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The ‘Muscle Of The Soul’ May Be Triggering Your Fear And Anxiety

PsoasMuscleBrett Wilbanks – The psoas major muscle (pronounced “so-as”) is often referred to as the deepest core, or as yoga therapist and film-maker Danielle Olson states, the “muscle of the soul.” This core-stabilizing muscle located near the hip bone affects mobility, structural balance, joint function, flexibility, and much more. In addition to its function to help keep the body upright and moving, the psoas is believed to allow you to connect with the present moment especially when it is stretched out and tension is released from the body.

Research indicates that the psoas is vital to our psychological wellbeing in addition to structural health. Liz Koch, author of The Psoas Book, states that our psoas “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire to flourish.” This means that there is a lot more to the psoas than one might initially think. It is entirely possible to harness healing pranic energy and improve mental health by keeping the psoas healthy.

Where is the Psoas?

The psoas is the principal muscle associated with physical stability. It stretches from the legs to the spine and is the only muscle connecting the legs to the spinal column. The muscle flares out from the T12 vertebrae, follows down the five lumbar vertebrae, before attaching to the top of the thigh bone.

The Reptilian Connection

In addition to connecting the legs and spine, the psoas is connected to the diaphragm. Breathing is modulated at the diaphragm, and it is also the location where many physical symptoms associated with fear and anxiety manifest. Koch believes that this is due to the direct link between the psoas and the most ancient part of our brain stem and spinal cord, called the reptilian brain. Continue reading

“Killer Germs” Obliterated by Medicinal Smoke Smudging, Study Reveals

SmokeSayer Ji – The ritualistic use of plant smoke stretches back to the prehistorical era and is still used, the world over, as a way of ‘cleansing’ the spirit. Now modern scientific research reveals that the practice may actually have life-saving implications by purifying the air of harmful bacteria.

The burning of herbs and plant resins for medicinal and spiritual purposes – so-called ‘smudging’ – is an ancient practice among indigenous people around the world; one increasingly adopted by Westerners. Smudging is a technology believed to unlock the ‘spirits’ of various plant allies to restore balance and ease to the individual or group.  Some liken it to taking a ‘spiritual shower,’ enabling you to wash away emotional and spiritual negativity that accumulates in your body and the spaces you live.

That said, skeptics believe attributing health benefits to the burning of sage and incense reflects ‘magical thinking.’ The practice has even been accused of being a New Age form of cultural imperialism where ‘plastic’ or ‘white’ shamans mimic and co-opt the traditions of indigenous people their predecessors essentially conquered.

Given the polarized view on this increasingly common practice, as well as the well known role that the burning of incense plays in even Western religious traditions, such as Catholicism, we decided to explore the published literature on the topic of smudging’s scientifically validated medical benefits, to see what we could find.

First, we uncovered a 2006 review published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology titled “Medicinal smokes,” that looked at single and multi-ingredient herbal and non-herbal remedies administered as smoke from 50 countries across 5 continents. The researchers found, with surprising overlap worldwide, medicinal smoke is mostly used to address the following specific organ systems: “pulmonary (23.5%), neurological (21.8%) and dermatological (8.1%).” They also found that “ambient smoke,” which is the type of passively inhaled smoke generated by smudging/incense, is traditionally believed to be an effective “air purifier.” The review argued that modern medicine should investigate medicinal smoke as a drug delivery system, owing to the following advantages: “The advantages of smoke-based remedies are rapid delivery to the brain, more efficient absorption by the body and lower costs of production.” Continue reading

Same Corporations That Manufacture Vaccines Are Killing Half A Million People Annually With Deadly Psychiatric Drugs

– Psychiatric medications are not only useless, but they’re responsible for killing at least 500,000 people aged 65 years and older every single year. This is the shocking conclusion of a new meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that challenges the widely held belief that antidepressants and dementia drugs are safe and effective for treating mental health issues.

Researchers from Denmark’s Nordic Cochrane Centre broke the disturbing news after poring through loads of published data on this class of drugs and finding that virtually none of it is suggestive of either safety or efficacy. To the contrary, nearly every placebo-controlled trial used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in justifying the legal prescription of psych meds shows minimal or no benefits.

The paper revealed that virtually every randomized trial ever conducted that involved psych meds failed to properly evaluate the drugs’ effects in users. The “control” groups in these bogus studies, it turns out, were made up of folks who were previously taking other psychiatric drugs, rendering any and all findings moot. And yet these were the very studies that U.S. regulators used to approve such drugs as “safe and effective.”

“Patients, who after a short wash-out period are randomized to placebo, go ‘cold turkey’ and often experience withdrawal symptoms,” wrote the paper’s authors. “This design exaggerates the benefits of treatment and increases the harms in the placebo group, and it has driven patients taking placebo to suicide in trials in schizophrenia.”

Blatant manipulation of antidepressant clinical trials led to fake results, widespread death

In other words, the companies that produce these psych meds, and who also design the clinical trials used to “test” and approve them, are using human beings as guinea pigs in blatantly corrupt experiments posing as “science.” People are dying left and right not only from these trials, but also from the use of the drugs “tested” in these trials post-approval. Continue reading

Prescriptions Drugs Now The Leading Cause Of Death By Overdose

Robert Harrington – The shocking truth conveyed by this article’s headline is that “nearly 52 percent of the deaths were related to prescription drugs.” The unfortunate circumstance around so many prescription drug overdoses is that most victims never even knew they OD’d.

drugThere is now a pervasive pharmaceutical drug culture across America. If you were to look inside the medicine cabinet of many homes you would find a panoply of prescription bottles of every size. Some full, some half full; others empty and awaiting a refill. This predicament is becoming all too common for those who place so much faith on their daily drug ritual.

