Pizzagate Exposed: Part 5

NOTE: As I was writing this column, I discovered that the Wikileaks site has gone down. So some of the screenshots of the e-mails included here are low quality since I couldn’t pull them directly from Wikileaks.

In my last column, I said my part 5 of this series would include the one e-mail in the Podesta E-mails that I believe to be the most damning and disturbing when you look at all the evidence. So let’s get into it!

If you haven’t read my other articles in this series, please click here to start from the beginning.

On Oct. 8, 2015, Tamera Luzzatto sent an e-mail to John and others cc’d about their upcoming visit to a farm in Lovettsville.  In that e-mail she wrote: We plan to heat the pool, so a swim is a possibility.  Bonnie will be Uber Service to transport Ruby, Emerson and Maeve (11, 9 and almost 7) so you’ll have some further entertainment, and they will be in the pool for sure.

For starters, this e-mail is alarming because you have a woman explaining that she’ll be providing children for an adult get-together for “entertainment”.  Further suspect, Luzzatto makes a point to list the ages of the children.  I want to note that when traffickers sell children, they usually always advertise the ages of the kids.  Their pedophile clients want to know the ages of the children because most of them have certain age preferences.

Now here’s what makes this e-mail the most damning.  The sender, Luzzatto, had an online business that dates back to at least 2009.  (Note this is seven years before the Podesta E-mails were released.) She ran a members-only secure website, that required a password for entry, titled Evie’s Crib.  The site boasted photos of Luzzatto with babies and toddlers. Luzzatto is the same woman who worked as Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff when she served in the U.S. Senate until 2009. So Luzzatto ran this site as she worked in a top position for Hillary.

The main page of her site showcased this header alongside a photo of an infant: “Evelyn is growing up, soon she will be Queen of the entire US of A, right now, for a limited time only, you can spend time with her online, raw and uncut.”  Please re-read that last sentence and keep in mind “raw and uncut” is synonymous with porn language.  So what did she mean when she said you could view the infant raw and uncut?  The caption on the site continued:  “Take advantage of this now, as in the future she will have the power of life and death over you.”

More disturbing, some of the tabs on the site are labeled with these horrific titles: baby ambien, filth, malpractice, psychopath, parental manipulation, Ponzi schemes, tranquilizers, public intoxication and EWB.  EWB is an acronym for evil white bitch. 

In another blog post, Luzzatto writes: “Evie doesn’t know it yet, but she is looking forward to many visits to the farm with cousins Ruby Emma and Maeve.”  So in this post, Luzzatto references most likely the same children she did in the Podesta E-mails and the farm again.

On Evie’s Crib, there’s also a link to a blog featuring a baby named Jack.  Luzzatto writes, “Jack is owned by Ken Weber and Stephanie Copeland, who live a few blocks from us.”  Have you ever heard someone refer to a child’s parent as his or her owner? 

On this blog, Ken and Stephanie posted a photo of a naked boy with this post: “It was bath time again this weekend, which Jack celebrated in high style by slipping into the baby bath hammock (thanks Sarah C!).  Before reuniting with the frog towel, Jack luxuriated (and exfoliated) in a warm soak by the kitchen window.”  Here’s the statement that followed that’s most concerning:  “Unrated version of this photo available only to premium subscribers ;)”. Can anyone think of a logical and innocent reason why someone would promote “unrated versions” of naked photos of babies and toddlers or images of them “raw and uncut” that does not involve child porn? Consider the language and images I just laid out and the fact that this kind of content is displayed on password protected and monetized sites.

So to recap, Tamera Luzzatto broadcasted that people can spend time with infants “raw and uncut” on her password protected site.  This is the same woman who provided children, who were featured on her site, for an adult party for “entertainment” according to her own e-mail in the Podesta E-mails dump released by Wikileaks.

Moving along, on April 11, 2015, Jim Steyer wrote to John and his wife, Mary Podesta, cc’d with billionaire Tom Steyer in an e-mail with the subject “walnut sauce”:  Hey John, We know you’re a true master of cuisine and we have appreciated that for years…But walnut sauce for pasta? Mary, plz tell us the straight story, was the sauce actually very tasty?

Walnut sauce is believed to be code for a child of color or possibly code for adrenochrome since a walnut looks similar to an adrenal gland.

On April 10, 2015, Eleanor Clift wrote to John: Hi John, I completely understand why dinner at your home did not include someone like me, who’s a known quantity to Clinton campaign veterans.  But I wanted to make an appeal for a early opportunity to get myself and the Daily Beast political editor, Jackie Kucinich, on your radar so I/we can report knowledgeably.  There’s a long campaign ahead, and I’d like to establish a line of communications.  Is there an assistant I should go through? I look forward to working with you (and maybe getting some of that pasta and walnut sauce dish!!) All best, Eleanor

Moving along from walnut sauce, here’s an e-mail with a blatant Satanic reference.

