Thursday, April 17, 2014
Happy genetically modified toxic Easter!
Did you ever stop to think about what is really in those cute little Easter baskets you can buy for your kids? There are so many GMOs in this stuff that it’s an Easter miracle that the big bunny himself hasn’t sprouted a third ear or developed a dreadful tumor. (Click HERE to learn why you should avoid GMOs 100% of the time.) And the damage doesn’t stop with GMO ingredients.
Go to the store and just look at those aisles loaded with pastel packages and bunny rabbits. It’s hard to believe that the cellophane packages are full of toxins and artificial food molded into cheerful shapes to tempt your children, but the Easter candy aisle could easily be renamed the Easter poison aisle.
Let’s look at a few of the most popular items that find their way into Easter baskets: jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, mini-eggs, and marshmallow chicks.
This morning, I went to Target just to check out the standard offerings, and here is what I learned.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 by RiseEarth · 0
By Terence Newton - wakingtimes
In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.
The story of Nikola Tesla is a remarkable reminder of how our economic, political and media systems create our reality, because it shows how human ingenuity can be co-opted, shut-down, taken-over and hushed by powerful people with financial interests at stake. Fortunately, the legacy of Tesla lives on and people are now more interested than ever in his theories about cosmic energy and his patents for energy systems that could offer promise for liberating earth from dependence on fossil fuels.
“This new power for the driving of the world’s machinery will be derived from the energy which operates the universe, the cosmic energy, whose central source for the earth is the sun and which is everywhere present in unlimited quantities.” -Nikola Tesla
It is important to begin any discussion on food processing with the truth. Humans have always processed food in some way or another. You may hear people say things like, “Since food processing, everything has gone wild and wrong.”
However, processing food is uniquely human – something no other animal does. How weird would it be to see a bunch of lions chopping, soaking, drying and fermenting their food? Pretty strange indeed.
Processing food in a traditional manner serves two purposes; it helps to make food easier to digest and it also preserves it for times of need, something our ancestors always had at the forefront of their minds.
Old fashioned processed foods include such things as pemmican, hard sausage, dairy products including cheese, lacto-fermented foods, and wine and spirits, which all use nutritious raw ingredients and are processed in a way that does not disturb their nutritional content, even over long periods of time.
With that said, it is also important to note that modern food processing bears little resemblance to traditional food processing. Even though both may involve some mechanical element – only modern food processing uses added chemicals.
By April M. Short - alternet
Psychedelics have the potential to treat cancers, addiction and psychological traumas.
Despite the fact that the U.S. government deems many hallucinogenic or psychedelic substances to be dangerous, classifying them as Schedule I drugs with “no currently accepted medical use,” various scientists have dared to study their effects. What they’ve found over the years paints a startling, promising and powerful picture of potentially game-changing medicines.
The government’s "war on drugs" policies severely limit research on psychedelics. Before scientists can complete any federally sanctioned studies, they have to jump through an expensive tangle of hoops and red tape. Restrictions aside, over the years researchers have collected a database of research showing that many psychedelics have an unprecedented potential to treat cancers, addictions and psychological traumas, among other things.
1. LSD can mitigate end-of-life anxiety.
The results of the first clinical study of the therapeutic use of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) in humans in more than 40 years were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease in March. They show that LSD can promote statistically significant reductions in anxiety for people coming to terms with their own impending demise.
By Gary Z McGee - fractalenlightenment
“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Henry David Thoreau
This article is about Nature versus Anti-nature. It’s about Natural Order versus the Great Lie. And it is about how to choose the right side, that is, the healthier side. What is anti-nature? It is the runaway train that we call industrial civilization, which is systematically destroying the world under the false flag of “progress.”
What is the Great Lie? It is the propaganda that has been shoved down our throats all our lives, set in motion by a plutocratic regime that has a greedy stranglehold on the vital resources of the planet. Like Peter Joseph said, “We live in a plutocracy not a democracy, and the only true power is behind the curtain, not in front. The financial and business powers not only own and control this country they own and control the entire planet; and no, it’s not a conspiracy theory. It’s a value-system disorder.”
by Rich Travis
This is a very controversial subject. Much has been written, and lines in the sand have clearly been drawn, regarding mercury fillings. The American Dental Association, FDA and the National Institutes of Health stand firm that mercury fillings are safe and well within the acceptable levels allowed by the US government. They have said that once mercury is combined with the other substances in an amalgam filling, it becomes perfectly safe. While others, whole nations for that matter, have outright banned this use. Sweden and Norway have made the practice illegal, stating from a special investigation on mercury-related health issues:
With reference to the fact that mercury is a multi-potent toxin with effects on several levels of the biochemical dynamics of the cell, amalgam (mercury alloy) must be considered to be an unsuitable material for dental restoration.This is incredibly ironic considering that this very same amalgam mixture that has been given to millions of people, and removed from millions of peoples’ mouths, must be handled, transported and disposed of as a “toxic substance”. Furthermore, the ADA itself has a “protocol” for safe handling of the amalgam mixture once it is prepared by a dentist or assistant. Additionally, did you know there is a specific “no-touch” method to handle it? Not to mention it has a preferred method of storage: in a sealed container, in an elemental room and under water. Nonetheless, it has been deemed safe for our teeth and our overall health.
