Archive for June, 2007

Quality and Long Life are the combination we all seek. photo: www.theresultsfoundation.com 

This continuing article about the longest-lived humans in history and current record-holders is fascinating! Aren’t you longing to have them share their secrets?! These are really special people we can all learn from.

Truth is usually stranger than fiction. It’s like the Pot O’ Gold treasure at the End of the Rainbow, isn’t it?

Throughout my life, I have loved to read “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” and “The Guiness Book of World Records”. You can learn so much of what human potential, success and big dreams are all about!

 Christian Mortensen - Danish - Oldest man at 115 with impeccable documentation. phot:www.demog.berkeley.edu

Who is the historically oldest man, in modern times, with impeccable documentation? “Christian” Mortensen, Danish-American, was 115 years 252 days old when he died in 1998, and according to Professor John Wilmoth of the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Demography, Christian was the surest, oldest male in the world. He still was alive and lived in San Rafael, California, just across San Francisco Bay from Berkeley, so Wilmoth interviewed him many times over 3 years, and together, they retrieved all the supporting documentation from both countries.

Many times, especially in less developed countries, claims to longevity are made, but it is important to be accurate, so Christian deserves the unassailable title, as no hearsay or local “lore” is involved — his claim is backed by an amazing multiplicity of documents and complete factual disclosure. Until then, the longest-lived male with impeccable documents was a man who lived to be 112. Wilmoth says Christian’s claim is the only legitimate one for those older males. All other currently “older” men cannot reach the same standard of authenticity, and were regarded by academicians as erroneous, at that time. So, we return to Christian’s story.

Thomas Peter Thorvald Kristian Ferdinand Mortensen (known as “Christian”) led a fascinating life, and was even “too old to serve” when World War One started! He was born August 16, 1882 in the village of Skaarup, near the city of Skanderborg, on the large peninsula at the western side of Denmark.

At 16, he was already working as a tailor’s apprentice and he came to America at 21 years old, with nothing. His memory for details which had happened 80 or 90 years before was remarkable. Yet, he still had bitter memories from the short-lived marriage to a woman whose name he has forgotten — and so we see the tremendous difference painful memories bring with them.

Wilmoth reports “single men aren’t supposed to live as long as married men, but Chris was single for almost all of his life (he was probably married for less than 10 years). Chris also had few of the social and economic advantages that may contribute to long life and good health. He had no fancy college degrees or high-status jobs. He worked as a tailor, as a milkman, and in a factory. He was never rich, but in the end he was famous. He led a simple, somewhat solitary life. No one could have expected that this man would become one of the world’s oldest” people.

The newly-crowned oldest twins in the world - the Canadian Hall sisters. Photo: www.twinstuff.com

Who are the oldest twins in the world now? The Canadian-born Hall sisters. Twinstuff.com believes there are only seven sets of twins still living who are centarians.

The Hall sisters, Ellen Isabella Robertson and Sarah Selina Jeanmougin, celebrated their 105th birthdays on May 29, 2007. Sarah lives with her niece (Ellen’s daughter) in Mohave Valley, Arizona while Ellen (with glasses) still lives on her own in Winnipeg, Canada. Both are in excellent physical and mental shape.

Born in Saskatchewan, in 1902, they were the 7th and 8th of 10 children born to Walter and Jane Hall. Their father died when they were four, leaving their mother alone to take care of the family. Although life was not easy, the twins had happy lives together.

The Hall sisters became the longest-lived twins after the Swedish Vangstad sisters became separated by Thilsa’s death in 2006.

Longest-lived twins, ever, Gin and Kin Narita at 107 years old. photo: http://news.bbc.co.uk

Who are the longest-lived twins in modern history? That title belongs to the Japanese Narita sisters who attained the age of  107 together, before Kin died. Later, Gin died at 108 years old. They had been born August 1, 1892 in Nagoya, Japan, and Kin and Gin were the first twins known to ever surpass age 107 together.

They became celebrities in Japan when they turned 99, and then became world-wide notables, taking on an amazing schedule, and traveling overseas for the first time, too. Their broad smiles and lively interest in the world around them endeared them to people in Japan and around the world. They joked they were saving the money they earned in their travels and on media appearances “for their old age”!

 Alice Smith Lindsay of Australia was the oldest combined-age twin photo: www.smh.co.au

Which twins lived the longest by “combined” ages?  The Smith twins of Australia are the winners of that title. They were born March 31, 1893 in Tarraville, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

The Smith Twins set a new record for longest combined lives of twins with 216 years, 9 months and 9 days, when Alice Smith Lindsay died at 111 years and 92 days; at that time, Alice was the oldest living Australian. Her sister, Eugenia Smith Collis had lived 105 years, 6 months, 8 days.

