Israeli Adviser Behind Anti-Semitic Political Campaign in Austria

Campaign masterminded by controversial political adviser Tal Silberstein is accused of breaching anti-Nazi laws

6 October 2017

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL (AP) — Ahead of national elections, Austria’s Social Democratic Party is facing charges of violating anti-Nazi laws over Facebook platforms created by an Israeli adviser suggesting that a rival party’s head has anti-Semitic sentiments. …

Israeli political adviser Tal Silberstein has acknowledged being behind the Facebook platforms. Both he and Social Democratic Chancellor Christian Kern say that Kern was not aware of them. …

The Social Democrats fired Silberstein in August after Israeli authorities arrested him on suspicion of money laundering, obstruction of justice, bribery, and related crimes.

Tal Silberstein was one of four suspects arrested in Israel following a joint investigation with Swiss and American authorities. […]

Robert Mueller: Crime Syndicate Operative Extraordinaire

When you consider Robert Mueller’s background as a cover-up agent, it’s quite astonishing that any serious person would think that real truth will emerge with him as “special counsel” overseeing the investigations into the dismissal of James Comey and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. The only real question is who will he frame or throw under the bus, and how many billable hours will be awarded to cronies.

As a reminder, Mueller was director of the FBI from 2001 to 2013, making him the longest-serving head of the bureau since J. Edgar Hoover. He officially became the FBI director on Sept. 4 of 2001, just one week before the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Speaking of Mueller in new role as special counsel, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) said, “Former director Mueller is exactly the right kind of individual for this job. I now have significantly greater confidence that the investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) stated, “Bob was a fine U.S. attorney, a great FBI director, and there’s no better person who could be asked to perform this function.”

The New Nationalist submits that this is a mechanism to engage in a game of MAD (mutual assured destruction) with the Russians. Russian intelligence has a pretty good handle on where the skeletons and 24/7 lies are buried in the Crime Syndicate-ridden American system both since and before 9/11. What keeps MAD in place is that Russian skeletons are also known, as there is Crime Syndicate influence in that country as well. Therefore, this election-meddling backstory is run as interference and glue to keep Russia in check and within the MAD chess game. It’s also used as cover for the Crime Syndicate apparatus.

When Red Queen Trump is removed from office, TNN holds that Mueller’s role in that operation will be secondary at most. He functions more as a “whowoudaknod” bungler, cover up and misdirection agent than a king-maker or king-remover.

Curiously (and revealingly) before becoming FBI director, Mueller specialized in corruption, white collar crime, financial fraud, terrorism as well as narcotics conspiracies and international money laundering. In other words he was on the front row of law enforcement interaction with the Crime Syndicate.

One would think Mueller would have considerable institutional knowledge about who the real bad guys are. His major busts, however, seem to be those of convenience for Imperium Americana, such as Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, who got out of line and too greedy in the drug trafficking biz. He was instrumental in the PanAm Flight 103 (Lockerbie bombing) case, which framed Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. His FBI was involved in nearly every false flag and staged deception during his tenue.

Mueller was also the senior Justice Department official who ran the criminal division from 1990-1993, when the BCCI scandal was being investigated. Conceived in Karachi and financed in Abu Dhabi, the conspiracy reached into the world’s Western capitals and perhaps the U.N. under the protection of high-paid lobbyists and spooks. The BCCI scandal involved the laundering of drug money, the illicit financing of terrorism and of arms to Iraq, the easy purchase of respectability and the corruption of the world banking system. Mueller mostly slept through it all.

Earlier in his career as U.S. attorney, he abetted the star chamber cover ups in Waco, Ruby Ridge and the Oklahoma City bombing by changing rules of evidence so that the FBI did not have to share as much with defense counsel in those cases.

Coleen Rowley was a former FBI special agent and division counsel turned whistle blower in 2002. Though Mueller is widely described as being of impeccable character by the usual suspects, Rowley said: “The truth is that Robert Mueller (and James Comey as deputy attorney general) presided over a 9/11 cover up.” [See New York Times op-ed on day of Comey’s confirmation hearing.] She observed, “When you had the lead up to the Iraq War … Mueller and, of course, the CIA and all the other directors, saluted smartly and went along with what Bush wanted, which was to gin up the intelligence to make a pretext for the Iraq War.”

Rowley also noted that Mueller and his sidekick Comey presided over “the ‘post 9-11 round-up’ of innocent Muslim immigrants, the anthrax investigation fiasco. He helped implement a form of martial law. This was made possible via secret OLC [Office of Legal Counsel] memos written by John Yoo — predicated upon Yoo’s theories of absolute ‘war presidency’ powers that the Bush administration was making Attorney General John Ashcroft sign off on.”

Mueller and Comey are masters of the “just a coincidence” and incompetence school of explaining events. Yes, it was because of errors and incompetence. Nothing to see here, move along. Then, as with all Syndicate hacks who fall down on the job, these bad actors are promoted.

Why You Should Never Share Towels

By Dr. Mercola

Penicillin was the first antibiotic, discovered in 1929, but it wasn’t until the early 1940s that large-scale fermentation processes were developed for mass production.1 Prior to this, many people died from what today is cured with a round of antibiotics. You may be so used to the idea that infections can be cured it is almost incomprehensible antibiotics may lose a significant amount of usefulness by 2050 in the fight against bacteria.2

Scientists estimate nearly 300 million people will lose their life to antibiotic-resistant infections by 2050 as bacteria continue to develop defenses against antibiotics. The global cost of treatment for these infections is estimated to reach $100 trillion by 2050.3 Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that nearly 50 percent of Americans have taken an antibiotic in the past 30 days and 23 percent have taken three or more antibiotics.4

As disturbing as those numbers may be, nearly 80 percent of antibiotics sold in America are used in livestock farming. Low doses are routinely fed to factory farmed livestock to prevent disease associated with poor hygiene and close quarters, and to make the animals to grow bigger faster.5 Long-term use of low dose antibiotics contributes greatly to the growing resistance of bacteria to the drugs prescribed.

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has known since 19776 that the use of antibiotics in animal feed to promote growth would likely lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, they have also quietly approved the use of 30 potentially dangerous antibiotics, 18 of which they rated “high risk,” for use in livestock feed.7 Today, the real dangers from antibiotic-resistant infections have triggered the development of protocols to protect athletes — from grade school through the pros.

Hidden Dangers in the Locker Room

According to some experts, athletes may be at greater risk of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) than others due to their close skin-to-skin contact and increased likelihood for breaks in their skin from cuts and scrapes.8 Roughly 130,000 Americans are infected with MRSA each year and 5,000 die.9 What began as a significant problem in hospitals has migrated into general public areas and populated training rooms, weight rooms and locker rooms.

Like others, some athletes are infected during, or immediately after, a surgical procedure. While athletes at all levels and sports may acquire the infection, it appears to be more common in wrestlers and football players as there is more skin-to-skin contact and skin breaks in these sports. Several prominent NBA and NFL players have suffered from MRSA, resulting in a loss of their career or their life.

In the early 2000s, there were six players from the Cleveland Browns who suffered MRSA infections over a five-year period.10 One player suffered an infection twice in those five years. MRSA infections have affected Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts and Kenny George from the University of North Carolina, who lost part of his foot to the infection.11

A study of the St. Louis Rams found that during the 2003 season, there were eight MRSA infections in five of the 58 players on the team. That same year the infection claimed the life of Ricky Lannetti, a football player from Lycoming College Pennsylvania.12

After a hockey player at Colgate University developed a MRSA infection, Steve Chouinard, director of sports medicine and athletic director, began an aggressive approach to protect his players.13 His first step was to use ozone gas to disinfect the players’ gear. Any shared products were thrown out, such as bar soap, in favor of one-off use products, and water bottles were sterilized each night. Although these measures were started a decade ago, the school continues to make changes and institute new measures.

Unfortunately, sweaty gym locker rooms are a perfect place for bacteria to flourish unless the schools and players address the problem aggressively. Although the most recent report by the CDC shows a decline in community-acquired MRSA,14 the sports world has not had a similar study and therefore is unsure if the measures taken are making a significant impact on the health of their players. At the same time, social behaviors of teens are changing, increasing their risk of infection.

Some teens are unwilling to take a communal shower in the locker room after practice, leaving the gym in sweat-stained clothing, and taking home bacteria acquired from other players and the gym facilities. Body shaving is another common practice that may cause small cuts where MRSA can multiply and enter the body. According to the National Athletics Trainers’ Association, these small cuts may increase the risk of acquiring MRSA sixfold, compared to not shaving.

