Why You Can't Count Calories

Calorie Count

When is a calorie not a calorie?

The second Golden Rule of orthodoxy is: 'A calorie is a calorie is a calorie' ? no matter where it comes from. This means that if you eat X number of calories more than you use up, you will put on Y amount of weight, wherever those calories come from. However, as has been demonstrated over and over again from many studies looking at diets with equal calorie content, but different constituents, this is far from true. Dieters on fat-based diets consistently lost much more weight than dieters on carb-based diets, even though both diets had exactly the same number of calories.'


Study Involving 18,000 People Confirms Acupuncture for Pain a Truly Effective Solution

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'Researchers examined over two dozen studies and determined that acupuncture effectively diminished chronic pain – news the pharmaceutical industry does not want to hear. The studies involved nearly 18,000 patients with back, neck, and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, or chronic headaches, and showed that acupuncture for pain could be a simple solution.'

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Tim Robbins Speaks Out On Psychiatric Drugging of Children!

Gut Bacteria: Allowing You To Extract More Calories From The Same Amount of Food

'The presence of certain gut microbes is linked with better digestion and absorption of dietary fats, according to new research that suggests modifying gut bacteria could help to battle malnutrition and obesity.'



The Heart Has Its Own “Brain” and Consciousness

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'Many believe that conscious awareness originates in the brain alone. Recent scientific research suggests that consciousness actually emerges from the brain and body acting together. A growing body of evidence suggests that the heart plays a particularly significant role in this process.
Far more than a simple pump, as was once believed, the heart is now recognized by scientists as a highly complex system with its own functional “brain.”'


Are People Being Thrown Into Psychiatric Wards For Their Political Views?

Mental Health Diagnoses Are Sometimes Politically-Motivated

'Many psychologists and psychiatrists are good people, who are only trying to help their patients.
But the Nazi government substantially supported psychologists … many of whom, in turn, espoused extermination of the people they considered to be “racially and cognitively compromised”.
Soviet psychiatrists famously aided Stalin in applying fake insanity diagnoses to political dissenters.  The official explanation was that no sane person would declaim the Soviet government and Communism.'


Top 10 Foods That Contain High Fructose Corn Syrup

'It’s super cheap—cheaper than sugar—and that means processed food manufacturers can load up on it, sweetening their goodies at rock-bottom prices and further driving our waistlines out. It’s high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and it’s found in some pretty surprising places. In fact, the foods with high fructose corn syrup may be foods you eat every single day.'


Antibiotics fuel obesity by creating microbe upheavals

'We aren’t single individuals, but colonies of trillions. Our bodies, and our guts in particular, are home to vast swarms of bacteria and other microbes. This “microbiota” helps us to harvest energy from our food by breaking down the complex molecules that our own cells cannot cope with. They build vitamins that we cannot manufacture. They ‘talk to’ our immune system to ensure that it develops correctly, and they prevent invasions from other more harmful microbes. They’re our partners in life.
What happens when we kill them?'


Contrary to Conventional Medicine, High-Fat Diets Lower Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Reset Metabolism and Prevent Obesity

'Most physicians seem to parrot the same old advice day in and day out--exercise, don't smoke and maintain a low fat diet. Turns out that if you're interested in lowering blood sugar, resetting your metabolism and preventing weight gain, a low-fat diet is not in your best interest.

By high-fat we don't mean processed or fried fatty foods with little nutrition. We mean high nutrient, energy efficient foods such as nuts, avocados, organic eggs, olive oil, non-pasteurized hard cheese and organic fatty fish.'


Marijuana Compound Found Superior To Drugs For Alzheimer's

Marijuana May Be Far Superior To Drugs For Alzheimer's

Could the active ingredient in marijuana, responsible for its characteristic "high," help turn the tide against the accelerating Alzheimer's epidemic?

