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The British Royal Family tends to use alternative medicine practitioners and seems in quite good shape, especially Queen Elizabeth at 85 and the Duke of Edinburgh at 90. What can we learn here and what can we learn from their food choice perspective for celebrations?

Eighteen years ago, the Queen’s naturopathic physician, at that time, made a visit to my American city and was doing health consultations. All of my own family went. Jan de Vries had been trained in Switzerland by famed physician Dr. Alfred Vogel and came back to practice in Britain, with a couple of clinics in London and in Scotland. His view of keeping one’s Health was simple: keep Balance, and if lost, then regain it with life-giving, natural methods.

I think this is why you see such a calm demeanor in Queen Elizabeth, even though her work-load is grueling, especially for a senior citizen. She is surrounded by all that wealth and power and yet she lives a simple-life amidst it, for Balance. And, by all accounts, she’s very healthy in mind and body, just what we’d hope to be at her age.

So, as she walked down the 400 feet from her car at the entry, to the high altar in Westminster Abbey, to attend the wedding of her grandson Prince William Philip Arthur Louis Windsor and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, we saw an elder to emulate, who took it all in her stride. She also wisely knew not to upset her routine and “party” into the night with the youngsters. Instead, she celebrated with family and dignataries at lunch, with family and friends at dinner, and then retired to Windsor Castle for a normal bedtime, leaving Buckingham Palace to party to 6am!

And, for the food she chose at Luncheon, which was the only menu I saw published, (dinner was in Prince Charles’ purview) (much of the food was sourced from his organic farm for both meals), what can we see as to how to enjoy food at a celebration and yet be prudent?

Here’s the menu, and in all cases, we don’t have the details of the recipe, so these are general  comments.

Cornish Crab Pate on Lemon Blini
Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney
Roulade of Goat’s Cheese with Carmelized Walnuts
Variety of Palmiers and Cheese Straws (grain carbs / fancy crackers)
Scottish Smoked Salmon on Beetroot Blini (Blintzes)
Miniature Watercress and Asparagus Tarts
Poached Asparagus Spears and Hollandaise Sauce
Quails Eggs with Celery Salt
Scottish Langoustines (a type of small lobster) with lemon mayo, pressed pork and cracklings
Wild Mushroom and Celeriac Chausson
Bubble and Sqyeak with Organic Lamb Confit
Grainy Mustard with Chipolata Sausages
Smoked Scotch Haddock Fishcake with Pea Guacamole
Miniature Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Filet of Organic Beef and Horseradish Mousse

Gateau Opera
Blood Orange Pate of Fruits
Raspberry Financier
Rhubarb Creme Brulee Tarlets
Passionfruit Praline
White Ganache Chocolate Truffle
Milk Chocolate Praline with Nuts

Traditional English Fruitcake
McVitties Chocolate Biscuit Cake from a Palace Recipe.

___   The first thing I noticed was that the food was “local” and in season.

___   Next, the food was organic or sourced from clean waters, etc. and it was weighted towards fish and shellfish, rather than red meats.

___   The portions were small and able to be tailored to an individual’s appetite according to what and how many items a person ate.

___   There were numerous options for Orthodox Jews and Muslims (fish, vegetables, vegetarian foods, fruits) as well as lacto-ovo vegetarians.

___   There was an array of mostly low-fat protein sources or healthy fats.

___   There were nationally-traditional recipes and traditional family recipes used as well as some adventurous ones for “foodies”.

___   There was an abundance of vegetables.

___   Fruit was relied on for most of the desserts.

___   The starchy desserts or accompaniments were not to excess.

I am sure that if you really gorged yourself on these amouse-bouche canapes, you could get a serious calorie count, but if you ate sensibly, this could be quite a delicious and healthy meal.

Now, here’s a Palace recipe which was speculated in The Mirror newspaper, by former Palace chefs, to be served, but it was not chosen. However, as other Palace recipes were not shared, and this one sounds delicious and healthy, this one is a “keeper” for all occasions.

(Serves 12 plus)

2 lbs smoked salmon, thinly sliced and divided
1 lb smoked trout
1.5 lbs unsalted, organic butter, softened, divided into 6 portions *

1 T finely chopped fresh dill
1 t lemon juice
1 lbs smoked mackerel

1 T finely chopped fresh chives

Line a 1lb loaf tin or pate terrine with plastic wrap, overlapping the sides. Take half of the smoked salmon and line the sides and bottom of the loaf tin. Overlap the top edge by two inches, so the salmon will fold over and finally cover the filling at the top-level of the terrine dish.

Remove and discard the skin from the smoked trout.  Place the trout in a food processor and chop finely; add 1/3  of the butter to the processor.

