some muscles are overworked and others under utilized. This changes the length and tension of the muscles and fascia, and causes abnormal stresses on joints.

It can be difficult and tedious to acquire optimal body mechanics during everyday tasks as we move about on autopilot. The key is to practice optimal mechanics, slowly at first, and lay down an improved pattern into the neurological system.

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Back to the Roots…

Creating a Carbon-Negative CBD Farm

Hilary Pederson
March-April 2019 • Vol 3, No 103

Hello! We are Baked in Montana—a farm and business based in Gallatin County. We grow hemp, extract CBD, and process our products locally. Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle by using natural products, while addressing some of our cultural and environmental problems. Today we would like to share our farming philosophy with you.

Creating and sustaining healthy soil is part of restoring an ecosystem. We find ways to partner with natural processes instead of working against them. This has been our passion over the last several seasons of growing. We work to heal the soil by reintroducing organic materials and microorganisms. We cut back on practices that damage natural soil systems, such as tilling, pesticides, herbicides, commercial fertilizing, and over-irrigating.

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Is the Keto Diet Right for You?

Enhancing the Body’s Physiology

Lynn Evans, RN, M.S., CNW
March-April 2019 • Vol 3, No 103

The picture on the left, above, shows me at my heaviest (230 lbs.) in 2001. I was 43 and miserable. I had tried almost every diet that came along. All of them were some version of a low fat/low calorie diet. All seemed to work initially, but none lasted long term. In about 2002, I discovered WestonAPrice.org and was shocked at their message that FAT does not make you fat. I adopted a high-fat, whole-food diet. Many of my physical aliments disappeared, but after about a year, my weight loss stalled. I then learned about the low-carb, high-fat approach, and then I discovered the Keto Diet.

I was probably a diabetic for many years, despite being told by my doctor that I wasn’t, as my labs were “normal.” I was unfortunately told for many years by doctors I trusted that, “I just needed to eat less and exercise more.” I now know this is very bad advice. I’m still a work in progress, but I feel fabulous at 60, and much “younger” than I felt 30 years ago!

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