Mary Bellw Crombie at 113 years lived 19 years longer than her twin, Mabel. photo: www.twinstuff.com

Who has been the oldest singleton twin? We believe it to be Mary Belle Murphy Crombie of Dixon, Illinois who reached 113 years old, and lived 19 years longer than her sister, Mabel. Mary was the ninth oldest person in the world, at the time, and she was a longtime Chicago Cubs fan who could remember the last time the Cubs won the World Series in 1908!

oldest-triplets-the-lawyer-triplets-born-1914-indiana-twinstuffc-2.jpgThe Lawyer Triplets of the USA. Two are still alive and over 95 years old. photo: www.twinstuff.com

Who are the oldest surviving triplets? Our best research says it is the Lawyer Triplets who were born May 2, 1914 in Washington County, Indiana. They are /were Lela Brown, Lena Hurst and Leta Myers; certainly they are America’s oldest triplets.

But, only Leta survives as Lena died in 2005 and Lela died in December 2006. The triplets had a sister, Maude and brother Lawrence, both of whom died before them. Their parents were Willis and Rose Wheeler Lawyer. One non-triplet sister, Laura, also survives.

In history, according to the Guiness Book of World Records, the longest surviving triplets were Faith, Hope and Charity Cardwell of Ell Mott, Texas. They were born May 18, 1899 and Faith Cardwell Davis died first on October 2, 1994 at age 95 years, 137 days. According to geneaologist Robert Young, Charity Cardwell Lawson died on January 6, 1995 at age 95 years, 233 days and Hope Cardwell Brock passed away on January 15, 1997 at age 97 years, 242 days.

We’ll learn about some more fascinating Elders in Part 3 who will inspire you by their amazing exploits! See you then.

Best to all — Em.

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Kiju! Viva! L’Chaim! Long Life! Living to 152 years old?! Yes, someone really did! Do you want to learn their secrets? Celebrate these long, healthy lives of real people — one of whom individually lived beyond 152 years old — yes, you read that correctly. How did these super-centarians do it?

In western culture, according to Genesis 5:27, Methusalah was the longest-lived Human, ever, dying at the age of 969 years. There is scientific evidence that humans used to live longer than they have in modern recorded history.  Scientists also see that, even now, our genetic profile of metabolic rate and other scientific parameters sets our real mammalian life-expectancy to normally average 150 years, but we know of only one man who made it, for sure.


Above, is the oldest documented modern human, Thomas Parr, who was “borne in the yeare 1483 in Rayne of King Edward IV being 152 years in ye yeare 1635” near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. His birth and death are well-researched and he is buried in the south transcept of Westminister Abbey, in London.  He is sketched here, a few months before he died, by famous artist Peter Paul Rubens.

Thomas lived a pastoral life in Winnington, his home, and was a bachelor for 80 years. When he finally married, he fathered 2 children; both died in infancy. Before his first wife died, he was ‘punished’ by the vicar of Alberbury Parish Church for fornication, at 105 years old!

At 122 years old, he married the “young lady in question”, Catharine Milton, and fathered more children. Then,  when he was 152 years old, his fame had reached the ears of Thomas Howard, the second Earl of Arundel, who had his estates in Shropshire. The Earl was struck by Parr’s intelligence and demeanour and so had special equipment and an entourage (including one of his daughters-in-law, Lucye) set up to have Thomas travel to meet the sovereign in London. King Charles (the tenth “Prince” Thomas had as sovereign), wanted to interview Parr personally, in the hopes of finding his secrets. Now, what do you think that information was worth?

No mention that he intended to help Thomas in any way. Hmmm. Interesting.

The King wined and dined Thomas and disrupted the old man’s Routine. As  you will see below, with other super-centarians, this had disastrous effects. Thomas succumbed in November — really dumb timing for a trip, keeping him in foul London so close to winter, I’d say. Don’t you agree?

The King ordered Dr. William Harvey, MD the famous renegade scientist and physiologist, to perform an autopsy, and Harvey stated ‘Thomas’ internal organs were in an unusually perfect state and that his cartilage was unossified.’ Thomas was supple and still threshing corn when he was 130 years old. Amazing, don’t you think?!

Parr’s penis was ‘neither retracted or thin nor was the scrotum distended by watery hernia’ as it often is in older people. ‘His testicles were large and sound’ so he definitely was still able to father children, even then. Who needed Viagra! Why do men one third Thomas’ age “need” it now?  He’d kept up a healthy intercourse with his wife until 12 years before his death, she testified.

In Dr. Harvey’s opinion, Thomas Parr’s body was ‘remarkably strong and healthy, without any trace of decay or organic disease, so that had it not been for the abnormal influences to which he had been subjected for a few months previous to his death, there seems little doubt that Parr might have attained even much greater age‘. But the fouled air of London and rich foods and closed quarters did Thomas in.

