Safe Alternatives to Toxic Mothballs

By Dr. Mercola

Prior to the mass production of synthetic fabrics such as polyester, mothballs were commonly added to bins, boxes and trunks to prevent stored clothing made from natural fibers from becoming infested with clothes moths (Tineola bisselliella). Perhaps you remember visiting the home of an elderly relative whose attic or basement smelled strongly of mothballs. It’s an unforgettable odor and one that can be toxic with continuous exposure.

Even though people today wear fewer natural fabrics, such as wool, mothballs are still in high demand. While they were once used almost exclusively to prevent moths from attracting to stored clothing, mothballs are now mostly misused to deter pests found in attics, backyards and gardens. A far better solution to moth control is the use of essential oils, such as lavender, mint and white camphor oil.

Who Regulates Mothballs and What’s in Them?

In the U.S., mothballs are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Currently, more than 30 products are registered with the EPA that contain paradichlorobenzene, as well as more than a dozen products that contain naphthalene.1 Notably, the European Union (E.U.) banned the supply of all naphthalene-containing products in 2008, due to concerns about toxicity.2

Pesticide labels, including labels for mothballs, detail exactly where and how you can use the product legally. Using mothballs in ways beyond what is recommended on the label is not only illegal, but can be harmful to people, pets and the environment.3 For example, mothballs are sometimes used in gardens to deter digging rodents. Tim Stock, Oregon State University (OSU) pest-management expert, said:4

“People often use mothballs in inappropriate sites and against incorrect pests. The only recommendation that counts is the product label, which is a legal document whose instructions must be followed — particularly on where mothballs may be used and which pests they will control.”

Stock and Dave Stone, assistant professor in OSU’s environmental and molecular toxicology department, co-wrote an article entitled “Mothballs: Proper Use and Alternative Controls for Clothes Moths.”5

Stone says mothballs should not be used inside attics, crawl spaces, gardens, trash cans or vehicles. “Often, mothballs are used in these locations to control pests other than clothes moths,” he says. Some of the wild pests Stone mentioned are deer, mice, moles, raccoons, squirrels and skunks. He suggested that domesticated cats and dogs have also been targets for mothballs. All such animal applications are illegal, and sometimes dangerous, said Stone.6

“A relatively common mistake is placing mothballs in an attic to repel squirrels. This will almost always result in a persistent and noxious odor throughout the home.”

How the Toxic Ingredients in Mothballs Can Affect Your Health

In the past, mothballs were made from plant-based camphor and, later, naphthalene, a derivative of coal tar. Because naphthalene is highly flammable, mothballs are also fashioned from the synthetic chemical paradichlorobenzene, which has an unpleasant smell but is cheaper to make.7

Today’s mothballs — bars, cakes, crystals, flakes and tablets — contain either naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene as nearly 100 percent active ingredients.8 When you inhale the odor of mothballs, you are actually inhaling a pesticide. According to Stone:9

“Both chemicals are fumigants, meaning that their volatile chemicals will vaporize at lower temperatures, such as room temperature. Naphthalene has been associated with adverse health effects such as headache, nausea, dizziness and difficulty breathing. Paradichlorobenzene is also a potential hazard, although typically less than naphthalene.”

Because naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene transition from a solid straight to a gas, a process called sublimation, it is their toxic fumes that kill moths and moth larvae.10

In addition to the concerns noted above, I would add that paradichlorobenzene has been found cause cancer in animals. Prolonged exposure to naphthalene can damage or destroy your red blood cells, which may cause diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Due to the potential side effects, it is essential that you follow all label instructions and take steps to limit your exposure to naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene, whether in mothballs or other household products.

How to Properly Use Mothballs

The key to success with mothballs is to place them with your stored items in an airtight, sealed container. Inside a sealed container, the fumes become concentrated, thereby killing the moths. With this arrangement, because the fumes are contained, mothballs are purported to not be harmful to people. You do face risks of toxic exposure and potential health problems, however, if you:11,12

  • Store items with mothballs in containers that are not tightly sealed, because fumes will be released into the air and could accumulate in living areas inhabited by humans and pets
  • Use mothballs in gardens or other outdoor areas to control insects, rodents or snakes because of potential contamination to air, soil, plants and water supplies
  • Leave mothballs out and within reach of children and pets who may ingest them
  • Wash clothes that have been stored with mothballs immediately after removing them from the storage containers

It’s important to note that due to their smaller size, infants can easily be overcome by toxic exposure from clothing treated with mothballs.13 Never put clothing that has been stored in mothballs on your baby until the items have been aired out and washed properly. If possible, store infant clothing separately and use one of the non-toxic alternatives to mothballs that will be discussed later.

As you might imagine, children, pets and wildlife can easily mistake mothballs as food and chew or swallow them. If someone has ingested a mothball, call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at (800) 222-1222 or seek emergency medical assistance. If you think your pet may have eaten a mothball, contact your veterinarian.

Safer Ways to Prevent Moth Damage

The Balance website offers several helpful suggestions to prevent moth damage without resorting to toxic mothballs:14

  • Machine wash or dry clean your clothing prior to storing it at the end of the season to kill any larvae that may have attached to the clothing prior to storage
  • Store your items in sealed containers such as chests, plastic storage containers or suitcases; zip wool coats and suits into garment bags
  • Since moths prefer moist environments, be sure to store your items in in a closet or under your bed; avoid storing clothing for long periods of time in your basement or garage

While prevention strategies are the best defense against clothing moths, Stock offers tips on what to do if you are dealing with a moth infestation:15 “… Vacuum drawers and closets using a HEPA vacuum cleaner. Also, vacuum furniture and other places that provide food sources such as lint, pet hair and human hair. Lint and hair that have been undisturbed for a long time are prime breeding grounds for clothes moths.”

Be sure to change your vacuum bag regularly to ensure you are removing the larvae from your home and not giving them a chance to repopulate. If you find moths on clothing or other textiles, place the affected item in the freezer for at least 24 hours to kill any active larvae.

How to Get Rid of Moths Naturally

The Apartment Therapy website features an easy do-it-yourself project on how to make a moth-repellent sachet using dried herbs.17 Most health food stores sell dried herbs in bulk. In addition to following the suggestions given above, you can eliminate and prevent clothes moths with one or more of the following natural remedies:16

  • Cedar: Cedar blocks, chips, chests or closets have long been recognized as an effective moth repellent. Keep in mind that cedar loses its scent and repellent effectiveness over time, and you’ll need to periodically sand the wood lightly or apply cedar oil to re-establish the scent
  • Cloves, rosemary and thyme: Place a mix of these dried herbs in one or more sachet bags and add them to the storage containers with your clothing; replace the contents of the sachets every six months or whenever they lose their fragrance
  • Lavender: Fill one or more sachet bags with dried lavender, or dip several cotton balls in lavender essential oil, then place them in airtight storage containers with your clothes
  • Mint: Secure a handful of dried mint leaves in one or more sachets, or dip several cotton balls in peppermint essential oil and place them with your stored items in airtight containers

What About White Camphor Oil?

As mentioned earlier, white camphor oil was, at one time, a primary ingredient in mothballs. Unlike naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene, white camphor has medicinal applications and is not regarded as a carcinogen. It is, however, toxic in large doses.