MRSA Threatens Life and Limb

According to the CDC,15 MRSA is responsible for severe health problems, including sepsis (bloodstream infections), pneumonia and infections at breaks in the skin, such as surgical incisions or cuts. When a MRSA infection is not treated quickly, the infection can lead to loss of a limb or death. A number of studies have demonstrated that infections with MRSA are preventable in community and health care settings.

In the beginning, this strain of Staphylococcus was resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics, of which methicillin is one.16 However, over time some bacteria have developed multiresistance against several classes of antibiotics, increasing the danger of the infection and likelihood it may lead to permanent damage. The resistance to antibiotics has not changed the properties of the staphylococcus bacteria that trigger disease and infection, only the sensitivity to antibiotics.

Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium normally found in the nose and on the skin. In fact, 1 in 3 people carry the bacteria in their nose without evidence of disease and 2 in every 100 people carry MRSA.17 When infected, staph can infect bone, causing osteomyelitis (bone infection), endocarditis (infection of a heart valve), urinary tract infections and infections of the bursa sac protecting a joint.

Since MRSA is often resistant to multiple categories of antibiotics, it makes treatment extremely difficult, oftentimes requiring the use of stronger antibiotics that have a high rate of side effects and are often very expensive.18 Symptoms of an infection will depend on the area of the body affected. On the skin, the infection may first be mistaken for an insect bite, as they are raised, red, itchy, painful and often full of pus.19

If the infection affects a bone, or is in the bloodstream, you may experience a high fever, confusion, chest pain, pain in the area infected (joint) and rash. MRSA is highly contagious and passes easily from person to person with skin contact, which is why it is so easily passed between athletes in a locker room who share gym equipment, athletic equipment or towels. In one study, researchers found staph was able to survive up to 140 days on polyester and up to three days on polyester blends.20

Community-acquired MRSA is more likely to show up in a younger population, while hospital-acquired MRSA is more often in those over 68.21 Your risk of acquiring an infection rises with your age, a break in your skin or living or working in close quarters.

Hygiene Practices May Reduce the Spread of MRSA

The best intentions of school administrators and athletic trainers can easily be undone by poor hygienic practices. If players refuse to shower after practice, or wear dirty uniforms or use the same towel for more than one practice, they can easily spread an infection to areas of their body or a teammate’s body with an open cut or abrasion. Recommendations from the CDC to athletes, parents, administrators and trainers to reduce the spread of the infection include:22

  • Wash hands often and clean your body regularly, especially after any exercise or after sweating
  • Cover any area where the skin has been broken until it has healed
  • Avoid sharing any personal items, such as bar soap, towels, razors or body sponges
  • Ensure any equipment used has been cleaned and sanitized between players
  • If you believe you may be infected, get care immediately

Towels May Spread More Than MRSA

Towels are unique breeding grounds for infection as they trap moisture, dirt, skin cells and bacteria. MRSA is not the only infection that can be spread by wet, dirty, overused towels. You may also contract:23

Acne

Tinea cruris (jock itch) and tinea pedis (athlete’s foot)

Impetigo

Scabies

Meningitis

Yeast infections

Warts

Lice

Hepatitis

Crabs (lice)

Trichomoniasis24

Chlamydia

Caring for your towel at home or the gym is an important way of reducing the spread of infections and disease. Carolyn Forte,25 director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, recommends you wash your bath towels at home after two or three uses, as long as the towel has dried thoroughly between uses and you don’t share your bath towel with others in your family. Dry your towels outside when possible so the UV rays from the sun can kill bacteria on the towels.

Hand towels are different as they are often used by multiple people in the family and usually get much dirtier, faster. Hand towels should be washed every two days, and possibly every day if you have a large family.

Wash your towels in the hottest water safe for the fabric with a cup of white vinegar before washing a second time with detergent to help ensure your towels are as clean as possible. Avoid using dryer sheets and fabric softener on your towels and underwear as these products inhibit the fabric’s ability to absorb sweat and liquid.26

Shed a Light on It

Efforts to reduce the number of infections and treat current infections have had limited success as the bacteria continue to evolve and adapt to their environment, growing resistant to different categories of antibiotics. However, recent research at Columbia University Medical Center27 has turned attention to the use of far-ultraviolet (UV) light to fight superbugs.

Since most UV light increases your risk of skin cancer and cataracts, the scientists choose to test UV light in the 200 nanometers (nm) range, which is safe for human skin and eyes. In this UV wavelength, the light cannot penetrate the dead layer of skin cells on the top of your skin or outer protection over your eyes, but bacteria remain susceptible.

In animal tests using mice, the findings demonstrated no skin or eye damage, but the light was effective as a conventional germicidal to kill MRSA.28 Scientists are now moving forward in their evaluation of whether the same reduction in MRSA colonies will be evident on larger animals and in humans.

While you likely do not have a far-UV light available at home, you do have one of the best methods of killing bacteria and fungus under the sun. In other words, you have the sun. Researchers have identified a link between people with low levels of vitamin D and those who carry Staphylococcus aureus in their nose.29

The relationship was apparent even after the researchers adjusted for poverty, age, hospitalization, race and recent antibiotic use. This means your vitamin D level is a modifiable risk factor that can lower your risk of carrying or being infected by MRSA.

Sun exposure has a long history in the treatment of health conditions, including depression,30 suppressing symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis,31 regulating melatonin production32 and relieving symptoms of fibromyalgia.33 It also was the standard treatment for tuberculosis before the advent of antibiotics.34

Preventing the Spread of MRSA


This short video was developed by the Indianapolis Colts for their athletes and organization to help prevent MRSA infections and to help prevent the spread of an established infection. As just mentioned, you may reduce your risk of harboring and spreading MRSA by optimizing your vitamin D level. Also, remember to regularly wash your towels and to only use fresh, clean towels at the gym or locker room. Here are further strategies you may use to prevent infections:35,36

Thoroughly wash hands throughout the day, and use a clean, dry towel afterward

Shower with soap and water immediately after exercising or after direct contact sports, and dry with a clean, dry towel

Avoid contact with other people’s bandages or open cuts

Do not share towels in the locker room or on the sidelines at a sporting event

Avoid using hot tubs or whirlpools, especially if you have an open cut or scrape on your skin

Avoid going barefoot; wear flip-flops in the shower or the locker room and clean them after each use

All athletic areas and sports equipment should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each use, including any mascot uniforms, player uniforms, towels, examination tables, showers or equipment used by athletic trainers or sports medicine physicians

Is Most Back Pain Caused by Repressed Emotions?

By Dr. Mercola

Back pain is perhaps one of the most common health complaints across the globe. Worldwide, 1 in 10 people suffers from lower back pain, and it’s the No. 1 cause of job disability. In the U.S., a whopping $90 billion is spent on back pain each year.1 Tragically, back pain is also a leading cause of opioid use, which now kills more Americans than car crashes.2

Seventy-five to 80 percent of back pain cases do resolve within two to four weeks,3 with or without treatment, although it’s important to note that back pain can also be symptomatic of something else entirely, including an aortic aneurysm, appendicitis, gynecological issues, osteoporosis, arthritis and kidney stones,4 so if your back pain is not the result of an injury or strain, it’s advisable to see a doctor for an assessment.

Few people want to be told that their pain is psychological or emotional in origin, but there’s quite a bit of evidence that backs this up. As noted in a 2014 scientific review:5

“Specifically with regard to pain, studies pointed to the need for a model encompassing the complexity of the pain phenomenon. The biopsychosocial perspective closes this gap by confirming the existence of a dynamic relationship among biological changes, psychological status and social context.

The difficulty to accept the multidimensional nature of pain is largely linked to the widespread acceptance of Cartesian principles separating mind from body. Conversely, the biopsychosocial approach tries to consider physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects not separately, but as an integrated whole … [S]everal studies show the major role of biopsychosocial factors in triggering chronic pain, in the process of acute pain chronicity and in patients’ incapacity.”

Back Pain — Is It All in Your Head?