Robert Parr, one of Old Parr’s grandsons, was born at Kniver in 1663 and died in 1787, at age 124 years old. Not quite as long as Old Parr but still better than anyone else has been able to do in all the centuries since!

What made Old Parr’s life that long in the first place? It’s even a more extraordinary accomplishment, at that time, when we understand that life-spans were nowhere close to even our own average.

We’ll discuss the life-affirming life-style choices Old Parr made, another day. Now, let’s see what we’ve learned about the other record-holders listed here, in Part 1.

After I wrote this piece, I read about a Chinese general, Li Qing-Yuen (various spellings), who was also a Taoist Master and who lived an extra-ordinarily long life, to age 256 years! I profiled him later in the Recipes for Longevity Series, Part 3, when I found out about him. See instructions below to access the Title Archive for that post.


 Who is the oldest known person in modern times? That title is held by Jeanne Louise Calment, pictured above. She was 122 years, 144 days old when she died in 1997 and lived in Arles, France, where she had been born in 1875, meeting the ‘dirty, foul-mouthed, disagreeable’ artist Vincent van Gogh as a child in her father’s store.

She married one of her second cousins, Fernand. They  had one child, who died in 1934, and one grandchild. She outlived all of them. Jeanne almost made it into a third century of time. Can you imagine the changes she must have seen?

Yone Minagawa - Currently World’s Oldest Person at 114 years - Japan 1-2007

Who is the human unequivicably documented as the oldest person alive at the moment? The Guiness Book of  World Records verifies it is Yone Minagawa, who has lived her 114 years in southern Japan. Lately, we have found that the “oldest” person alive is getting younger at death. Unfortunately, maybe the notoriety is having an adverse effect on these centarians’ health and well being.

Yone is the youngest person ever to hold the title, then at 114 years 25 days. She bore and mothered 5 children and was sole financial support for them after her husband died early.  All but one of her children have died, but she has 6 grand-children and 12 great-grand-children. She lived alone in an apartment near Seinan Gakuin University until she was 112 years old.

Yone assumed the title when American, Emma Tillman, died in January 2007 at 114 years and 67 days old – and four of Emma’s siblings had lived to be over 100 years old, too.


Who is currently the oldest man on our planet? His name is Tomoji Tanabe, and this 111 year old lives in an area of southern Japan close to where Yone, the currently “oldest human” also lives.

Tanabe now lives with his daughter Motoori who is 66. He already has 8 children, 25 grandchildren and 54 great-grand-children. 

Shigechiyo Izumi, another Japanese, may have been the only modern man to have lived 116 years, and his career as a sugar-cane farmer spanned 98 years, the longest known for any human. Izumi never held the “oldest Human” title as Jeanne Louise Calment was still alive.

There is actually only one man who has held the title of “oldest Human” in modern times, and that was Emiliano Mercado del Toro of Puerto Rico, who was 115 years and 5 months old when he died in 2006, and he is also the oldest military veteran, ever.

Currently, Japan (mostly the southern provinces and Okinawa) has the highest number of super-centarians in the world, which has quadrupled in the last decade. In Japan, there are now 28,000 regular centarians – proportionally more than in any country.

Since 2003, even the average Japanese woman has the best chance of longevity in the world, at 85.3 years as does the Japanese male at 78.3 years. Nearly one-fifth of the Japanese population is already older than 65. How does that longevity compare with the rest of the countries? 

Well, everywhere, women usually outlive men. And, people in other first-world countries can hope to live 77-81 years, depending on gender. Those in the second-world can expect 65 – 77 years. And people in the third-world can only expect to live an amazing 35 – 60 years; this great disparity is one of the world’s most distressing inequalities in need of redress.

In my next article, I will introduce you to a few more amazing Elders and, later, we will start to discuss what has helped the centarians and super-centarians attain such Health and Longevity.

Best to all — Em

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Notice, at the bottom of that page, there is a link to page 2 and following pages of the Archive. Thanks for reading. I hope my work helps you!

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Daddy with my youngest sister - 1957 Australia. He’d started spilling sugar a few years before.Daddy in 1949 Australia with my sister (L) and me (R). Still normal weight.Daddy was a great US Marine in World War 2, and was in great shape, even after years of battle!

My father is still SO special to me, even though he died 17 and a half years ago. Apart from him being a really great father, he was an amazing human being.

He is my inspiration for this Blog. And, you can read about “why” I dedicated this blog to Daddy at the About Me tab at the top toolbar.

This post is all about Daddy as well as fathers’ views of the world and what is special about how they parent.