'A remarkable study published in the journal Molecular Pharmacology in 2006, found that this long vilified plant contains a compound with not one, but two therapeutic properties ideal for addressing both the surface symptom (memory problems) and root cause (brain plaque) of Alzheimer's disease.[i] This is an ironic finding, considering that the prevailing stereotype is that using marijuana "fries" the brain, leading to debilitating memory issues.'


spiced pumpkin granola with cashews and cranberries

spiced pumpkin granola

'Homemade granola makes a great gift: it’s much healthier and tastier than what you can buy in the store. It keeps well so can be made in advance, and you can play with the packaging to vary the presentation. I like to put granola in Mason jars because they can be re-used by the recipient, but cellophane gift bags are widely available and look lovely, as well (especially when embellished with pretty ribbons).

This particular granola, with the warming spices, the subtle pumpkin flavor, and the festive dried cranberries, is perfect for the season. I packed mine into wide-mouth 1 pint jars (about 4 servings). You could use larger jars, if you like, but I prefer to give the smaller amount along with other goodies like jams I made over the summer, and small packages of homemade dark chocolate bark or toffee.'


Cloning Camels with Human Genes for Big Pharma

'As if it wasn’t enough that the United States is relentlessly pushing the invasion of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) onto the world’s food supply at an alarming rate, leaving those who are concerned about health to radically step away from most processed foods and start growing their own good, clean food at home, the Middle East is getting into the genetic engineering action with GMO camels. If this succeeds, camels genetically modified with human genes will be cloned for Big Pharma drugs.'


Fluorine Poison Is Rampant in Pharmaceuticals

Fluorine Pill

Fluorine is a poison with no place in any living metabolism. Yet, it’s commonplace in pharmaceuticals. (Includes a list of drugs with fluorine.)

'Fluorine is a poison. It has no place in the metabolism of humans, animals, or plants. It destroys bones and teeth, and wreaks havoc on all body systems. Fluorine is one of the most pervasive elements in pharmaceutical drugs.
Modern drug-based medicine depends on fluorine. Early symptoms of poisoning are generally not recognized, as they are commonly experienced. These can include excess salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. One must wonder how many people believe they have flu when they’re actually suffering from fluorine poisoning.'


The Matrix: A Formula On How To Stop Making Cancer

'How do we stop making a specific disease? A leader in Integrative Oncology, Internal Medicine, Nutrition and Homeopathy--Dr. Thomas Lodi shares his wisdom on cancer prevention and 20 steps to a formula on how to stop making cancer.'


Some Of The Really Bad Things That Could Happen If You Do Not Prepare For The Coming Economic Collapse

'Most people just assume that since things have always been a certain way that they will always be that way in the future. Most people just have blind faith that the people running our government and our financial system know exactly what they are doing and that they are doing their best to take care of us. In fact, once upon a time I was fully convinced of that.

When I was a kid I quickly realized that my elementary school teachers really didn't have the answers, but I had total faith that those running society at the highest levels were "experts" that were looking out for our best interests. As time went on I kept progressing in my education, and by the time I was finished with law school I came to understand that none of our "experts" really know what they are doing, and they are definitely not looking out for our best interests. 

 The blind are leading the blind and we all need to finally admit that the emperor is not wearing any clothes. Unfortunately, most Americans will repeat the mantra of "if that was true I would have heard about it on the news" until it is way too late. Most people are waiting for the "authorities" to tell them what to do instead of thinking for themselves. Sadly, time is rapidly running out and a lot of people are going to end up getting totally blindsided by what is coming.'


Chile may soon legalise ayahuasca

'A Chilean court ruled that ayahuasca is beneficial to health and therefore its use should not be penalized, an act of collective consciousness that seems to advance the revival of psychedelic medicine and introduicrnos a little more to the mystery of a plant that continues tradition of the drink of the gods, the soma.
“The more apt we are to make the unconscious conscious, the greater the amount of life we integrate.” – Carl G. Jung
A few days ago a court in Chile ruled that ayahuasca is not a substance harmful to health. In contrast, this compound may be highly beneficial to the welfare of human beings. A mystery is revealed in this herb, as a vine metaphysical joins heaven and earth, the soul with the body and the conscious mind with the unconscious.'


