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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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Cell-Food Salts

The Secret Keys to Transmutation

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
November-December 2018 • Vol 3, No 101

Every now and again, I read something and I think—my thoughts exactly! That’s how I felt when I read the words of Dr. Wilhelm Schüssler, founder of Biochemic Medicine, regarding the twelve cell-food salt remedies: “The sick might be healed with substances that are natural!” [See my Natural Life article from the previous issue on Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt Deficiencies, now archived at NaturalLifeNews.com.] This is an introduction to those cell-food salts, which are still almost a secret among those who are seeking better health.

Dr. Schüssler went on to say: “A connective base and bone-earth are central constituents of bone, such as are found in calcium salts. There can be no cartilage without cartilage salts, nor blood without iron salts, nor salines without potassium-chloride (Kali mur) cell-food salts.” He created Biochemic Medicine, from which we now have “biochemistry,” a term formed from “bios,” the Greek word for life, and “chemistry,” which Webster defines as “that branch of science that treats the composition of substances and the changes that they undergo.”

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2018-11-08T10:53:08+00:00Bridging Mental/Physical|

What’s Your Face Telling You?

A Picture Paints 1,000 Words

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
September-October 2018 • Vol 3, No 100

In life I have found keeping it simple and finding what works best for you are most beneficial when working to move forward through challenging situations, whether mental, emotional, or physical, since they are all tied together with one affecting the other.

Over the years, I have met some people with a very strong sense of smell and taste, disliking pure essential oils. For that very reason, they can also have a dislike for stronger tasting foods, like raw garlic, onions, lemon, ginger, cayenne or turmeric, herbs and herbal remedies (tinctures), teas and have never gotten used to the benefits due to the taste. Adding to that, some cannot swallow tablets or capsules, making me wonder, what can I recommend to these people that they will actually take?

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Dirt First!

The Garden/Farm Revolution

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
September-October 2018 • Vol 3, No 100

Following the natural cycles and seasons of Mother Nature, autumn is a time of layering her debris left behind from the harvesting of the fruits of her labor. This ground debris sits under winter’s blanket of snow, which for me last year began the first week of September. The breaking-down process utilizes soil microbes, turning vegetation back into soil for next year’s plant growth. Mother Nature is very efficient—she recycles everything. (See “The Humic/Fulvic Missing Link: It’s in the Leaves!” NLND Jul–Aug ‘16.)

The dirt beneath your feet is the key foundation to future healthy plants—and for us as we eat them.
I chose this natural method of mulch gardening years ago. I then combined it with the layered, “lasagna” and straw-bale methods. (See “Straw Bale Gardens—Breakthrough Method,” NLND May–June ‘15.) The mystic Anastasia, in The Ringing Cedar Series, also agrees with the natural layering process, reminding us that our planet Earth responds well to being worked, touched and caressed by loving human hands, using small hand tools. (See “Ancient Wisdom for Planting Seeds,” NLND Nov–Dec ‘17.)

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2018-11-08T10:53:10+00:00Barefoot Gardening|

Importance of Maintaining an Alkaline Body

Your Body’s pH: What It Is, Why It Matters

Amanda Kimmel & Marlenea La Shomb
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

Everything we eat affects our health and makes our bodies either more acidic or alkaline. The normal pH of our bodies is supposed to range from 7.35 to 7.45. A pH value of 0 is the most acidic, while 14 is the most alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral, as it’s in the middle of the scale. The pH of the foods you consume daily play a huge role in weight gain or loss, what your skin looks like, how susceptible you are to disease and illness, and how you feel upon waking every morning.

So what foods cause our bodies to become more acidic or alkaline? Alkaline foods include vegetables, fruits, green tea, seeds, nuts, and beans. The most alkalizing foods are typically dark-green, leafy vegetables, mainly due to their high chlorophyll content. Acidic foods and drinks include meats, dairy, soda, caffeine, alcohol, and sugars. (See foods list here.)