Some background:

My father, Arthur, was the second-youngest of 4 children, and he was the successful head-of-household at age 13, after his father died, unexpectedly, from surgery, in the 1930s, before anti-biotics. He was the natural-born leader, and even his older siblings and mother understood that. He took over his father’s duties in the family business, teamed with his mother, and he started another successful shipping business, too, while still in his teens. Then Pearl Harbor happened.

My father was in the United States Marine Corps all through World War 2. Right after Pearl Harbor, Arthur, and his older brother volunteered for the Navy. But, the recruiters saw Daddy had “the right stuff”, so he became a Marine – the best of the best.

While his brother served out the war aboard Admiral Nimitz’s ship in the Pacific, my father was fighting in the jungles of the Pacific. The last and biggest battle he was in was Guadalcanal. There he distinguished himself with great bravery; got all his men out alive (from behind enemy lines) and was haunted by the memories, in some form, for the rest of his life.

 He was a really, gritty, courageous man, so he just put it aside, as best he could, and got on with his life. They didn’t “know” about post-traumatic stress syndrome etc back then. That’s why those who served truly deserve Tom Brokaw’s honorific as “The Greatest Generation”. He went forward, and made a difference in this world, even after all the horror.

After Guadalcanal, he was mustered out of the Corps, as his malaria became severe, so he was sent home to “rest” completely at a Naval Hospital relatively near his home in the mid-West. Next, he was returned to civilian life, and immediately he worked in the War Department to design ways to help the soon-to-be-successful invasion of Japan by creating innovative engineering solutions for air-lifting large vehicles, in pieces, so they could be re-assembled and still work perfectly. As I said, he was brilliant.

He took Life on its terms and triumphed. He had married my mother, in Australia, before Guadalcanal and later he fathered his 3 children; created many world patents in metallurgy (he was a self-taught metallurgical engineer) which, at one time, were used in just about every American and Australian car in the world; established several businesses on 2 continents and fought the beginnings of diabetes and heart disease in innovative and constructive ways, at each stage of his circumstances.

He was a man who deeply respected women, and my mother was a truly equal partner in their 47 year marriage. My father was a great cook and most days he would come home with my mother from their business, pick us up from school, start dinner, help with whatever else was needed and return to work, later, if needed.

 He and I did all the fresh marketing in the wonderful Victorian-style open markets in Australia on the week-ends. He never let us buy junk food!

We always felt he was there when we needed him, and he was SO smart, that he could help with ANYTHING.

I’d say around 1952 or so, I remember seeing Daddy with glass tubes and testing paper, and I was told he was “spilling sugar”. I did not really know what that meant, but he did. He fought getting full-blown diabetes, but about 15 years later, he walked into our HMO’s hospital emergency room in California and announced to the doctor that he “knew” he had diabetes. She resisted his diagnosis, until all the tests came back quite clearly, that he was correct.

 After that, he followed every instruction given him, to the letter. He hoped the doctors knew what they were doing. They were excellent physicians, but they really did not know how much they did not know!

Diabetes is NOT simple, and Medicine back then and now, is on the wrong track.

I say this because many of you are being told the same strategies as Arthur was, and I am here to say “most of it is wrong”.

My father, as fathers often do, parented me to know that “the world was mine”; it was up to me to take the lead and use my talents; no door was closed unless I closed it. I don’t close doors very often. He was an excellent mentor. I learned to think clearly and independently from his lead. I never was a follower, ever.

And, so I am a fierce champion of the information denied my father, and that which has come along later. It would have helped if physicians were honest about what they didn’t know, because then his great mind would have dwelled more on “solving” diabetes. Instead, they acted like they had all the answers, and his strict adherence to their regimen just led him downward into the spiral of heart disease, one of the first artificial heart valve surgeries, to amputation of both legs, and finally hospital-induced staphylococcus aureus infection, while fighting pneumonia, that winter. All bacteria can only live and assert themselves in an acidic environment. My father died because his diabetic treatments made him cellularly acidic.

Arthur’s huge investment in hours of gentle walking— to stabilize blood-sugars — daily, did nothing to help him. Nor did his medications really act in his best biochemical interest, instead making him more and more acidic with their presence, and even moreso as each new drug, for each new “symptom” appeared.

 My father had no bad habits, always ate sensibly and healthily and moderately and yet family-history was something he and his oldest sister could not beat. They each got diabetes. Or was it really family history?

Diabetes is hanging over  all of his heirs, too, but it will never be his Legacy. He is much more than that. And, I have more choices than he did.

I am the first in the next generation to finally just cross over the edge to being diabetic, after I have been fighting it successfully for at least 20 years and maybe as much as 40, as I think back, yes successfully, by diet alone. I think it was tremendous Stress that pushed me “over” and I will have to detoxify and calm down before the correct diet, can alone keep me safe.