Blend again until smooth and add chopped dill and lemon juice.

Carefully put dollops of the trout mix into the terrine and gently link-up and even the level.  Place the loaf tin in the freezer for 10 minutes while you prepare the second layer.

Clean the food processor bowl. Remove and discard skin from the mackerel, and place the mackerel into the food processor; chop finely.

Add 2 portions of butter and blend until smooth. Take the loaf tin from the freezer, and spread the mackerel mixture smoothly on top of the trout layer.

Place the loaf tin back in the freezer for 10 minutes while you prepare the third layer.

Clean the food processor bowl yet again. Place remaining smoked salmon in the food processor and chop finely. Add remaining two portions of butter and chives to the processor and blend again until smooth.

Remove loaf tin from the freezer, and spread the smoked salmon on top of the mackerel. Smooth the top.

Fold the overlapping pieces of smoked salmon over the top layer of the salmon spread.

Cover the top with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight, or for at least four hours, until firm. Remove from refrigerator and lift off top plastic wrap.

Invert the terrine on to a cutting board and remove the loaf tin and additional plastic wrap. Slice the terrine into one inch slices. Serve on salad leaves as a sit-down appetizer or slice the terrine into suitably-sized strips and serve on suitably-sized and shaped crackers, as a canape hors d’oeuvre.

* Do NOT substitute margarine or non-organic butter. Either of those other items are NOT healthy and margarine may also not do the job of solidifying the pate at all.


Best to all — Em

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

There’s SO much need for information. SO many people are ill because they are NOT getting the real knowledge they need to make good decisions about their Health. Why is this? A lot has to do with Big Pharma slamming the doors on open-knowledge through America’s FDA (Federal Drug Administration) enforcement channels. Now there’s a ray of hope!

Dr. Robert Rowen, MD reports:

The Free Speech About Science (FSAS) Act – HR1364.

Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah designed this bill to protect your access to scientific information. It amends the current FDA law to allow  legitimate scientific and educational information attached to supplements.

It still permits the FDA and FTC the right to take action against false and misleading information, but that is appropriate.

The FDA should have never had any ability to take action against truthful statements, but it has been doing that. To most people, that’s a blatant violation of the First Amendment (and it should have been halted long ago)  but Big Pharma is the most important lobbying group and usually gets what it wants. That’s why YOU have to help[ this Bill survive!

Dr. Rowen says: “This is a small but important step in medical freedom. In my opinion, the FDA acts more as the enforcing arm of Big Pharma, than a protector of the people. Currently, Big Pharma grabs billions in blood money profits from its false and fraudulent studies. And the FDA recalls or stops these poisons only after the drug companies have made their “killing.” But if you were to make a truthful statement about a non-patented natural substance, you’ll get fined and possibly jailed.”

“The only way for Pharma to stay in business with inferior and dangerous products is to maintain its monopoly on disease maintenance.”

I’m not sure why, but at the moment, the Bill is in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (I guess it’s there because it’s about “sales”, rather than Health).

If any of your state Representatives serve on this committee, please urge them to take up the Bill. Otherwise, it will likely never get out of Committee. To find out who serves on this panel and how to contact them, please visit this website: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/committee.xpd?id=HSIF .

Now, on to VANADIUM.

Most people have never heard the word, but Vanadium is a crucial mineral for diabetics.

Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS says in his book, “The Diabetes Improvement Program”, that vanadium is low in the American food chain as AgriBusiness does not replace it in the soil. Factory farms just tend to rape the land and put very little back into it.

Buying standard, non-organic food will likely leave you with only 10 – 60 mcg (micrograms, NOT milligrams) of vanadium in your food, daily. Organic food usually comes from better amended and naturally-amended soil, so it should have higher values.

When non-insulin dependent diabetics were given 100 mcg of Vanadyl sulfate a day, their blood sugar levels fell by 14%. That’s substantial.


Toxicity to vanadyl sulfate may begin at 130 mcg (that is, at 1.3mg), so be aware of that when choosing supplements OR when combining foods to excess.

Hypoglycemics (those who have bouts with LOW blood sugar) should NOT supplement with vanadium.

Diabetics must confer and co-ordinate with their physician if using vanadium supplements, as they will mimic insulin, to a degree, and affect dosage of your medications.

Vanadium supplements should NOT be given to children.

People with kidney disease or low white blood cell counts also should NOT take vanadium supplements.

If you take warfarin, coumadin, heparin or aspirin, talk to your physician before taking vanadium supplements.


When using moderate, average amounts in food, people would have a hard time overdosing. Vanadium rich foods are seaweeds* and sea vegetables*, healing mushrooms (shitake, maitake), walnuts, shellfish from clean waters, dill, parsley, some whole grains and black pepper.