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Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms—WWOOF!

Permaculture Cooperative in Paradise Valley, Montana

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
July–August 2018 • Vol 3, No 99

WWOOF is not a hound dog—it’s a worldwide organization and effort to link visitors with organic farmers, to promote an educational exchange, and to build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices.

WWOOF was founded in 1971 in the UK, and is one of the world’s first educational and cultural exchange programs. Today, WWOOF is in more than 132 countries around the world (and growing), with a wide range of farm-stay opportunities. WWOOF programs operate independently in each country, so please contact individual WWOOF organizations directly for the most accurate information on WWOOFing in the locale of your choice. This article highlights a local WWOOF farm in Emigrant, Montana.

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2018-07-05T15:06:40+00:00Barefoot Gardening|

Compost Enzyme

Natural All-Purpose Cleaner & Garden Booster

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

Our garden is planted, the compost pile is organized, and summer vacations are in mind. I start thinking about my two favorite things to do on vacation and when visiting family. One is to visit other gardens and the other is to check out the health-food stores in that area.

Years back, on a trip to Malaysia, I noticed that all the health-food stores had this system set up to make a fermented enzyme from garden and kitchen compost. The final product was available for sale with instructions on how to make your own, which I’m including here. Imagine! An all-purpose household cleaner and disinfectant, an air purifier, an insecticide and pesticide, organic fertilizer, and environmental ozone booster, even for clearing drainpipes—all from my kitchen and garden scraps?

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2018-04-25T10:53:01+00:00Barefoot Gardening|

Manganese

The “Nurturing” Element

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
May-June 2018 • Vol 3, No 98

Manganese is the “mother love” element. Animals deficient in it show little or no concern for their offspring. People are no different. A shortage of this chemical element creates a sense of dis-ease, having a definite impact on a person’s mental and physical activities. Research has shown that when manganese is taken away from an animal, it will not nurse its young! It loses its ability to associate—to become maternal or paternal. Think post-partum depression showing up, out of the blue, after childbirth.

Parents who are deprived and depleted of this nurturing element can turn hostile, or have angry, silent moods, feeling out of control, unruly and chaotic. Their willpower is unstable, their mind is incapable of making decisions and seeing things clearly, they are easily riled, impatient, quarrelsome and moody.

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2018-04-25T10:53:01+00:00Bridging Mental/Physical|

Everyday Herbal Delivery Systems

Barefoot Gardening

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
March–April 2018 • Vol 3, No 97

As I eagerly await the springing forth of the very first seedlings of the year, my perennial herb garden is already showing promise. The deer and rabbits have taught me that it’s first come, first serve! We all know that fresh is best, yet living in the mountains of Montana, we have to be creative with our wintering over garden produce, using fresh-dried, frozen and canned as a last resort.

Ninety percent of everything I can’t eat fresh, I dry, due to its easy storage and the many ways it can be preserved, processed and consumed, also known as the delivery system, and how it will be efficiently utilized by the body. Today we think that everyday herbs are something to just spice up a dish or make it tasty. Our ancestors, however, knew that herbs are chock-full of nutrients and were used as everyday foods, and also as medicinals…

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2018-03-23T07:49:50+00:00Barefoot Gardening|

Tuning Your Bio-Waves

Bridging the Gap between Mental & Physical

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
March–April 2018 • Vol 3, No 97

Everything in the universe is in vibration. When photons and electrons and atoms, cells and molecules vibrate, they produce electromagnetic fields—waves surrounding our bodies and all living things—just like the waves formed in a pond when you toss a pebble into it. These waves are formed and transformed by our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and life experiences.

When we are out of sync, perfect-pitch tuning forks can easily restore the life-waves, reharmonizing our rhythms “naturally.” Sound balancing is a therapeutic method that makes use of the frequencies produced by tuning forks to detect and correct distortions and imbalances within your bio-magnetic life-wave energy field…

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2018-03-23T07:50:15+00:00Energy Medicine|