Pantry Medicine: A Simple Poultice for Swelling

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'I really like to use simple, downhome remedies whenever possible, preferably made up of weeds and food. Here’s great poultice for swelling and inflammation can be rigged up with common items from your pantry and weeds from your yard. It can also be easily customized to individual needs.'


Homemade Vapor Rub- All Natural and Easy

'I remember having Vicks Vaporub smeared all over when I was sick as a child. I loved the stuff! It always smelled good and fresh to me. Now, though, I prefer not to use petroleum products on my skin. Also, Vicks Vaporub is NOT recommended for kids under two. The reasons for that make me think it probably isn't much better for my guys who aren't much older.'


The Common Cold Treated as Fearful: Vaccine Is Coming

Baby shocked by vaccine needle

It’s obviously madness to consider yet another vaccine for anyone, let alone newborns. Yet, that’s precisely what’s in the works: a vaccination for the common cold, which is being treated as a devastating disease and the cause of asthma.

'Everyone gets them at some point: common colds. They’re no fun, but most of us just get on with it. Now, though, we’re seeing news stories that give the common cold a new and fearsome image as that of a killer or chronic disease inducer. Why would a fairly benign and ubiquitous disease get portrayed like that? One could ask the same question about some rather benign childhood illnesses, such as mumps, that are now treated as if they’re devastating killers.
As ever, it comes down to the selling of vaccines.'


How Doctors Do Harm

How Doctors Do Harm

'The tide is turning. When once it was unheard of for a doctor's opinion to be challenged, today's patients are getting second and third opinions, seeking out alternative care and pursuing natural, organic solutions to their health issues.

And now the medical system is being challenged by none other than the Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society. How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick In America by Dr. Otis Webb Brawley, exposes the nasty side of medicine – those things we hear of, suspect, and experience that erode our confidence in conventional medical treatment.'


The Unconscious Mind Plays a Key Role In The Placebo Effect

'With the discovery that the unconscious mind plays a key role in the placebo effect, researchers have identified a novel mechanism that helps explain the power of placebos and nocebos.

Much of medicine is based on what is considered the strongest possible evidence: The placebo-controlled trial. A paper published in the October 19 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine -- entitled "What's In Placebos: Who Knows?" calls into question this foundation upon which much of medicine rests, by showing that there is no standard behind the standard -- no standard for the placebo.'


7 Surprising Ways Your Eating Habits May Actually Improve After the S Hits the Fan

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'I recently shared this article in my newsletter but wanted to post it here as well. If you use a smart food storage plan, your family’s nutritional needs might actually improve after a worst case scenario, as strange as that sounds!

Many people believe that most Americans will be on starvation rations, at best, following a massive crisis, but you might be surprised to learn that your food storage pantry may actually improve your diet and health in 7 significant ways, assuming you have one.

If you haven’t started storing food, it may be the most important step you take toward preparing for a future that will certainly include, “everyday disasters,” such as freak weather events or a long-term job loss as well as worst-case scenarios. The price of food continues to increase and every year there are reports of devastating events that affect our food supply, such as this year’s drought.'


A Healthy Alternative To Potato Chips

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'Rich in healthy protein, folate, manganese, and fiber, few natural foods pack the nutrient density that chickpeas do. When prepared in the way that we're about to show you, they're tastier than potato chips. Well, maybe not to everyone, but we can state with confidence that crisped chickpeas make for a delightfully healthy snack, one that won't contribute to a multitude of degenerative diseases.'


CDC's Zombie Apocalypse Propaganda Positions Vaccines as Savior; Citizens as Helpless, Disarmed Victims in FEMA Camps

'The CDC has released a new zombie apocalypse preparedness campaign, and at one level, it almost begins to be useful. The "Preparedness 101 Zombie Apocalypse" novella is viewable online, connecting with the public through a pop culture theme -- zombies -- that has experienced a strong resurgence over the last few years.

The zombie novella even offers a small taste of some realistic, practical advice. Early in the novella, for example, a concerned citizen clicks on the CDC's preparedness website and prints out a list of items needed to create an emergency preparedness kit.'