Endocrine Disruption, Mercury and Your Thyroid
Could it be that some people, with low thyroid function, hypothyroidism, may have mistakenly been given thyroid hormone to remedy a symptom caused by these amalgam fillings? When the safe removal of them could have alleviated many of the problems associated with the disease. Oral chelation formulas containing EDTA (ethylene-diamine tetra-acetic acid), a weak synthetic amino acid, are the best way to remove heavy metals, such as mercury. Chelating agents bind with heavy metals, and then carry them out of your body via urine and stool. EDTA supplements can also pull out much-needed magnesium, zinc and calcium, so, it’s best to supplement with these minerals as well, or take a quality multi-vitamin.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Gary Null, PhD - greenmedinfo
Every parent desires only the best for their children, which is why most parents insist that their children, primarily girls but now also boys, receive the three-shot series of HPV vaccines. Parents do this because there is the unchallenged assumptions that vaccine public mandates and physician recommendations are founded upon sound scientific and medical principles of safety and efficacy. This is not only true for the HPV vaccines—Merck's Gardasil and Glaxo's Cervarix—but for all childhood vaccines. Unfortunately, there has been very little effective popular opposition to the vaccination regime except by those parents who have witnessed these vaccines' devastation upon their children's developing brains and immune systems. The rate of autism in the US has now risen to 1 in 68. Yet at the same time parents are repeatedly told it is not the vaccines; the industrial food industry repeatedly tells us it is not the GMOs and toxic pesticides such as glyphosate; and the fossil fuel multinationals repeatedly tell us it is not the heavy metals spewing into the atmosphere from their plants. Rather we are consistently told that the medical profession doesn't harm children. Vaccines save lives. Fortunately more and more people are awakening to these lies. Although there are a growing number of parents fighting the medical establishment, in some cases even winning, they nevertheless have to live with an injured child or teenager, frequently for the remainder of their child's life. The very federal agencies that support an ever-increasing vaccination schedule—the CDC, HHS, FDA and Surgeon General—and the entire private medical establishment and physicians are complicit in a mutual denial that vaccine scientific review and regulation require a vast systemic overhaul before any vaccine should be pronounced safe and effective before entering the market.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Team · 0
By Dr. Sarah McKay - mindbodygreen
Did you quit sugar yet?
We’re told we should, but it’s hard to do! This is because when our taste buds detect sugar (fructose, sucrose, maltose, glucose, etc.) on our tongue, the ‘sweet signal’ is processed by our brain’s reward system — the same reward system activated by sex, drugs and alcohol!
Sugar is one of the few foods that activates the brain’s reward system, and is one of the reasons we get hooked and find it so hard to give up.
I try to limit refined, processed junk, and follow a Mediterranean diet, but I’m quite partial to a piece of chocolate with my afternoon post-nap coffee!
Besides having addictive effects on the brain, are there any other reasons we should give up sugar?
By Natasha Longo - PreventDisease
Polyunsaturated margarine became a major part of the Western diet and had overtaken butter in popularity in the mid-20th century. Despite their best efforts, the margarine lobby has failed to convince most people that their synthetic concoctions are healthy. So what is not obvious to most of the people who consume it? The manufacturing process of course, which is very similar to the way plastic is produced.
Did you know that numerous types of margarine carry the approved recommendations and seal of agencies that also promote cardiovascular health, such as heart and stroke foundations?
These days there are other con artists such as Earth's Balance deceiving consumers and convincing perhaps millions of unsuspecting vegetarians and vegans into thinking they have the next best spread to replace butter when all they contain is genetically modified ingredients and more toxic oils like Canola.
Many consumers are also now choosing a particular imitation buttery spread because its label says it contains omega-3, not realizing the fatty acid is inferior compared with omega-3 from fish oil. For instance, Unilever Canada has been actively promoting the health aspects of margarine, particularly with its Becel line of products. Nearly all Becel products contains omega-3 derived from plant oils and usually through toxic extraction.
