The People Of The Wood

The people of the wood lived deep in the forest by the stream many miles from the people of the village who lived down in the valley by the river. The people of the wood lived simple lives at one with nature, bathing in the fresh mountain air scented with the sweet aromas of the evergreen while the  people of the village enjoyed the amenities brought to them from men of the coastal cities where costly and exotic goods and knowledge from all over the world was traded.  These worldly enticements brought many people from the wood to dwell in the village and some even settled in the coastal cities and became men of the world.

Over time, the people of the wood dwindled and the village grew and became overcrowded and resources became scarce and were over used  and the waters, the air and the soils could no longer feed the people of the village. As the situation became desperate, the people of the village began to develop innovative ways to restore life to the village but in so doing they only made matters worse because of their ignorance of the ancient ways of their ancestors who were from the wood.

 In the end, the people of the village were able to amass  an abundance of costly goods and foods yet their goods rusted and the people perished from malnutrition. The nature loving people of the wood continued in the way of their ancestors giving thanks, rejoicing and communing with the Maker of the wood and they lived happily ever after.

I wrote this  parable after a local Idaho newspaper refused to feature Greenfield Naturals in their new business section. They believed we were selling “snake oil” without  confirming or validating even one testimonial or research paper.

The Northwest Adventure Continues…

by Gary Greenfield, Director

It was 1977 and I had spent just over a year in Moscow, Idaho having gained experience at various part time jobs including a stint as a volunteer fireman. Of all the work I had ever done, fighting fires was for sure the most exciting. But alas, I needed gainful employment and besides, I wanted my parents to meet my new bride so we spent our honeymoon traveling 3,200 miles back to my hometown of Miami, Florida. We spent the rest of that year failing to find happiness or meaningful work when out of the blue I received a letter in the mail (personal computers didn’t exist in 1977) from a friend who had landed a job at the City Fire Department in Lewiston, Idaho. He told me they had an opening and invited me to apply. I still remember the excitement that welled up in me as I considered the possibility of procuring a dream job as a firefighter. Testing for the position was to begin within a month and after talking it over with my wife, we decided to go for it. I determined we would need $1200 for gas, food, lodging and enough money to get by for a month and that is exactly the amount of money we made selling every item that wouldn’t fit into our newly purchased fifty dollar utility trailer.

It was now rewind time with the Great Northwest Adventure starting all over again but this time, the trip would include a wife, two chow chows (aka potentially vicious dogs) and a bunch more stuff. Of course in sunny Florida, all the seasons are pretty much the same but alas, seasons are really seasonal in every state North and West of Florida and those states were experiencing a full-blown winter in all its fury. But…checking weather forecasts before taking trips isn’t something young bucks do, as storms and bad weather are seen as opportunities for adventure and excitement. In Arkansas, we experienced an ice storm which turned the interstate into the equivalent of a back country road chuck full of potholes. All traffic was literally paralyzed and the motels were full, so we ended up staying in the library of a hospitable Baptist church where one of our chow chows chewed up a what I surmised to be an expensive, twenty pound, antique Bible. In Utah, while traveling a snow covered deserted state highway, our trailer came loose from the hitch and disappeared from view. I immediately stopped the truck in shock and caught a glimpse of a green thing with flying sparks in the rear view mirror traveling down the highway towards us. As I got out of my little Ford truck, the trailer scrapped to a stop right behind the truck. Amazingly, it didn’t veer off the highway into the ditch to flip over, nor did it cause issues with oncoming traffic. All I can figure is that our guardian angel saved us from what should have been a disastrous event.

We lodged that night in Provo, Utah with my wife’s big sister and her husband. Chuck was an older, more responsible guy (a college professor) who brought up the notion that I might not get the job I was traveling 3,200 miles cross-country to apply for.  I still remember not fathoming that possibility and just responding by saying something like, “I have no back up plan, I have no other plans, I have only one mission in mind and that is to procure a firefighters position with the City of Lewiston.” I was young, naive, adventuresome, carefree and full of optimism. We continued on our way the next morning and were on schedule to arrive in Idaho in time for a nights rest before entering into fierce competition with 250 other applicants for three firefighter positions.

Testing which consisted of a written test, a physical fitness test and an interview all took place on a cold, wet and overcast day in January of 1978. I think the same angel that guided our trailer to safety on the highway also guided me that day because I managed to procure the number one position which launched what would become an eighteen year career in emergency services. Now, 35 years later, it all feels like ancient history, yet the adventure continues and my enthusiasm hasn’t waned in the slightest.