Regrettably for many of these folks, they rarely ever stop to take notice of the many side effects that each drug is capable of causing. The list of adverse side effects, which is provided by law, can often be worse than the original ailment. This is what many med addicts fail to understand.

Across the country, 44,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2013, more than double the number in 1999, the study by the non-profit group, Trust for America’s Health found. Nearly 52 percent of the deaths were related to prescription drugs. The number of overdose deaths increased in 26 states in the four years to 2013, the study found, and decreased in only six states. [1]

For those who have not done the math, 52% equals 22,880 who actually died from prescription drug overdoses. That only counts the number of people who were sufficiently autopsied so that the actual cause of death was scientifically determined. This tally of 22,880 does not include the thousands of other takers of pharmaceutical medications who also died from overdoses but were not categorized as such. Surely there are untold accidental deaths from what essentially amounts to drug poisoning.

The Elderly Are the Most Vulnerable

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What is Colloidal Silver?

colloidal silverDaniel Downing – Colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic and healing agent. Silver has been used for thousands of years in alternative healing practices and in Eastern medicine. It also has anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti- viral properties. Colloidal silver is also believed to possess cell renewing properties, which may contribute to its effectiveness against different cases of skin problems.

Acting as a catalyst, it disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need for their oxygen metabolism. They suffocate without corresponding harm occurring to human enzymes or parts of the human body chemistry. The result is the destruction of disease-causing organisms in the body and in the food. The presence of colloidal silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems.

Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter.

Colloidal silver is produced by electrolysis and is a solution in which microscopic particles of silver are in suspension in water. The silver particles are so small that when it is suspended in water, the particles neither sink to the bottom nor float to the top. The particles are also “charged”, which means that all the particles have the same molecular charge, so they repel each other. In the case of colloidal silver, the particles are as small as 1/7,000th the size of a red blood cell, which makes them very easy to assimilate.

The word “colloidal” refers to a condition where a solid particle is suspended in a liquid (silver in water). The solid particles are too large to be considered dissolved, but are too small to be filtered out. This colloidal condition is most easily detected by what is called the “Tyndall effect”, where a narrow beam of light is shined through the liquid to produce a cone shaped dispersion of the light. The particles so illuminated also exhibit a random, crisscross movement called “Brownian motion” when observed under a microscope.

The word “ionic” refers to an atom or a group of atoms that has acquired a net electric charge by gaining or losing one or more electrons. In the case of colloidal silver made by electrolysis, this electric charge is ALWAYS positive. Silver will not form a negatively charged ion. So, the truth is that quality colloidal silver made by electrolysis is BOTH colloidal and ionic. It is considered colloidal because it contains nano particles of silver and it is considered ionic because it also contains silver ions.

In “Use of Colloids in Health and Disease”, author Dr. Henry Crooks says that colloidal silver is highly germicidal. In laboratory test he found that “all fungus, virus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms are killed in three or four minutes. In fact, there is no microbe known that is not killed by colloidal silver in six minutes or less in a dilution as little as 5 parts per million. Dr. Crooks found colloidal silver particularly effective in intestinal problems, and tells us there are no serious effects whatsoever from high concentrations.

How to use colloidal silver

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Monsanto Protection Act Part 2? New Bill Introduced Spells Bad News For GMO Activists

foodArjun Walia – A couple of years ago, a bill was introduced (H.R. 933) allowing big biotech corporations, like Monsanto, to override United States federal courts on the issue of planting experimental genetically engineered crops all across the US. This rendered the government powerless when it came to stopping other biotechnology corporations from planting and harvesting. The measure shields sellers of genetically modified seeds from lawsuits, even if the resulting crops cause harm. As a result, the public labelled this bill “The Monsanto Protection Act.”

This time, a bill has been introduced, dubbed the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Of 2015.” Proposed by United States Congressman Mike Pompeo, the bill is aimed at overriding bills in roughly two dozen states that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such.

“Activists in nearly 30 states are considering legislation that would require government warning labels on food products containing ingredients derived from biotechnology. These common ingredients, which include corn, soybeans, and sugar beets, are safe to eat. Unfortunately, activists are demanding an official notice that food may contain these ingredients. If consumers are misled to believe the food supply isn’t safe, there is little incentive to innovate or grow these important crops.” (source)

He goes on to state that: Continue reading

Sulfur: The Crucial Nutrient You May Be Lacking

Carolanne Wright – Linus Pauling, a Nobel Prize winning researcher, believed that all modern disease can be traced to nutritional mineral deficiencies. With our soils depleted of these valuable nutrients through conventional farming and the lavish use of chemical fertilizers over the last sixty years, is it any wonder that the rate of disease has exploded?

Since 1954, we’ve seen a 4,000% increase of serious ailments in the United States. This just happens to be the same year chemical fertilizers were mandated by the government. Patrick McGean, director of the Cellular Matrix Study, suspects that the use of fertilizers have broken the sulfur cycle in the soil and “… appears to have contributed to the decline of our health, wealth, mental acuity, and quality of life.”

The important role of sulfur in human health

One of the crucial biological mechanisms of sulfur is that it facilitates the transport of oxygen across cell membranes. If we don’t have adequate sulfur in the diet — which is a very real possibility considering the state of our soil — healthy cellular regeneration is put at risk. This can lead to a host of disorders like cancer, inability to handle physical and psychological stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and more.

Sulfur is essential for the health of the muscles, skin and bones as well. Many times, people who have issues with connective tissue supplement with an organic version of sulfur: methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), which helps to fortify the sulfur bonds of the flexible tissues in the body. But this is just the tip of the iceberg concerning the benefits of the mineral. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, sulfur is also vital for the following: Continue reading