The late Dr. John Sarno, a professor of rehabilitation medicine, used mind-body techniques to treat patients with severe low back pain. His specialty was those who have already had surgery for low back pain and did not get any relief. This is a tough group of patients, yet he claimed to have a greater than 80 percent success rate using techniques like the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). A recent Vox article6 discusses Sarno’s unconventional treatment strategies for back pain, citing feedback from enthusiastic patients:

“’Thousands of people, including myself and my husband, cured our chronic back pain using [Sarno’s] methods,’ wrote Karen Karvonen. Another Sarno devotee, Steven Schroeder, said the doctor changed his life. Schroeder’s back pain flared whenever he was stressed — a busy time at work, an illness in his family.

After he absorbed Sarno’s books, the discomfort mostly vanished. ‘I still sometimes have pain now in times of stress — but I can literally make it go away with mental focus,’ Schroeder, a lawyer in Chicago, wrote in an email. ‘It is crazy.’

Though he may not be a household name, Sarno is probably America’s most famous back pain doctor. Before his death on June 22, a day shy of his 94th birthday, he published four books and built a cult-like following of thousands of patients … Many of them claim to have been healed by Sarno, who essentially argued back pain was all in people’s heads.”

Before his death, Sarno was even the subject of a full-length documentary, “All the Rage: Saved by Sarno,” produced through Kickstarter donations. The film is expected to become available on Netflix before the end of the year. He was also featured in a “20/20” segment in 1999 (below).

As noted by Sarno in “All the Rage” — a four-minute trailer of which is included above — “I tell [my patient] what’s going on, and lo and behold, it stops hurting.” The “what” that is going on is not a physical problem at all — it’s emotions: anger; fear; frustration; rage.

The Psychological Underpinnings of Pain


One of the most controversial aspects of Sarno’s theory is that spine and disc abnormalities have no bearing on pain. In this 20/20 segment, Sarno dismisses these issues as “normal abnormalities” that are unrelated to any pain you may be experiencing. Many with back pain have no detectable abnormalities or structural problems while some that do have them suffer no pain.

According to Sarno, you unconsciously cause your own pain. In a nutshell, the pain you’re experiencing is your brain’s response to unaddressed stress, anger or fear. When these kinds of emotions are suppressed, your brain redirects the emotional impulses to restrict blood flow to certain parts of your body, such as your back, neck or shoulder, thereby triggering pain.

This pain acts as a distraction from the anger, fear or rage you don’t want to feel or think about. The pain essentially acts as a lid, keeping unwanted emotions from erupting. You may feel anger at the pain, but you won’t have to face the fact that you’re actually angry at your spouse, your children or your best friend, or that you hate your job, or the fact that you feel taken advantage of.

As noted by Sarno, working hard and constantly trying to do everything perfectly to keep everybody around you happy, “is enraging to the unconscious mind.” The term Sarno coined for this psychosomatic pain condition is “tension myoneural syndrome,”7 and he firmly believed most people can overcome their pain by acknowledging its psychological roots.

Even if you struggle to accept such a concept, the mere knowledge of it can have therapeutic power. In other words, by considering the idea that your problem is in fact rooted in stress factors opposed to a physical problem can allow the pain to dissipate.

While many of Sarno’s patients got well without psychiatric help, he would often recommend seeking out a psychotherapist to explore repressed emotions, or to take up journaling to put your feelings on paper. Dr. David Hanscom, an orthopedic surgeon, also uses expressive writing as a primary treatment tool for back pain. To learn more about this, please see our 2015 interview linked above. Other dos and don’ts listed in Sarno’s book, “Healing Back Pain,” include:

Do: Don’t:

Resume physical activity. It won’t hurt you

Repress your anger or emotions

Talk to your brain: Tell it you won’t take it anymore

Think of yourself as being injured. Psychological conditioning contributes to ongoing back pain

Stop all physical treatments for your back — they may be blocking your recovery

Be intimidated by back pain. You have the power to overcome it

Studies Support Mind-Body Connection in Painful Conditions

While many pain experts disagreed (and still disagree) with Sarno’s theories, recent research supports the idea that pain, in many cases, has psychological underpinnings. A study8 published last year found emotion awareness and expression therapy (EAET) reduced chronic musculoskeletal pain by at least 30 percent in two-thirds of patients; one-third of patients improved by 70 percent.

More recently, a study9 published in the journal Pain concluded that treating fibromyalgia pain with EAET was more effective than cognitive behavioral therapy and general fibromyalgia education. Other recent research10 found that feelings of stiffness in the back “may represent a protective perceptual construct.” Tasha Stanton, Ph.D., who investigates the neuroscience behind pain, explained her team’s findings:11

“People with chronic back pain and stiffness overestimate how much force was being applied to their backs — they were more protective of their back. How much they overestimated this force related to how stiff their backs felt — the stiffer [it] felt, the more they overestimated force. This suggests the feelings of stiffness are a protective response, likely to avoid movement …

In theory, people who feel back stiffness should have a stiffer spine than those who do not. We found this was not the case in reality. Instead, we found that the amount they protected their back was a better predictor of how stiff their back felt. [We] found that these feelings could be modulated using different sounds.

The feeling of stiffness was worse with creaky door sounds and less with gentle whooshing sounds. This raises the possibility that we can clinically target stiffness without focusing on the joint itself but using other senses.

The brain uses information from numerous different sources including sound, touch, and vision, to create feelings such as stiffness. If we can manipulate those sources of information, we then potentially have the ability to manipulate feelings of stiffness. This opens the door for new treatment possibilities, which is incredibly exciting.”

All Pain Is Regulated by Your Brain

It may be helpful to remember that while pain may be largely a product of your own mind, the pain is still “real.” As noted by Dr. Mel Pohl,12 a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, “all pain is regulated by the brain — whether there is an actual nail in your thumb or an old injury that should have healed by now but inexplicably keeps hurting — in both cases it is nerve fibers that are sending messages to your brain that cause you to feel pain.”

An acute injury doesn’t have to have a psychological trigger, but if the pain persists long after the injury has healed, there may well be an emotional aspect involved. Pain can also carve figurative grooves in your brain. When pain is perceived over an extended period of time, the number of pain-causing neurotransmitters in your nervous system increase and your pain threshold tends to get lower. Essentially, you become more sensitized to pain.

Like Sarno, Hanscom and many others, Pohl also believes emotions are a primary cause of pain, triggering as much as 80 percent of all pain. This does not detract from its validity or intensity, however. Writing for Psychology Today, he says:13

“Based on studies conducted [in 2013] … published in the journal NatureNeuroscience, we now have conclusive evidence that the experience of chronic pain is strongly influenced by emotions. The emotional state of the brain can explain why different individuals do not respond the same way to similar injuries.

It was possible to predict with 85 percent accuracy whether an individual (out of a group of forty volunteers who each received four brain scans over the course of one year) would go on to develop chronic pain after an injury, or not.

These results echo other data and studies in the psychological and medical literature that confirm that changing one’s attitudes — one’s emotions — toward pain decreases the pain. I believe that one of the most important things people with chronic pain can do to help themselves is to notice what they are feeling.”

Physical Movement Is a Crucial Treatment Component for Most Pain


Your body needs regular activity to remain pain-free, and this applies even if you’re currently in pain. Not only does prolonged sitting restrict blood flow, which may trigger or exacerbate pain, sitting may even be the cause of the pain in the first place. For example, when you sit for long periods of time, you typically end up shortening your iliacus, psoas and quadratus lumborum muscles that connect from your lumbar region to the top of your femur and pelvis.

When these muscles are shortened, it can cause severe pain upon standing, as they will effectively pull your lower back (lumbar) forward. When there’s insufficient movement in your hip and thoracic spine, you also end up with excessive movement in your lower back. Most people tend to “baby” the pain and avoid moving about as much as possible, but in most cases, this is actually contraindicated. In fact, experts now agree that when it hurts the most, that’s when you really need to get moving.14

A scientific review of 21 studies15 confirmed that not only is exercise the most effective way to prevent back pain in the first place, it’s also the best way to prevent a relapse. Among people who had a history of back pain, those who exercised had a 25 percent to 40 percent lower risk of having another episode within a year than those who did not exercise.

Strength exercises, aerobics, flexibility training and stretching were all beneficial in lowering the risk of recurring pain. The video above, featuring Lisa Huck, demonstrates and explains the benefits of dynamic movement, and how it can help prevent and treat back pain.

New Treatment Guidelines for Back Pain Stress Nondrug Interventions

Fortunately, doctors are increasingly starting to prescribe activity in combination with a wait-and-watch approach for back pain patients.16 Dr. James Weinstein, a back-pain specialist and chief executive of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, told The New York Times:17

“What we need to do is to stop medicalizing symptoms. Pills are not going to make people better … [Y]oga and tai chi, all those things are wonderful, but why not just go back to your normal activities? I know your back hurts, but go run, be active, instead of taking a pill.”

