Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 8.21.11 AMEveryday, I read articles and listen to radio shows to help keep my food knowledge sharp so I can share it with others. I am often encouraging people to follow the advice of esteemed author Michael Pollan, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Well, guess what? I just learned that I had to radically change my diet to help with my sensitivity to salicylates, and now, most plants are a no-go, and mostly organic protein and butter are a yes-go, for me.

Salicylate sensitivities can develop for various reasons, but women whose hormones are changing, can be very susceptible to this sensitivity.

I’m now on what is called the, FAILSAFE Diet. This link explains the diet and its raison d’etre, but there are many nuances so I highly recommend you speak with a healthcare practitioner of your choice, to learn more about what is right for you. In my case, I am following the diet without any carbs at the moment, and definitely no legumes, because of the lectins.

In four days, I am already feeling like a new person. I am sleeping better. I do not feel bloated, and am feeling clearer and sharper in my thinking. So many foods can cause a sort of brain-fog, namely wheat. I wasn’t aware I had brain-fog as badly as I did, until I started following the FAILSAFE Diet.

If you have symptoms such as mine (bloatedness, joint stiffness, brain-fog, etc.) you may be interested to read more about the FAILSAFE Diet in the link I shared above, and by running a search or two. As a whole and natural foods chef, I would never have considered this diet (i.e. mostly devoid of plants), but in doing so, it has made a huge improvement to my health and well-being.




IMG_6385Last week, I decided to walk barefoot at Pumphouse Park in Battery Park City, near my home. According to Google Maps, the Freedom Tower is less than .3 miles from the Park. I found the contrast ironic – to be walking barefoot in ice cold grass, so close to such an iconic structure. A structure that symbolizes rebirth, power, and strength. Then I realized, maybe there’s actually a connection. Maybe it’s more than just a metaphor.

Call it Grounding, or Earthing- the act of reconnecting with the Earth’s electromagnetic frequencies as a¬†foundation for vibrant health. Call it Vitamin G. G for Ground. Grounding/Earthing, are known as a movement and a technology, transforming people’s lives across the planet.

So, why has this become a movement? From what I understand, it’s primarily because we have disconnected from the healing energy of the Earth and it’s having a very harmful effect on our health and well-being, most notably, chronic inflammation.

Our lives now revolve around wearing rubber and plastic soled shoes instead of leather; living in hermetically sealed high-rises instead of houses with yards; walking on asphalt instead of dirt paths and dirt roads; bathing in and drinking chlorinated, fluoridated water instead of clean, structured water from our oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams and this is causing our disconnection, but they’re not the only cause.

The main reason we are disconnecting from the healing energy of the Earth is because we are being bombarded with ELF, EMF, and radioactive frequencies that are interfering with our connection. The Grounding/Earthing movement is an outcrop of awareness about these layers of disconnection we are all experiencing. I am grateful for this collective awareness, because it is bringing forth the knowledge and information we all need to avert the influence of these frequencies, and employ tactics, methods, and practices to improve our health and well-being, despite it all.

I am still in the process of learning about Grounding/Earthing, but these are the things I know thus far:

  • We need to get our feet (and our bodies) onto the ground or sand, or into oceans, rivers, lakes, or streams for at least one hour per day to reconnect with the Earth’s natural electromagnetic frequency and thereby heal ourselves. If we cannot do these things, we need to purchase Grounding/Earthing items that will enable us to reconnect whilst living in our hermetically sealed homes, cars, offices; gyms, restaurants, etc.
  • We need to start wearing more leather soled shoes (sorry to my vegan friends) and discard the rubber and plastic soled shoes so many of us are wearing these days. This will also help with our bone density.
  • We need to use remedies to mitigate the bombardment of ELF, EMF, and radioactive frequencies to which we are exposed on a constant basis through: electronic devices; WiFi; cell phones; laptops; Smart Meters; cell phone towers; radio towers; Smart Grids; etc. Some of the most prominent of these remedies were discovered by Drs. Karim and Alberghini, and are called, BioGeometry. Click that link to read about the incredible, healing that took place in the town of Hemberg, Switzerland, when they employed the help of Dr. Ibrahim Karim, and BioGeometry.

At a bare minimum, that’s the list to follow to help reconnect with the Earth’s electromagnetic frequencies, and disconnect from the bombardment of ELFs, EMFs, and radioactive frequencies. You can also watch the film, “Grounded”¬†here for $3.

To read more about Earthing, please go here.

To listen to one of the top experts, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, talk about Grounding with Dr. Mercola, click this link.

This is a process for me, too. I am learning as I write and share with you, but I did not want to wait until I was fully immersed and knowledgeable, because I feel this information is too important not to share right away. I encourage you to click the links that are shared here, and to take on these practices. It will make a great and positive difference in the quality of your health and well-being. I promise you.

Happy New Year. I wish you the best in 2014. The best of all you can dream or imagine, with frosting and whipped cream on top – all natural, of course.

Love, Sharon, T H E E C O C H E F

2013 In Review!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog and I wanted to share it with you.

This blog had views from over 116 countries with the US as number one and the Philippines and India not far behind. Thank you to everyone who viewed this blog. I hope it provided value.

Happy New Year! I am wishing you love, health, and happiness.

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