On July 31, 2015, AmseleM sent this e-mail, from the Wikileaks Hillary Clinton e-mail archive, to W Lewis: With fingers crossed, the old rabbit’s foot out of the box in the attic, I will be sacrificing a chicken in the backyard to Moloch… Tri

A rabbit’s foot is popularly known to bring good luck but some Christians would argue that superstition is closely related to witchcraft.  Moloch is a Pagan deity or demon associated with child sacrifice originating back from the Canaanites.  The Bible strongly condemns practices associated to Moloch, and in the Old Testament, it has been used as a variant for Baal.  On a side note, chicken is another well-known code word for pedophiles.  A chicken lover is defined as an adult who is sexually attracted to children.  So this e-mail illustrates that this person is referencing the sacrificing of an animal – if we are to take the word chicken to mean a literal chicken – to a demonic deity of child sacrifice.  Now when you read this e-mail consider how so many of them are clearly into Satanism through their art – do you think this reference to Moloch is a joke or literal?

Click here to read my column on Tony and John Podesta’s Satanic and Pedophilic art collection.

I think it’s important to highlight one more e-mail that the Marco Polo organization recently released in their Hunter Biden E-mails dump that’s relevant.  An e-mail from Eric Schwerin to Hunter Biden sent on March 30, 2016 reads this:  PRESIDENTIAL PIZZA: Maddy Beckwith, Ezekiel Emanuel, Tony Podesta and Chris Putala are hosting a pizza party for Hillary Clinton next month featuring campaign chair John Podesta, senior policy adviser Maya Harris, and pizza chef James Alefantis of Comet Ping Pong.  A maximum $2,7000 contribution includes a special reception with John Podesta.  And all Clinton logo haters need to check out this version, which has pepperoni pizza slices for the arrow…

This is most likely the Hillary logo this e-mail referenced:

This finishes up my reporting specifically on the Podesta E-mails; however, this series is far from over so please keep checking back. Before I conclude, I want you to look at this tweet that Hillary put out in 2015 linked to an NBC News article stating her “Campaign Is Powered By Pizza”:

Ask yourself, does this tweet now have new meaning to you now?

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The Dangers of Copper Deficiency and Iron Overload

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  • Iron and copper are highly interdependent and need to be considered together. Low ferritin is rarely indicative of low iron. In most cases, it’s a sign that copper insufficiency is preventing proper iron recycling

  • Copper deficiency will down-regulate several genes, including aldose reductase-1 (which plays a crucial role in glucose and fructose metabolism), glutathione peroxidase (a master antioxidant enzyme), mitochondrial aconitase (involved in iron metabolism in the mitochondria) and transferrin (which mediates the transport of iron)

  • Iron deficiency virtually doesn’t exist outside of acute blood loss that is unrelated to menstruation. Unless you have a history of acute blood loss, you are likely dealing with iron recycling dysfunction due to copper deficiency

  • The best way to lower excessive iron is to donate blood. Most adult men and postmenopausal women have high iron and could benefit from regular blood donation, as high iron is extremely toxic and destroys health

  • To raise your copper level, you could use a copper bisglycinate supplement, or foods like grass fed beef liver, bee pollen and whole food vitamin C

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Here, I interview repeat guest Morley Robbins, MBA, CHC,1 founder of the Magnesium Advocacy Group and author of “Cu-RE Your Fatigue: The Root Cause and How to Fix It on Your Own.”

While we’ve discussed the topic of iron and copper before, the percentage of doctors and natural medical clinicians who understand his work is probably about 1% or less, so it’s well worth revisiting. Besides, it’s near-impossible to learn this information in a single interview without repeated review of these vital principles.

Iron is often viewed as a universal panacea that most need more of, but nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that almost everyone, with the exception of menstruating women, or those with large blood losses, have too much iron.

Conversely, copper is often considered toxic, yet most people are deficient and actually need more in order for their iron metabolism to function properly. Without copper, your iron will not recycle properly, resulting in what appears to be a low iron level upon testing.

The real problem, however, is not low iron but low copper. Adding iron will only worsen the situation as excess iron is extremely damaging to your cardiovascular system. Iron rusts, and that’s basically what happens in your blood vessels as well.

Robbins cites animal research2 from 2009 that looked at what happens to genes (which are responsible for encoding proteins) when rats are denied copper. As it turns out, six genes (and subsequent proteins) are down-regulated or turned off, while one gene in particular, transferrin, is upregulated, as follows:

  1. Beta-enolase (ENO3)

  2. Carbonic anhydrase, which increases carbon dioxide access, assisting rapid inter-conversion of carbon dioxide and water into carbonic acid, protons and bicarbonate ions. Carbonic anhydrase is billed as a zinc enzyme but it’s actually a copper enzyme

  3. Aldose reductase-1, which plays a crucial role in glucose and fructose metabolism

  4. Glutathione peroxidase (GPX), one of your master antioxidant enzymes, which is copper dependent

  5. Muscle creatine kinase, which your muscles need to function as it plays an important role in energy production

  6. Mitochondrial aconitase, which is involved in iron metabolism in the mitochondria

  7. Transferrin, which binds to and mediates the transport of iron through blood plasma, is upregulated, among others, in a state of copper deficiency

If you’re copper deficient, none of these genes will function properly, and beyond these, there are at least 300 other genes that are also copper-dependent. Your mitochondria also need copper for optimal function, and mitochondrial dysfunction is a driver of virtually all chronic disease and ill health.