This view has now become the new norm. In fact, on February 14, 2017, the American College of Physicians issued updated treatment guidelines18,19 for acute, subacute and chronic low back pain, now sidestepping medication as a first-line treatment and recommending nondrug therapies instead. This is a significant change, and one that could potentially save thousands of lives by avoiding opioid addiction. The new guidelines include three primary recommendations:

1. “Given that most patients with acute or subacute low back pain improve over time regardless of treatment, clinicians and patients should select nonpharmacologic treatment with superficial heat … massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation … If pharmacologic treatment is desired, clinicians and patients should select nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or skeletal muscle relaxants …

2. For patients with chronic low back pain, clinicians and patients should initially select nonpharmacologic treatment with exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction … tai chi, yoga, motor control exercise, progressive relaxation, electromyography biofeedback, low-level laser therapy, operant therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or spinal manipulation …

3. In patients with chronic low back pain who have had an inadequate response to nonpharmacologic therapy, clinicians and patients should consider pharmacologic treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as first-line therapy, or tramadol or duloxetine as second-line therapy.

Clinicians should only consider opioids as an option in patients who have failed the aforementioned treatments and only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks for individual patients and after a discussion of known risks and realistic benefits with patients … “

The guidelines stress that even in the rare case when an opioid is given, it should only be prescribed in the lowest dose and for the shortest duration possible. Steroid injections and acetaminophen are also discouraged, as studies suggest neither is helpful or beneficial. Acetaminophen does not lower inflammation, and a review of the research20 shows steroids are on par with placebo when it comes to treating back pain in the long term.

Nondrug Solutions for Pain Relief

I certainly believe that your emotional health and your ability to effectively address stress is an essential component of optimal health, and can have a major influence on whether or not you’re effective in eliminating your pain. And so do many other doctors and scientists from various fields of medicine.

It’s unfortunate that so many people dismiss these types of treatment strategies simply because they seem “too simple to be effective.” We’ve been indoctrinated to believe that getting well involves radical, often painful treatment, when in most cases the complete opposite is true.

It’s also important to be fully aware of the addictive potential of opioid drugs, and to seriously weigh your need for a narcotic pain killer. There are many other ways to address pain. Below is a long list of suggestions. If you are in pain that is bearable, please try these options first. If you need a pain reliever, consider an over-the-counter (OTC) option.

Research21 shows prescription-strength naproxen (Naprosyn, sold OTC in lower dosages as Aleve) provides the same pain relief as more dangerous narcotic painkillers. However, while naproxen may be a better alternative to narcotic painkillers, it still comes with a very long list of potential side effects,22 and the risks increase with frequency of use.

Eliminate or radically reduce most grains and sugars from your diet

Avoiding grains and sugars will lower your insulin and leptin levels and decrease insulin and leptin resistance, which is one of the most important reasons why inflammatory prostaglandins are produced. That is why stopping sugar and sweets is so important to controlling your pain and other types of chronic illnesses.

Take a high-quality, animal-based omega-3 fat

Omega-3 fats are precursors to mediators of inflammation called prostaglandins. (In fact, that is how anti-inflammatory painkillers work, by manipulating prostaglandins.) Good sources include wild caught Alaskan salmon, sardines and anchovies, which are all high in healthy omega-3s while being low in contaminants such as mercury. As for supplements, my favorite is krill oil, as it has a number of benefits superior to fish oil.

Optimize your sun exposure and production of vitamin D

Optimize your vitamin D by getting regular, appropriate sun exposure, which will work through a variety of different mechanisms to reduce your pain. Sun exposure also has anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects that are unrelated to vitamin D production, and these benefits cannot be obtained from a vitamin D supplement.

Red, near-, mid- and far-infrared light therapy (photobiology) and/or infrared saunas may also be quite helpful as they promote and speed tissue healing, even deep inside the body.

Medical cannabis

Medical marijuana has a long history as a natural analgesic and is now legal in 28 states. You can learn more about the laws in your state on medicalmarijuana.procon.org.23

Kratom

Kratom (Mitragyna speciose) is another plant remedy that has become a popular opioid substitute.24 In August 2016, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a notice saying it was planning to ban kratom, listing it as Schedule 1 controlled substance. However, following massive outrage from kratom users who say opioids are their only alternative, the agency reversed its decision.25

Kratom is likely safer than an opioid for someone in serious and chronic pain. However, it’s important to recognize that it is a psychoactive substance and should not be used carelessly. There’s very little research showing how to use it safely and effectively, and it may have a very different effect from one person to the next.

Also, while it may be useful for weaning people off opioids, kratom is in itself addictive. So, while it appears to be a far safer alternative to opioids, it’s still a powerful and potentially addictive substance. So please, do your own research before trying it.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

EFT is a drug-free approach for pain management of all kinds. EFT borrows from the principles of acupuncture in that it helps you balance out your subtle energy system. It helps resolve underlying, often subconscious, and negative emotions that may be exacerbating your physical pain. By stimulating (tapping) well-established acupuncture points with your fingertips, you rebalance your energy system, which tends to dissipate pain.


Meditation and Mindfulness Training

Among volunteers who had never meditated before, those who attended four 20-minute classes to learn a meditation technique called focused attention (a form of mindfulness meditation) experienced significant pain relief — a 40 percent reduction in pain intensity and a 57 percent reduction in pain unpleasantness.26

Chiropractic

Many studies have confirmed that chiropractic management is much safer and less expensive than allopathic medical treatments, especially when used for pain such as low back pain.

Qualified chiropractic, osteopathic and naturopathic physicians are reliable, as they have received extensive training in the management of musculoskeletal disorders during their course of graduate health care training, which lasts between four to six years. These health experts have comprehensive training in musculoskeletal management.

Acupuncture

Research has discovered a “clear and robust” effect of acupuncture in the treatment of back, neck and shoulder pain, and osteoarthritis and headaches.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy has been shown to be as good as surgery for painful conditions such as torn cartilage and arthritis.

Foundation Training

Foundation training is an innovative method developed by Dr. Eric Goodman to treat his own chronic low back pain. It’s an excellent alternative to painkillers and surgery, as it actually addresses the cause of the problem.

Massage

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal Pain Medicine included 60 high-quality and seven low-quality studies that looked into the use of massage for various types of pain, including muscle and bone pain, headaches, deep internal pain, fibromyalgia pain and spinal cord pain.27

The review revealed massage therapy relieves pain better than getting no treatment at all. When compared to other pain treatments like acupuncture and physical therapy, massage therapy still proved beneficial and had few side effects. In addition to relieving pain, massage therapy also improved anxiety and health-related quality of life.

Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is one of the most effective fat-soluble antioxidants known. It has very potent anti-inflammatory properties and in many cases works far more effectively than anti-inflammatory drugs. Higher doses are typically required and you may need 8 milligrams (mg) or more per day to achieve this benefit.

Ginger

This herb has potent anti-inflammatory activity and offers pain relief and stomach-settling properties. Fresh ginger works well steeped in boiling water as a tea or grated into vegetable juice.

Curcumin

In a study of osteoarthritis patients, those who added 200 mg of curcumin a day to their treatment plan had reduced pain and increased mobility. A past study also found that a turmeric extract composed of curcuminoids blocked inflammatory pathways, effectively preventing the overproduction of a protein that triggers swelling and pain.28

Boswellia

Also known as boswellin or “Indian frankincense,” this herb contains specific active anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Bromelain

This enzyme, found in pineapples, is a natural anti-inflammatory. It can be taken in supplement form but eating fresh pineapple, including some of the bromelain-rich stem, may also be helpful.

Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO)

This oil, found in fish and dairy butter, acts as a joint lubricant and anti-inflammatory. I have used this for myself to relieve ganglion cysts and carpal tunnel syndrome. I used a topical preparation for this.

Evening Primrose, Black Currant and Borage Oils

These contain the essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is particularly useful for treating arthritic pain.

Cayenne Cream

Also called capsaicin cream, this spice comes from dried hot peppers. It alleviates pain by depleting the body’s supply of substance P, a chemical component of nerve cells that transmits pain signals to your brain.

Methods such as hot and cold packs, aquatic therapy, yoga, various mind-body techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy29 can also result in astonishing pain relief without drugs.

