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I just came across these 2 videos from Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD, who uses ORP values to help explain why specific mineral salts provide us energy and Health — and it’s important for diabetics, pre-diabetics and anyone who ingests too many carbs, sweetened foods or artificially sweetened foods to know about this, as well as how to respond. A 3rd video below will show you the important results from testing 10 of the world’s best regarded waters!

Here’s some basic chemistry. ORP is short for Oxygen Reduction Potential and it relates to the number of electrons a molecule of one substance has to “share” or “donate” to another different-substance’s molecules. This “sharing” is what is going on when we use “anti-oxidants” (as the sharing of electrons helps to neutralize cellular damage from oxidation biochemical processes).

Basically, we are electrical-beings.

Strange statement? Not really. Many Sages and scientific researchers and knowledgeable health professionals understand this, and that is why Energy Medicine will be / and is becoming the Medicine of the future, as Thomas Edison said it would be.

This even goes beyond the bio-electricity which is our Nervous System. The bio-electricity and energy go all the way to the Quantum level of our individual cells’ activity, as explained by Dr. Emanuel Revici, MD.

Dr. Emanuel Revici, MD, about whom I will introduce you to more in coming weeks, has had his sophisticated views of the real cellular human anatomy only recently able to be verified.  But he worked on his theories and established his effective, clinical treatments and responses 80 years ago!

Brilliant minds don’t wait for others to “catch-up”, they just practice New Medicine.

Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD is doing the same – examining the real Root Causes of dis-ease and of Health.

In these videos, he’s explaining about how the mineral salts of Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium run our energy and nervous systems.

And, that we really run on pure air, fresh high ORP water and light (actual and that which was stored-by-plants) is becoming more and more understood and acknowledged among aware clinicians.

Our bio-electrical systems utilize those alkaline mineral’s ions (which carry electrical charges).  Most of us know that Opposites “attract” and “neutralize” each other to create a stable electrical condition.

ORP explains the “Potential” available in a food or substance (in this case, “salts”) to activate and accomplish this electrical-exchange, anti-oxidant process. Oxidation harms cells, so that’s why we want to “reduce” the free-radical ions.

So, even if this explanation has been a bit murky for you, watch the videos. They will SHOW you, and you will understand!

You will also see that we are using “dead” waters. We do not have our natural birthright available to us, as Nature intended, whereby we can just go a short distance to a running brook or larger stream or river to get really-fresh, flowing water. This is the ONLY natural water that contains the ORP we need. Healing springs have even more ORP.

Even when we bottle “spring” water, time and distance and storage denigrate and eliminate the ORP! Dr. Young gives you a potent demonstration of this, and it is probably why Dr. Batmanghelijh, MD’s Water Cure works so effectively.

Dr. Young, PhD sells sophisticated machines on his site to help replicate the ORP of naturally-occurring, fresh waters. But, I think Dr. Batmanghelijh MD’s protocol may well be efficacious for those of us who cannot afford the various sophisticated Japanese or Korean machines.

Of course, as usual, be AWARE NOT to use regular table salt!!!!

Any salts you use should be whole sea salt. Use Celtic sea salts (from Brittany, France) for the best results (see Grain and Salt Society or Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods or good health stores) or you can buy specialized drops from the websites mentioned in the videos below. I have no association with either, but I know the Science works.

Now, on to the videos! Enjoy.

and then, please watch this one.

Next: this video shows a comprehensive test for ORP and pH for 10 well-regarded waters, as well as distilled water. It includes my always-recommended Evamor water. After watching the video, see my suggestions, below.

Well, I hope you learned a lot! After seeing the tests in this last video, my strategy for myself is as follows: I will use half the amount of Celtic sea salt which Dr. Batmanghelijh, MD suggests per amount of water in his “water cure” (see link above), but I’ll add it to the Evamor — then see if I  feel the difference. I will not add it to every bottle of Evamor that I drink a day. I will go by the daily guidelines for total salt-use from Dr. B. As Evamor is very alkaline, it will not need much extra to be turning on the light, but evidently Evamor’s water minerals are largely not in ionic form, even though they are excellently alkaline pH.

When you can afford it, buy your own distiller machine and bottle the water in glass! Preferably, use blue glass (or cover the clear bottle with that deep, vibrant paper), as Dr. Young has bottles his high-ORP water in (and as many premium Italian waters do). That cobalt-blue’s color wavelength is efficacious. I don’t want to explain the Physics here.

If you are thinking about buying and ingesting the distilled water you find in plastic jugs at the supermarket, DO NOT!!!

The plastics used in those jugs is one of the harmful kinds! The water is also stored for a long time in them; the plasticizers are known to leach into the water. Use it for your iron, not for you.