Copper and its master protein, ceruloplasmin, are instrumental for mitochondrial function. Ceruloplasmin is what drives the copper into the mitochondria, and each mitochondrion needs about 50,000 atoms of copper to do its work.

There are five cytochrome complexes embedded in your inner mitochondrial membranes. Their purpose is to shuttle electrons created from the food you eat that is ultimately converted to acetyl-CoA to produce ATP. If these complexes are deficient in key minerals you will not be able to generate enough cellular energy.

The enzymes of the mitochondrial respiratory chain are called mitochondrial respiratory complexes. Complexes 1, 3, 4 and 5 are copper-dependent. Complexes 1, 3 and 4 create what is called “the respirasome,” and they work together as a unit to stimulate NADH dehydrogenase activity. (NADH dehydrogenase is an enzyme that converts NAD from its reduced form, NADH, into its oxidized form NAD+, which is important for mitochondrial function and healthy muscle mass.)

Complexes 1, 3, 4 (acting as the respirasome) are hooked up to cardiolipin, a unique fat found only in the mitochondrial membrane that supports copper and enables the dynamics of the electron transport to take place. Retinol (vitamin A) is also crucial for moving electrons from complex 3 to complex 4.

Now, the composition of fatty acids, such as cardiolipin, is completely dependent on what you are eating. If you’re like most Americans and 20% to 30% of the fat you eat is omega-6 linoleic acid, a high percentage of the fatty acids in the cardiolipin is going to consist of linoleic acid. If you eat a lot of saturated fat, or mono-unsaturated fat, then it’s going to be made up of that.

Why is that important? Because unsaturated fats like linoleic acid are predisposed to oxidation. And when you have oxidation in cardiolipin, you are destroying the structure of your mitochondria and decimating the ability of the mitochondria to function well. They can’t transfer electrons as efficiently when cardiolipin is oxidized.

The only place cardiolipin is found in your body is in the cristae of your inner mitochondrial membrane of your mitochondria. This is where most of your cytochrome complexes are embedded. If cardiolipin is damaged then the complexes will not be close together to form supercomplexes and thus they will not be able to generate as much mitochondrial energy. It’s also important to know what the match causing the oxidation is, and that’s iron.

“When people are told they have low iron in the blood, the practitioner doesn’t know that iron is high in the tissue, and then they give them more iron, and what’s the iron going to do? It’s going to find its way to the cell, and then it’s going to find its way to the mitochondria, and then, there’s this collapse in energy production,” Robbins explains.

The confusion that pervades the iron issue is how to actually measure it. Seventy percent of the iron in your body is stored in the hemoglobin in your red blood cells, 10% is found in intercellular protein, and only one-tenth of 1% of the iron is serum iron, attached to transferrin.

The key detail here is that your red blood cells are not in your blood but actually float in the watery serum portion of the blood that gets measured when you do a blood test. So, when you’re measuring serum ferritin, you are not actually getting a true measure of your iron stores. Low ferritin is typically interpreted as low iron, but that is a major clinical mistake.

You need to look at all of the containers of iron — hemoglobin, serum iron and ferritin. You also need to look at non-iron markers such as zinc, copper and ceruloplasmin, as well as vitamin A and vitamin D because they influence the bioavailability of copper. This holistic evaluation is the focus of Robbins’ “Root Cause” protocol.

According to Robbins, when someone is told they have low iron because their ferritin is low, 99.9% of the time the real problem is iron recycling dysfunction related to copper deficiency. This contradicts almost every medical “expert” in the world, so it’s a major claim, but understanding it can have a significant impact on your health.

Basically, “iron deficiency” virtually doesn’t exist outside of acute blood loss that is unrelated to menstruation. Unless you have a history of acute blood loss, say due to an injury, you are likely dealing with iron recycling dysfunction due to copper deficiency.

“We have the myth of iron deficiency. We have the myth that iron regulates itself. It does not. It is entirely copper dependent. When you get into the real deep research, you’re going to find that copper is the General, iron is the foot soldier. Now try to picture the Battle of the Bulge without Patton. Very different story there.

The third is this idea that, ‘Well I feel so much better when I take iron.’ Dr. Robert E. Hodges in 1978 did a masterful job of explaining the deception of iron supplementation. It offers a six-week hit. Hemoglobin does go up, people are going to feel a little bit better. But it’s only going to last for six weeks.