Vanadium is not well absorbed by our body (only about 5% of what is ingested) and chromium and iron help increase absorbability.

The website at http://whfoods.org states:

” As part of their natural defense mechanisms, sea vegetables contain a variety of enzymes called haloperoxidases. These enzymes all require vanadium in order to function. Although this mineral is not as well known as some of the other mineral nutrients, it appears to play a multi-faceted role in regulation of carbohydrate metabolism and blood sugar. While research in this area is still in the preliminary stage and remains mixed in terms of results, vanadium may help to increase our body’s sensitivity to insulin by inhibiting a group of enzymes called protein tyrosine phosphatases. It may also help us decrease our body’s production of glucose and help us increase our body’s ability to store starch in the form of glycogen. ”

Take daily steps towards Health and Knowledge.

Best to all — Em


University of Maryland Medical Center

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There’s been lots going on this week, and I want to share a new diagnostic modality I’ve been investigating which has had a constantly-improving track-record for the past 30 years. You’ll be surprised!

There’s a healing discipline called Bio-Acoustics and it was begun from a natural-gift bestowed upon Sharry Edwards.  At school, once she mentioned her extra powers of observation (and proved them), her professors advised her to keep her special-talent hidden. But, when Sharry realized how much Good she could DO, she took the Path of Courage and stepped into the frey.

Sharry can hear way beyond the normal range of human hearing. What has that to do with helping diabetics? Wait and see; it’s a fabulously interesting Journey.

When Sharry walks around, she is able to hear the quite real “Individual Sound” we each emit. (I would think this would be difficult to bear, but she does not mention it bothers her. Like others with paranormal senses, she is used to her Gift, I guess.)

The Individual Signature is emitted FROM your ear! All of us could be unconsciously picking up these waves, but for Sharry, this is conscious input. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ear is on the Kidney Meridian which certainly is where Stress lands. So, it all makes sense.

About 30 years ago, she began to realize that there were differences among people, but there were also similarities., especially among people with similar health challenges.

She was hearing it even more when they spoke, for the Human Voice is like a “reporter” of every energy-transaction happening in your body.

I know that I have always noticed that when I am unsettled and certainly when I am too stressed or ill, that I can no longer sing well. In fact, I have used that for the past 40 years as a personal guide to when I am over-doing it!

For Sharry, it’s much more important when she hears what’s “missing” or “in excess” as a person speaks. The frequencies in your Voice are reflective of processes deep within you, and, in fact, over the years, Sharry and her fellow researchers have found that your brain uses this bio-feedback to make vital decisions!

Very few people have a perfect set of frequencies in their Voice Profile, when tested by the increasingly sophisticated computer programs which Sharry and her trained practitioners use. Those who do are those few people you see once-in-a-while and then you KNOW what Health really looks like. (Except for young children, I think I have seen only 3 people in adulthood — who don’t work on their Health with a daily energetic-healing practice — and I’m nearly 65 years old.)

We feel those people’s “magnetism” as like no other.

Sharry worked patiently sorting out the frequency-energy signatures — for each organ, each organ system, each metabolic and chemical bio-process. She mapped the human body in a totally new way, using an Individual Voice Signature to show what was in-Balance and what was not. Then, she learned what to do to attain and regain and maintain Balance.


Many of her patients (and she always works with physicians) were leaving to have their diagnosis verified by lab tests. Sometimes the path out of illness was quick (even minutes for some, no matter how long the condition had existed) and for others it took several visits and several adjustments of the healing frequencies.

The brain is quick to entrain itself to pick-up “missing” frequencies. It may take a little different path for “excessive’ ones, but sooner rather than later, your brain is reBalanced for that issue.

So, here’s the gist of the treatment and how to contact her and the practitioners she’s trained.

She is still the only one who can hear the Individual Signature and match the tones needed to re-Balance. So, as others don’t have the Gift, she had computer engineers developed programs for analysis of our spoken words, at her instruction.

The practitioner then must be fastidious in choosing what’s needed to Balance. Some frequencies are “thin”, others are “missing”, yet others are in “excess”, others show patterns of disorganization, microbial invasion, poor assimilation of nutrients or poisoning (even by foods and supplements) and also such things as lack of discernment.

The practitioner does the Math (only high school level needed) and calculates the frequencies or combination of frequencies needed to start the Healing right there.

Then, a portable device is programmed so you can listen on a prescription time-frame or as needed.

A return visit, a new Voice sample, a new status and you may or may not need a new Sound Prescription.

What is basically happening is Everything in the Universe has a Frequency, especially living things, which have quite individual signatures within their Kind.

