Advice: Dont evaluate your worth by comparing yourself to others.

One reason why so many people become depressed and fall into the practice of self-sadism is because they have not cultivated a sense of self-worth. They cut themselves up inside for not being as rich, smart, fast, or strong as another. This is akin to burning your own house down because it doesnt look as good or have as many rooms as the one across the street. You end up with no house and lament in the cold..jealous of the one still standing.

Instead of cutting yourself up, cherish your ability to transform yourself and your inner world. To use the dwelling metaphor again: You can paint your house and build on to it to suit your own needs. The only person that has to live inside is you. If you push yourself out of your own being in a paroxysm of self-dejection, where will you live?

It is important that people learn to love themselves. Your internal environment matters more than the superficialities we present as a measure of success in society. You live in your own mind and will die in it. Why not renovate?

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Aluminum is among the most abundant elements of this planet. It is also highly toxic to the human nervous system. Thankfully free-form aluminum, that is, aluminum not chemically bound to other elements, is relatively rare in our biosphere. At least, it used to be.

If you frequent my domain you may have come across the controversial subject of geoengineering. I tend to present radio broadcasts of prominent activist Dane Wigington, whose following has been spearheading the climate modification cover-up. Before I continue be advised that you can visit GeoengineeringWatch.org for detailed studies, documents, and biologist field-reports which substantiate the reality of toxic skies and nano-scaled aerosolized, metallic particulates saturating the earth we depend on.

See Geoengineering Whistle-blowers here

Independent labs across California and in other parts of the U.S. have confirmed that the presence of aluminum and other heavy metals in soil and water has been increasing. The curiosity of this elevation is ‘where did it come from’?

Geoengineering has been implicated on many levels, but regardless of the source, you must know that these toxic metals (barium, strontium, aluminum) are now in the air we breathe as well as the food we eat and the water we drink.

It has been established that aluminum is not readily absorbed by the gut, but a different picture is painted respecting parenteral and inhaled aluminum. The picture is this: neuronal cell death and microgliosis – features associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. To paraphrase a Dr. Russel Blaylock who has authored a 2012 study entitled “Aluminum Induced Immunoexcitotoxicity in Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders”, studies have shown that chronic exposure of mixed cell cultures of astrocytes and neurons to aluminum results in significant microglial apoptosis (programmed cellular death) and “neuronal loss”. In other words, aluminum kills brain cells. In fact, aluminum has been ‘officially’ implicated in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

The evidence for health detriment via aluminum exposure connected to these geoengineering programs is out there, but no one seems to be listening.

We have all heard, at one time or another, the fantastic expostulations of fringe(y), yoga posing people that there exists within the human body a subtle energy, which if cultivated, may function as an expedient to good health and an ‘expanded consciousness’, whatever that means.

Depending on the culture this subtle energy has been referred to by numerous titles:

The Japanese call it Ki; the Greeks dubbed it pneuma; yogins say it is prana; the Chinese use the term qi; and modern energetic sciences term it, rather blandly, bio-energy .

But despite the ubiquity of this bio-energetic concept as exhibited by various cultures, we are generally skeptical of such an ‘ethereal’ substance. Is it real?

If you are like me, then you find the preponderance of traditions, texts, oral anecdotes, and the display of seemingly supernatural human performances attributed to this elusive energy compelling enough to at least entertain the notion that there might be something to it.

The body of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is predicated on the affirmation that this energy, known as qi (pronounced ‘chee’) does in fact exist:

Qi, “is the intrinsic substance and vital force behind all things in the universe. It is the medium between and within all material substances. We are all immersed in it.” – Liang & Wu. (1997). Qigong Empowerment. p17

The health philosophy of TCM maintains that illness is the result of an imbalance of polar qi, divided into Yin qi (dark, soft, moist, lowering) and Yang qi (light, hard, dry, rising). By learning to balance the qi of the human body, it is thought that most health maladies can be remedied and holistic health, addressing the mind, body, and spirit, may be attained.

But of course, references to this bio-energetic underpinning to health has attracted skeptics who have disputed, in some specifics successfully, that the existence of this energy is nonsense. One can easily see why this conclusion is adhered to. There have been and will continue to be many charlatans who seek to turn a quick dollar on the ‘open-minded’, and it is seldom in good sense that we listen to those who have a confirmation bias for such fringe things as ‘spontaneous remission’, the laying of hands healing, and qi-gong practitioners that show off astonishing physical actions such as breaking blocks of concrete with their bare hands. Who is to say that an explanation well rooted in classical physics is insufficient in relegating the notion of qi to the category of myth?

Science, however, contends that subtle energy systems do exist. Not only that, but these systems are currently being dissected and analyzed in pursuit of a modern healing modality that can make use of the resultant understanding that we are more than random collisions and cohesion of inanimate matter. Vitalism is undergoing a resurgence, and the mechanistic, Newtonian science which seemingly explained away the workings of the universe is being supplanted by quantum experiments.

Follow the logic: We know that the human body is comprised of tissues, each of which is a composition of differentiated cells. These cells are composed of macro-molecules that themselves consist of atoms and sub-atomic particles. And the sub-atomic particles? Differentiated from one another by charge, mass, and energy.