Knowing what I have learned with my independent mind, I think I can return to being non-diabetic, and I think you can, too, by understanding pH and how acidic biochemistry is the root cause of all disease. Diabetes is really a forced reaction to overwheming cellular acidity, I believe, which may or may not reflect a weakness due to familial biochemical prediliction or predisposition.

I say this theory with conviction. Daddy fashioned me with rigor, and I thank him for it. I know what I am made of and that is priceless.

And, I thank my father for never limiting my world; for encouraging me to find my passion and be true to myself; for respecting my choices; for waiting until I asked for his counsel and then giving me the benefit of his marvelous knowledge and depth of experience in an realistic, non-self serving way.

And, for all of that, he was a tender man, and I always knew how much he loved all of us. He was never afraid to show that. He was an exceptional father, and such a rare human being.

And so I laud him today, with the Marine Corps’ stirring call “Semper Fi !” (Semper Fidelis — Always Faithful), for he was faithful to his values and culture, faithful to his country, faithful to his family and faithful to himself.

I hope you have a wonderful day, tomorrow, Father’s Day, either by being with your father or thinking of him and the difference he hopefully made for you, too.

Best to all — Em

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 Pure Water is needed for a Pure Body and Mind.   Photo source - www.slide.com

My mentor,  Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD, DSc, ND has new information about how water harms and heals. It’s vital to learn for everyone, regardless of health status.

People sometimes have a vague notion that our bodies hold a lot of water, but most of us think of ourselves as quite “solid”. In fact, we are made of water, mostly water! So, the quality of the water we drink is REALLY important.Water composes over 70% of your muscle tissue, 75% of your brain tissue and more than 80% of your blood, the River of Life. Every tissue, even bones, contain varying amounts of water.

You, alone, feed your 60 trillion cells, hopefully with only healthy, alkaline food choices, but all of our cells ONLY DRINK WATER. No other beverage counts, and in fact, other beverages rob your body of vital water as it tries to process them. Some “beverages” dehydrate because they must be diluted or dissolved e.g. milk and others are natural diuretics e.g. coffee, too much regular tea and many herbal teas.

So, what should diabetics drink? Only pure, alkaline water. Alkaline water that has a high pH of 9, like Evamor  *, can “take a lot of pressure off of your pancreas” says Dr. Young. Your pancreas is charged with the responsibility to alkalinize your food as it exits the stomach, before it harms the small intestine. Everything there must be alkaline.

If you drink alkaline water with your meal (and between meals), you will be building your “alkaline reserve”. This is what keeps everyone alive. It is what protects you from your acidic cellular environment — which is brought on by the natural end-products of metabolism, stress, negative thoughts, poor food choices and under or over-exercising. The acidic cellular environment then requires you to detoxify, if you are to maintain or regain Health.

You can detox by flushing-out yourself with alkaline waters and by making yourself alkaline — with calm time, alkaline food and alkaline water and laughter. You can test morning saliva and urine (each has a different normal pH range from the other). Test strips are made specifically for this. See References below for sources.

Research is showing a huge difference among waters. We have seen the differences reflected in Dr. Emoto’s photographs (see the articles in the Archives Tab on the top toolbar). But, there are huge variances in pH, too. pH measures the amount of acidity or alkalinity of a substance.

 Most municipal water systems not only have the wrong kinds of water molecule shapes, which cannot enter your cells (thereby also causing dehydration), but the water is mostly too acidic, also; this happens when it travels a long way in pipes and the types of vortex or lack of vortex created in the pipe.

We must also know the sources and pH of spring waters, for even they can be out of our pH range depending on where they are from and the environment they flow through.

 Visionary Austrian forester, Victor Schauberger, discovered in the early 20th century that water from streams which have been denuded are not as healthy as forested streams. The heat of unshaded streams not only kills fish, but dissipates the “natural energy” that primal water has as it leaves the ground.  This is why it is imperative to replant riparian habitat of our streams. Schauberger showed all healthy water must spend time percolating up from the ground — he said rainwater was “immature” water rather than being a positive, pristine source.

It is important to learn about Schauberger’s work and the legacy of research done by France’s official hydrologist, Claude Vincent, in the early 20th century.

Professor Vincent’s research covered all of France and was an epidemiological study to try to see if there was any association of cancer rates linked to the water people drank. He showed there was. The healthiest waters came from the deepest artesian sources and this water was primal water which was highly-energized (ORP potential) and more likely to be alkaline in pH.  As water degrades, its pH becomes more acidic. This was happening long before we had planetary issues of acid rain and massive industrialization; then, deforestation was an important cause.