White camphor oil (Cinnamomum camphora) comes from the camphor tree, which is native to China, Japan and Taiwan (Formosa). It is sometimes grown in India and Sri Lanka as well. Camphor oil produces three distinct fractions: brown, yellow and white. Only white camphor oil is used for aromatic and medicinal purposes. The brown and yellow fractions contain a substance called safrole, a known carcinogen.

White camphor is a common ingredient in mentholated products and ointments designed to ease skin diseases and fungal infections. It can often be found in cold rubs and decongestant balms. Its intense penetrating scent makes white camphor oil an effective insect repellent, especially for deterring flies and moths. Due to its cooling and penetrating properties, white camphor oil offers several health benefits, including:18

  • Anesthetic: Causes numbness of your sensory nerves at the area of application
  • Anti-inflammatory and sedative: Reduces inflammation and helps calm your nerves, giving you a peaceful, relaxed feeling
  • Antispasmodic: Gives immediate relief from muscle cramps, spasms and stiffness, which, by the way, could be caused by a magnesium deficiency
  • Decongestant: Provides respiratory relief by reducing blockage in your bronchi, lungs and nasal passages

Cautions Related to White Camphor Oil

Although white camphor oil has many health benefits, you should keep the following cautions in mind. If you have any concerns or doubts, seek the advice of a health professional before using it.

Always use white camphor oil with a mild carrier oil, such as olive oil

Before using topically, you should conduct a skin patch test to see if you are allergic to it

Do not administer white camphor oil to children due to potential skin sensitization and toxicity

Applying it at night may disrupt your sleep

Do not apply white camphor, or any oil, to burns or open wounds

If you have asthma, epilepsy or are pregnant, do not use white camphor oil due to its potential adverse effects

Never take white camphor oil internally

Medical Mistakes Affect 1 in 5 People

By Dr. Mercola

Medical mistakes are made in the operating room, in the emergency room and in the doctor’s office. And, unfortunately, the mistakes made by doctors, nurses and pharmaceutical companies still are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Statistics from a study originally published in 20001 have not changed in the 17 years since its publication.

Authors in the Canadian Journal of Surgery believe medical errors represent a serious public health problem and a threat to patient safety.2 The definition of a medical error often rests on patient outcome, or rather if there was a negative outcome from a medication or procedure.

Some research suggests 250,000 people die each year from medical errors and millions more who are harmed by drug-related mistakes.3 However, as frightening as the number of people dying from medical error is, some suggest it is only the tip of the iceberg.4

The purpose of understanding the numbers is not to scare you, but rather to help you understand how you can take control of your health even inside the health care system. Making informed choices and using proven tools to reduce your risk of illness by maintaining optimal health are strategies you may use to reduce your personal risk of injury at the hand of another.

Some medical errors have resulted in drastic changes in the standards of medical care, but often only after tragedies and long years of work to change an ingrained system. For instance, in 1982, ABC highlighted cases of anesthesia mistakes that resulted in injury or death, but it wasn’t until 1985 before a program of standardized anesthesia care and monitoring was put into place to avert those errors.5

As a general rule, one of your best ways of preventing unnecessary injury or death is to stay healthy and out of the hospital. This is why I am so passionate about sharing preventive health strategies with you, such as eating right, exercising, reducing stress and getting quality sleep. The exception is in cases of accidental trauma or surgical emergencies when modern medicine can be truly lifesaving.

Survey Reveals 1 in 5 Patients Has Experienced a Medical Error

In a nationwide survey of more than 2,500 people, researchers found that 1 in every 5 adults had been on the receiving end of a medical error and 1 in every 3 said someone whose care they were closely involved in had experienced a medical error.6 The results from this survey found most of the errors were involved with diagnosis of a medical condition and occurred in an outpatient setting. The press release begins:7

“The vast majority of Americans are having positive experiences with the health care system, but 21 percent of adults report having personally experienced a medical error, according to a new national survey released today by the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and NORC at the University of Chicago.”

Other notable findings from this survey included:

  • Almost half of the participants who discovered an error brought it to the attention of medical personnel or other staff
  • Most believed that although the medical staff are predominantly responsible for safety, patients and families also have a role to play
  • People identified on average seven different factors that played into the medical error

While the survey does demonstrate a willingness to be involved in patient safety, it is also important to note the average rate of error was 21 percent in this sample size, and medical mistakes continue to rank as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Dr. Tejal K. Gandhi, chief clinical and safety officer and president of the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, commented on the results of the study:

“The survey results show that Americans recognize that patient safety is a critically important, but complex, issue. The focus on diagnostic errors and the outpatient settings closely parallels other research in this area and confirms that health care improvers need to take a systems approach to safety that encompasses all settings of care, not just hospitals.

I think one of the most valuable findings is the degree to which patients are willing, and expect, to be involved in their care. The fact that many people who experienced an error spoke up about it confirms that patients and families are vital to informing health care organizations about harm and how to prevent it in the future.”

What’s Acceptable Human Error?

Any time humans are involved in an equation, there is room for error. No human is error free. And, like most other human behaviors, the average rate of human error has also been picked apart, studied, analyzed and discussed. Human error rate tables confirm that the “human factor” is real and unavoidable. Human performance falters when tasks require great care, or are complicated and nonroutine, in much the same way medical care functions.

However, in most human error rate tables, the highest percentage of error is 10 percent performing complicated, nonroutine tasks.8 Mechanical error rates outside of medical care average 0.5 percent to 1 percent.9 Researchers measured pharmacist error in a busy VA hospital where 1.9 million medications were dispensed over one year and found a 0.0048 percent error rate during the busiest shifts when verification of over 400 medications was done in one eight-hour shift.10

IHS Automotive, an auto industry research firm, reports there are nearly 253 million cars on U.S. roads.11 There are an estimated 5.8 million car accidents each year.12 Of those car accidents, 94 percent are caused by human error.13 If each car drove just once each day, accidents occurring as the result of human error in the 253 million cars is equal to 2.1 percent. Each of these statistics is a far cry from the 21 percent of patients in the U.S. health care system that experience medical errors.

You May Be Shocked by These Medical Mistakes

In many instances, medical error is preventable as it’s often the result of human error. Patients and family members may help reduce these mistakes by staying vigilant when receiving medical care.14

Getting the wrong treatment

To give you medication, radiation, physical therapy or even surgery, medical staff are required to verify your identity. Most hospitals use identification bands with your name, birthdate and a unique barcode. Make sure this is checked before you receive any medication or treatment.

Waiting in the emergency room

Hospitals and emergency rooms have a finite amount of space, so when they are full, you may be forced to wait for medical care. Most hospitals will prioritize patient care based on the extent of the trauma or urgency of the medical situation. Be sure the staff is aware of any changes to your medical condition while you’re waiting.

Waking up during surgery

If you receive an underdose of anesthesia, your brain may be “awake” even if you can’t move your muscles. Unable to move or speak, you may still feel the surgery taking place. Express any concerns you have with your surgeon and anesthesiologist before surgery, including asking about options for local anesthesia in lieu of being put to sleep.