In essence, all matter is energy, thus confirming the wisdom of the ancients who made use of such a principle in devising their own healing modalities centered in consciousness and the bio-energetic nature of the human body.

Can you heal yourself by wishful thinking? Probably not. Does energetic healing produce instantaneously tangible effects? Probably not.

The main point of all of this is to raise you to an awareness that the matter of energetic medicine and vitalism is not dead. It is therefore important to be open-minded on the subject, but not so much so that your brain falls out.

I am making an effort to sift through some scientific literature that ostensibly provides the theoretical framework of energetic medicine. More to come.

—-That consciousness has risen from matter inanimate, is perhaps the greatest mystery.—-

To maintain a fit body is a fundamental principle of defense. But does pumping iron or running on a treadmill translate to optimal performance? Of course not. You could have someone develop extremely powerful legs, but if that individual never stepped outside of a gym to put strength to vertical running, he/she would still experience a learners curve. My point here is this: You become what you do.

I advocate doing exercises that increase skill.

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“National groups file a groundbreaking Petition to the EPA demanding action to protect the public: ban artificial water fluoridation due to new scientific evidence of brain harm and neurotoxic risk…

This is a new health story circulating the internet that is serving another strike against the practice of fluoridation. People have had enough.

The petition is being backed by 2,500 pages of scientific documentation as well as a substantial coalition of concerned individuals including medical professionals.

(see full story here)

Despite scientifically valid evidence to the contrary, the practice of water fluoridation continues to promote health in a manner most ‘safe and effective’.

But the strikes against the practice of water fluoridation are many and inform anything but superficial disputations.

Most notable of these include the research of pioneering toxicologist Dr. Phylis Mullenix who studied the neurotoxic effects of ingested sodium-fluoride during the 1980’s, along with the recently promulgated meta-analysis on the neurodevelopmental effects of ingested fluorides out of Harvard that was published (2012) in the prominent journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Also adding to the case of anti-fluoridation activists is the well-documented book by Christopher Bryson titled The Fluoride Deception, which Mullenix was interviewed for. The book recounts, among other things, the obscure history of Dr. Harold Hodge who was among the chief medical advisors overseeing the employees of the Manhattan Project.

Hodge knew fluoride compounds were highly deleterious to the human organism (given a sufficient quantity). He knew this because it was his job to know it.

You see, one of the imperatives of the Manhattan Project was the enrichment of uranium. To do this, massive gaseous diffusion plants were constructed which utilized elemental fluorine for the filtering of heavier, less fissile uranium that was fed into the plants. There were accidents/fluoride exposures in these facilities and through them Hodge was to be made aware of the danger fluorides pose to the human body. All of this he hid slyly when shadowing the work of Dr. Phyllis Mullenix.

Mullenix was disturbed by the fact that Hodge knew in advance that her research would uncover relations between biological illness and fluorides. He said nothing, even when she was put in the line of fire by the National Institutes of Health. Her research ultimately lead to her losing her position at Forsyth in Boston. It was as if NIH acted as a defender of public myth, favoring to silence those that chose to move against close-minded consensus. But Mullenix’s work still speaks from the record.

And what of the 2012 Harvard meta-analysis? The authors of the study state that their,

“results support the possibility of an adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children’s neuro-development.”

How high must the exposure levels be to pose considerable risk?

The authors do not indicate.

Reading through the study though, it is certain that they do not unequivocally cater to anti-fluoridation arguments as they state the poor quality of the studies reviewed. Also, they write that the levels associated with health risk were 2-4mg/L, higher than what are typically encountered with fluoridated municipalities.

However, they do conclude that the practice of fluoridation should be re-evaluated with better studies while simultaneously admitting that the studies reviewed,

“adds support to existing evidence of fluoride-associated cognitive deficits, and suggests that potential developmental neurotoxicity of fluoride should be a high research priority.”

In addition to the above, a 2015 article coming forth from The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health conveys the careful sentiments of Kent University researchers who have made the claim that fluoride in the water supply should be considered a contributing factor to the prevalence of hypothyroidism in the UK.

Despite scientifically valid evidence to the contrary, the practice of water fluoridation continues to promote health in a manner most ‘safe and effective’.

But the strikes against the practice of water fluoridation are many and inform anything but superficial disputations.

Most notable of these include the research of pioneering toxicologist Dr. Phylis Mullenix who studied the neurotoxic effects of ingested sodium-fluoride during the 1980’s, along with the recently promulgated meta-analysis on the neurodevelopmental effects of ingested fluorides out of Harvard that was published (2012) in the prominent journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Also adding to the case of anti-fluoridation activists is the well-documented book by Christopher Bryson titled The Fluoride Deception, which Mullenix was interviewed for. The book recounts, among other things, the obscure history of Dr. Harold Hodge who was among the chief medical advisors overseeing the employees of the Manhattan Project.

Hodge knew fluoride compounds were highly deleterious to the human organism (given a sufficient quantity). He knew this because it was his job to know it.