He was able to document it meticulously in the three-year study that he did with humans. He was able to show exactly why they respond. The key is that any heavy metal, and iron is a heavy metal … is going to force increased red blood cells. There is this dynamic of heavy metals driving more red blood cells, [likely] to deliver more oxygen to deal with the toxicity.

But the increase of iron and the feeling better is short-lived and deceptive. When did all of the blood marker dynamics change in Dr. Hodge’s study? When he introduced retinol, which makes copper bioavailable.”

On the flip-side we have high ferritin. This is routinely interpreted as having normal (or high) iron stores, but that’s not accurate either. Importantly, when you have high ferritin, it’s oftentimes a sign of liver dysfunction. The ferritin is spilling out of the liver into the bloodstream because the recycling center of the hepatocyte is not working.

The liver’s recycling center is called the lysosome. This is where ferritin is turned over to make iron available for use. When that lysosome isn’t working right, iron will accumulate in the liver, causing ferritin to be secreted into the cell. The key to proper iron recycling in the liver is, again, copper. The loading of iron in ferritin that takes place inside the cell, and the recycling of ferritin inside the cell, is entirely copper-dependent. Robbins explains:

“Copper goes into the ferritin as a result of ferroxidase enzyme function, which is copper driven. And then, copper is needed to recycle that ferritin protein, break it down and let the iron out. It’s a copper-dependent process.

People don’t realize the role that copper chaperones are playing to move that iron where it’s needed in the body. And the principle chaperone for iron in the blood, the serum iron, is transferrin.”

As mentioned earlier, the gene that encodes transferrin is upregulated when copper is deficient. So, transferrin rises counterintuitively, due to copper insufficiency, iron gets sequestered into the RES macrophages, and thus iron is not recycled and distributed properly. Robbins continues:

“There was a different [study in which] they were using rodents, denying [them] copper. They were looking at 13 different genes. The only gene that fired up in the face of copper deficiency was the ferritin light chain (FTL) gene. It’s very different than ferritin heavy chain (FTH), which is copper-dependent, because it, again, relies on the ferroxidase enzyme.

And where is ferritin light chain found? It’s found in the liver, and iron builds up in the liver in a copper-deficient body. We’ve known that since 1928 … (Hart et al., 1928)

I think what’s important, the big macro for everyone in this conversation, is to see the profound interaction that copper and iron have in our metabolism, and that there is no iron metabolism, there’s only copper-iron metabolism, and you can’t make conclusions on iron status, by measuring just serum ferritin status.”

As mentioned, unless you’re losing a lot of blood, your iron will (most likely) be high. The reason for this is because your body has no way of eliminating iron, other than blood loss.

High iron, due to its corrosive nature, can cause tremendous damage inside your body. You only need 25 milligrams of iron in your body for red blood cell maintenance, and 24 of those 25 mg come from the recycling system (provided you have enough copper to make it work as it should).

So, you need very little iron from your diet — only 1 mg per day. The problem is that the optimal amount of iron needed is about 5,000 mg. Older people can have closer to 25,000 or 30,000 mg, thanks to excessive intake over the course of their lives.

“What’s happening is there’s total silence about iron recycling,” Robbins says. “Because we live in this copper deficient environment, the recycling system is not as efficient. The serum iron is going to show low under those conditions. The doctor is going to react with, ‘You need more iron,’ when in fact what you need is more copper. The recycling system is dependent upon one iron egress doorway.

It’s called ferroportin (iron doorway) and ferroportin entirely depends on a copper enzyme. It’s called hephaestin. It’s a copper protein that expresses the exact same enzyme as ceruloplasmin, called ferroxidase.

What hephaestin does is make sure that the iron gets out of the recycling macrophages as soon as possible — 2.5 times faster than if copper’s not present — and ensures it’s loaded onto transferrin to take that iron to the bone marrow [where red blood cells are created 2.5 million times per second].

That recycling system that’s occurring all day and all night is never factored into the clinician’s interpretation of blood work. They’re just seeing low numbers and they’re not thinking recycling, they’re only thinking replacement.

I think that would be a really important takeaway for people — to question your doctor’s assertion that more iron is needed, ‘Could it be that my iron recycling system isn’t working right, as opposed to my need for new iron?’”

The good news is that lowering your iron, which has many health benefits and can improve your life span, is easy to do. All you need to do is donate blood two to four times a year. As explained by Robbins:

“Blood loss is the only way to bring iron levels down in the human body. We’ve been trained to think we’re anemic and we’ve been trained to think we need to replace the iron, when in fact the missing piece of the puzzle is bioavailable copper — which is copper in the presence of retinol — so that the enzymes get properly loaded and can properly function.”

If losing 10% of your blood in one sitting is problematic for you, then you can remove blood in smaller amounts once a month on the schedule I have listed below. If you have congestive heart failure or severe COPD, you should discuss this with your doctor, but otherwise this is a fairly appropriate recommendation for most.