Vincent also measured the rH2 level which tells about the number of electrons in the water. It is the flow of electrons which provides “energy” (just as it does in an electrical wire), and oxidation is a process which robs electrons (inside and outside our bodies) and that is why anti-oxidant foods and supplements are needed for good Health. Poorly energized water from denuded streams or flowing through plumbing systems in cities was more likely to cause health problems, too, Vincent found, as it becomes more acidic as its electrons are robbed.

The healthiest people on the planet, like the long-lived Hunza tribe in Pakistan’s Hindu-Kush Mountains, are the healthiest largely because their glacial waters are among the most-energized on the planet and have micro-colloidal minerals carried along in it from where the glaciers are grinding minerals from the pressured-rock. It’s a unique environment replicated in most pristine, high climes e.g. Mt. Rainier in Washington has the same kinds of conditions but tribal people no longer live there for us to see its long-term benefit. Vincent measured the dissolved minerals and they were plotted as R value.

When Vincent’s research was analyzed, he saw that there definitely was a strong correlation between the high-energy (rH2), colloidal (R), high alkalinity (pH) water and Health. The particpants whose Biological Terrain Assessments (BTA) showed they were healthy were the ones lucky enough to drink these energized, alkaline waters with high colloidal mineral content. Whereas those with low-quality water were not healthy and suffered from cancer (and later we have added diabetes, chronic fatigue, obesity, hypo-and hyperglycemia, heart disease, auto-immune diseases like arthritis). There was a direct and undeniable result.

Recently, the Norwegians have found an even more pertinent correlation in regard to Type 1 Diabetes.  Dr. Lars Stene, of Akar and Ulleval University in Oslo, reports in the Journal “Diabetes Care” that children who drank municipal waters which measured pH values of 6.2 to 6.9 (these are acidic levels) were more likely to develop Type 1 Diabetes.

His study compared the 64 Type 1 Diabetic children who drank this acidic water against 250 non-diabetic children who drank “neutral” pH water of pH 7.

Everyone is likely to need alkaline waters, with today’s life-style pushing us over the edge. Especially for diabetics, with all of this in mind, talk over getting alkaline waters into your Type 1 Diabetes regimen with your diabetologist, endocrinologist, diabetic educator or internist. If they agree, then test frequently to adjust medication, as needed. At the very least it should help your pancreas to have less of a load making the alkaline buffers, which may then help it adjust and heal its insulin-producing ability. People have healed Type 1 diabetes from a variety of regimens; it is possible.

Dr. Young states: “The most critical need is to correct the loss of electrons in blood, urine and saliva, which has been highlighted by my experience working with obesity, hypo or hyperglycemics, Type I and Type II diabetics, cancer and AIDS”.

The number of electrons in your water is so important as their loss is one reason why diabetics and pre-diabetics struggle with lack of energy. It is the electrons which chemically BIND with the acids to change them and transport them out of your body. And many of the electrons are also lost in the frequent urination which plagues diabetics.

Dr. Young continues, “The vital importance of the rH2 or ORP measurement to overall health is impossible to ignore. If the blood is found to be oxidized by more than two units on the rH2 scale (the scale goes from 0 to 44, 22 being a healthy non-diabetic), this indicates that it has 100 times less electrons than a healthy level, and a person with hypoglycemia or diabetes will usually complain of some degree of low energy.

A level over 25  on the scale (indicating 1000 times less energy or electrons in the blood) then the client is usually suffering from a hypoglycemia or chronic fatigue and diabetes, with its debilitating low energy. These high levels of oxidation are often associated with high levels of tissue acidity, indicating a generalized increase in aging of the tissues in these conditions.

A 40-year-old with hypoglycemia would often say, ‘I feel like I’m 70 years old,’ and their BTA (Biologic Terrain Assessment) test (like Dr. Vincent did) would give them a biological age of 72 years! Also, their urine rH2 would show an 18 to 20 where there blood rH2 would be at 25 or greater, indicating a high level of electrons being lost due to excess acidity in the blood and tissues.

As these clients reclaimed their health by alkalizing and energizing the blood and tissues, their biological age and oxidative stress would fall and their acid/alkaline balance would normalize. Initially, I would suggest drinking alkaline water, but after testing their drinking water, I realized that common sources of water were highly oxidized. I mean highly oxidized, with rH2 values approaching 30 or 10 to the negative 8. That is, 100 million less electrons or energy than should be in the blood.”

Dr. Young’s solution was to design a new water rehabilitation system, one that takes tap water and recreates it into healthy water. It is unlike any other water system. You can find out more about it at his site listed below. He is also selling his precious water in individual amber or blue glass bottles (the blue wave-length has been found to beneficially aid what is contained inside).

This is SO serious as most municipal water systems produce No-energy water. In fact the usual system has 100 million times less electrons than our blood needs every moment, and we are always losing electrons we have. They have to constantly be replaced. Only alkaline foods and alkaline waters give electrons to us. When we don’t replace them, we become energetically-depleted, and lack-of-energy states arise, which we call “illness”.