Grounding

Walking barefoot on the earth may also provide a certain measure of pain relief by combating inflammation.

Research Finds Sugar Changes Metabolism in Even the Healthiest of People

By Dr. Mercola

Sugar is likely one of the most dangerous products you can ingest and may trigger an addiction that is difficult to break. What is so terrifying is that you can find it in almost every processed food you purchase. It hides under a number of different names and affects your body in ways that scientists are continuing to discover. While the media and medical associations have warned about overeating fat and salt, there has been relatively little said about the overabundance of sugar in the American diet.

The sad truth is there are copious numbers of studies spanning decades that demonstrate the damage sugar does to your health, but the industry has managed to bury the evidence, and claim sugar has little to no effect on your health or your weight.

According to one recent study, consumption of sugar is responsible for as much as 40 percent of health care dollars spent each year.1 In the U.S. more than $1 trillion is spent fighting obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. All of these diseases are related to the excessive consumption of sugar.

The foods you eat have an immense impact on your brain, gut health and cellular metabolism, all which impact your health and daily ability to be productive at home and work. Historically, sugar was a treat enjoyed only on special occasions. Today, it’s found in almost everything you eat, short of whole foods. It’s in processed foods of all kinds, snacks, drinks, sauces, breads, condiments and deli meats. Even infant formula and baby food is loaded with sugar, which triggers the brain’s reward center, increasing desire for more.

Research quite clearly shows that refined sugar in excessive amounts promotes mitochondrial dysfunction. These little powerhouses provide the energy for your cells, so when they cease to function normally, any number of functions throughout your body may be disrupted. Now, researchers have confirmed that sugar damages cellular function no matter how healthy you were before you began eating poorly.

Sugar Triggers Metabolic Changes That Damage Your Health

In a study from the University of Surrey, researchers asked two groups of men to change their eating habits for three months.2 In the beginning, one group had evidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); the other group did not. Each man went through a 12-week period when he ate 650 calories from sugar each day or no more than 140 calories from sugar each day. The researchers measured levels of fat in the participant’s blood and liver.3

What they discovered was not surprising. Those who ate 650 calories of sugar per day for 12 weeks had much higher levels of fat in their blood and liver. The research was designed as a randomized-crossover study, meaning each participant followed both diets and the order they followed the diet was randomly assigned. Lead researcher Bruce Griffin, Ph.D., professor of nutritional metabolism at the University of Surrey, commented on the results, saying:

“Our findings provide new evidence that consuming high amounts of sugar can alter your fat metabolism in ways that could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.”

Fat metabolism is the process fats undergo to be broken down and transported in the blood to cells around your body. The results also showed that when men who began the study with low levels of liver fat ate a diet high in sugar, their blood and liver measurements and fat metabolism became similar to that of men suffering from NAFLD.4 This condition is tied to obesity and affects up to 25 percent of Americans.5

The researchers’ goal was to determine the role sugar has on the metabolism of the liver and how it influences cardiovascular health. What they found was that both groups of men, those with and without NAFLD, showed changes in fat metabolism linked to cardiovascular disease.6

In the past, NAFLD occurred almost exclusively in adults. However, there is evidence to suggest it now occurs in up to 10 percent of children7 ages 2 to 19, and the reason for this is a high-sugar diet, starting in infancy. Sadly, these children are at a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease unless their diet is changed.  

Sugar — A Driving Force Behind the Leading Causes of Death


In the video above, investigative journalist and author, Gary Taubes, discusses how the sugar industry has manipulated information and perpetrated a fraud on the public across the world. At the start of his book, “The Case Against Sugar,” he makes the comparison between the sparse number of individuals who were diagnosed with diabetes in the late 1800s when sugar was not a staple in the diet, and the rate of 1 in 3 individuals who suffer from diabetes and prediabetes today.

The sugar added to one 6-ounce soda is enough to increase your risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease if you drink it every day.8 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates the average American gets 16 percent of their daily calories from sugar,9 or as much as 30 teaspoons a day, which is three times the recommended amount.10 This is equal to eating 35 5-pound bags of sugar every year.

Manufacturers have used the addictive property of sugar to drive sales of their products, and the use of high fructose corn syrup to get more bang for their buck. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is not only cheaper for manufacturers to use, it also gives your body a bigger sugar jolt. Dr. Yulia Johnson, family medicine physician with the Iowa Clinic, comments on the use of HFCS:11

“Your body processes high fructose corn syrup differently than it does ordinary sugar. The burden falls on your liver, which is not capable of keeping up with how quickly corn syrup breaks down. As a result, blood sugar spikes quicker. It’s stored as fat, so you can become obese and develop other health problems, such as diabetes, much faster.”

The danger to growing children is even greater as their bodies cannot handle the amount of sugar they get from candy, processed foods and sugary drinks, and they have many more years of sugar consumption during which they damage their mitochondria and cellular metabolism — damage that has been linked to many of the leading causes of death, including:12

Heart disease

Hypertension

Atherosclerosis

Cancer

Stroke

Diabetes

Chronic liver disease

Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease13

Sugar Associated With an Increased Risk of Depression

Sugar is also associated with an increased risk of depression. It stands to reason that as sugar adversely affects your brain, it may trigger damage that affects your mood and behavior. Several studies have found an association between rising sugar intake and an increase in depression rates.14,15,16

There are several ways sugar contributes to mood changes. For starters, sugar increases insulin resistance, which plays a significant role in your mental health. Over the long term, this creates a chronic inflammatory response in your body. In one cross-cultural analysis,17 the researchers concluded the dietary predictors of outcome for depression and schizophrenia are very similar to those that predict diabetes and heart disease. They all involve a chronic inflammatory response, of which sugar is a primary driver.

Researchers have also found a significant association between addiction and mood disorders, including depression. In a study18 that tracked the dietary habits and medical conditions of 8,000 people over 22 years, researchers found that men who consumed 67 grams or more of sugar per day were 23 percent more likely to be diagnosed with depression in five years than those consuming 40 grams or less.19 None of the participants had been treated for mental illness at the start of the study.

The effect of sugar on mental health appeared to be independent of socioeconomic status, physical activity, drinking, smoking or other eating habits. The findings from this study are noteworthy. Although the methodology didn’t allow researchers to find cause and effect, the results line up well with previous studies that suggest over-consumption of sugar may trigger an imbalance in neurological chemicals that affect your mood, raising your risk for depression and anxiety.

Sugar impacts the function of dopamine in your brain, the neurotransmitter that triggers your reward system, in the same way narcotics affect your brain, and may trigger a strong addictive response. Since addiction and mood disorders have been linked, and sugar fuels powerful mood changes associated with addiction, researchers who have analyzed the biochemical and neurological effects of sugar concluded it may be as addictive as cocaine for some people.20

Excessive Sugar Is Toxic

In the video above, Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California in San Francisco (USCF), discusses the role of sugar in society’s diet over past decades and how it can poison your body. Sugar stimulates the release of dopamine,21 a neurotransmitter that plays a role in many important pathways, most notably the mesolimbic pathway.

The way dopamine affects your brain in this area changes with addiction and spikes your perception of motivation or pleasure.22 These chemicals are what makes sugar feel so good to you, and why manufacturers use it to drive your behavior. But, just like other addictive drugs, sugar is not healthy for you. Lacking any nutritional value, added sugar is one of the most toxic ingredients in a Western diet.

Processed fructose such as HFCS is another form of added sugar in processed foods that has demonstrated greater damage than simple glucose or table sugar, which is a mixture of glucose and fructose. A study led by Kimber Stanhope, Ph.D., research nutritional biologist from the University of California Davis, demonstrated that fructose does not act like glucose in your body.23

Individuals were randomized to consume drinks sweetened with glucose or fructose over a 10-week period. Even though the drinks contained the same number of calories, the fructose group experienced an increase in lipids associated with cardiovascular disease, increased resistance to insulin and greater visceral fat associated with metabolic disease.

The glucose group did not experience these adverse changes. According to the authors, “These data suggest that dietary fructose specifically increases DNL [hepatic de novo lipogenesis], promotes dyslipidemia, decreases insulin sensitivity, and increases visceral adiposity in overweight/obese adults.”

Sugar Addiction Has Been Manipulated by the Industry

There are a significant number of studies detailing the damage sugar causes your body that spans many decades. The cost of consumption drives up insurance rates and number of hospitalizations, and is linked to eight of the leading causes of death. However, unlike tobacco products that are sold with severe cancer and respiratory warnings, the sugar industry and processed food manufacturers are free to use sugar to feed the consumer’s addiction without any warning whatsoever.