I think the 20 minutes you have used to watch the 3 videos can majorly impact your Health, if you act.

Please let me know what YOU think about this, especially if you still have questions about the basic science.

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Best to all — Em

(c)2009 Em at https://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com

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(c)2009 Em at https://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com Rosh Hashannah Honey Cakes

  

 

 

 

 

 

“Everyone Knows Someone Who Needs This Information!” (TM)

Happy New Year, even if you are not Jewish! It’s still a chance for ALL of us to reassess our actions and our place in the world — which is the purpose behind the way Jews approach a New Year. We are to take responsibility for what we have done and for what we have not done; for how we have treated others and for what we have done to the Temple of our own body-mind which the Divine uses to house our Soul.
 
Big assessment! We have 10 days to “complete” it, when the Book of Life will be “sealed” on Yom Kippur – the holiest of holy days – the Day of Atonement.

In the everyday realm, the honey-cakes which we baked (and froze) earlier this week symbolize Life for me when I bake them in this brioche pan shape.

Life is circular, cyclical, up and down, peaks and valleys, highs and lows. You find your Way — sometimes directly, sometimes circuitously. Life’s not boring!  You have to go with the flow, but also be aware that it can be a torrent.

It takes courage to live Life well.

I have given recipes and commentary in my 2007 and 2008 Rosh Hashannah postings (see links below), and I am going to give only a quick recipe for Quinces in Cinnamon Sauce, here.

Cinnamon is very beneficial for diabetics. My father loved quinces, and that’s what draws me to them, in remembrance. Together, we sought out their short season, tracking them down in the best health stores or specialty markets — because what was once a mainstream food as he grew up has been sidelined into a heritage food now.

I believe in biodiversity, and know it is important to keep food crop plant species “alive”, so please try to support farmers who still grow these heritage foods. If you truly cannot find Quinces, then substitute Asian Pears, and lastly, use Apples.

I don’t usually cook fruit, as it acidifies it, but quinces have to be cooked, as they don’t soften by themselves. Here’s Faye Levy’s recipe published in the New York Times 9-27-09 and in her cookbook “1,000 Jewish Recipes”.

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QUINCES IN CINNAMON SYRUP from Faye Levy

Time: 1 hour 20 minutes, plus chilling

6 large quinces, cut in eighths and cored

1 strip lemon peel,  (1/2 inch wide and 2 inches long)

1   3/4 cups sugar   [Em: substitute low-glycemic agave nectar for at least some sugar] OR see my idea below!

4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1. Place quinces in a heavy saucepan. Add lemon peel and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook uncovered over medium heat, occasionally turning quinces, about 50 minutes, until they are tender and half the water has evaporated. Discard lemon peel.

2. Add sugar and cinnamon. Swirl pan gently to dissolve sugar without disturbing quinces. Cook over medium-low heat, gently basting quinces, 20 minutes. Quinces should look glazed. If necessary, remove them with a slotted spoon, and cook syrup down a bit before pouring over quinces. Refrigerate quinces and syrup in a bowl. Serve cold.

Yield: 8 servings.

Em’s idea: I am going to try this recipe just cooking the quinces in the water and lemon peel stage. Then, I am going to use less agave nectar (just measure out what I want to toss the quinces in) and add half the cinnamon (then taste) (add more cinnamon, if needed). Toss the quinces lightly and carefully in the Agave-Cinnamon Nectar, then chill, covered.

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The Traditional Blessing for Rosh Hashannah is “L’ Shana Tova Tiketevu!”, which means May You Be Inscribed In The Book Of Life For a Good Year!

May it be so, for us all.

Here are the previous RH posts:

2007: 5768 

 

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Best to all — Em

(c)2009 Em at http://diabetesdietdialogue.worpress.com

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(c)2008 New York Times - where does the country go from here(c)2009 New York Times, Brian Rea - Michael Pollan, Op Ed NYT 9-10-09 (c)2008 New York Times - Diet Pyramid - Greek, Mediterranean

“Everyone Knows Someone Who Needs This Information!” (TM)

The concerns encapsulated in “9-11” still resound with terror, but there are many reasons to be concerned for our world and its societies, beyond the too-emphasized warlike jihad vendettas. Far more life-threatening are the everyday, more-hidden land-mines to our well-being, health and longevity caused by our options, then by our choices, our knowledge or lack thereof. What do you need to do?

Michael Pollan just wrote an editorial in the New York Times today. I’ll quote a lot of it here because it is fundamental to the debate which is raging in America. But, it also is important in the rest of the world, where multinational corporations, especially food “giants”, pander  many of the same wares which compromise our health. For those companies, all that counts is their financial success. They don’t care about YOU.