Dr. Young states that in a diabetic, “The total deficit being close to 10 billion electrons per liter of water drunk and urine passed. Clearly, the degraded water we drink and the fermentation of excess blood sugars in the diabetic is acting as a huge drain on energy reserves causing pancreatic and adrenal stress.”

We are energy-BEings. All we are IS energy, held in a water form.

Please take a moment to Understand all this. The solution of alkaline water like Evamor is only a first step. Really, just as important is to change the energy-level of the precious water you drink, in order for you to have a chance to really regain your Health.

He suggests drinking 4 liters of his highly-energized water a day, for the average-weight adult (approx. 154 pound person). Diabetics probably should gradually aim for what he mentioned in my seminar for highly-acidic people i.e.  1 liter of alkaline water per 30 pounds of weight (unless you have kidney issues). Consult your physician.

Diabetes is not going to be corrected at its root cause by anything your doctor normally treats you with, in my opinion. You will need to get them to agree to look outside the narrow box of their narrow thinking and learn what is working and what new research shows. I encourage you to learn more yourself and have the courage to be proactive with your medical caregivers. Put them in contact with Dr. Young.

Best to all — Em

* High pH waters can vary. I do NOT recommend Trinity water, as it is high in natural fluorine.







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Every apple variety has different taste and texture. Photo from - Scott Bauer - USDA-ARSEvery apple variety has different taste and texture. Photo from - Scott Bauer - USDA-ARSEvery apple variety has different taste and texture. Photo from - Scott Bauer - USDA-ARS

Mysteries! Why are apples SO healthy for diabetics? Where has Em been this week? Why fewer posts? All will be revealed.

First, apples. Like many of our most-used fruits, botanically, apples are a member of the Rose Family, but they are also very special, independently. In their skins, there is a natural source of chromium, a critical mineral in which most diabetics are seriously deficient (along with the majority of the American population). 

Chromium is an essential link in the biochemistry of changing the food we eat into “blood sugar” and the process whereby blood sugar accesses, and then fuels,  the mitochondrial cellular furnaces of our individual cells. Without enough chromium, insulin cannot operate properly, and blood sugar is turned into fat rather than energy.

Chromium is also needed by the tiniest eye muscles which control your eyes. And, as many diabetics have eye problems, that is another reason to insure that you are getting enough chromium daily. Stay within the daily guidelines, as too much chromium is NOT a good idea.

As we need to eat the skin, all apples we eat should be Organic. Any chemicals sprayed on the fruit are harbored in the skin, and peeling the apple becomes necessary. Even though there is other nutritional benefit to eating the “rest” of the apple, for diabetics and anyone deficient in chromium, the apple’s skin is where the mother-lode is! No wonder “an apple a day keeps the doctor away’!

Apples are a wonderful small package of nutrition which you can take anywhere, and you should always have some as healthy snacks ready for children and for yourself, even  at work, as one of your tools to keep blood sugar stable.

Make sure to pre-digest them well by patiently chewing the apples (to liquid) before swallowing. The alkalizing saliva-mixing process spares your pancreas extra-duty later in the digestive process, as all food has to be properly alkaline before it can enter the small intestine to be absorbed into your body. Chewing every food well (masticating) all the way to liquid also gives your mind time to catch-up with your mouth, as satiety signals from the brain, which take 20 minutes to form and be received, can say “I’m satisfied”, “I’m full” while you have eaten much less quantity of food, if you have spent the time carefully chewing.

I starting thinking more about apples last night while I was watching a re-run of the previously partially-seen episode of the game-show “1 Against 100”. The particpants were asked whether “Braeburn, Rome and Gravenstein” were names of apple varieties, the names of the partners on the TV program “Boston Legal” and some other trio option. How many of the audience participation group got it wrong?

I think it was a whopping 44% who did not know that Braeburn, Rome and Gravenstein are the names of apple varieties!

This is a huge condemnation of general ignorance about the Basics of the food we eat. Even I was shocked at the depth-of-ignorance.

Many people are NOT making knowledge of food (and also what’s healthy) a priority in their lives.

If they eat food from a supermarket (versus just eating at restaurants), then are they just sweeping in, grabbing a few mostly-unknown or not cared about items to stuff their face, and then leaving? I do see people behaving that way. Mostly young people, sadly. Maybe that’s a big reason diabetes among young people is soaring.

I am always watching what other people buy. It’s not for prurient reasons; it’s “market research”, and is an independent epidemiological study of real Life. Usually, I am disappointed at the majority of people’s food purchase choices. Sad comment, and stemming, I think, because of lack of education. Not everythig that’s touted as being healthy is right, or right for you, individually.