Surgical mistakes

Surgeons may perform a procedure on the wrong body part, or leave a “souvenir” inside. Between 2005 and 2012, nearly 800 instruments were left inside patients after surgery, drastically increasing their risk for infection and necessitating a second surgery.15

This number doesn’t include other potential objects, such as sponges or electrodes. Alert your surgeon and attendants you are aware of these issues, confirming with the surgeon the body part on which surgery is planned and asking them to be especially careful when counting instruments and sponges at the end of the surgery.

Fake doctors

Not all medical mistakes are made by medical professionals. In some cases, con artists pretend to be doctors or therapists to scam you of your hard-earned money. They sell potions, braces or exercise programs advertised to make you healthier, faster, better or prevent surgery without the research or expertise to back up those claims.

CNN gave the example of Sarafina Gerling, who wore a back brace advertised online by a man found guilty of insurance fraud. Gerling thought the brace would help her scoliosis, but it only made the condition worse.

Iatrogenic Infections Result in Nearly 50,000 Deaths Each Year

Iatrogenic (caused by a medical treatment, diagnostic procedure or physician) and hospital-acquired infections kill more people each year than diabetes. Each year 1.7 million are infected at the doctor’s office or hospital and 99,000 die from health care-associated (HAI) infections.16 These infections affect up to 10 percent of all patients hospitalized each year and add an estimated $20 billion in additional health care costs.

Also called nosocomial infections, the most commonly acquired in-hospital type of infection include infections in central line IV catheters, urinary tract infections from Foley catheters, surgical site infections and diarrheal illness from Clostridium difficile (C. diff). In many cases, these infections can be prevented using simple handwashing techniques required of hospital personnel when coming into contact with patients.

Unfortunately, many of these infections are triggered by superbugs or bacteria that have become antibiotic-resistant. Inappropriate use of antibiotics and overuse have contributed to the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, but the largest source of exposure is actually through antibiotic use in your food. Nearly 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to livestock to reduce disease and make the animals grow bigger faster.

Residue from antibiotics is then passed along to you in the meat and dairy products you eat. For example, at least 80 different antibiotics are currently allowed and may be detected in cow’s milk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)17 has concluded that as much as 22 percent of antibiotic-resistant illness in humans is linked to food.

Death Certificates Hide the Real Numbers

At this point, no one knows the real number of deaths that may be attributed to medical mistakes as most death certificates do not list the trigger. For example, Dr. Barbara Starfield, author of the Journal of the American Medical Association study that documented a staggering 225,000 deaths from medical mistakes in 2000, was herself a victim. Her husband, Dr. Neil Holtzman, attributed her death to an interaction between aspirin and Plavix, which was not mentioned on her death certificate.18

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine believe these shortcomings in how vital statistics are recorded hinder research and keep the issue out of the public eye. They wrote an open letter to the CDC, calling for medical errors to become a recognizable and reportable cause of death.19 The data analysis showed the coding system used to categorize death certificate data doesn’t capture information that may have led to unrecognized surgical complications, inappropriate medications, diagnostic errors or poor judgment.

The inability to capture the full picture of medical errors may stunt research and public knowledge of a problem that continues to grow inside the health care system. The researchers have recommended a number of different strategies that increase transparency following an error and communication within the health care system and with reporting agencies, such as the CDC.

These types of changes may help researchers evaluate the issues and find solutions to reduce patient injury and death. As long as providers and administrators don’t acknowledge the severity of the problem, very few corrections are likely to be made. Dr. Martin Makary, professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, led the research and commented on the irony in the results, saying,20 “It boils down to people dying from the care that they receive rather than the disease for which they are seeking care.”

Staying Safe in the Hospital

In this interview with Dr. Andrew Saul, who has written a book on the issue of safeguarding your health while hospitalized, we discuss the importance of being your own advocate. Once you have walked through your doctor’s office door or have been checked into a hospital, you are immediately at risk for becoming the recipient of medical mistakes. You and your family are the best safeguards against experiencing a medical error. This is particularly important for children and senior citizens.

Anytime you are hospitalized, be sure you have a personal advocate present with you to ask questions and take notes. It helps reduce the likelihood of mistakes when someone can ask, “What is this medication? What is it for? Who is supposed to get it? What’s the dose? Are there side effects?” Another step you may consider if someone you know is scheduled for surgery is to print out the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist.21

The checklist can be downloaded free of charge here. If a loved one is in the hospital, print it out and bring it with you, as this can help you protect your family member or friend from preventable errors in care. Needless to say, avoiding hospitalization is your safest bet. You may be able to reduce your risk of hospitalization by maintaining optimal health following specific strategies you’ll find in my previous article, “Medical Errors: STILL the Third Leading Cause of Death.”

Obesity Responsible for 40 Percent of Diagnosed Cancers

By Dr. Mercola

Nearly 30 percent of the global population is overweight or obese and this has a significant impact on cancer rates, experts say. In a 2014 report, obesity was linked to an estimated 500,000 cancer cases worldwide each year.1,2 More recent statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the reality is far grimmer than that — at least in the U.S.

Obesity-Related Cancers on the Rise in the US

While cancers unrelated to obesity declined by 13 percent between 2005 and 2014, obesity-related cancer incidence rose by 7 percent, and in 2014 more than 630,000 people were diagnosed with obesity-related cancer in the U.S. alone.3,4,5 Overall, obesity-related cancers accounted for a whopping 40 percent of all diagnosed cancers in 2014. As reported by Reuters: 6

“According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, 13 cancers are associated with overweight and obesity. They include meningioma, multiple myeloma, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, and cancers of the thyroid, postmenopausal breast, gallbladder, stomach, liver, pancreas, kidney, ovaries, uterus and colon and rectum (colorectal).” 

Previous data from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) suggests excess body weight is responsible for about 25 percent of the relative contribution to cancer incidence, ranking second only to smoking.7 When combined with other high-risk behaviors, such as a poor diet and lack of exercise, the relative contribution rises to 33 percent, making optional lifestyle-related factors a significant contributor to many cancers.

Obesity-Related Cancers Disproportionally Affect Women

Women are at greatest risk. Compared to men, women are more than twice as likely to develop obesity-related cancer,8 and the longer a woman is overweight, the greater her risk.9 The latest CDC data shows that 55 percent of all cancers in women were related to obesity whereas obesity accounted for “just” 24 percent of male cancer cases.10 Overall, endometrial, ovarian and postmenopausal breast cancer accounted for 42 percent of all obesity-related cancers.

According to the authors, “Observational studies have provided evidence that even a 5-kg (11-pound) increase in weight since early adulthood is associated with increased risk of overweight- and obesity-related cancers.” Despite such evidence, few people are fully aware of this association.

As noted by CDC deputy director Dr. Anne Schuchat,11 “That obesity and overweight are affecting cancers may be surprising to many Americans. The awareness of some cancers being associated with obesity and overweight is not yet widespread.” Considering the fact that nearly 71 percent of American adults are either overweight or obese, and over 20 percent of adolescents are already in the obese category,12 awareness of this link needs to grow if we’re to successfully combat rising cancer rates in coming decades.

‘Fat and Fit’ Myth Promotes Unhealthy Ideals

Many still hold fast to the idea that you can be overweight and metabolically healthy, or “fat and fit,” but the cases in which this might be true are few and far in between. While this notion helps combat weight-related depression and poor self-esteem, it ignores the very real health risks associated with excess body weight.

As noted in a 2013 review and meta-analysis13 that included data from more than 61,000 people, obese individuals were more likely to die sooner or have heart-related problems than people of normal weight — even if they were otherwise healthy — causing the researchers to conclude that:

“Compared with metabolically healthy normal-weight individuals, obese persons are at increased risk for adverse long-term outcomes even in the absence of metabolic abnormalities, suggesting that there is no healthy pattern of increased weight.”

More recent research confirms that visceral fat — the fat buildup around your internal organs, which typically shows as an increased waist size — is directly associated with insulin resistance, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and cancer. In the U.S., Greece, Iceland and New Zealand, over 90 percent of adult men and half of all children were found to have this risk factor.14

Belly Fat Especially Risky for Postmenopausal Women

As noted by Medical News Today,15 “So-called metabolically obese normal weight individuals may still have impaired health, and up to 50 percent of these individuals may be ignored by current BMI [body mass index] measurements.” Other recent research has linked excess belly fat alone (regardless of bodyweight) to an increased risk for lung and gastrointestinal cancers in postmenopausal women. According to study author Line Maersk Staunstrup, a doctoral student at Nordic Bioscience ProScion in Denmark:16

“The average elderly women can very much use this information, as it is known that the menopause transition initiates a shift in body fat towards the central trunk area. Therefore, elderly women should be especially aware of their lifestyle when they approach the pre-menopause age.”

How to Measure Your Body Composition

Indeed, BMI has been repeatedly shown to be an unreliable way to measure a person’s body composition as it fails to take into account muscle mass and intra-abdominal (visceral) fat mass.

A far more accurate measurement is to measure your waistline (the distance around the smallest area below the rib cage, above your belly button) in relation to your height. Waist circumference is the easiest anthropometric measure of total body fat. A general guide for healthy waist circumference is as follows:

Waist Measure for Men
Waist Measurement for Women

Alternatively, you can measure your waist-to-hip ratio. This is done by measuring the circumference of your hips at the widest part, across your buttocks. Then measure your waist at the smallest circumference of your natural waist, just above your belly button. Divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement to get the ratio, or use the University of Maryland’s online waist-to-hip ratio calculator.17

Normal Waist to Hip Ratio

The High Cost of Obesity

Other research also deconstructs the “fat and fit” notion, showing obesity eventually takes a toll on health — and finances — even if the person is currently healthy. Using computer modeling, the researchers estimated the financial cost of obesity for different age groups. As an example, a 50-year-old obese individual with normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels has a price tag in excess of $36,000 in direct medical care and lost productivity.

Not surprisingly, weight loss was associated with significant savings. Not only could health insurance premiums be lowered across the board if society as a whole did not struggle with an excess of obesity-related health problems, but individuals would also save on co-pays, and they’d be able to maintain their productivity in the workforce. As reported by Medicine Net:18

“The researchers estimated that if an obese 20-year-old shed enough pounds to drop to the overweight category, almost two-thirds of his lifetime costs to society could be avoided … If a healthy but obese 70-year-old crossed to the overweight category, her lifetime costs could be cut by about 40 percent …”

How Excess Weight Contributes to Cancer

Obesity can raise your risk of cancer in several ways. Some cancers, especially breast and endometrial cancer, are sensitive to the female sex hormone estrogen, and fat cells produce an excess of this hormone. This is also why obesity in young children is such a grave concern. By carrying excess weight (and excess estrogen) for many years, if not decades, they’re at a significantly heightened risk of cancer as adults.  

Obesity is also associated with elevated inflammation levels in your body, which can contribute to cancer growth. One of the basic reasons why nutritional ketosis works so well against cancer is because it very effectively and efficiently lowers inflammation. A high-sugar diet, which tends to pack on the pounds, also feeds cancer by providing cancer cells with their preferred fuel.

A healthy high-fat diet, on the other hand, tends to discourage cancer growth, as cancer cells lack the metabolic flexibility to use ketones derived from fat as fuel.

It is likely that obesity represents an indirect marker for the true cause of the problem that contributes to both obesity and cancer, namely insulin resistance, which is also associated with leptin resistance and activation of the mTOR pathway. By lowering your blood sugar levels and normalizing your insulin receptor sensitivity, exercise has a similar effect, as this too creates an environment less conducive to cancer growth.

Cutting Carbs Is More Effective Than Cutting Calories

Calorie counting used to be the go-to solution for weight loss. However, research shows it’s not the cutting of calories that has the most profound effect, it’s cutting down on net carbs. One of the reasons for this is because, compared to fat and protein, carbohydrates have the greatest effect on insulin, which drives fat storage. Carbohydrate restriction also activates AMPK, an enzyme and powerful signaling protein that monitors cellular energy levels and drives several important metabolic pathways.

This includes pathways involved in fat burning, the building of mitochondria, insulin regulation and glycogen breakdown — all of which have important implications not only for fat loss but also for general health. Importantly, recent research19 (summarized in the video above) shows a high-carb diet — even if you reduce calories to a level designed for weight loss — will prevent AMPK activation.

What’s more, eating a low-carb diet will activate AMPK even if your calorie count is excessive! This can help explain why it’s so difficult to lose weight on a low-calorie diet when a large portion of those calories come from carbohydrates. That said, calorie restriction does have its merits, especially when you start talking about calorie restriction in terms of cyclical fasting. From my perspective, the timing and frequency of your meals is really the key to unlocking healthy metabolism.

Nutritional Ketosis — The Key to Cancer Prevention and Treatment

I’ve written a number of articles detailing the anticancer potential of nutritional ketosis. For a more in-depth review, revisit my interview with Thomas Seyfried, one of the leading pioneers in the nutritional treatment of cancer. He’s been teaching neurogenetics and neurochemistry as it relates to cancer treatment at Yale University and Boston College for more than 25 years.

He wrote an excellent medical textbook for alternative oncologists on this topic called “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer,” and is currently involved in preclinical research at Boston College. His book costs over $100 but you can get a free summary20 of it here. Earlier this year, I announced my pledge to raise $1 million to support Seyfried’s work by matching donations.

Another front-runner in this field is Dr. Abdul Slocum with the ChemoThermia Oncology Center in Turkey, where they’re reporting remarkable successes using metabolically supported cancer therapies in a broad range of advanced stage cancers, including those involving the pancreas, lung, breasts, ovaries and stomach. Many of Slocum’s patients have failed traditional therapies and some have even been sent home to die.

When they enter his clinic, they’re immediately placed on a ketogenic diet and remain on it throughout their treatment. By incorporating nutritional ketosis, they’re able to minimize the amount of chemotherapy required without sacrificing effectiveness. On the contrary, effectiveness is massively increased, as their bodies are put into a metabolic state that is inhospitable to cancer cells, making them more vulnerable and easier to eradicate.

Cyclical Ketogenic Diet for Optimal Health and Disease Prevention

Research reveals a vast majority of Americans eat all day long. Most also consume a majority of their daily calories late in the evening and this type of eating pattern is a recipe for weight gain and metabolic dysfunction. The reason so many struggle with their weight (aside from eating processed foods that have been grossly altered from their natural state) is because they rarely, if ever, skip a meal.