Northwest Adventure

by Gary Greenfield, Director

It was February 1974. I still remember my Mom giving me a ride to the bus station from whence would commence my great Northwest adventure. I had sold my car, my sailboat, my surfboard and paid off my debts. My diving equipment was abandoned in my closet, never to be used again. I was leaving behind my past and all of my friends; along with the engagement ring that had been on the finger of my high school sweetheart (the first real girlfriend I ever had or ever wanted but that was over too.)

My previous exploratory cross country bus trip had taken me from California to Miami via Idaho that prior December after returning stateside from our family vacation to Expo 74 in Japan. I had a job waiting for me in Moscow, Idaho that had been promised to me on that journey. I can’t remember my boss’ name but I do remember the name of his business, the ominous Empire Farm Chemical Company. As you can imagine by the name of the business, I had a rude awakening. I lasted through about four months of loading farm trucks with every kind of toxic chemical, pesticide, fungicide, herbicide and fertilizer known to humankind. I pumped them, shoveled them, hosed them and carried them until I got fed up with it all… my dreams of farming sucked up and gone, like oxygen being consumed by toxic anhydrous ammonia.

Throughout my high school years, I had always been told that I could do whatever I wanted and that I would excel at it. My guess is that this must have been the mantra of every guidance counselor to every student that ever entered their office looking for answers about the future and opportunities in the job market. So there I was, jobless and clueless in Moscow, Idaho but not for long. I quickly gained experience as a dishwasher, deli man and pizza maker and, early on, I met a woman from Florida of all places. Within a year, we were married by a full-fledged preacher of the gospel at The Hitching Post in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with no one else in attendance. My Northwest adventure was officially over as we made plans to move back to Florida and pursue gainful employment.

A Closer Look at Kangen Alkaline Water – Natural or Artificial?

by Gary Greenfield, Director

Alkaline water is created when minerals such as calcium and magnesium mingle with water in the earth. Alkaline water can also be created by exposing water to similar minerals in a controlled environment such as a mineral pitcher or cartridge. Both of these methods produce stable, health enhancing, alkaline pH water which is the kind of water our bodies thrive on. A third way of creating alkaline water is accomplished without minerals using electricity to split the water molecules and create an artificially alkaline water. This unnatural method creates an unstable pH that tricks the body into thinking that it is receiving minerals when it is not.

Research has shown time and again that, when creating a product that is contrary to natural processes, the short term benefits will always be accompanied by long term harmful side effects. The short term benefits of artificially created alkaline water are increased tissue hydration and more available antioxidants; while the reported long term side effects are nervous tension, urinary tract and bladder infections and over-alkalization of the digestive tract. Studies on rats conducted by the National Institutes of Health (see links below) also revealed that artificially created alkaline water was injurious to cardiac tissue.  Knowing this, why would anyone ever choose to drink artificially ionized water?

Ultimately, alkalinity is only one characteristic to consider when choosing your water source. The water that most closely mimics what nature produces is going to be your best choice. Greenfield Naturals Foundation Water Structuring devices use natural mechanisms to create health-enhancing water with no harmful side effects.

Cardiac studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9524951
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9198011
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9922944

Further reading about alkaline water:
http://www.transformtheillusion.com/articles/Jan%20Roberts/Alkaline%20Water_Good%20Health%20or%20Junk%20Science.html

Learn more about how Greenfield Naturals Water Structuring Devices work:
http://www.greenfieldnaturals.com/how-our-units-work/

Life Love Water… continued

by Gary Greenfield, Director

For all of the 37 seven years I have lived in the western states, my love of the warm, humid tropical Florida weather has remained intact. Yet, despite my disdain for the wet, cold winters of North Idaho, I have chosen to reside here since 1975.  Although my memories of the ocean blue remain strong, I have never returned to the water and the activities of my youth. But, after 30 years, a new connection with water began to take root in my heart and mind.

In 2005, one of those events that have the power to change the course of one’s path took place in my life. Up until then I was pretty much taken up with the standard American diet and all of it’s pitfalls. But that year I met a young woman who shared with me the story of her mother being cured of cancer by changing her diet to one of raw foods. I had never heard of such a phenomena and was completely intrigued by the concept. Thus began my investigative journey into the world of natural phenomena and their effect on human, plant and animal health. My first steps on the way were learning all I could about the science of raw food. I did this by hiring the young woman who shared her story with me to teach me the art of raw food preparation over the course of the next three months. I still remember the odd treatment I received from my family while I took over our kitchen with new implements and strange concoctions. One of my sons and his wife who had ridiculed my efforts at the time now teach raw food classes.

