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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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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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Bowenwork for Pain

Enhancing the Body’s Physiology

Crystal Maceira, LMT, MH
January–February 2019 • Vol 3, No 102

Bowenwork has been used in Australia for over 60 years. Insurance companies there pay for treatments, because they have found that it is 80% effective for treating pain and other issues in the body. In this article, I will explain more in physiological terms of why Bowenwork effects such changes with only minimal pressure. (More information about Bowenwork can be found in my May–June 2018 article, archived at NaturalLifeNews.com.)

While I was still in the learning process, I had a client who had Parkinson’s that came to me for massage. He agreed to let me “practice” Bowenwork on him, so I could get my “hands on” training certification. He had stage 4 Parkinson’s, which made it difficult for him to get around. Besides the obvious tremors, he indicated that he didn’t sleep well, had no energy and had a significant amount of pain. Within three treatments, he was pleasantly surprised at the results. He was sleeping better, had more energy to do some projects around the house, and he was in less pain. We did a few more treatments, which increased the benefits. When he expressed his delight with his doctor, she wanted to learn more about Bowenwork.

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SomaDerm™ Gel

Homeopathic Transdermal Human Growth Hormone

Denis Ouellette
November-December 2018 • Vol 3, No 101

NewULife’s SomaDerm Gel™ is the only transdermal, FDA registered product, containing homeopathic Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which is a single-chain peptide hormone produced from the pituitary gland, the master gland in the body. This is the hormone that helps you grow throughout childhood, hence the word “growth”.

Around the age of 20, HGH is at its peak, and then plummets around the age of 25. This is when the dreadful aging process begins, as this hormone slowly declines for the rest of your life. But don’t worry; growing isn’t the only thing HGH is good for. Many experts say that elevating growth hormone when you are older can bring back your levels to when you were in your 20’s.

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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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The Power of Garlic

“Garlic Is Divine!” —Anthony Bourdain

Crystal Maceira, LMT, MH
November-December 2018 • Vol 3, No 101

The late great Anthony Bourdain once wrote, “Garlic is divine. When handled correctly, few foods can taste so many distinct ways. Please, treat your garlic with respect…” While he was referring to garlic’s culinary uses, we will see here that the same is true of its herbal and medicinal uses.

In the previous issue, we highlighted the power of Lobelia. Garlic is another one of my favorite herbs. Since the holidays are coming up and the cold and flu season is upon us, it’s garlic’s turn to shine. You may already know that garlic is a wonder food, but I’m sure you will learn more about it before this article is through. For example, did you know that China produces some 80% of the world supply of garlic?

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Lobelia: “One of the World’s Greatest Herbs”

Use with Caution!

Crystal Maceira, Master Herbalist
September-October 2018 • Vol 3, No 100

There is a controversy to how safe Lobelia is. Of the several beautiful varieties of this plant, Lobelia inflata is the one that has the medicinal values I will talk about today. Other common names for this herb are pukeweed and Indian tobacco. There are good reasons for this, which will be discussed here. This article will also discuss Lobelia itself, why it is considered safe, why others feel it is a poison, and famous herbalists’ experiences with it.

What Lobelia inflata? It is an annual or biennial, meaning it reseeds every year or two. It grows from 6 to 39 inches tall and has stems with tiny little hairs at the bottom, becoming smoother at the top, with light-blue or violet flowers that are asymmetrical and bisexual. Lobelia was named after Mattias de Lobel, a botanist who lived in the 17th century. The stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds are what is used. The main alkaloid is Lobeline, which is in the seed, but its other alkaloids include lobelacrin, lobelianin, and 14 pyridine alkaloids (with a total of 52 alkaloids). It also contains acids, fats and gum.

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