Long before a conflict of interest statement was required on research studies, the sugar industry sponsored research that promoted dietary fat as the culprit behind cardiovascular disease and weight gain.24 However, there was evidence that sugar was linked to heart disease in studies dating to the 1950s. Following the deaths of organic chemist Roger Adams, University of Illinois, and nutritionist David Mark Hegsted, Harvard University, their personal correspondence and materials were gifted to their respective universities.

It was in this correspondence that Cristin Kearns, postdoctoral researcher at USCF, discovered references to research conclusions that were influenced by the sugar industry in an effort to hide the damaging effects sugar has on health.25 Historical analysis has provided proof the sugar industry has guided nutritional research, impacting public policy and shifting the blame for chronic disease to saturated fat.

Recent reports show the food industry is still influencing nutritional science.26 In the end, the combination of flawed science, poor governmental oversight, and the natural effects sugar has on your brain has led many into an addictive relationship with a substance that is fueling heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

As Health Insurance Rates Rise, Your Best Insurance May Be to Avoid Sugar

Research from many of the most respected institutions around the world confirms sugar is a primary factor driving the development of chronic diseases and contributes to the leading causes of death,27 including cancer and heart disease. It stands to reason, if you want to reduce your health care costs, it is best to avoid sugar as much as possible, if not eliminate it from your diet completely.

While eating whole, organic foods is the best thing you can do for your health, when you do pick up packaged foods, read the labels carefully so you can make an informed decision about the amount of sugar you are adding to your diet. Keep in mind there are many different types of sugars that may go unnoticed on labels. Below is a list of some of the more common sugars, but there are more names for sugar than are listed here.

Also, remember food labels list ingredients in order of the amount in the product. In other words, there is more of the first ingredient in the product than the second, and so forth. When looking at the amount of sugar in the product you’re considering, remember if sugar is in the fourth, sixth, ninth and 11th positions, the combined total may well put it in the first or second position. You’ll notice that some of these names end with “syrup” or “ose,” which identifies them as sugars.28

Fruit juice concentrate

Evaporated cane juice

Cane juice crystals

Blackstrap molasses

Buttered syrup

Fruit juice

Honey

Carob syrup

Caramel

Brown rice syrup

Corn syrup solids

Florida crystal

Golden syrup

Maple syrup

Molasses

Refiner’s syrup

Sorghum syrup

Sucanat

Treacle

Turbinado

Barley malt

Corn syrup

Dextrin

Dextrose

Diastatic malt

Ethyl maltol

Glucose

Glucose solids

Lactose

Malt syrup

Maltose

D-ribose

Rice syrup

Galactose

Maltodextrin

Castor

Cosmic Disclosure: Encounters with Three-Fingered Beings with Pete Peterson

David Wilcock: All right. Welcome back to another episode of “Cosmic Disclosure”. I’m your host, David Wilcock. And here, again, is our special guest, Pete Peterson. Pete, welcome to the show.

Pete Peterson: Thank you.

David: We have a new series on Gaia called “Unearthing Nazca”. And we’re discussing some really fascinating things having to do with the Nazca Plateau.

And I’m curious. In all of your experience in the insider world, did anybody ever try to study the Nazca Lines and those weird geological features in that area, and if so, what did they find? What was their conclusion?

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2 Nazca Lines

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Pete: Well, there are a number of things there.

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We talk about the Nazca Lines. I was there specifically to look at some Nazca tunnels.

David: Okay.

Pete: And they’re flat-bottomed, rounded on the top, kind of like a baked loaf of bread.

And they were made by, obviously, by some type of energy machine, like a laser machine, or something that was producing very high heat.

David: Are you saying these were underneath the area where . . .

Pete: They’re underneath . . .

David: . . . Nazca Lines are?

Pete: .. . the area,and they go for miles and miles, and miles, and miles.

David: Hm.

Pete: And they’re underneath that. I think they’re much newer, much more modern than the lines.

David: Hm.

Pete: And I didn’t get a chance to study the lines much, but we did spend a lot of time up in hot-air balloons looking down to see if we could see the results, or some things that happened when they built the tunnels that might have been visible from the surface.

David: How many entrances to the tunnels were there from the surface that you knew about?

Pete: Oh, that I knew of? Maybe, I don’t know, 6 or 8 or 10, but there are supposedly maybe 60, 75, something like that.

David: And how high was the ceiling inside these tunnels?

Pete: The ones I was in . . . it was probably 30, 35 feet, 37 feet . . .

David: Wow! That’s big.

Pete: . . . in some cases I know. Yeah, they were huge.

David: How far beneath the surface of the ground were they?

Pete: The greater part of them were probably over 150 feet.

David: Really? And where did these tunnels go? Did you ever find out that?

Pete: Well, there were places where the tunnels would spread out. Or they’d spread out, and then go the same direction, and just getting a larger space that wouldn’t collapse.

David: So some of the tunnels would join into larger rooms?

Pete: They joined into larger rooms, or they joined into parallel tunnels.

David: Did you see any artifacts in these tunnels?

Pete: Oh, yes.

David: Oh, really? What kind of artifacts?

Pete: Yeah. Well, no. We saw . . . I’m thinking you’re thinking artifacts – the small objects. We saw a lot of shelves.

David: Ah!

Pete: It looked like equipment was probably like generators, big generators – just a supposition from my view from, say, in the ’60s – 1960s.

David: Hm. Were the shelves carved out of rock like . . .

Pete: Yes, everything was . . .

David: … the tunnels?

Pete: . . . carved out of rock.

David: Okay. So, were they inset into a rock wall, like a shelf carved . . .

Pete: Yes, inset to a rock wall, or adjacent to the tunnel wall. Some were set up. And it looked . . . and those tunnels would go down at a slope.

It was like they were meant to be filled with water to maybe block off things.

David: Hm. So if there was evidence of this being drilled out, did you ever find any of the tailings from the drilling?

Pete: Never . . . And we’d looked when we were up in the air. And we looked and never saw where any tailings might have been. And it was always a mystery to me.

David: I’m curious if you ever saw a sarcophagus, or any type of statuary, or sculpted objects inside these tunnels. I mean, we mentioned the shelving.

Pete: The tunnels have, obviously, had those kind of things, because there were little small niches in the wall. Things like that.

Now, some of those . . . you could tell, because of the soot collection, or for torches of some kind.

David: Okay.

Pete: But a lot of them were arranged like you’d see in a modern home – an arrangement of shadow boxes or things like that that went on the wall. Those tunnels had been cleaned.

David: Hm.

Pete: I mean, it was obvious the stuff was there. There were places made for it. There were. . . It’d be like the furniture in a modern apartment today. You have end tables, and you have display tables and things like that, but they had niches there.

They didn’t have to move things in. They had plenty of material to make them – just hollow out the wall or whatever, then coat it with this . . . it was like a fiberglass mat, but the mat was not woven like our typical fiberglass mats would be. But it was . . . They were glued together.

David: Hm.

Pete: They’d go through and heat it, make it, let it cool, and then right at the last end, they’d come back and hit it, like with a real high flame, I would say, from the outside, and melt just a little bit of the outside to give it a smoother texture.

David: So how often would you see places in these tunnels that looked like people could be living in there as an apartment or something?

Pete: Oh, all along the tunnels.

David: Oh, really?

Pete: Yeah. Sometimes you might find 500 feet that didn’t have it, or 300 feet, or where the tunnel was branching or transitioning.

David: Uh. So this was an underground city.

Pete: Oh, it was. Yes. And it went on for . . . I know we found pieces of the same tunnel for maybe as much as 1,500, 2,000 miles.

David: As far as yo know, then, this probably could have housed at least many thousands of people, if not potentially hundreds of thousands.

Pete: At least many, many thousands along the way. There were places along the way, just like you’d have in a . . . Let’s say we took off on Highway 70 across the United States. You know, every so often there’s a little town, and once in a while, there’s some type of 7-Eleven or something, and truck stops, and things like that.

And so there were places where, obviously, they were going high-speed from A to B. And that’s the places you were asking before, like it wasn’t continuous or whatever. And, no, it wasn’t really continuous, but it was continual.

David: So you think they weren’t just walking. They probably had some kind of motorized vehicle inside.

