The Power of Apple

The wondrous apple     Anxious to grab a morning walk before the temperatures rose to quickly, I snatched a crisp red organic apple out of my refrigerator drawer–a Gala to be precise.   Apples are one of my favorite fruits–conveniently packaged in a  portable size and sturdy enough to be carried almost anywhere.  They have the advantage so far–of making it through airport security; my yogurt was not so lucky!  As I munched through the house multitasking, my mind wandered just briefly about the iconic  platitude “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” 

This is one fruit that we apparently love.  Emerson called it “the American fruit.”  Those who keep track of such things estimate that we consume about 120 apples per year–per person.  And, did you know that the apple originated not far from the mythical Eden, in Almaty, Kazakhstan in Central Asia where wild apples still cover the foothills?   Most of ours don’t come that far, and although they grow in almost all states,  if you have ever driven through Yakima, Ellensburg or the Wenatchee Valley you would not need to be convinced  that most apples in the United States come out of Washington state where 12 billion apples are thinned and picked by hand.  That’s a lot of apples!

No one is better suited than Rebecca Wood, author of The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia to detail the medicinal benefits of apples.  According to her expertise, apples are a cooling food–and both a yin & chi tonic that treat the heart, lungs, large intestines, stomach and spleen.  They invigorate and promote vital energy and help dispel toxins.  Apples contain something called Malic and tartaric acids which inhibit fermentation in the stomach making apples easier to assimilate than most other fruits.

They are moistening and so reduce thirst, reduce fever, and ease dry hot lungs.  In addition, apples, especially green, help to cleanse the liver and gallbladder and help to soften gallstones.  Rebecca recommends giving grated raw apples to children to reduce their fever. To ease a dry cough her recommendation is to steam apples with honey until they’re soft and eat–to eliminate phlegm from the lungs, prepare apples with agar.

Apples are a rich source of pectin and so can lower cholesterol, promote beneficial intestinal flora, and support normal colon function.  They’re high in quercetin and other flavonoid antioxidants that help protect against heart disease, cancer and asthma.  They are also an excellent low-calorie source of fiber and vitamin C–and other nutrients.

When we look back not too far in our own history, I ask: Did our love affair with this American fruit begin here with the  myth and legend of John Chapman–a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed.  An interesting character,  he traveled the vast unsettled territories of our new country with his bag of seeds planting trees: a unspoken message– perhaps one that we should heed more closely today?  Is there a synergy between man and the apple or apple and man?   You know kind of like the squirrel and the acorn? Once thing is sure our love affair with the apple is far from over and it seems with out a doubt  is good for our system of creating health within.   For me it can certainly be taken out of “bible lore” and brought into the our  daily ritual–for snacks, salads, dried, cooked, –juiced or cider.  Whether we call them Braeburn or golden, Granny Smith or McIntosh the message is clear–an apple a day really should keep the doctor away.

“Inspired Wellness from Within”

Cathy Silver, HC





JulieAnn & iMRS

JulieAnn–a passion for helping others!

She was running late and phoned.  Gridlock traffic–again. This was California after all. Famous for its traffic.  I knew South Florida was bad enough. Experience had taught  me that–JulieAnn was my ride to the Foot Whispering workshop.   We seemed to have similar backgrounds and each of us had rejected the allopathic status quo. We had each spent time with the big pharmaceutical giants. Now,  me with my Holistic Health Coaching practice and with her mat that delivers Earth’s natural Electromagnetic Field technology.   I was anxious to experience her device. New applied science from Germany that could help many.  The allopathic paradigm of limited options: Pharmaceutical, radiation, surgery. “Modern medicine”seems still so barbaric on reflection; poisoning, burning or cutting were the only options. Funny how some new technology is so quickly embraced–and other technology that seems to challenge big industries authority seems to leak out and is blasted as quackery or ineffective but embraced in other parts of our world.  Curious.

I laid down on her mat. I knew very little about this technology. I had focused my attention on a medical device from Japan that also affects the health of our cells. It seemed like they would work synergistically–enhancing one another.   She placed ear phones on my head and hooked me up–a small white plastic clip attached to my ear. For the next eight minutes I listened to music. Slight subliminal tones and sounds beneath the surface in the distant background.  Is this Smart medicine? iMRS feels and acts like Reiki for those familiar with Japanese Energy Therapy. This is also able to deliver natural frequencies that are chosen by your body and intuitivelyserve your body best.

JulieAnn’s deepest passion and desire is to bring her broad experience and knowledge in both traditional and state-of-the art healing modalities to all who work with her.   Research indicates that Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields improve circulation and delivery of oxygen to the brain and vital organs. It helps to regenerate the body’s cells and promotes reduction in pain, bursitis, muscle stress, arthritis and cancer related pain.

If you would like more information JulieAnn can be reached at, or 619-972-9551. Or you may email her at

I got off the mat feeling relaxed, wishing I had my own mat.  Could it bring my thyroid back “on-line”?Between the enhanced support to my body’s regulatory system and supporting my own circadian rhythms and including a frequency of homeopathy–I was anxious to find out more!

Be Well,


“You can see only what you believe–nothing else is possible.” –byron katie

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