As I began to understand the healing powers of natural foods, herbs, essential oils and minerals, I eventually came full circle back to the topic of water through the work of Viktor Schauberger, an Austrian naturalist and visionary of the twentieth century. While in the throes of fascination with reading about the mysteries of water, I was invited to a presentation on alkaline ionized water by a stranger who I met at the local copy store. The talk was showcasing the Kangen Water Ionization machine which I had never heard of before. I must say that the presentation was most impressive and as the salesman wooed us with the amazing qualities of his $4,000 water ionizer, I found myself thinking, “Nature can do what this electric machine does and it can do it for less money with better results.” As it turned out, my hunch was right. After a few months of research and a trip to Asia to prove it out, I returned to this group of Kangen Water devotees to pit the fifty dollar mineral water pitcher I acquired in South Korea against their multi-thousand dollar electric water ionizer. The end result? The delicious, alkaline ionized water created by my inexpensive mineral pitcher not only matched but exceeded the performance of their outrageously overpriced Kangen machine… and it was all done naturally, mimicking what happens in nature every day through the hydrological cycle!

This experience was one of many over the years which have shown me the immense value of listening to my intuition in regards to my search to understand and share the mysterious and inexplicable forces of nature and the power they hold to sustain and enhance life on our planet.

Life, Love, Water…

by Gary Greenfield, Director

It was 1957 and we had just moved into our new house in the suburbs of Miami, Florida. I was three and my brother was two. I don’t remember climbing between the bars of the wrought iron fence that was newly installed to protect us from drowning in the pool nor do I remember swimming in our new kidney shaped swimming pool but I do remember climbing back through the iron bars to excitedly run into my parents bedroom to tell them that my brother Greg and I had gone swimming. I’m sure my parents about had a heart attack and how we survived that ordeal I will never know but that was the beginning of my irresistible attraction to water.

My second significant memory of water was at seven years of age when my father bought me a little boat powered by a two horsepower outboard engine. Being but a novice with limited boating skills, I promptly sunk that boat in the middle of our neighborhood lake. For as long as I can remember my father owned a boat and we spent every weekend with him deep sea fishing in the Atlantic or skiing in Biscayne Bay or diving the reefs from Miami to Key West and beyond to the Caribbean Islands. When I wasn’t boating, I was surfing at South Beach and when I wasn’t surfing, I was sailing my Hobie Cat in the beautiful blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

In college, I studied ocean biology, underwater photography and seamanship along with many other ocean related courses. As an honor student at Miami Dade Community College, I was chosen to participate in an ocean research cruise and at the end of that semester, I convinced my father to take a family vacation to Japan for Ocean Expo 74 so that I could learn the latest advances in Japanese ocean technologies.

Throughout my youth, water was my life and then, for some inexplicable reason revolving around a spiritual crisis, at the age of twenty one, I opened an atlas of the United States. As I viewed the beautiful pictures of the various states, I read about a place called “God’s Country” and decided that my next adventure would take me there… to the forests and mountains of North Idaho. Thus began a new chapter of my life that would last thirty years and in which water would have no part.

to be continued…

Water – The Structure of Life

Written by: Gary Greenfield, Greenfield Naturals Director

The Mystery of Water

Science is still in its infancy when it comes to understanding the visible and invisible forces contained within the most important substance on earth…water. We are only recently beginning to understand the true mysteries hidden deep within its fundamental, yet elegant design that consists of just two basic elements – hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen is the most abundant and highly energized element in the universe (think sun and rocket fuel). Oxygen has immense cleaning and healing power. Without oxygen, hydrogen cannot fulfill its role as the primary energy source for plants, animals and people. But water can be defined as much more than just a simple chemical combination of oxygen and hydrogen molecules for, in its natural state, it can contain an array of all the earth’s elements, as well as light energies of the sun and the cosmos.

Our Most Important but Most Neglected Resource

As amazing as water is in being the most critically important resource for life on the planet, it is also the most neglected and least understood. Since time immemorial people have been infatuated with water, using it to enhance life and seeking to unlock its mysteries. For those courageous scientists and inquirers who have chosen to dig deeper into the hidden wonders of water, amazing new discoveries are being made that are challenging the very foundations of modern science and medicine. Following are some examples of these incredible findings.

Brief History of Water Cures

The Mesopotamians provided us with the first lasting record of history and on their stone tablets water is presented as sacred and beneficial for healing. Around 500 BC, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, wrote extensively about the healing properties of water. During Roman times, the Emperor Augustus was said to have been cured of a disease that had resisted all other forms of medical treatment by the use of water alone.

Vincent Priessnitz, who lived during the early 1800′s, was the father of hydrotherapy. He was an uneducated, Austrian peasant who achieved world renown by successfully using cold water to cure various illnesses and injuries. He revived and popularized ancient practices that had long been forgotten.

Mineral springs and hot springs, which are found in almost every area of the world, have been a major source of healing and rejuvenation for the sick and ailing since ancient times – it was only with the recent emergence of Western medicine that we have witnessed the tragic demise of their use.

Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj rediscovered the medicinal powers of water while languishing in an Iranian prison during the Iran Revolution in 1979. Having no medicines available, he chose instead to treat his fellow inmates with prescriptions of water which effected many astounding cures.

Amazing Research

How is it that this clear, innocuous substance we all know as water has such an astounding and beneficial effect on life? The following scientific discoveries may help us to understand and more fully appreciate the hidden mysteries of water.

Research carried out by Nobel Prize winner, Professor Luc Montagnier revealed that water and DNA responded identically to many outside stimuli and can actually be programmed, or “structured”, by electromagnetic and sonic frequencies in the form of photons (light) and phonons (sound waves). The structuring of water in response to light and sound has also been confirmed by Dr. Gerald Pollack of the University of Washington, as shown in his groundbreaking work with water through which he continues to disprove the currently held scientific theories surrounding water’s true structure and function.

The findings of Dr. Montagnier and Dr. Pollack were actually influenced by similar discoveries made by the most recent in a long line of water pioneers, Dr. Jacques Benveniste, who, in 1988, discovered that a material substance could be diluted in water and then be completely removed from it, yet the water itself continued to retain the same vibrational frequency as the removed substance, just as the voice of a singer is transferred and stored onto a CD. Tragically, Dr. Benveniste’s remarkable findings were scoffed at and resulted in him losing his job and reputation, as well as being blacklisted from any further participation in the mainstream scientific community. Nevertheless, he was able to maintain his integrity in the face of insurmountable odds while simultaneously validating his amazing discoveries with only limited resources, funding and support.

In 2002, Dr. Peter Gariaev, director of the Wave Genetics Institute in Moscow, Russia, for the first time in history, successfully managed to directly impact genetic information in the DNA of living rats using only electromagnetic frequencies. The information transfer of healing electromagnetic frequencies resulted in a 90% success rate in the healing and rebuilding of damaged pancreatic tissue. In some of his experiments, the technology used was modified to allow for successful wireless transmission of the healing frequencies to the sick rats at a distance of 20 kilometers (over 12 miles). Extremely weak signals were used yet, astonishingly, the rats’ DNA was able to read and apply the signals, achieving a complete healing in almost every case.

In other amazing discoveries of water’s mysterious attributes, scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf in Germany discovered that the structured water surrounding the DNA molecule actually influences the very structure of the genetic code of life itself. What these researchers determined was that water can absorb, retain and also transmit biological information from one source to another by using electromagnetic frequencies. Their results confirm earlier, on-going, research started in 1951 by Dr. Piccardi of Italy verifying water’s extreme receptivity to subtle cosmic energy influences.

Ultimately, these amazing scientific discoveries could indicate that water functions as an intelligently designed, universal communication system, with the ability to receive, retain and transmit vital, life-sustaining information to all living systems on the planet.

Re-Writing Science

As the world’s scientific community begins to appreciate the implications of the aforementioned body of research touched upon in this article, our science books will need to be rewritten. Additionally, with an expanded awareness of the awe-inspiring, mysterious role that water plays in the invisible and visible realms of life support processes, new water technologies that create life-enhancing tools and products benefiting medicine, agriculture, public health, energy and transportation are emerging. At Greenfield Naturals we are excited to be on the cutting edge of this new science of water-enhancing technologies. Our products are already leading to improved health and productivity for animals, plants and people everywhere. We cordially invite you to learn more about structured water and the products we are developing and collaborating on…products that will help make our world a healthier place to live for us all.

References

Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj: The Water Cure
http://www.watercure.com/

Dr. Gerald Pollack: Pollack Laboratory
http://faculty.washington.edu/ghp/

Dr. Giorgio Piccardi : Water as a Resonant Medium for Unusual External Environmental Factors
http://www.waterjournal.org/volume-3/demeo

Dr. Jacques Benveniste: Digital Biology and the Memory Effect of Water
http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/dec3/bveniste.htm

Dr. Luc Montagnier: DNA Replication at a Distance
http://prof77.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/dna-replication-at-a-distance-reported-by-nobel-scientist/

Dr. Peter Gariaev: Wave Genetics
http://eng.wavegenetic.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=1

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf: How Water Shapes DNA
http://www.astrobio.net/pressrelease/3935/how-water-shapes-dna

Jethro Kloss: Hippocrates and the Water Cure
http://www.watercure2.org/hippocrates.htm

Vladimir Emelianov: The Ritual of Water-Consecration in Sumerian Texts
http://spbu.academia.edu/VladimirEmelianov/Papers/176096/The_Ritual_of_Water-Consecration_in_Sumerian_Texts