You see, one of the imperatives of the Manhattan Project was the enrichment of uranium. To do this, massive gaseous diffusion plants were constructed which utilized elemental fluorine for the filtering of heavier, less fissile uranium that was fed into the plants. There were accidents/fluoride exposures in these facilities and through them Hodge was to be made aware of the danger fluorides pose to the human body. All of this he hid slyly when shadowing the work of Dr. Phyllis Mullenix.

Mullenix was disturbed by the fact that Hodge knew in advance that her research would uncover relations between biological illness and fluorides. He said nothing, even when she was put in the line of fire by the National Institutes of Health. Her research ultimately lead to her losing her position at Forsyth in Boston. It was as if NIH acted as a defender of public myth, favoring to silence those that chose to move against close-minded consensus. But Mullenix’s work still speaks from the record.

And what of the 2012 Harvard meta-analysis? The authors of the study state that their,

“results support the possibility of an adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children’s neuro-development.”

How high must the exposure levels be to pose considerable risk?

The authors do not indicate.

Reading through the study though, it is certain that they do not unequivocally cater to anti-fluoridation arguments as they state the poor quality of the studies reviewed. Also, they write that the levels associated with health risk were 2-4mg/L, higher than what are typically encountered with fluoridated municipalities.

However, they do conclude that the practice of fluoridation should be re-evaluated with better studies while simultaneously admitting that the studies reviewed,

“adds support to existing evidence of fluoride-associated cognitive deficits, and suggests that potential developmental neurotoxicity of fluoride should be a high research priority.”

In addition to the above, a 2015 article coming forth from The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health conveys the careful sentiments of Kent University researchers who have made the claim that fluoride in the water supply should be considered a contributing factor to the prevalence of hypothyroidism in the UK.

Hmmm… Why does this debate still continue?

We all know exercise is important, but despite this awareness many struggle to find the time or motivation to develop the fitness they desire. It isn’t always easy, but there are ways to insure your fitness plan with exercises that do not require a gym membership. Motivation-wise, here are a few reasons to value exercise.

  1. You have a physical body to interact with a physical world. Therefore, the less capable your body, the less you can continue to interact with this physical world. You exercise to stay functional longer.
  2. Darwinian survival of the most fit is not exactly a principle of evolution I hold to, but it does have a point of consideration relating to global or local disasters. When a bad situation occurs it is likely that those who have achieved a considerable level of fitness are more likely to survive the given scenario. This is a no brainer. Having to run from gray-matter hungry zombies requires fitness. Having to fend off your home from starving mobs requires fitness (among other things). Having to walk 20 miles into town because your car broke down requires fitness.
  3. You will look, feel, and think better. I don’t have the voluminous accounts of research studies in front of me at the moment, but I can assure you that exercise is the MOST valuable preventative medicine that exists.
  4. Your quality of life will be improved. As you increase your level of fitness you will notice an increase in reserves of energy that allow you do get more done in your day, as well as providing you the capacity to engage in activities that a physically unfit individual could not (hiking in the mountains anyone?)

Think of your own motivations to exercise, I’m sure you can come up with a few of your own. List these motivations in your head or write them down if you have to and tack them to a wall. Motivation is key in insuring your physical fitness plan’s completion.

Now as stated before, you do not need to purchase a gym membership to gain a considerable level of fitness. All that is really required is time, and your motivations. Body weight exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, squats, etc. are ok substitutes for expensive equipment and they are more convenient in that you can engage in them anywhere. In tandem with these body-weight exercises, you can start running to and from places you need to go per your daily itinerary. For example, if I find I need something from a Dollar General store a few miles away, I throw on my EDC bag and start jogging there. It provides me solitude for introspection and gets me out into my community as well. Are there areas in your itinerary that you can fill with simple exercises?

Value your body. If it dies, you die. If it is injured, your quality of life will be hindered. If it is well, you will be well.

We all want clean water to drink, so when we hear about carcinogenic contamination of water supplying the needs of some “218 million” people (roughly 2/3 of the United States), there is an obligation to be concerned.

According to data published by the Environmental Working Group, over half of the national water supply is contaminated with Chromium-6.

Collectively referred to as hexavalent chromium compounds, Chromium-6 is known to be a genotoxic carcinogen linked to incidence of lung cancer when inhaled, and scientists say that these same compounds may induce gut cancers when ingested.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has no assigned maximum contaminant value for ‘water-borne’ Chromium-6, though it does maintain that all chromium compounds within a water supply should be maintained at a value below 1 ppb (parts per billion).

Respecting these values, the Environmental Working Group’s, “analysis of federal data from nationwide drinking water tests shows that the compound contaminates water supplies for more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states. Yet federal regulations are stalled by a chemical industry challenge that could mean no national regulation of a chemical state scientists in California and elsewhere say causes cancer when ingested at even extraordinarily low levels.” http://www.ewg.org/research/chromium-six-found-in-us-tap-water

For those of you who live in Nebraska (particularly Buffalo county) I should mention that the EWG pulled 12 samples from the water supply there and found the Chromium-6 levels range from 0.04-3.5 ppb, clearly exceeding the EPA safe water guidelines. Perhaps you should be concerned?

For more info or a map of which counties across the U.S. were tested, follow this link here.