Pete: I would say from the floor, they had a motorized thing, but you could see on the floor that there were a lot of pathways. They led to a lot of things we discovered, because we could see that there was . . . the floor was actually worn, which means it was old, quite old, and had been worn by foot traffic or small cart traffic.

David: Did you ever find any pictorial or written inscriptions when you were in there?

Pete: There were some. And like I say, the place looked like they had . . . If you remember, pretty much . . . and when you were mentioning more north, they may have gone more north all the way from north of Mexico City, clear down to the end of Argentina . . .

David: Wow!

Pete: . . . there were tunnels. There were people . . . for some reason lived underground.

Now, being as we have about a 28,000-year solar cycle that we’re kind of going into one right now, because we now have a lot more solar flares than we’ve had in the past and a lot less of the ionospheric layers.

David: So you think these people were living underground to hide out from a solar event, some kind of solar flash?

Pete: Well, they were trying to hide out from something, and it could have been other extraterrestrial races.

David: Hm.

Pete: You could tell there were defense areas. I spent 10 years in the Marine Corps, so I can look and say, “Okay, this area was meant to defend.”

David: Did you ever see any mummies down there? Any evidence of who . . .

Pete: Never.

David: . . . it was?

Pete: The place .. . It looked like they had literally vacuum-cleaned it.

David: Wow!

Pete: And that was very strange, because you could tell that . . . But a lot of that stuff had been there. You could see these little niches and larger niches where something sat there. Something heavy sat there for a long time.

David: Well, you have seen the video from our “Unearthing Nazca” series.

Pete: Right.

David: And these bodies were found in that exact area of Nazca where you say that you entered these tunnels.

So I’m curious if you feel there is a connection between the tunnels that you saw and whatever these mummies might be.

Pete: Oh, absolutely.

David: Okay. Could you explain what the connection is?

Pete: Well, the connection is they’re the ones that built it.

David: The underground tunnels, you think?

Pete: The underground tunnels.

David: Okay.

Pete: The tunnels were built, and then they were modified over the years. I mean, you could see that there was different types of carving, cutting, or hollowing-out methods that were utilized.

It appeared that some of them were done by hand – the early ones were done by hand – then those were connected.

After those were built – they were like little cities, maybe – then they were connected.

And usually, with each one, there was some surface phenomena that would show that they’d come up out of the Earth and do surface phenomena like the lines at Nazca.

David: Oh.

Pete: And at some instances, you could tell that these were meant to be seen from way far, somewhere in outer space and used for saying, “Well, this is where this is and so forth.”

David: Did you have any evidence that the actual lines of the Nazca Lines would correspond with where the tunnels were underground?

Pete: Oh, absolutely.

David: Oh, really?

Pete: Yeah.

David: Okay.

Pete: No, you’d see where they came up out of the ground.

David: Wow!

Pete: And then here are the lines.

David: Who do you think took all that stuff away?

Pete: No idea. I would think that people had put it there, because I think a lot of those things were religious statues. And, I mean, it’s just a supposition that I have, but what else would they be? I mean, it wasn’t like the de Gaulle Museum of modern art in Paris.

David: Did you have any evidence that it might have been the U.S. government that took all that stuff out, or could it have been like a . . . ?

Pete: I don’t think the U.S. was involved. It was the people down there.

David: Okay.

Pete: The U.S. wasn’t even . . . We didn’t have that kind of archaeology at the time.

David: Right – even in the classified world.

Pete: Yeah, not even in the classified world. I mean, we were too busy trying to eat . . . find some place to eat and hide from the wild animals.

David: Right.

Pete: Did you ever report your findings to the U.S. government of what you saw down there?

David: Very little.

Pete: Really?

David: Some, yes, of course.

Pete: Okay. And sometimes I was asked. I mean, they almost always knew where I was, or who I was with.

“What did you guys find?”

“Well, we found . . .”

“Oh, tell me about this. Tell me about this.”

But not at all to the extent that someone was ACTUALLY REALLY interested. I mean, I’d have been really interested. We don’t have anything that’ll do that. Even though we have the device that did the Chunnel, I think it was . . . If they think . . . they looked at these tunnels and tried to figure out how it was done.

David: It appears that the U.S. had tunneling machines, possibly as early as the 1960s, so, that could do even fairly decent speed.

Pete: Well, I saw a lot of these things work – different ones. And it wasn’t until maybe the last 20 years that we had any that I know of that were high-speed.

David: Oh, okay.

Pete: We have some now, but part of the problem was . . . is, again, the expense of energy – the energy to melt that much rock.

We grind that out. A lot of it is grinded out and [we] haul it off. And then we melt the rock and coat the outside, or in this case the inside, with it to keep it from . . . little rocks from falling and water from dripping.

David: Sure.

Pete: Things like that. There’s always water underground.

David: Okay, let me ask you this: Some of what we’re looking at with these mummies appears to be more of a Reptilian-type of being. And I’m curious. Since you’ve also been able to encounter extraterrestrials in your line of work for the government, did you ever see any beings that had three fingers? Let’s just start with that, first of all.

Pete: Yes.

David: Okay. And what would they look like? Could you give us a description?

Pete: They’re very slender, long arms, long fingers, long legs, long body.

David: The ones that are in “Unearthing Nazca”, do you think those grew on Earth, or do you think . . .

Pete: No.

David: No?

Pete: Well, I’m sure they did over a period of time, but they didn’t come from here.

David: Okay.

Pete: There’s no continuous record of evolution.

David: Let me ask you this. It’s an interesting question.

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6 X Ray Of Mummy

M. K. Jesse is a Colorado radiologist that they brought in to look at the X-rays. And one of the weirdest anomalies that she pointed out, which seems to make it impossible that it could be a hoax, is that there are no cranial sutures in the skull.

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It looks like the skull is all one big piece of bone with no fissures.

Pete: Yeah.

David: How do you think that’s possible? How could a being grow like that?

Pete: It’s simply genetics. The fact that ALL the beings that are common . . . now, it may be because they’re close to us. They’re in our Milky Way system, galaxy, as compared to off-galaxy.

Usually, the off-galaxy . . . In fact, in other areas of science, the ones that are from off-galaxy are REALLY DIFFERENT.

David: Hm.

Pete: Yet, many of them have two eyes, two nostrils, two ears, two hearing things, two arms, two legs. And the fact that there are so many different ones spread all over, to me, is astounding. It says it’s got to be . . . You know, they’ve got to have come from some . . . one basic form or function.

David: There’s like a human blueprint, you’re saying?

Pete: Well, yeah, okay.

David: Humanoid.

Pete: We’ll call it a human blueprint. There’s a genetic blueprint that . . . it looks like it was pretty well followed.

Now, we may eventually find out in our anthropological and archaeological studies . . . we may find out that that form just worked best.

David: Right.

Pete: So the natural evolution of it was to go toward what we’re seeing.

David: The mummy that we’re calling “Maria”, in “Unearthing Nazca”, doesn’t have any fatty tissue around the ears. And there’s actually no ears at all.

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This seems to indicate a more aerodynamic appearance and could possibly be a representation of it being an aquatic being, or a being that is traveling rapidly through the air. I’m curious as to your thoughts.

Pete: Well, I’ve seen pictures of, or examples of, many different races, if you would. We’ll call them races. It’s obvious that some came from aquatic things.

It’s obvious to me that there are some that are like birds or like insects that did not come from underwater.

There are some that look like they came from underwater where they’ll have webbing. They may have arms, but they’ll have webbing. [Pete motions to a lower connection between the arm and the body.]

David: Yeah.

Pete: They were built to be in some thick mixture.

David: Right.

Pete: And there are planets that we know of that would support human life that have a very thick atmosphere.

David: Hm!

Pete: I mean, they’d support human life in that the temperatures are there. The gravity is not too much or too little.

David: So you’re saying that it doesn’t necessarily have to be the Goldilocks principle, that a planet that has a lot of differences from us in its atmosphere, for example, that you could still have intelligent life on it.

Pete: Oh, absolutely. I think I’ve seen what I feel are . . . were intelligent life that are . . . don’t have two eyes.

David: Hm.

Pete: And then when you talk about the no fatty tissue in the ears of the statues you’re looking at, that just tells me it’s an advanced life form.

A lot of them . . . When remote viewers started visiting distant places, they found that as they got further and further away from what we call “Galactic Center”, they appeared to be much brighter, to the point that they lost the need to communicate with vocal cords, and ears, and communicated intramentally.

David: Ah.

Pete: And so their ears . . . It had gone along that evolution had taken it to where it got rid of the ears and . . .