Death by Doctor

'This fully referenced report shows the number of people having in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs to be 2.2 million per year. The number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections is 20 million per year. The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million per year. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million per year.

The most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US.'


Study Finds BPA Actually Changes Your Brain

'Researchers at North Carolina State University found that bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure in early life stages can actually cause gene expression changes. These effects are seen in a part of the brain called the amygdala, which can lead to increased levels of anxiety. What may surprise you is that soy—which has been accused of mimicking estrogen, as has BPA—prevented the behavioral changes.'


Study Finds Chemotherapy Makes Cancer Far Worse

'A team of researchers looking into why cancer cells are so resilient accidentally stumbled upon a far more important discovery. While conducting their research, the team discovered that chemotherapy actually heavily damages healthy cells and subsequently triggers them to release a protein that sustains and fuels tumor growth.

Beyond that, it even makes the tumor highly resistant to future treatment. Reporting their findings in the journal Nature Medicine, the scientists report that the findings were ‘completely unexpected’. Finding evidence of significant DNA damage when examining the effects of chemotherapy on tissue derived from men with prostate cancer, the writings are a big slap in the face to mainstream medical organizations who have been pushing chemotherapy as the only option to cancer patients for years.'


Marijuana Cuts Tumor Growth By Half

'The healing powers of marijuana and specifically how its active ingredients prevent disease lends credibility to claims that the pharmaceutical industry is behind marijuana prohibition laws. One of marijuana's active ingredients Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cuts tumor growth in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread.'


An Open Letter to Doctors

'After submitting to vaccinations, this woman’s life was taken over and devastated by creatures who call themselves doctors. Anyone’s life can be destroyed in this system that dares to demand it be the only approach to health.'

'You call yourselves doctors. You once took an oath to do no harm.

Originally, there were no pharmaceuticals in our house – not even an aspirin, but I became a drug addict when I was prescribed a benzodiazepine for insomnia.

My insomnia started after I received a cluster of immunizations which I didn’t want, but took because I was told it would be irresponsible of me not to. I was around 40, recently married, and had a dozen young godchildren. One of the shots was rubella: the other two were combinations. They were all given at one time.'


Agenda 21: What You Need To Know NOW!




by Jon Rappoport

'Time and time again, as an investigative reporter, I’ve had the job of informing readers that their most basic assumptions are wrong.

In the medical arena, this is compounded by public acceptance of lies that seem to be absolute science. However, the “science” turns out to be manufactured delusion. The subject of this article is another such case. It flies in the face of massive propaganda that medical authorities have launched to literally brainwash the population.'


The Dangers of Vaccines!

The Day I Bet My Life on Herbs

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'The big question of course – what was going on? I was certain my gallbladder was ruptured where the buckle had forced its way, but what about my liver? Was I slowly hemorrhaging or was it just bile? 

After binding myself tightly I went to fetch herbs for bleeding and “damp” conditions. I needed strong astringents and hemostats. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) was past its prime since it had already flowered but I took it anyway. I always kept part of my nettle patch cut back to prevent flowering so there was plenty of quality material . Besides stopping bleeding, nettles (Urtica dioica) is a nutritive, I’d be needing that since my digestive process was questionable. Plus, if I was losing blood, nettles contains a lot of bioavailable iron to rebuild it. The nettles would be juiced in my wheat grass juicer.' 

Natural Healing Remedies: 10 Foods That Fight Inflammation And Pain


'Some of the best healing remedies to overcome inflammation also taste fabulous which can’t really be stated about prescription medications. Moreover, foods won’t cause the nasty side effects common to most pain medications. Here are ten amazing foods that fight inflammation and pain.

1. Blueberries: Blueberries are excellent anti-inflammatory foods. They increase the amounts of compounds called heat-shock proteins that decrease as people age. When heat-shock proteins are in short supply inflammation, pain and tissue damage is the result.'