The problem is most consumers don't have the nutrition savvy to know or understand how omega-3s are extracted and that they are not all the same.
Many of these spreads are only accentuating the all too pervasive imbalance that vegetable oils are causing with our omega-6 to omega-3 ratios. That imbalance has been linked to an increased risk for heart disease and may contribute to cancer, asthma, osteoporosis, inflammation, depression and other ailments. A growing body of evidence suggests the overconsumption of omega-6 needs attention.
Toxic GMO Soybean oil alone is now so ubiquitous in fast foods and processed foods that an astounding 20 percent of the calories in the American diet are estimated to come from this single source.
By John Holloway - Collective Evolution
“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.” – Albert EinsteinMystics are driven by a desire to grasp and attain the ultimate truth of existence. Mysticism can be defined as a belief in the existence of realities beyond perceptual or intellectual apprehension that are central to being and directly accessible by subjective experience. A mystic trusts in these subjective experiences and cultivates awareness of dimensions beyond the physical and intelligible. These levels of consciousness bring light to the vast mysteries of the world around us, the world that we create with our thoughts. In the Western world today, a shift is occurring in consciousness. This shift is a product of a myriad of factors. These factors range from our scientific progress in neuroscience, physics and psychology all the way to how India influenced us with the practices and tangible spiritual and psychological benefits provided by Vedanta-Yoga. How exactly did this happen? First we must take a look at the root of it all, consciousness.
“Those who aspire to the state of yoga should seek the self in inner solitude through meditation. With body and mind controlled they should constantly practice one-pointedness, free from expectations and attachment to material possessions.” — Bhagavad Gita
by Catherine J. Frompovich
Recently, information began surfacing again about the antiviral drug Tamiflu® that has to get healthcare consumers questioning its effectiveness, if not the advertising spin used to promote its intended sales market and branding.
As a result of the Cochrane Collaboration and British Medical Journal (BMJ) review published early in April 2014, there is “…no good evidence that the drugs prevented the spread of the virus between people, or any of its serious consequences, such as infections. It found Tamiflu increased the risk of psychiatric disturbances, renal problems, nausea, vomiting and headaches.” 
Two antiviral drugs were reviewed after four years of trying to get the full records of more than 24,000 research participants from 20 trials of Tamiflu® made by Roche and 26 Relenza® (made by GlaxoSmithKline) trials.
According to The Boston Globe,
They found that compared with a placebo, Tamiflu shortened the duration of flu symptoms by a little less than a day on average – from 7 to 6.3 days – but led to more side effects. These included nausea and vomiting and, in those who took the drugs for weeks to prevent the flu, headaches, kidney problems, and psychiatric conditions such as depression or confusion, according to the findings published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal. Relenza, which is inhaled, had a similar effect on shortening symptoms, with no increased risk of side effects. 
by RiseEarth · 1
Deep inside a mountain on the freezing remote Norwegian island archipelago of Svalbard, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
A fail-safe, state-of-the-art seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time and all possible natural or man-made disasters. The purpose of the vault is to store frozen duplicates (back ups) of all seed samples from the world’s crop collections, making the vault the ultimate insurance policy for the world’s food supply.
Often called the “Doomsday” Seed Vault, the Svalbard Seed Vault is the world’s insurance policy against botanical disasters, so that food production can be restarted anywhere on the planet following a regional or global catastrophe.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By Elizabeth Renter - naturalsociety
Turmeric, the bright yellow root that is ground and put in foods for its deep flavor and beautiful color, is not only a tasty addition to curries and salads, but is also a known cancer-fighter. Turmeric is most often found in cuisines of the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Southeast Asian regions, but as the health benefits of this classic spice become more widely known, its popularity is growing.
Responsible for many of its benefits, curcuminoids are the active components of turmeric. Curcumin, one of these specific compounds, is frequently cited as the most potent component of the spice, though the term is also used applying to cucuminoids as a whole.
As Anthony Guicciardi reported more than three years ago, scientists studying the effects of curcumin found it to be a potent medicine when used against brain cancer cells. Glioblastoma (GBM) is a fatal form of brain cancer. The study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found that curcumin was able to decrease these tumors by 81 percent in 9 out of the 11 studies.
Another study in 2008 looked specifically at the effects of curcumin on breast cancer cells. The researchers found the compound was able to inhibit the spread and growth of these cells by altering the function of alpha-6 beta-4.
In addition, scientists revealed that curcumin is able to also go to the source of the cancer—inhibiting cancer stem cells.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Team · 1
By Joe Martino - Collective Evolution
We have all heard of antioxidants, but have we heard of the mother of all antioxidants? One that is the secret to prevent cancer, heart disease, aging, neurological issues and more? This single antioxidant has been studied in great depth yet most of us know nothing about it and many doctors have no idea how to address the epidemic of its deficiency in humans.