As discussed above, carrying excess weight is a significant risk factor for 13 different types of cancer. The good news is that by eating the right foods and reducing the frequency of your eating, you not only will shed weight as a natural side effect of normalizing your metabolism, you’ll also reduce your risk of chronic disease, including cancer, to a significant degree.

If you already have cancer, the combination of a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting can significantly improve your chances of recovery. This is the kind of eating plan I detail in my latest book, “Fat for Fuel.” From my perspective, it’s nothing short of medical negligence to fail to integrate this type of dietary strategy into a patient’s cancer treatment plan (along with optimizing vitamin D).

A ketogenic diet along with intermittent fasting can be easily integrated into whatever cancer treatment plan you decide to follow. Personally, I believe it’s absolutely crucial, no matter what type of cancer you’re trying to address. To learn more, please see “Burning Fat for Fuel Increases Quality and Quantity of Life.”

Cosmic Disclosure: Alchemy and The Law of One

David Wilcock: All right. Welcome back to “Cosmic Disclosure”. I’m your host, David Wilcock. I’m here with Corey Goode. And in this episode, we’re going to get into the mysteries of alchemy and The Law of One.

So, Corey, welcome back to the show.

Corey Goode: Thank you.

David: The alchemical tradition is a very interesting thing. The word “alchemy” is apparently derived from “Al Kemet”, or the “science of Egypt”. And a lot of people have speculated that this idea of lead transmuting into gold, although there may be a practice that does that, that it is somehow analogous to the transformation of the soul, the idea of the Ascension, the lightbody, that the physical body is like the lead and that the lightbody is like the gold.

Did you encounter any information when you were in the Secret Space Program regarding this idea of the alchemical transmutation?

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Corey: I didn’t see information directly about alchemy, or if I did, it wasn’t what I paid attention to. But the more I’m learning about alchemy, the more I’m finding out how it does have to do with the Ascension process.

David: So did you ever encounter information suggesting that metals could possibly transmute, as the alchemist claimed to have accomplished?

Corey: Yes, actually. When they were building the Alien Reproduction Vehicles, building their models based on that craft that was given to us, I believe by the Nazis, they found out that the middle column inside the flying saucer had mercury in it, or some sort of gallium metal, that was spun in different directions in different tubes within tubes, and a high electrical field was applied to it.

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This was a part of the process of electrogravitics.

When we were trying to repeat that process, we were using just regular mercury. When the high electrical fields were applied to the mercury, it actually turned into gold. It looked like kind of a coral. The told turned into like a coral.

David: And this was chemically tested – confirmed to be gold, not just gold-like?

Corey: Yes. And they’ve reproduced this at a university, but they took small amounts of mercury, applied heavy, heavy electromagnetic fields to it, and it turned to gold.

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David: Really? Well another interesting angle here is when we get into the science of vortex points on Earth – ley lines, things like this – I have more than one insider who told me that alchemical transmutation, to get this to work properly in a natural location on Earth, you have to be at one of these special node points. There’s something about the physics there that makes this more apt to happen.

Corey: Well, those node points are entrances and exits to, basically, portals. These node points that . . . We’ve talked about how the Earth has a grid around it, and each of these node points has a certain aspect that has to do with maybe the stone, the crystalline stone, . . .

David: Right.

Corey: . . . and it causes an electrical connection between the cosmic web and the node. And at different points as the Earth is spinning, and depending on where it is with the Sun, that electrical connection takes a path of least resistance.

And whichever node happens to be in that path of least resistance, that is where a portal would open.

David: Hmm. So it is conceivable then that ancient people could have determined that, with the knowledge of the grid and the knowledge that certain planetary alignments would activate these portals, that at certain times you could get this to work.

Corey: Sounds like it. There’s obviously a lot of high electromagnetics involved with portals, so maybe they have multiple purposes for those locations.

David: Right. Did you ever hear anybody describe this idea of the alchemical process? Was there anybody in your Secret Space Program that was really big on secret societies and this idea that the body is like the lead that needs to be consumed, transformed?

Corey: Yes. A lot of the engineers and scientists that I worked with were heavily into that.

David: Really?

Corey: They would talk about all of these different things, but it was not in my interest. I focused more on other things. And, obviously, the things that I remember are the things that I was looking into the most.

These secret societies know the mystery teachings. And I believe that in these mystery teachings is a more detailed chronology of what has really occurred on this planet over the last couple cycles.

David: Do you think that some of the texts that have been sequestered into the Vatican library, allegedly from Egyptian Library of Alexandria, might have information about this in them?

Corey: Yes, definitely. The Library of Alexandria was listed in the glass pads as basically a false flag. All of the information was taken out and taken to the Vatican.

And within many different manuscripts from different parts of the world, you have information that points you towards a solar flash or a solar event of some sort.

David: So despite how much has survived that I’ve talked about in Wisdom Teachings, about the solar flash and so many religions and ancient spiritual teachings, there could be much more about it that we lost that’s hiding in the Vatican library.

Corey: I’m sure that in more than just that one location, there are greater details about what occurs during the process.

David: All right. Well, now what I want to do is take us through some Law of One quotes on what they call “harvest”.

And the word “harvest’ is how The Law of One usually describes this process.

As I’ve said, in other episodes, “Wisdom Teachings”, etc., don’t get hung up on that, because it appears that “harvest” is referring to a Bible quote in the Book of Matthew, where it says that “the wicked ones will be plucked one by one from the just at the end of the age.” So they use . . .

Corey: And thrown into the fire.

David: Yeah, this harvest metaphor. So what I want to do is read you some of this stuff that The Law of One says, because we’ve had a lot of people asking for clarification. The Law of One is very puzzling.

And first of all, Corey, just to set this up in case people haven’t seen the other episodes, what have the beings that you’re talking to said about The Law of One and their relationship to it?

Corey: They said that they were responsible for delivering that information.

David: And this is the Blue Avians?

Corey: The Blue Avians, yes. When I asked them about it, . . . Yes, they said that they brought that to us as a guide for a consciousness expansion.

David: And you also said, I believe, that once you started reading it, their verbiage changed.

Corey: Yes. They were always very, I guess, cryptic with me to begin with. But they basically use what language you have, what words you have already that you use on a regular basis, words from your lexicon.

David: Right.

Corey: They’re going to use those in communication with you. And when I was able to finally read The Law of One, that gave them a whole new vocabulary to use with me. It broadened the communications quite a bit, and I was able to understand more of what they were saying.

David: So just to be absolutely clear, they started to sound like The Law of One after you read The Law of One?

Corey: They started speaking, yes, in that same manner.

David: Interesting. And does that continue to happen now?

Corey: Yes. And they spoke in a similar manner before – the cadence, the way the information was delivered – but they were using all of the language from my current perspective.

David: Now, what has their opinion been of the quality of what was done in the original Law of One work? Do they say that it’s accurate? Did they say that there were any mistakes in it?

Corey: No, they said that it was accurate, that it did come through the distortions of the people recording it, delivering six higher-density information through a lower-density filter. There’s always going to be that type of thing, that they did not plan for people to use it as scripture like a Bible, like some have done, that they do not want any new religions to develop, that we need to focus on inwardly instead of developing all these religions.