The given prescription sounds start to entrain your brain and re-organize it to Balance. The bio-feedback then helps your brain send healthy messages out to your body. Systems and biochemistry and individual organs, bones and even individual muscles all respond.

And, taking new Voice Prints show if more needs to be done, or not. Sometimes there are layers to dis-ease, which just peel back like an onion. Other times, it’s fairly straight forward.

Balancing the Voice Print even heals the most traumatic and life-threatening situations. One of the situations happened to Sharry’s child who was in a diving accident in a remote place, waiting 45 minutes for emergency help to arrive. She could have easily bled to death in minutes, but Sharry was able to perfectly-intone the frequencies which kept her child alive because there was NO bleeding from a MASSIVE wound. Yep!

Now, they have researched causes for the imbalances for many conditions, including Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Gout, Parkinson’s, AUTISM, allergies and many more.

If you want to get in touch, then go to Sound Health Inc. You’ll see a list of practitioners there, too, and when classes are being given if you would like to learn the real-healing edge of modern medicine. We certainly need more people to be willing to learn this.

Best to all — Em

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

This post contains helpful health information and the request for some advocacy to support a particular health-oriented Bill in the US House of Representatives! Read on.

First, the legislation, as you need to contact your Congressional delegate. Read about the situation and go to the letter-to-respond site, below.

From our friends at The Life-Extension Foundation: Thanks for alerting me!

April 5, 2011, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives. It’s  called the Free Speech about Science Act (H.R. 1364). This landmark legislation protects the public’s right-to-know by protecting basic free speech rights as they pertain to the current censorship of science.

The Bill enables the natural health community to share peer-reviewed scientific findings with the public – which will help introduce the public to efficacious therapies and natural products for alternative (and mainstream) physicians to use or for self-administration from a position of educated choice.

The Free Speech about Science Bill has the potential to transform medical practice by educating the public about the real science behind natural health, instead of it being demonized by an actually organized, self-serving campaign, especially from an online group (Quackwatch) that serves no-one’s best interest. It’s been exposed that some of those people have links to Big Pharma, in varying degrees.

The Bill will have opposition:

___   from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) (which has many members increasingly “muffled” or others with deep ties to Big Pharma) – who will oppose it since the Bill restricts their ability to censor the dissemination of published scientific data.

___   from drug companies fearing competition from natural health approaches based on diet, dietary supplements and lifestyle. These pharmaceutical companies show they are motivated by self-interest and with their “deep-pockets”, they have held Congress captive. Just the fact there is a courageous Bill is real progress. Now you have to boost individual law-makers to have the courage to pass it!

___   and possibly from mainstream medical associations, who pipe-their-own-tune as they desire, but constantly want to “muffle” others, including their own members!

The public,  wants and needs access to credible information they can use to make wise dietary and Health choices. Please don’t let any special interest groups stop this bill.

Here’s where to write your Congressional delegate. Do it for yourself, and more importantly, do it for your children and future generations. The world needs people to be proactive about their Health as dis-ease and poor health is spreading because of ignorance. Society needs this information to turn-things-around before poor Health robs us individually and as a nation.

Next, Magnesium is critically depleted in most Westerners, especially Americans, and even more so within diabetics, anywhere!

Please read my previous article about MAGNESIUM
– click on link.

Among other critical functions, magnesium is needed for over 300 enzymes, your nerves and your bio-electric cellular ion-transport system. Many of your immune system cells require magnesium to fight for you effectively. Read the article above!

Very few scientific studies utilize women as subjects, but women are at risk for cardiac death because many doctors aren’t monitoring them well-enough, preferring to think it’s mostly a male problem.

Well, I had a savvy, otherwise-healthy friend keel-over and die, when she could afford the best care. So, here again, take this study into your doctor and let him watch over you without thinking you’re being a hypochondriac.

The Life Extension Foundation Magazine reports:

“Greater dietary intake of magnesium and higher plasma magnesium levels are associated with a reduced risk of sudden cardiac death in women, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  It’s long [been] known for its anti-arrhythmic properties in cellular and experimental models … .

Scientists examined dietary intake data collected from more than 88,000 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study. During 26 years of follow-up, 505 cases of sudden cardiac death occurred. In a case-control analysis, the scientists compared plasma magnesium levels between 99 sudden cardiac death cases and 291 control patients. Higher dietary intake of magnesium and higher plasma magnesium levels were associated with lower risks of sudden cardiac death.

These findings suggest that increasing magnesium intake and plasma levels may protect women against sudden cardiac death by preventing abnormal heart rhythms.”  Dr. E. Wagner, MD reported.

Best to all — Em

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