Lowering iron is one side of the equation. The other is increasing copper and retinol. For copper augmentation, Robbins recommends taking up to 3 to 4 mg of copper bisglycinate per day, or eating copper-rich foods, such as bee pollen, grass fed beef liver and acerola cherry. (Acerola cherry is very high in vitamin C, which contains copper-rich tyrosinase enzyme.)

Retinol is found in beef liver and beef organs, so if you eat that, you may not need any kind of supplement. Absent that, cod liver oil is a recognized source of real retinol.

In the interview, we also review a recent case study of a woman with persistent low ferritin, despite doing everything Robbins recommended, and what it took to resolve this case. So, for more details, be sure to listen to the whole interview.

We discuss the negative influence the stress hormone cortisol has on bioavailable copper (which can result in stubbornly low ferritin levels), and how addressing emotional knots using the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can be instrumental in healing cases where stress and emotional turmoil play a part.

Robbins also reviews how dysfunctional iron metabolism and copper insufficiency affects conditions such as schizophrenia, obesity, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

To learn more, be sure to visit Robbins’ website, RCP123.org, where you’ll find hundreds of YouTube videos and articles. There you can also access Robbins’ Root Cause Protocol, as well as his online RCP Institute training program, which is a 16-week course. Of course, you can also learn more from his book, “Cu-RE Your Fatigue: The Root Cause and How to Fix It on Your Own.”

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Did Your Collagen Supplement Come From a CAFO?

  • Many nonorganic collagen supplements have been found to contain contaminants associated with factory farmed animals, but even organic products have their quality concerns, specifically those made from bovine (cow) hides

  • Bovine hide-based collagen supplements are made from castoffs from the tannery (leather) industry that have undergone harsh chemical processing. Due to this, even organic collagen from hides may be of questionable quality in terms of their “organic” status

  • An ideal way to supply your body with much-needed collagen is to make homemade broth by boiling down chicken feet or beef bones. The gelatin that forms on top as it cools is your richest source of collagen

  • Collagen can help counteract dull, wrinkled, sagging skin and dry, brittle hair and nails, all of which are signs of aging that result from a loss of collagen

  • Other benefits of collagen include improved sleep, stronger bones, reduced joint pain and stiffness, and improved muscle building, wound healing, connective tissue repair, gut health, digestion, blood pressure and glucose tolerance

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Please make sure you watch the video above as you will surely enjoy it. It will quickly help you understand not only the benefits of collagen but the very serious risks you run when you purchase nonorganic collagen, which is almost universally made from hydrolyzed CAFO cattle hides, not beef bones.

Collagen makes up anywhere from 25%1 to 30%2 of the total proteins in your body, and as much as 70% to 80% of the protein in your skin,3 in terms of dry weight. It’s found specifically in the connective tissues throughout your body,4 making collagen supplementation a valuable tool for healing many injuries.

An ideal way to supply your body with much-needed collagen is to make homemade broth by boiling down chicken feet or beef bones. The gelatin that forms on top as it cools is your richest source of collagen. (The difference between collagen and gelatin is that collagen is the raw material, and gelatin is what you get when you cook the collagen.5)

Most people, however, prefer using a collagen supplement, which presents a number of challenges. Many nonorganic products have been found to contain contaminants associated with factory farmed animals, which is no great surprise, but even organic products have their quality concerns, specifically those made from bovine (cow) hides.

They may be made from organically raised cattle hides, but the hides in question are still scraps from the leather tannery industry, which have undergone such intense processing that one cannot help but question how “organic” the product is by the end of it all.

Another downside is the issue of contamination. For example, when ConsumerLab tested 11 popular collagen products, one was contaminated with the heavy metal cadmium, which disqualified it from being approved by the lab for use.6

In another case, the FDA announced that a company was recalling its collagen protein bites and bars due to a possible listeria contamination.7 In 2018 another recall was announced due to a possible milk — an allergen to some — contamination.8

While most agree that collagen can be helpful for certain health issues, a real concern is how to make sure the product you choose is safe, according to Dr. Mark Moyad, of the University of Michigan Medical Center, who told WebMD:9

“I think the elephant in the room here is safety. We are talking about ground-up fish, chicken, pig, and cow parts, and these parts tend to act as sponges for contaminants and heavy metals.”

Aside from the potential health concerns such contaminants might pose, CAFO products are problematic and best avoided for other reasons as well. Importantly, CAFO operations accelerate antibiotic resistance and contribute to severe environmental pollution.

The take-home message here is to be aware that nonorganic collagen supplements made either from cows or poultry are likely derived from CAFO byproducts, and if you make a point to avoid CAFO foods in general, you’d want to avoid these supplements as well, and opt for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified organic10 collagen supplements.

In this case, you may still want to avoid collagen derived from cow hides, though. In our quest for the highest-grade collagen, my research team visited many tanneries to see firsthand where the hides used to make collagen come from, and what we learned raised many important production questions. In the end, we decided not to source our collagen from cow hides.

Raw, newly skinned hides arrive to the tannery on large pallets, where they can remain to rot for weeks before being processed. Even though they’re salted, they’re not entirely preserved and the stench is overwhelming. The tannery process itself typically involves an acid bath and processing with harsh chemicals such as sulfuric acid or chromium salts.

Hides with scars and imperfections are discarded once they’ve gone through this processing, and these castoffs are what are used to make bovine hide-based collagen supplements. The already processed scraps then undergo additional processing to dissolve the hide and release the collagen peptides.

So, sure, the original raw hide may have come from an organically raised, grass fed cow, but after all that chemical processing, just how organic is the final product?

From my perspective, even organic collagen products, if derived from cow hides, have the potential to be problematic in terms of quality for this reason. Collagen products made from organic poultry or grass fed beef bone broth (which is typically dehydrated bone broth) would be safer options. Without a doubt, though, your best source of collagen is homemade broth made from grass fed beef bones or organic chicken feet.

Assuming you have obtained a high-quality collagen source, how can it benefit your health? Collagen can help counteract dull, wrinkled, sagging skin11 12 13 and dry, brittle hair and nails, all of which are signs of aging that result from a loss of collagen. Its value is far from simply cosmetic, however. Health benefits provided by collagen supplementation also include:

  • Deeper sleep and serotonin release due to its glycine content14

  • Reduced joint pain and stiffness,15 including osteoarthritis pain16

  • Improved muscle building17

  • Improved wound healing18 19 and connective tissue repair (which also translates into more rapid workout recovery), as your body selectively takes collagen into stressed areas

  • Improved gut health and digestion, thanks to the presence of glycine20

  • Improved blood pressure and reduced cardiovascular damage21

  • Improved glucose tolerance22

  • Stronger bones23 24 25

Some of the benefits of collagen may also be attributable to the glycine it contains. Glycine is one of the three predominant amino acids that make up collagen.26

Glycine (and collagen, being a source of glycine) inhibits the consumption of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH), thereby lowering inflammation and oxidative damage in your body.

NADPH is used as a reductive reservoir of electrons to recharge antioxidants once they become oxidized. It’s also necessary to make your steroid hormones and fats.

As discussed in this previous article about NADPH, glycine supplementation may be beneficial for the prevention and/or treatment of metabolic syndrome, complications from diabetes, cardiac hypertrophy, and alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver disorders.

While taking a collagen supplement off the shelf may seem like the easiest way to get the collagen you need, it may not be the most ideal. It’s certainly not your only option. In fact, you may not even need a collagen supplement if you provide your body with the needed precursors and building blocks.27 Below are several ways to boost your collagen level in lieu of taking a supplement:

  • Making and consuming homemade bone broth, made from organic, pasture-raised poultry or grass fed and finished bovine bones and cartilage. Chicken feet are excellent for this, as chicken claws are particularly rich in collagen.28

  • Low-level laser light therapy has been shown to increase collagen production, thereby reducing wrinkles and improving skin elasticity.29

  • The antioxidant retinol (vitamin A1) increases the life span of collagen and blocks enzymes that destroy it. Food sources include beef and lamb liver, cod liver oil, herring, mackerel and wild caught Alaskan salmon.30 31

  • Ginseng, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, has been found to increase collagen in the bloodstream and may have anti-aging benefits.32

  • Aloe vera, taken orally, nearly doubled hyaluronic acid and collagen production in study participants.33

  • Hyaluronic acid, an important compound for collagen in the skin, can be found in beans and root vegetables, or taken as a supplement. Hyaluronic acid has also been shown to improve skin moisture and suppleness and reduce wrinkles when added to the diet.34

  • Vitamin C boosts collagen production in your body by helping the amino acids lysine and proline convert to collagen.35 Since it plays an important role in collagen synthesis, your body’s natural collagen production will be impacted if your vitamin C level is low. Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C include kiwi, oranges and other citrus fruits, tomatoes, bell peppers and broccoli.

  • Antioxidants enhance the effectiveness of existing collagen. Berries such as blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are good sources.

  • Garlic contains sulfur, a necessary component for collagen production, as well as lipoic acid and taurine, which help rebuild damaged collagen fibers.

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More Idiocy Concerning “the” Confederacy — Which One?

 By Anna Von Reitz

The actual Confederation — not “Confederacy”– was created as of March 1, 1781 and functioned under The Articles of Confederation; it ceased operations after Lincoln’s election in 1860, because the Southern Delegates walked out, leaving the organization without a quorum. It has never resumed operations since then and has not been “Reconstructed” by the States that created it. 
The remaining Northern Delegates milled around and created what they called “the Union Confederacy” and the absentee Southern Delegates formed what they called, “The Confederate States of America”.  It is this second, Southern group that is popularly called “the Confederacy” today.
 
