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GMF Research Part 2 – Willamette Valley, OR

9-pinot-noir-socialOne of the most challenging aspects of researching EMF Sensitivity is understanding the whys. 

 

  • Why was I sick?

I’d been fine and then suddenly I wasn’t – for no obvious reason. 

  • Why did I feel better because of various remedies?

In one case – music – it took me 9 years to learn the answer.

While research has helped me solve a number of the whys, it takes recognizing a pattern to start that ball rolling.

Noticing that something happens only in certain locations or under certain conditions.

After twenty years of searching why’s I’ve become programmed to look for patterns.  Because of this, I was able to observe that while most alcoholic beverages have a beneficial effect on my health, certain wines seem to be particularly therapeutic.

Pinot noirs from Willamette Valley, OR.

The Long and Winding Road.  Thanks to one of the earliest EMF Sensitivity breakthroughs I had a good idea where to start when trying to answer the why of this.  We were driving toward Silver City, NV** and Aaron commented on the color variations in the rock.

 “Can you imagine the mineral content of that rock?”

I used my Smartphone to do a bit of research and learned that the mineral content of those rocks matched the minerals in the bracelets that brought relief from EMF Sensitivity symptoms.

No wonder I felt so good in this area!

This observation led to a better understanding of the effect of geology on my health, setting the stage for understanding why wines of a certain region were so beneficial.

I figured there had to be something about the mineral content in the soil.

Next Stop?  Oregon Wine Country. After visiting Mt. Hood as part of GMF research, we traveled to Willamette Valley, Oregon, so I could look into why it was wine from this region was particularly therapeutic.  The staff at our hotel recommended two wineries they felt were worth a visit.

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Stoller.  As bartender Chris Brabb set me up with a tasting of Stoller wines, I explained I was investigating why wines from the region were so beneficial to my health. He smiled in understanding and immediately suggested an answer.

“It’s the Jory soil.

Jory Soil.  He went on to provide a brief yet thorough geologic history of the area, explaining that the soil of the region – ideal for growing the grapes – is nutrient dense. When I further explained that I’ve had particularly good luck with pinot noirs, Chris told me the region is known for this varietal.

Though I also enjoyed a nice chardonnay that was unique in that it was aged in stainless steel rather than oak, giving it a crisp refreshing taste.

I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Chris, who has an excellent understanding of the holistic approach to health and how drinking wine can play a significant role in it.

I was also happy to learn that my suspicions were correct.  There is definitely something about Willamette Valley, Oregon that makes its wines unique and particularly beneficial to health.

If you get a chance to visit this beautiful part of the US, I definitely recommend a visit to Stoller Family Estate.

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Domaine Serene.
  Our next stop was equally fruitful in my investigations.  Sommelier Levi Seed set up a tasting for me and went into a detailed explanation of each wine, pointing out the characteristics that made it unique. When I explained that I was looking into what it was about the region that made the wines so beneficial to health, he nodded and provided yet another explanation.

“It’s the McKenzie soil.”

Also called Willakenzie soil, it clearly provides the foundation for wines that are uniquely positioned to be part of a holistic lifestyle.

Levi was happy to take time to provide me with an in-depth understanding of the geology of the region.

Which truly is unique.

Sarah Akaw who was also working that day joined the conversation, discussing how the region’s wines definitely stand apart in their potential for health benefits thanks to the nutrient rich soil in which the grapes are grown.

I was thrilled to learn that Levi also has an excellent understanding of holistic health which led to an incredibly productive conversation.  I learned so much from him about the region’s unique geologic history and climate, and how Domaine Serene grapes benefit from it.

Levi then told me something that further cemented my theory that the mineral content of soil is what led to certain wines being particularly beneficial to health.

“We import some of our grapes from France.”

He went on to explain that the grapes came from the Burgundy region.  I smiled and told him that I had previously noticed that white wines from this wine region also seemed to be particularly beneficial to my health, to which he countered, “We are at the same parallel as that region.”

The 45th parallel to be exact.

I smiled to myself.  I had just been investigating the effects of magnetic differences of the earth’s parallel lines.

All information I found suggests the magnetic differences of latitudinal lines are insignificant.  I disagree. It may be difficult to measure magnetic change latitudinally, but my personal experience has made me aware that there are indeed significant magnetic differences.  That both wine regions are at the same latitude certainly supports this idea though more research would need to happen to explain why.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the beautiful Domaine Serene winery.  Levi went out of his way to help me not only enjoy the tasting but to truly understand what it was about the region that made its wines superior in terms of health benefits.  His thorough understanding of the geologic history as well as his expertise as a Sommelier made him the perfect individual with whom to have a conversation about my work.

I recommend a visit to this winery if you are lucky enough to visit the Willamette Valley.

End Notes.

I understand that other local wine regions, including those in Washington, also benefit from the unique geology of the area and while I have had good luck with merlots from Columbia Valley, Washington, I have had the best results, by far, with pinot noirs from Willamette Valley, Oregon, and white wines from the Burgundy region of France. 

I have also had good luck with chardonnays from Willamette Valley, and pinot gris in general, but I tend to stick with reds, and pinot noirs in particular, when I’m not drinking champagne.

I did enjoy – at the suggestion of a local merchant – a nice champagne from Argyle vineyards in Willamette Valley that is made with pinot noir.  I save it for special occasions.  Note:  For whatever reason I feel the effects of this particular champagne faster than any other champagne.

I continue to reap the health benefits of including wine and champagne as part of the holistic approach by which I regained my health.

**  These colorful rock faces were the inspiration for the canyons on Sola in the Metatron’s Army series.

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