David: So one of the things that I’m sure you’re familiar with by now off all the people writing in, you don’t just read The Law of One to figure out what’s going to happen. There’s a lot of cryptic statements that need to be deciphered.

So as a service to the audience, I want to go through what they actually say and have us discuss it with the knowledge that you now have, which has given a lot more clarity in some ways to some of the things that were in The Law of One.

So let’s take a look now. At this point, Don Elkins had just gotten this new contact. He wants to know about planetary changes. He wants to know about catastrophes. He’s expecting there to be some kind of event. Look at what happens.


*1.9 Questioner: Can you say anything about the coming planetary changes?

David: Look at their answer.

*Ra: . . . The changes are very, very trivial.

So they don’t want to answer the question.

And then, look at what happens next.

*We do not concern ourselves with the conditions which bring about the harvest.

David: So isn’t that interesting? They don’t want to answer the question. They think it’s trivial.

So why do you think they would be so disinterested in talking about this particular subject, based on your own experience with them?

Corey: They’re very careful about how – when they deliver the information – how we’re going to react to it, and also how we might possibly report the information through our distortions.

So they’re most likely seeing things probably three, four or five steps down the process of giving that information, since they view time differently. So they’re looking at things on a different level.

We see things just like you and me, with linear time occurring. When they’re watching, they’re seeing what has occurred, what is going to occur, what things are happening currently. I mean, with what’s going on, they extrapolate what is going to happen. They see all of that at once.

And they’re communicating with you in that . . . Time is real weird for them to try to communicate with us.

David: Why do you think they always call us a “mind/body/spirit complex” instead of a word like “person”?

Corey: Well, they don’t want us to focus on ego. They want us to focus on oneness, that we’re a part of a . . . more of a collective instead of the one single ego that’s fighting or in competition with every other ego.

David: So if the word “body” is only one of these four words that they use to describe us, do you think that their view of us, where we would see ourselves as a body and as a separate person, that they have a different view of us than that?

Corey: Yes. They see us . . . They see all three of those when they see us. Just like they see with the time occurring with us, they see us on all levels.

And they’re also, as I’ve reported recently, communicating with us on a higher self level more than anything.

David: Right.

Corey: Most of it is occurring on the higher self. The higher self decides what the ego is ready to handle; how the information should be delivered to the ego. And the positive beings and higher-density beings communicate with you on that level.

David: So there could be whole levels of what we are that we don’t normally have hardly any access to at all. Are they trying, in some way, to help us gain more access to those parts of ourselves?

Corey: They’re trying to help us reintegrate all those different parts.

David: Okay.

Corey: Yes.

David: All right, so the next set of quotes is very important, because as you probably know, Corey, I lived with the people that did The Law of One for two years. And I’m one of the only people who ever got to do that.

And Carla revealed to me while I lived with her that they had censored some of the things that were said, and it never got into any of the first four books, nor did it get into the fifth book where they had allegedly all the things that they had taken out from the first four.

Only after Tobey Wheelock did something called the Re-Listening Project, where he went to the original tapes, listened to everything, and transcribed it exactly the way it was, did this quote come out, which Carla, for whatever reason, was very uncomfortable with this and didn’t want it in there.

But this adds so much, so take a look at what it says, why might she not have wanted this in there.


*10.15 Questioner: [1] was wondering about the advent of the civilization called Atlantis and Lemuria . . . ?

*Ra: . . . The civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria were not one but two.

*Let us look first at the Mu entities.

David: So before we get any further, how do you feel about that statement about Atlantis and Lemuria being different?

Corey: Absolutely. Yes, that’s been known for quite a while in the programs.

David: And Lemuria is more a Pacific Ocean-based culture?

Corey: Yes, over close to Asia, I believe . . .

David: Right.

Corey: . . . was the information that I saw. And that’s been information also in the public for some time.

David: Okay. So this is still pretty early, because they were doing a lot of sessions at once. So this is right at the beginning as this was happening.

*They were beings of a somewhat primitive nature, but those who had very advanced spiritual distortions.

David: Now, have you ever encountered something like this in your own travels, beings that would be somewhat primitive but have very advanced spiritual abilities in some way?

Corey: Well, yeah. What seems to occur is that when a lot of these different beings become spiritually advanced, they back away from a lot of the, I guess, worldly things that . . . I guess it’s what people in spiritual areas on our world right now, like in Tibet. They’re more focused on raising their consciousness than they are building the next Ferrari.

David: So you might not need technology if you have very advanced spiritual ability.

Corey: Well, they have no use for it. They’re focused on other things.

David: Right. So we have beings that are very advanced spiritually, somewhat primitive. And then it says:

*The civilization was part of this cycle, experienced early within the cycle at a time of approximately fifty-three thousand [53,000] of your years ago.

David: Now, this date to me is interesting for a couple of reasons. What was one of the things that you talked about with a time period that’s only a couple of thousand years off from 53,000 years ago?

Corey: Well, the Pre-Adamites came during that time period.

David: Exactly.

Corey: And some of the information that I’ve delivered also stated that there was some sort of a cataclysm cycle after they had arrived that they had to dig out from.

David: Right.

Corey: And then there was an additional one that occurred around 12,000 years ago.

David: So do you think it’s possible that Lemuria would have been a separate culture that was still on Earth with very advanced spiritual function contemporaneously with when these Pre-Adamites had landed here?

Corey: Yes. The Pre-Adamites . . . There were several groups of humans, I guess you would call them on the Earth. The Earth was being used as a refugee zone for a while . . .

David: Right.

Corey: . . . over different periods of time. So people were being brought here for short periods of time or permanently.

David: Don’t you think it’s pretty amazing that this date is so close to what your space program people have gotten about when the Pre-Adamites showed up?

Corey: Yes. Yeah, it’s definitely an interesting correlation. I’m not sure how the Lemurians and the Pre-Adamites would have interacted.

David: Well, they make some leading statements in The Law of One, that there were problems around this time that led to this catastrophe being necessary. They don’t say what the problems were, but it’s in there.

Corey: Okay.

David: And that’s what’s so amazing, because it’s the 53,000 year time frame.

*It was an helpful and harmless place [Lemuria] which was washed beneath the ocean during a readjustment of your sphere’s tectonic plates through no action of their own.

David: Now, this was shocking to me, and it kind of explains why Carla might not have wanted it in there, because they’re saying that they were helpful and harmless but that they actually sank through the Earth going through a massive change and that it was no fault of their own.

Corey: Right.

David: What do you think might have been the reason why that cataclysm needed to happen?

Corey: Well, what’s been explained to me is that the Earth is going through this Ascension process, going through all of these different changes and processes. We are basically like fleas on a dog, and the dog’s going through an Ascension, and we’re being brought along with it.

And Lemuria, being inundated with water when they didn’t seem to do anything to authorize that type of an event, I was told that in each cycle there are these types of cataclysmic events. It’s kind of like growing pains that the Earth is going through. It’s not the Earth trying to cleanse itself of us.

David: Right.

Corey: It’s just going through a process. And as the Earth goes through the process again at the end of this age, then there are going to be similar things occurring – earthquakes, tsunamis, that kind of a thing. But it’s not directed at human beings, trying to destroy human beings.

It’s just the Earth is going through its own process, and we happen to be on it.

