Strengthening Your Liver

What the Liver Does and Herbs that Can Strengthen It

Crystal Maceira
May – June 2022 • Vol 3, No 121

In this issue, we’ll learn about the liver, including symptoms of liver problems, what the liver is, what it does, and herbs that can help strengthen it. You probably already know that your liver is a vitally important organ that performs a wide variety of functions in your body. If you have a liver problem, you will probably experience some of these symptoms:

  • Yellowish skin/eyes (jaundice)
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Spleen enlargement
  • Headache and/or fever
  • Dark urine or stools
  • Swollen ankles
  • Yellowing of the gums
  • Itching
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Numbness and tingling in the fingers and toes
  • Fatigue

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2022-05-27T09:04:09-06:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|

The Healing Benefits of Green Clay

It Can Absorb Toxins Over 100 Times Its Own Mass!

Crystal Maceira
Mar – Apr 2022 • Vol 3, No 120

It’s so good to be providing educational information to you! We here at Positive Life Changes, LLC have been very busy the last three months expanding our business by adding over a hundred new tinctures, extracts, and other products. We have brought in some new specialty products like Gold Coin Grass, Butterfly Pea Flower—and introducing here—Montmorillonite Clay (French Green Clay). This beautiful, light-green clay is quarry mined from naturally occurring deposits in France. Sometimes called sea clay, it is untreated and soft in texture. It is, by far, one of the most effective and most often used mineral, skin clays found in the world. Green clay owes its coloration to two very important factors: iron oxide and decomposed plant matter. It is made up of the mineral montmorillonite, as well as dolomite, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, aluminum, silicon, copper, selenium, and cobalt—all alkalizing to the blood and tissues. Also, all of these are foundational in the production of other elements through nuclear or biological transformations.

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2022-03-03T11:34:13-07:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|

Replacing Fear of Covid & Chaos with Hope

Taking Actions that Will Boost Your Health

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
Nov – Dec 2021 • Vol 3, No 118

How can we stop living in fear of Covid-19? How can we mitigate the chaos of these times in our lives? What actions can we take to strengthen our own and our loved ones’ bodies and immune systems? The following answers will be helpful, I believe, both if you have taken the vaccine, and if you haven’t. These solutions will keep you healthy and counteract the effects of both the virus and the vaccine.

False Evidence Appearing Real (F.E.A.R.)

There’s no need to live in fear. Fear and anxiety only produce more illness in the body, as cortisol rises and the immune system’s ability to do its work diminishes. So please, take action and watch how your fears will subside. So, what actions can you take?

There are many solutions available to keep your body healthy and to fight against the viruses going around. Many of these solutions come from a video and book by Dr. Robert O. Young, one of the top research scientists in the world. He advocates the theory that “the human organism is alkaline by design and acidic by function.”

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2021-11-07T07:55:03-07:00Natural 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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2021-09-07T10:02:38-06:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|

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|

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|

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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2021-05-10T13:43:37-06:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|

Iridology: Subtypes of the Main Iris Types

Based on Color: Hazel and Brown Eyes

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
January – February 2021 • Vol 3, No 113

In the last couple of articles (now archived at NaturalLifeNews.com), I have been educating the reader on Iridology. This has been an intriguing subject for me since I was a teenager, when my father was working with Nature’s Herbs at the time. Dr. John R. Christopher, a renowned herbalist of his day, was also associated with the same company. My dad allowed me to travel with him to a health fair in Las Vegas. Dr. Christopher was there, and I was able to get to know him better. It was an absolute pleasure and gave me the desire to become an herbalist myself.

During that same time, I received my first Iris analysis. I was fascinated by what I learned about myself. When I would start having issues, I would think back to that analysis, and know that if I didn’t strengthen those systems and organs, then those issues would become more serious. Those impressionable days have developed into a lifelong learning of herbs, nutrition and Iridology.

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2021-01-04T14:29:39-07:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|

Iridology: Subtypes of the Main Iris Types

Based on Color: Blue Eyes

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
November-December 2020 • Vol 3, No 112

In the last article, I wrote about the three main Constitutions of the iris, which are Lymphatic, Biliary and Hematogenic. I also talked about what happens when you come in to receive an iris analysis from me. You can find that article (including a zone chart) in the Archives at NaturalLifeNews.com.

In this segment, we will be discussing the next area the Iridologist looks at when performing an analysis. There is much information to be gleaned from just the blue iris, so I will be showing subtypes for only blue eyes in this article.

Subtypes in a Lymphatic (blue) iris can be seen easier because of the lighter fibers in the eye. There are only two subtypes in the Biliary (hazel) iris, and none in the Hematogenic (brown) iris, although with the upgrades in technology, I can see one of the subtypes by color. I will cover hazel and brown eyes in the next issue

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2020-11-01T11:52:34-07:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|

Iridology: Main Iris Constitutions

“The Eyes Are the Windows of the Soul”

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
September-October 2020 • Vol 3, No 111

The iris, sclera and pupil of the eye show the veil the soul has created, through consciousness or forgetfulness, which reflects the illusion that, when uncovered, prepares the soul for attaining true health and enlightenment.
—David J. Pesek, Ph.D., September 1988

“Eyes have long been referred to as the ‘Windows of the Soul,’ but few people are aware of just how true this observation is. Accurate analysis of iris structure and pigmentation provides information about you that is hard to find through other methods. This information is so valuable that Iridology deserves to become a widely practiced, assessment tool in both the physical and psychological health fields.” (TheLivingCentre.com)

Back in November of 2017, I wrote my first article in this magazine about Iridology (archived at NaturalLifeNews .com), covering its history and what Iridologists look for when doing an analysis. Here’s a quick recap…

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2020-09-01T08:02:58-06:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|
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