You need to care about what you put into your body as food and drink, and consider becoming politically-active at this crucial time. If we lose health-care reform now, we’ll be another 20 years getting it back on the agenda — unless the powers-that-be decide it is in THEIR best interests to do otherwise. That’s a view Michael Pollan shares. He tells it like it really IS. Please listen and act!

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BIG FOOD COMPANIES VERSUS BIG HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES

“No one disputes that the $2.3 trillion we devote to the health care industry is often spent unwisely, but the fact that the United States spends twice as much per person as most European countries on health care can be substantially explained, as a study released last month says, by our being fatter. Even the most efficient health care system that the administration could hope to devise would still confront a rising tide of chronic disease linked to diet.

That’s why our success in bringing health care costs under control ultimately depends on whether Washington can summon the political will to take on and reform a second, even more powerful industry: the food industry.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three-quarters of health care spending now goes to treat “preventable chronic diseases.” Not all of these diseases are linked to diet — there’s smoking, for instance — but many, if not most, of them are.

We’re spending $147 billion to treat obesity, $116 billion to treat diabetes, and hundreds of billions more to treat cardiovascular disease and the many types of cancer that have been linked to the so-called Western diet. One recent study estimated that 30 percent of the increase in health care spending over the past 20 years could be attributed to the soaring rate of obesity, a condition that now accounts for nearly a tenth of all spending on health care.

The American way of eating has become the elephant in the room in the debate over health care. The president has made a few notable allusions to it, and, by planting her vegetable garden on the South Lawn, Michelle Obama has tried to focus our attention on it. Just last month, Mr. Obama talked about putting a farmers’ market in front of the White House, and building new distribution networks to connect local farmers to public schools so that student lunches might offer more fresh produce and fewer Tater Tots. He’s even floated the idea of taxing soda.

But so far, food system reform has not figured in the national conversation about health care reform. And so the government is poised to go on encouraging America’s fast-food diet with its farm policies even as it takes on added responsibilities for covering the medical costs of that diet. To put it more bluntly, the government is putting itself in the uncomfortable position of subsidizing both the costs of treating Type 2 diabetes and the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup.

Why the disconnect? Probably because reforming the food system is politically even more difficult than reforming the health care system. At least in the health care battle, the administration can count some powerful corporate interests on its side — like the large segment of the Fortune 500 that has concluded the current system is unsustainable.

That is hardly the case when it comes to challenging agribusiness. Cheap food is going to be popular as long as the social and environmental costs of that food are charged to the future. There’s lots of money to be made selling fast food and then treating the diseases that fast food causes. One of the leading products of the American food industry has become patients for the American health care industry.

The market for prescription drugs and medical devices to manage Type 2 diabetes, which the Centers for Disease Control estimates will afflict one in three Americans born after 2000, is one of the brighter spots in the American economy. As things stand, the health care industry finds it more profitable to treat chronic diseases than to prevent them. There’s more money in amputating the limbs of diabetics than in counseling them on diet and exercise.

As for the insurers, you would think preventing chronic diseases would be good business, but, at least under the current rules, it’s much better business simply to keep patients at risk for chronic disease out of your pool of customers, whether through lifetime caps on coverage or rules against pre-existing conditions or by figuring out ways to toss patients overboard when they become ill.

But these rules may well be about to change — and, when it comes to reforming the American diet and food system, that step alone could be a game changer.

Even under the weaker versions of health care reform now on offer, health insurers would be required to take everyone at the same rates, provide a standard level of coverage and keep people on their rolls regardless of their health. Terms like “pre-existing conditions” and “underwriting” would vanish from the health insurance rulebook — and, when they do, the relationship between the health insurance industry and the food industry will undergo a sea change.

The moment these new rules take effect, health insurance companies will promptly discover they have a powerful interest in reducing rates of obesity and chronic diseases linked to diet. A patient with Type 2 diabetes incurs additional health care costs of more than $6,600 a year; over a lifetime, that can come to more than $400,000. Insurers will quickly figure out that every case of Type 2 diabetes they can prevent adds $400,000 to their bottom line. Suddenly, every can of soda or Happy Meal or chicken nugget on a school lunch menu will look like a threat to future profits.

When health insurers can no longer evade much of the cost of treating the collateral damage of the American diet, the movement to reform the food system — everything from farm policy to food marketing and school lunches — will acquire a powerful and wealthy ally, something it hasn’t really ever had before.

AGRIBUSINESS dominates the agriculture committees of Congress, and has swatted away most efforts at reform. But what happens when the health insurance industry realizes that our system of farm subsidies makes junk food cheap, and fresh produce dear, and thus contributes to obesity and Type 2 diabetes? It will promptly get involved in the fight over the farm bill — which is to say, the industry will begin buying seats on those agriculture committees and demanding that the next bill be written with the interests of the public health more firmly in mind.

In the same way much of the health insurance industry threw its weight behind the campaign against smoking, we can expect it to support, and perhaps even help pay for, public education efforts …

… in time the industry would come to see that the development of regional food systems, which make fresh produce more available and reduce dependence on heavily processed food from far away, could help prevent chronic disease and reduce their costs.

Recently a team of designers from M.I.T. and Columbia was asked by the foundation of the insurer UnitedHealthcare to develop an innovative systems approach to tackling childhood obesity in America. Their conclusion surprised the designers as much as their sponsor: they determined that promoting the concept of a “foodshed” — a diversified, regional food economy — could be the key to improving the American diet.

… All of which suggests that passing a health care reform bill, no matter how ambitious, is only the first step in solving our health care crisis. To keep from bankrupting ourselves, we will then have to get to work on improving our health — which means going to work on the American way of eating.”   …

Michael Pollan, a contributing writer for The Times Magazine and a professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.” 

(c)2009 New York Times

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I absolutely agree with Mr. Pollan. 

___   The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid in the photo above is a healthier guideline for main-stream eaters.

___   I believe that the Food Lobby, Agribusiness, corporations making or selling “junk-food” or less-nutritious food need to be heavily regulated.

___   The workplace and schools need to be incorporating “time” for de-stressing and for exercising in order to prevent obesity. Japanese corporations have begun to set-aside rooms for quiet relaxation breaks. Other countries need to follow. 

As an educator, I have long since practiced and advocated as follows: I think homework should be eliminated in elementary school; limited to 30 minutes to an hour in middle-school and be no more than 2 hours in high school (preferably limited to larger “projects” which would help a student learn a more in-depth topic, rather than busy-work).

Relaxation needs to “happen”. Even just being able to get up and walk in a pleasant space or have a window nearby to look out on something beautiful and calming will start to unwind the chemistry of Stress. Stress also makes us FAT! There is a powerful adrenalin – insulin hormonal response to stress. It’s not just what we eat and how much we eat which makes us fat, although it is a major component.

___   As far as Health is concerned, again, like the Europeans, we need more vacation time in America. If we can’t get rid of the stress, our Health is compromised and we fall prey to “chronic diseases”, like diabetes, which are almost totally preventable.

___   Detoxification is a key component of ending obesity. Fat “walls off” deadly toxins from the environment, food and drink and our own metabolic inefficiency. When we “lose” the weight, we are burning-off those toxins and our fat cells shrink.  You can learn more about this in Dr. Leo Galland, MD‘s work and in his book, The Fat Resistance Diet.

___   And, I believe that there must be a “public option” included in America’s health care “reform” package. In listening to many experts who’ve been well-interviewed on Public Broadcasting’s network (PBS), I’ve concluded that, contrary to many government programs, Medicare has been a positive influence in getting private insurer’s to do a better job — still not good enough, but it has been very effective as a choice, on many levels.

So, with Mr. Obama NOT going to bat for you with a public option, that’s another reason to get your congressional representatives to fashion a health plan WITH it in the package.

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As 9-11 comes up again tomorrow, attend to the Real and Present Dangers which all of us truly live with everyday!

Our birthright should be: a healthy environment, healthy food and drink, time to get off the gerbil run-for-your-life wheel for decent, life-affirming amounts of vacation time, a reasonable work-week with reasonable pay using just one job etc. etc. Work on it! That’s the only way it will happen.

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Best to all — Em

(c)2009 Em at https://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com

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“Everyone Know Someone Who Needs This Information” (TM)

Start watching a fascinating video which aired last night on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) in America. (It’s also available for purchase at pbs.org).

The video, “Journey of Man”,  highlights an update of the work of geneticist Spencer Wells, whose first documentary I saw in the 90’s and have never forgotten it (wished for years I had taped it!).

Wells collaborated with and builds on the work of renowned geneticist Dr. L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza at Stanford University and Venice, Italy.

This is seminal science — basic for Understanding and fostering World Peace — yes, it’s that amazing. It’s also enjoyable, as it is the world’s Ultimate Puzzle and Mystery Chase — the best REAL  “reality TV”.

It’s easy to understand if you are not a science major, too.

Have fun watching it in pieces on YouTube. Go to

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Best to all — Em

(c)2009 Em at https://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com

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