David: We’re not necessarily just sitting ducks waiting to die when a tsunami comes. There could be some sort of a cosmic rescue plan.

Corey: Yes, and it’s not necessarily going to be a global tsunami. It’s going to be in a region . . . There are going to be different things happening in different regions.

David: Right. So these peaceful people in Lemuria didn’t necessarily die in this flood. They might have been removed by benevolent beings so that they did not experience that.

Corey: And depending if they were that far advanced spiritually, they probably had remote viewing-type capabilities, and they may have been warned by their religious workers.

David: Right. So they could have actually evacuated the area first.

Corey: Right.

David: Okay. Next it says right after this:

*They set out those who survived and reached many places in what you call Russia, North America, and South America.

*The Indians of whom you have come to feel some sympathy in your social complex distortions are the descendants of these entities.

David: Isn’t that interesting?

Corey: It is, especially when we go back again to the Hopi legends.

David: Okay.

Corey: They talk about their point of immersion in the Grand Canyon, that for they don’t know how long – generations – that they were brought beneath the Earth by the Ant People . . .

David: Right.

Corey: . . . to survive a great cataclysm on the Earth. That ties in very well to their current prophecies and lore.

David: Well, and we also see, whether we’re looking at Native Americans or whether we’re looking at Asians, there are certain similarities in their features, . . .

Corey: Yeah.

David: . . . which has suggested . . . And, you know, the conventional explanation for that is this idea that there was originally a land bridge between Alaska and Russia, and that everybody that came into the Americas had to come over that land bridge.

Corey: Right. And I had a conversation recently with a Zuni elder, and we were talking about Hopi prophecy and that land bridge came up.

David: Really.

Corey: And he said, “No, we did not come here over the land bridge. We came here under, through a cave complex.”

David: Oh, wow!

Corey: “Under the ocean is how we got here. It wasn’t a migration.” And their stories are full of migration stories – their history is.

David: So the really surprising thing is that this should appear in Book One, and it doesn’t. And it’s only in the last few years that it kind of very quietly emerged.

But once you see that quote, now you know that they’re saying that there are some cataclysmic changes that occur at the end of the age.

But without it, you wouldn’t really know that The Law of One was saying that. And if you only read the book, you don’t get this. You have to go to the website. That’s the only place you’re going to read this.

Okay, not the quote goes on. And now this is in Session 21, Question 25. And this is going to have some really great stuff about the Pre-Adamites. You’re going to love this, Corey.

*21.25 Questioner: Just to quickly refresh my mind – how many years ago did Lemuria suffer its catastrophe?

*Ra: I am Ra. This was approximately fifty thousand [50,000] of your years ago.

David: Exactly two 25,000-year cycles.

*The origins being approximately five three, fifty-three thousand [53,000] of your years ago.

*The damage being completed in that last small cycle of the first master cycle.

David: So isn’t this interesting that they say there had to be a catastrophe, and that the origins of the catastrophe were approximately 53,000 years ago?

That is so close to the time that you and your people have calculated as when the Pre-Adamites crash-landed here.

Corey: Right. And the Pre-Adamites had crash-landed and were here for a little while when they had reported that there was another cataclysm that they had to survive and dig out from.

David: Hoagland’s top insider had said that after the Pre-Adamites got here, that they had developed a very technologically advanced civilization in what we now call the Sahara Desert, and that if you go anywhere between 40 to 400 feet below the surface of the desert, that there’s literally tons of remnants of their civilization down there, including very, very large statues.

Corey: Yes. That was definitely in the smart-glass pads. They sent out operatives to go and dig tunnels, just small tunnels down that weren’t very obvious, and dig around in areas that they had observed through satellite imagery that they had developed.

And this was very similar to the deep penetrating remote imaging satellites that they’ve used to look in the Western United States for places to put installations in the mountains.

So, yes, they’re able to see very deep into the ground. And things like that have been found. And that Sahara region, I had heard this information. I think I reported it on “Cosmic Disclosure” as well, and some of the statues were described looking a little bit African – some of them.

David: Right.

Corey: Yeah.

David: So one other thing that I find really interesting that I’ve done in my research to try to map out this catastrophe as something physical, is there is a major crater in America called Barringer Crater.

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And this crater is normally thought to be the result of a meteor impact. But the really crazy part about it, two things:

Number 1, the crater is basically a square. If you look at it from the top, it’s got the corners rounded off, which suggests some kind of geometric energy field – not anything that a meteor would do, because a meteor crater would be round.

And the second weird thing about Barringer Crater is that it has fulgurite under the sand. And fulgurite is fossilized lightning.

Corey: Hm!

David: So this, many scholars have concluded, is actually the result of a supervolcano that went off, and that it also, like in the electric universe model, had this electrical discharge to it that literally fossilized the sand and turned it into fossilized lightning as this big supervolcano eruption went off.

Corey: Right.

David: And the timing of this geologically is exactly 50,000 years ago.

Corey: Right. And in those big volcanic explosions, it produces plasma and electricity.

David: Oh!

Corey: Especially just in the dust from the ash, there can be an electrical charge.

David: And do you think it’s possible, with the idea of the sacred geometry and all the stuff I’ve been talking about with grids on various planets, that you could have an explosion that takes place in that kind of a geometric way, and not just a round circle but actually a square like we see?

Corey: Yes. And also, I mean, have they dated when that possibly occurred?

David: 50,000 years ago.

Corey: I started to say, from what Tier-Eir had shown me, when the Earth is going through this transition, supervolcanoes do pop. The volcanism does increase. Earthquakes do increase. Storms become much more energetic.

So that’s definitely in line with what occurs during the cycles, from what I’ve been told.

David: So we could have a supervolcano go off, and that type of cataclysm could also cause land in the Pacific to sink under the ocean at the same time.

Corey: Exactly.

David: How might those two things be interrelated?

Corey: Well, they may be symptoms of something larger occurring instead of playing off of each other.

If you have the crust starting to slip, it’s going to cause volcanoes to explode.

David: Right. Could the solar flash do that? If it’s on time – it’s 50,000 years ago, right, so it’s right when the solar cycle is supposed to end – could it do a supervolcano and a tsunami in the Pacific at the same time?

Corey: Oh, yeah. Some of the crustal displacement that occurs . . . You know, you don’t just have plasma ejecting from the Sun. You have huge electromagnetic waves ejecting.

Those electromagnetic waves, when they get here, they interact with the electromagnetics of the Earth, and something has to give.

David: Right.

Corey: And you’re going to have all of these crustal displacements, earthquakes from that, volcanoes exploding from the friction of it, storms becoming more and more energetic from the Earth spinning around in these cosmic energies like a dynamo, and all of the energy is going into the Earth.

David: I also want to close out our episode by hitting you with one last piece of really cool science data, and that is this: It’s a known fact among archaeologists that if you look at human remains before 50,000 years ago, that we’re not making any ceremonial religious type of objects; we’re not making any really advanced tools.

Something happens 50,000 years ago, and they admit it – that it happens rather spontaneously worldwide 50,000 years ago. People start doing religious behavior. They start doing art. They start making more complex tools. They start making more complex clothing, more complex weapons.

Something big happens to everyone on Earth about 50,000 years ago.