So, right out of the box, you have the original Confederation that was formed under The Articles of Confederation, rendered useless for lack of quorum. 
You have two splinter group “confederacies” neither one of which are operating under The Articles of Confederation. 
The Northern splinter group calls itself “the Union Confederacy” and later, just “the Union” — which it never was; the Southern splinter group calls itself “The Confederate States of America” and later, just “the Confederacy”.  
This is what the records say and this is what happened, no matter how much people wish it were otherwise, and no matter how many axes there may still be to grind. 
The Confederation is for all practical purposes, dead.  It has been dead for 162 years.  The actual States can reconstruct it or bury it upon their current-day reconsideration, but it is not viable as is and hasn’t been for a very long time.  
Before we move on from this solid point, let’s review what the Confederation was and where it fit in the structure of American Government. 
The Confederation was the third structural element of the American Government.
Prior to creating the Confederation, the independent States created a Union of States standing together under The Unanimous Declaration of Independence, doing business as the United States. 
Two months later, the same independent States created a Federation of States doing business as The United States of America.  Both of these organizations were and are unincorporated by definition, and both were formed in 1776.
Five years later, and still in the grips of The War of Independence, the same States created the Confederation and began doing their mutual Maritime (Commercial) business as the States of America.  
This represents a logical progress of development.  The original Union of States gave rise to a Federation of their States conducting International and Global business.  Five years on, they re-delegated powers originally exercised by the Federation to the Confederation, thereby separating the Admiralty and Trade Powers (Federation) and the Maritime Commercial Powers (Confederation).  
The structure of the American Government allowed the Union of States to control the National Jurisdiction of the soil while being protected by both the Federation operating in International Jurisdiction and the Confederation operating in Global Jurisdiction.  
Everything functioned as intended for 85 years, and then, the original Confederation failed for lack of quorum. 
There is still one other point about the Confederation to be considered. 
Whereas the Union and the Federation had the independent and sovereign States as members, the Confederation membership consisted of the states-of-states business organizations that the actual States employed to deliver government services.  
When the Union and the Federation held meetings, the States sent delegations.  When the Confederation held meetings, the states-of-states, like The State of Ohio and The State of Florida, sent delegations. 
These meetings were called “Congresses” and the delegates sent to these meetings were, of course, Congressmen, even though they were considering business in distinctly different jurisdictions and even though they varied according to the kind of entity, State or State-of-State, being represented as their membership. 
Note that the Confederation is distinct and different and apart from either of the two confederacies, North and South, spawned from it.  Notice the difference in the verbiage: the Confederation (1781) is not the same as the “Confederacies” formed from it in 1860.  
And, importantly, neither of the Confederacies can claim any authority vested in them by The Articles of Confederation.  These Articles approved by the States were for a perpetual union of State-of-State organizations — but this union and the organization that represented it, failed in 1860. 
Also note that one of the resulting Confederacies, “the Union Confederacy” calling itself the “Union” and the State-of-State organizations supporting it and calling themselves “the Union States” during the Civil War, can easily be confused with and mistaken for the actual Union of States formed in 1776 so far as the verbiage is concerned. 
As a result, when we talk about “the Union States” it is further necessary to explicitly define the context of the conversation — are we talking about the 1776 Declaration Union States, that is, the free, sovereign and independent States, or are we talking about “the Union States” of the Northern Confederacy representing, for example, The State of New York, during the Civil War?  
There are two different Unions involved, differing in kind and in power, originating in different time periods, having different characters, different memberships,, and different inherent powers and limitations. 

Today, we face well-funded Opportunists who would seek to commandeer our efforts on the proverbial wooden nickel.  These people who claim that the Southern Confederacy never surrendered and therefore that it  represents the only valid part of our American Government to survive the Civil War, are blissfully ignorant.  

The free and independent sovereign States survived it.  The Union of those States survived it.  And the Federation of States survived it.  
All of these Powers are greater by far than any unauthorized splinter group of state-of-state business organizations representing the Southern Confederacy, all of which were ruinated in the collapse of The Confederate States of America, whether they formally surrendered or not. 
Meanwhile, why didn’t the sovereign and independent States represented by the 1776 Union and the Federation of States participate in the Civil War?  
First, because the Civil War wasn’t a war.  It was an undeclared and illegal Commercial Mercenary Conflict engendered on our land and soil. This is proven by the fact that there is no record of any Congress issuing a Declaration of War, and no Peace Treaty ending it.  
Second, because we chose a different route — to pay the cost of buying all slaves their freedom, and to abolish and outlaw the evil practice of enslavement from that point on.  
The Good News is that two-thirds of the original American Government survived the Civil War, and that portion, the 1776 Union and the Federation of States, is more than sufficient to operate this country with no reference to the Confederation at all. 
Remember that the Federation of States provided all external business negotiations and services from 1776 to 1781; we can do so again. We don’t need the services of the Confederation to manage our affairs. 
Also notice that all powers originally delegated to the Confederation returned to the Delegators by Operation of Law, when it ceased to function, so the Federation from whence those Powers came is already in receipt of them and is merely exercising them again. 
Observe that when we issued the Summons for the State Assemblies to come back into Session, it took less than two months to secure adequate declared representatives from all fifty States to “reboot” the entire structure. 
Observe that there are now fifty (50) State Assemblies in Session. 
Those Territorial “States” which had been organized under the provisions of the Northwest Ordinance and then left in limbo awaiting the time when the free and independent sovereign States would reconvene and enroll them as full States in the 1776 Union finally got their relief as of the first of October 2020, when the States enrolled as of 1860 voted unanimously to enroll all the Territorial States. 
This action has provided us with fifty (50) fully credentialed States of the 1776 Union, fully empowered to exercise their Treaties and Contracts. 
Finally, please note that our free, sovereign, and independent States are republican in nature, and have never been democracies subject to the demands of mandates or majorities or large numbers of delegates representing various political factions. 
For the purpose of claiming our assets and invoking our so-called reversionary trust interest, we have more than enough self-aware, fully documented, recorded, and declared Americans standing as independent sovereigns in their own right on the land and soil of every State of the Union provided for under our own Public and Organic Laws. 
There is no need, no legal provision for, and no lawful reason for the British King or the Pope, either one, to assume any right or interest with respect to our property and material assets, nor any role for them related to our property and material assets that is not provided for within the context of our venerable treaties and service contracts. 
Any other argument seeking to condone their avarice in the face of our long-established objections is insupportable.
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The Importance of Land and Who Owns It?