 Home Economics, where many of these lessons were formally taught (usually just to girls — but, boys must know this, too!), was taken out of the schools’ curriculums decades ago, for “money” reasons, ostensibly, but we are paying-the-price in money-costs from our own pocket and other agencies’ budgets now, and in the intervening decades, through the sinking health status of Americans and other first-world populations.

Back to apples. Many of the commonly eaten apples are not native to the United States. I suggest trying lots of different varieties, as taste and textures differ, which leads them to be used differently.

Personally, I only like crisp apples, with a good sweet-tart mix, tending a tiny bit toward the sweeter side. Consequently, my favorite apple is Gala (and Jonathans in their too short season), but I also like the slightly tarter Braeburn, MacIntosh, real (Aussie) Granny Smith and sometimes, Fuji and Winesap. Every once in a while, I get to taste an “heirloom variety”, and those have been treats! I liked the Cox Pippin and Northern Spy (this is still used commercially in the Eastern United States, where I first tasted it about 30 years ago). 

Heirloom types of apples are available from special nurseries, and they deserve to be grown. Be a modern day “Johnny Appleseed”. (Read more about the real person in the links below.)

Come visit the most ancient Western America apple tree planted in 1824 near historic Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, Washington, site of Western America’s first British outpost, the Hudson Bay Company. This tree is a living National Treasure, still surviving in a tiny enclave at the interchange of 2 major freeways! (Washington state is famous, worldwide, for its apples as is Oregon, on the other side of the Columbia River, especially around the town of Hood River near Mt. Hood). Washington “state’s orchards supposedly began from seeds of an apple given to Captain Aemilius Simpson of the Hudson Bay Company by a young woman from London at a farewell party. To please her, he had kept the seeds and planted them at Fort Vancouver, Washington in 1824. Only one of the seeds sprouted, and the tree in its first producing year bore only one apple but in following years bore many more.”

In my home of 20 years, which I designed and built, I incorporated an orchard of mostly dwarf fruit trees, with a few standard size. For apples, we had planted a 4-way variety which included Jonathan, a rare-for-the-West Northern Spy and a beautiful, true-Aussie caliber Granny Smith. Plant trees. It’s one of the ways to create your legacy. Especially concentrate on any poorly used local land or rehabilitating areas of devastation e.g. the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. It needs lots of hands and hearts to repair the Earth.

In my new home, unfortunately, the only apple tree I have in this home (I’ve been here 1 year) is a Golden Delicious, which must be used for cooking, as it is so soft (even mealy). I let the birds eat the whole crop (and they did, to the very last of hundreds of apples).

I do not like cooking fruit. I believe cooking is only to be done to preserve it in times of need. Otherwise, cooking takes away nutrition, acidifies the pH of the food and leaves it enzymatically dead. Try not to cook any of your fruit and most of your vegetables. Raw is always best.

Americans eat an average of less than one apple a week. Italians and Belgians eat 3 times that many, and the French consume 5 times as many as Americans (but mostly as cider). The Dutch come closest to actually having each individual eating a raw apple a day!

Apples are an excellent alkaline food which is anti-toxic and their malic and tartatric acids help clean your bowel and maintain friendly bacteria there. Their pectin gel helps prevent the putrefaction of protein in our long (vegetarian) gut (carnivores have a short gut). At 85% water, they are a superior source of natural bio-water to immediately slake cellular thirst.

Apples are a sweet-treat, low on the glycemic index and a top-quality, in-season apple can be a good, satisfying dessert all alone. Have fun this fall as the new apples come in, and if you want to “supplement” with chromium in the meantime, check with your physician, as getting more normal amounts of chromium will lessen your need for any diabetes medication you are on, over time, as your body begins to use its insulin better.

To supplement, make sure you are getting “trivalent chromium with GTF” (Glucose Tolerance Factor). I’ll write more about apples again, later.


Now, where have I been and why am I not writing as often at the moment?

Well, dear reader, this blog is a labor of love, but it is not letting me contribute to my family financially. I’ve been spending the last 3 weeks (and at least a few more to go) in a total immersion-course for upgrading my knowledge of webskills and marketing online. Lots of homework and I’m behind, even so.

As a committment to you, I will keep this blog as commerical-free as I can, but I will let you know about my websites, when I finally have built them.This way, you can help me have the time to write to aid you and help my family not lose my earning power, if you find my other websites useful for your purchases. It’s become a necessity, and I think it’s why good, independent blogs, without commercials, are hard to find. It just takes SO much time to research and write technical blogs.

Any way, I missed meeting you, dear reader, in cyberspace, and I will try to keep short articles coming until I have some websites up and running. Please wish me luck.

Best to all — Em










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