Corey: The field of consciousness expanded. We suddenly had access to a whole new spectrum of consciousness.

When you go up in the densities, you’re going up in consciousness, basically.

David: Right.

Corey: So they had a massive consciousness boost by what occurred with the solar flash, as well.

David: Well, that also implies that when the Pre-Adamites first got here before this happened, that it really could have been like Planet of the Apes, in a sense.

Corey: Very well.

David: The indigenous humans didn’t even have the basic – any type of language, any type of religious behavior, any type of more advanced toolmaking. They really were quite primitive.

Corey: Well, they could have been in between cycles. It sounded like Lemuria and Atlantis. Atlantis could possibly be the Pre-Adamites. The Lemurians seemed to get pretty far developed spiritually.

David: Right. And all those records were lost.

Corey: Right.

David: The ones that we still have suggests that other people on Earth were very, very primitive.

Corey: Right.

David: Well, this is a fascinating discussion. I’m your host, David Wilcock. This is “Cosmic Disclosure” with Corey Goode, going into the mysteries of alchemy and The Law of One. Thanks for watching.


From John Smallman 10-16-17… “Please hold Sheldan Nidle in your prayers and meditations”

This was posted on FB a few places, and I felt it should be posted here. This is via John Smallman. I’m sure many will want to share their positive, healing thoughts and vibrations and Light with Sheldan.


Please hold Sheldan Nidle in your prayers and meditations

Dear readers and listeners,

My very dear friend Sheldan Nidle had major surgery on his back last Thursday, October 12th, and remains in hospital in severe pain. It is hoped that in a few days he will be moved into the rehabilitation part of the hospital so that with physiotherapy and gentle exercise he will regain the ability to walk, which he has been unable to do for quite a number of weeks.

He and his beloved life partner, Colleen Marshall, are in need of your help through prayer and meditation, because the last few weeks of his immobility followed by the major surgical procedure has been, and continues to be exhausting for them both.

When he returns home he will have to use an electrically operated hospital bed which Colleen has ordered for him. Apart from that they have had numerous other heavy expenses due to his illness, so if any of you feel intuited to send him a donation in this his hour of great need, it will be most warmly, appreciatively, and gratefully received.

If you do not know of Sheldan here’s the link to a brief biography:

and here is the link to his web site where there is a mine of pertinent information about him and his work:

Thank you for your kind attention to this call for help,


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No More Fake News Exclusive: insider reveals how the opioid crime network operates!

No More Fake News Exclusive: insider reveals how the opioid crime network operates!

Opioid drugs: morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, naloxone, Percocet, etc.

by Jon Rappoport

October 17, 2017

PBS Frontline (2/23/2016): “The opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American history…with overdoses from heroin and other opioids now killing more than 27,000 people a year…” (Note: prescription opioids are now a very significant gateway-drug leading addicts into heroin.)

CBS News (8/1/2017): “Nearly 92 million U.S. adults, or about 38 percent of the population, took a legitimately prescribed opioid like OxyContin or Percocet in 2015, according to results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.”

On the condition of anonymity, an insider with intimate knowledge of the opioid crime network spoke with me. He is not a participant or a criminal. He has spent years exposing the network.

My initial question to him was prompted by the current Washington Post series on collusion between members of Congress and the drug industry. The collusion has produced a new law that makes it much harder for the US DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) to shut down major opioid traffickers. (That law is the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016, signed by President Obama on 4/9/16.)

My question was: how could a corrupt little pharmacy or medical clinic in a small town, in the middle of nowhere, sell, as reported, a MILLION opioid pills a year?

Here is the answer my source confirmed: a criminal doctor or doctors are writing 75-100 opioid prescriptions a day like clockwork; “patients” are flooding in from all over the country (many of them flying in once a month); they are sold the opioid prescriptions, and either fill them right there in the clinic, or take them to a friendly pharmacy.

These patients are actually dealers. They return home and sell the pills to addicts.

Where do the small clinics and pharmacies obtain the huge number of opioid pills? From distributors. These are legitimate companies. They may distribute all sorts of medicines. It’s their business. They know they are committing egregious crimes.

Where do these big distributors obtain their opioid pills? From pharmaceutical companies who manufacture them.

The manufacturers and the distributors have an ongoing relationship. They know exactly what they’re doing. They know the bulk of the product is going into “street sales.”

The distributors and the manufacturers are drug traffickers.

There is no doubt about this. No one is “making a mistake.” No one is in the dark. No one is being fooled.

When the DEA tries to clamp down on opioid manufacturers, this is not a sudden action, as some manufacturers try to claim. The DEA has already made several prior visits and has tried to convince the manufacturers to stop what they’re doing—to no avail.

I suggested to my source that the opioid distributors and their suppliers, the manufacturers, have a “nudge and a wink” relationship. He quickly told me it was far more than that. He left no doubt in my mind that these relationships are undertaken and maintained with full knowledge about the trafficking enterprise these partners are engaged in.

He pointed out that the 2016 law referenced above, passed by Congress—with most of the members completely unware of what they were voting for—radically changed the conditions under which the DEA could immediately freeze huge and obviously criminal shipments of opioids. It’s not a slam-dunk anymore. Far from it.

Before imposing a freeze, instead of simply showing that the (criminal) shipment poses an IMMINENT threat of death or grave harm to users, the Agency now has to demonstrate there is an IMMEDIATE threat.

This word game means the DEA must establish that people could die, not next week or next month (imminent), but “right now” (immediate). If this seems logically absurd and intentionally perverse, it is. Obviously, “immediate” is designed to give rise to back and forth debate, legalistic challenges, long postponements—and ultimately a straitjacket preventing decisive actions against opioid distributors and manufacturers.

The Washington Post (link to 10/15/2017 article below) reached out to Obama, who signed the 2016 law, and his then Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, the highest law-enforcement officer in the nation. The DEA is organized under the Attorney General and the Dept. of Justice.

Both Obama and Lynch “declined” to discuss the law. Naturally.

Who played a central role in crafting the law and pushing it through Congress?

The Post (10/15/2017): “Deeply involved in the effort to help the [drug] industry was the DEA’s former associate chief counsel, D. Linden Barber. While at the DEA, he helped design and carry out the early stages of the agency’s tough enforcement campaign, which targeted drug companies that were failing to report suspicious orders of narcotics.”


Barber worked against the drug industry while employed by the DEA, and then he left the Agency and turned around and attacked it.

Continuing, The Post (10/15/2017): “When Barber went to work for the drug industry [he now works for Cardinal Health], in 2011, he brought an intimate knowledge of the DEA’s strategy and how it could be attacked to protect the [drug] companies. He was one of dozens of DEA officials recruited by the drug industry during the past decade.”

“Barber played a key role in crafting an early version of the legislation [the 2016 law] that would eventually curtail the DEA’s power, according to an internal email written by a Justice Department official to a colleague. ‘He [Barber] wrote the…bill,” the official wrote in 2014.”

The opioid crime network extends to Congress, former (if not present) DEA employees, medical-drug distribution companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

It then includes medical clinics and pharmacies and prescription-writing doctors.

The murderous network is addicting, maiming, and killing Americans in huge numbers.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

Filed under: Corporate Fraud, Government Fraud, Medical Fraud, Pharmaceutical drugs

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