18 Causes of Mineral Depletion

'Minerals play a critical role in our bodies and they have specific cofactors that help them to work properly so that everything we eat is perfectly assimilated. Mineral deficiency is quite common all over the world, in part because of modern-day living. Our soil has been depleted of minerals, resulting in fewer mineral-rich types of produce on supermarket shelves. Here are 18 common causes of mineral depletion.'


Is it Possible to Eat Healthy on a Food Stamp Budget?

By Dr. Mercola

'In recent years, as the pace of the US economic recovery has slowed, the number of Americans enrolled in the food stamp program has skyrocketed, now reaching an all-time high of roughly 46 million Americans.

With so many people in need of assistance to purchase food for their families, the question of whether or not it is possible to truly eat healthy on a food-stamp budget has become all the more pressing.

Husband and wife filmmakers Yoav and Shira Potash tackled this inquiry with both their cameras and their stomachs in the acclaimed documentary film Food Stamped.'


Cargill and Others Behind anti-Organic 'Stanford Study'

'When entire news cycles are dominated by headlines built on a single university study, with editorials attempting to hammer in big-agri talking points, a lobbying effort is clearly afoot.

Two news cycles have already been dedicated to trashing organic food. Organic food is free of pesticides and genetic manipulation, both of which are proven to cause learning disabilities, decreased IQ, sterility, and a myriad of other health problems including a wide variety of cancers.'


Alzheimer’s Is Diabetes of the Brain: Diet & Vaccination Connections

Woman, elderly, sad
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Alzheimer’s can be prevented. Why waste your last years and put both emotional and financial stress on your family, when you could be living life to the hilt?

'The now-traditional belief that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a buildup of plaques on the brain has always been deficient for one simple reason: It completely ignores why those plaques build up. We now have good information that documents the reason for it. Alzheimer’s shares its genesis with diabetes. It’s a derangement of the body’s ability to process or produce insulin. Alzheimer’s is a third type of diabetes: type 3.
Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that steals people’s twilight years, takes grandparents from children years before they actually die, and costs society untold resources. And this disastrous condition is a growing epidemic.
It should come as no surprise that Alzheimer’s is yet another chronic disease that can blamed on modern life. It’s long been known that it’s related to diet, that those who eat primarily from Agribusiness offerings are more likely to become afflicted. It may also be triggered by vaccinations.'


BPA and Narrowed Arteries: New Study Links Plastics Chemical with Coronary Artery Stenosis

By Dr. Mercola
'A new study indicates bisphenol-A (BPA) – a chemical already found to be an endocrine disrupter linked to cancer and reproductive and fetal development problems – may be contributing to narrowed arteries.
Unfortunately, unequivocal proof of the chemical's dangers to the arteries will be difficult to obtain because experiments on humans are not feasible, but the study's authors said the growing body of evidence is impressive enough to add BPA exposure to the known risk factors for heart disease.'

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Nanotechnology, Terra-Forming, Transhumanism, and You

'Many things are being altered right before our eyes, mostly without our consent, or knowledge. These changes are coming from well-funded and classified experiments, accidents, and new science, often with creepy 'modern' agendas driving them. This sort of broad scale change is unfolding in nearly every facet of our lives. But the signs and symptoms already indicate that our health may suffer as a result.

Lets start with food for example. The bio-availability of the nutrients in our food seems to be getting interrupted. Could it be the irradiation or modification of foods? Some believe that the reason for the obesity problems could actually be a lack of nutrition, a slow starvation, because the nutrition cannot get into the cells.'


Spanish activists looted supermarkets to aid the needy

'Unemployed activists and union members stormed into two supermarkets, one in Sevilla and one in Cadiz to fill up trolleys with basic food supplies in order to feed the disadvantaged. This act was organized by the Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores.' teleSUR

Amazing Health Benefits Of Peaches


 'Peaches are juicy fruits that originated in China and are highly consumed in America. These sweet flavoured fruits can be stored in almost all types of climates thus, you can enjoy it any season. Peaches are filled with nutrients and proteins that makes it an ideal summer fruit. Lets check out some amazing health benefits of the sweet and sift juicy fruit, peaches.'