 By Anna Von Reitz

When the current world organizational structure was set up, three basic jurisdictions were set up: air, land and sea. 
The Pope controlled the air. 
The Spanish King controlled the land.
The British King controlled the sea.
And the Spanish and British Kings both owed their offices to the Pope, albeit, in different capacities. 
So when we talk about land in the modern world we are talking about: (1) cadastral surveys, and (2) Spanish Land Grants — whether or not Spain ever directly occupied or possessed the land in question. 
Once the Spanish King put his signature on a Land Grant, that Land Grant and the Deed accompanying it, is the Possession of the Grantee and no superseding action can remove it.  
Land is what the rest of us call the Subsoil underlying a country.  Land is fundamentally important, because it underlies everything on Earth, including the Oceans.  It is what creates and gives rise to the Soil— and the Soil’s Jurisdiction defined as the top six inches of the Land.  You cannot have a country without land, and a nation (population) has no standing without land.  
So it is of critical importance that our land was— and is—- properly granted to us by the King of Spain as of 1778, and the Deeds have been preserved along with the Treaties by General Cortez and his family, so that there is no question whatsoever that our country is rightfully founded and we have the possession and ownership of it as acknowledged by all current systems of international law.  
To the extent that pirates have come upon the land and tried to claim it and have enforced a brutal and foreign system of land “titles” to overlay the actual grants, grant-deeds, and patents, the Maxim of Law applies: “Possession by pirates does not change ownership.” 
The British King and the Pope combined cannot change what the Spanish King has written and what they, themselves, have agreed to.  
Whereupon we have invoked our underlying grants and deeds and patents and brought them forward with full standing to rebut the presumption that there are no Americans still retaining their native birthright and inheritance interests. 
We are here, present and accounted for.  The land of this country belongs to us and to all those who accept and retain their birthright nativity; and, with the land goes the soil, which is part of the land.
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Four videos to watch

Here’s the link to the Epoch Times interview. It may cost you $1 to watch it.

My role in the Died Suddenly film was limited to my speaking part. I did not fund the film or have any say in the editorial direction of the film.

Read this excellent article about the clots and the movie. I agree with the author that the blood clots are the strongest part of the movie and that it will be attacked on other parts.

In particular, I agree with the statements made by the embalmers and by Dr. James Thorp. I don’t agree with any of the conspiracy theories hinted at in the film. That is a much more complicated topic. In my opinion, the film would have been stronger if it had kept its focus on verifiable facts rather than unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.

In particular, the article says:

Although there was much I appreciated about Died Suddenly (e.g. it touched upon the history of elitist population control which I presented detailed evidence of here alongside a summary of the known previous attempts to develop and deploy sterilizing vaccines on the public), I feel the lack of editorial control will be extremely problematic later on. Since easily falsifiable information exists in the video that will be focused on in any attempt to debunk it, that will significantly weaken its message and allow the vaccine blood clots to be associated with other unprovable conspiracy theories.

This is a shame because the blood clot aspect of the film is so strong and can easily stand on its own. Additionally, I feel it is very likely that when “died suddenly” is searched in the future, instead of the large numbers of news reports emerging that show where this happened, we will instead be greeted with an endless number of articles debunking those parts of the movie. 

I’ve written about Aseem before. Here’s a recent presentation:

See also Vaccinated people now make up the majority of Covid deaths in the US: Report. Here’s John Campbell’s video.

What I fail to understand is that we are told that the vaccine will prevent you from dying from COVID. So why are there any COVID deaths of vaccinated people at all?

Makes you wonder who the real misinformation spreaders are, doesn’t it?

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