David: Wow!

Pete: . . . got rid of the vocal chords. And you also find that those people are so far advanced in other ways that we have a heck of a time communicating with them because for them, it’s like talking to a parking meter or an old fence post.

And we can’t carry on a . . . Our languages here, except maybe Sanskrit, which is definitely an off-world language . . . It goes back, that I know of, about 7,200 years. And in 7,200 years, they were giving exact descriptions of how to build flying saucers.

David: Right. So let’s talk a little more about extraterrestrials that you personally met with. And could you give us some more information on any three-fingered ETs that you personally saw?

Pete: I’ve seen three types of three-fingered ETs, actual, you know, walking around-type things . . .

David: Okay.

Pete: . . . that had come here to trade information, basically, or to gather . . . We have a lot of substances with DNA that they are very interested in, very possibly for regeneration.

David: In specific terms, could you just describe what these three types of beings look like?

Pete: Some of the three-fingered ones . . . and remember my job mainly was reverse engineering controls in craft.

David: Okay.

Pete: So like almost all of what we would call flying saucers had control panels that were for three-fingered beings.

David: Almost ALL flying saucers had three-fingered control panels?

Pete: Right.

David: Really?

Pete: And so that was . . . like I say.

David: Would these beings also have three toes?

Pete: All the beings I saw with three fingers had three toes, so it was a universal kind of thing.

David: Now, wait a minute. In the Nazca show, the toes seemed to curl down at the front joint.

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And I’m curious if you ever observed that.

Pete: Oh, absolutely.

David: Really? Okay.

Pete: Yeah. And one of the ways . . . I said I see three different groups of these three-fingered beings. In one group, they have the three fingers. The middle finger is straight. And they have the actual . . . Most of them have two extra joints that we don’t have.

They’re not the same as the knuckle joints we have. It’s a different kind of joint.

But on many of them, the joint for the tip of the outside fingers . . . Actually, instead of moving all in an axis like this [moving up and down], the outside ones move inward.

David: Oh!

Pete: Well, what does that do? It gives you an opposing thumb on either side of your middle finger.

David: Interesting. So the middle finger wouldn’t do that, but the other two would?

Pete: The other two would.

David: Uh.

Pete: Now, on the ones now, it looks like they’re all three, perhaps, that way. But usually, the middle finger still is linear to one direction, whereas the outside fingers tend to go in.

David: So I would imagine that the tendons for those joints would have to be in a different place.

Pete: The tendons are in a different place, and the control paths, or grooves, or channels within the bones and along the bones are in a different place as well, and they’re very different.

David: Do you think some guy in Peru could have made these mummies as a hoax to make money?

Pete: Not today.

David: Why not?

Pete: We don’t have the technology. My understanding is that the crystalline structure of what you have is the crystalline structure of a natural bone.

David: Right.

Pete: How can you make that? We have no way of even thinking of how to make such a thing.

David: Some of the people who are skeptics have balked at the white dust that’s around the mummies.

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And what we’ve now seen is that that dust tests out as diatomaceous earth and apparently the whole cave is absolutely filled with it.

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So do you think . . . Why would they put diatomaceous earth on these mummies, first of all? What would be the reason?

Pete: Preservation method to preserve the tissue. The tissue is always going to decay. It’s going to be eaten by bacteria that are in the air. We always have that problem.

So the Egyptians did it one way. They did a lot of stuff where they used the wax from a certain type of beetle wings that they coated it with, and it blocked the chemical interaction.

David: With your knowledge of material science, would diatomaceous earth function as a preservative?

Pete: Absolutely. All diatomaceous . . . Diatoms are tiny one cell, or very few cell mechanisms with a carbonaceous outer skeleton.

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And so, for example, in some areas in the Andes, the caves are all in diatomaceous earth.

David: Right.

Pete: They were formed when the Earth had mostly just diatoms as the animal life here.

David: Right.

Pete: And so that’s what you’d have for the skeletons.

David: You said that you met three different types of three-fingered beings. And I’m curious about how they communicated.

Pete: Some communicated mentally. Some communicated partially mentally. That’s the one like you have that still has ears. Some don’t have ears. Or if they have ears, they’re set up much higher frequency so they can get better range and better ranging.

Some can see with their hearing.

David: Really?

Pete: In other words, they hearing is so fine, they can distinguish 1/10th of a hertz tone.

Some of their speech is in a very narrow bandwidth, and yet, they have far greater type speech than we have.

David: When you say “narrow bandwidth”, you mean the pitches of the speech?

Pete: The pitches. The pitches would be like, say, between middle C and the A or B note, above or below. And that’s all! That’s just . . . That’s the whole spectrum. But in that whole spectrum, they can cram in enough information to get vision.

David: Was there anything unique about their eyes, or the eyelids, or the way they blinked?

Pete: All different, but not hugely different. Now, there are some that have an eye that blinks from both directions [meaning top and bottom].

The Reptilian ones have a different kind of coating structure. Or they have a structure that somehow keeps wet. They get a different airflow. It’s got a different surface. It holds the water closer. The tears are very thick. All of these things take place.

And their eyes are like most lizards. They don’t blink.

David: Right.

Pete: There are aliens with compound eyes. There are aliens with vertical pupils. The pupils, instead of going like this [open and close], goes like this [vertically narrow and enlarge] – open and close and adjust the amount of light.

There’s always a certain amount of light and a certain set of shades of light that the eye sees better. And it’s because it allows you to gain more information. And all of that’s for guidance and survival.

David: If we were to see the eyes of the beings that you saw in these mummies from Nazca, what do you think their eyes would look like based on your experience?

Pete: Now, the beings that are similar to that have an eye that’s very much like ours.

David: Really?

Pete: It’s not a compound eye. It has lids.

I’ve seen a couple of them with iris like a camera. Look at the old-fashioned cameras, and they have an iris that goes together and comes apart like this.

David: When you say it’s an iris eye, you mean that the eyelid would open and close like that?

Pete: Not eyelid, but the pupil is built . . . There’s a chemistry that it follows in animals. There’s a chemistry that it follows. There’s a neural structure that it follows.

The eagle can see a bug from several thousand feet, crawling on the ground.

David: Sure.

Pete: We don’t have that kind of vision.

David: Sure.

Pete: And their eyes are accordingly different. Well, you have the same thing with aliens then.

David: So did these beings walk flat-footed, or did they walk on their toes?

Pete: They walked like . . . First off, if you looked at them from a distance, they looked like they were walking on stilts.

David: Okay.

Pete: And the toes would kind of curve, depending on how soft and how curvable they were. They’d stand on it, and it would expand, or stretch, or clatter.

And a lot of them had a hoof-like structure on their fingers or on their toes. There were groups of them that had pads, and they had very flexible toes. And the toes would just simply flop and flap and move out of the way. Some of them had control of that to help them balance.

David: Would they be barefoot, or would they have some kind of jumpsuit over the feet or what?

Pete: All the above. Some were bare. A lot of them were bare. Those that were bare had the hardened hornlike . . . some . . . Most of them had the horn in between the joints.

David: What was their role here on Earth? Were they positive? Were they trying to help us?

Pete: Looks like they came, they explored, they existed, and they picked up and left.

David: All right. Well, that’s all the time we have in this episode of “Cosmic Disclosure” with our special guest, Pete Peterson. And I thank you for watching.

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http://www.nikkei-events.jp/csis/
Richard Armitage has been responsible for the murder and torture of Japanese Prime Ministers according to my sources. He has also been named by CIA and other sources as a drug dealer and a traitor who contributed greatly to the US loss in the Vietnam war. He will be wearing a bullet proof vest at the event because he has created many enemies with his crimes.
Michael Green told Japanese gangsters that I was a woman beating amphetamine addict and paid them to kill me, according to these gangsters. He employs Japanese gangsters to terrorize the Japanese political and financial establishment.
These men engineered the theft of the Japanese election that took place on October 22nd and now their puppets like Shinzo Abe are calling for war with North Korea according to the agenda of their Zionist masters.
Message to Admiral Harry Harris: if you do not order military police to arrest these traitors and criminals, you yourself will ultimately face court martial and imprisonment for neglect of duty.
These men must be arrested and if they resist arrest, all necessary force must be used.
Arresting these men could be the game changer that finally liberates humanity from Khazarian mob terror.
We will offer a bounty of 1 ton of gold deliverable in Hong Kong for the arrest of these criminals.

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