We are of course talking about Glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own.”) This is a powerful detoxifier and immune booster and is crucial to a healthy life. Although the body does make some of its own Glutathione, poor food quality, pollution, toxic environments, stress, infections and radiation are all depleting out bodies glutathione.
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a simple molecule produced naturally in the body at all times. It’s a combination of three building blocks of protein or amino acids — cysteine, glycine and glutamine.
Where Can You Get Glutathione?
The body makes it, but it’s often not enough in our strenuous environment. Here are some food sources that either contain glutathione or its precursors to help the body produce more.
“The best way to overcome undesirable or negative thoughts and feelings is to cultivate the positive ones.” ~ William Atkinson
Its important we recognise our thoughts and emotions and be aware of its effect not only on our health but also our relationships and our surroundings. Like negative, repressed emotions can have detrimental effect on our body, mind and spirit. It takes control over you and makes you feel down, gloomy, unhealthy and its a unpleasant state to be in.
While on the other hand positive emotions makes you feel happy and joyful. Everything around you seems beautiful, you enjoy the moment and things fall into place. Barbara Fredrickson, one of the long-time researchers and author on positive emotions, has shown how cultivating positivity can transform us at a cellular level and shape who we are.
Fredrickson’s theory of positive emotions, ‘Broaden-and-build’ suggests that positive emotions lead to novel, expansive behavior, and these actions, over time, lead to lasting emotional resilience, flourishing and meaningful social relationships.
By Jay Ricci - naturalnews
Cancer...the dreaded C word is probably the scariest word in our vocabulary because the very mention of it has struck fear into the hearts of so many people. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second leading cause of death in this country. Why such staggering statistics? Why do some people get cancer and others don't? Why do some heal and others don't?
Deficiency and toxicity
In order to find the answers regarding this cancer Goliath we have to understand where physical illnesses originate. You see the human body is made up of trillions of tiny microscopic cells. Two reasons why the cells in our body get corrupted and malfunction are deficiency and toxicity. Our cells malfunction and create a breeding ground for physical problems when they are not getting enough of what they need to function properly (i.e. nutritional deficiency) and are being exposed to toxins which can corrupt their originally designed function (i.e. toxicity).
So what exactly is cancer? Cancer is not just the tumor or lump as that may only be the symptom of the cancer, which is why people can get the lump removed only to have the same lump or another appear later. In truth, cancer is the result of malfunctioning cells which is largely due to internal deficiency and external toxicity. Cancer is not the result of a lack of fundraisers, drugs, surgery, radiation, synthetic (fake) over-the-counter vitamins or "good luck".
By Ana Nedelcu - omtimes
In this wonderful journey towards our self-discovery, we can visionary explore the true meaning of movement, inside and outside – what is it and why is it necessary?
Movement is what we are. Conscious external and inner movement guide us all along our lives and give us the impulse to harmoniously go through this existence. Movement is creating a unique drawing in the air – weight transfer, counter balance, rolling, falling, hanging and lifting us and the environment…just like in a beautiful jam of the contact improvisation dance technique.
Throughout movement, bodies are exploring the space around them, the space between them, each individual`s inside and outside space and make an extraordinary exchange of feelings and impressions with the environment. Movement is a journey that offers us the most beautiful views of the inside thought, strength and control. Body and environment become one in this explorable field…two different roads are daring to blend…to meet ‘otherness’…to grab hands and start the same journey…
My personal experience as well as the inner impulse towards untouched and unseen places have made me think about some possible answers to the question “Why should I see the world in this life?”
Everything in the entire universe, everything that you and I perceive to be solid matter, is actually not matter at all. All the space around us is pure energy which we will call vacuum energy. Not only that, but this vacuum energy is infinitely dense.
The reality that you and I have been led to believe in is a lie. The only truly dense thing in this universe is the apparent empty space all around us, and whenever we see objects, hold them, touch them, or otherwise … that is most likely due to a gradient within the infinite density of the vacuum energy which gives off a little oscillation of energy slow enough for our senses to perceive it.
Here is the proof.
Infinite Vacuum Energy in Quantum Physics
This is not a fringe theory. This is fundamental to the accepted physics paradigms of quantum theory which deal specifically with the level of the universe where all things are energy, or at least where they oscillate between energy and form. As quoted in one of the most fundamental physics textbooks, Gravitation, by three of the most highly influential physicists of the 20th Century, Charles Misner, Kip Thorne, and John Archibald Wheeler: