Weekly Health Quiz: Biology, Heart Attacks and Alzheimer’s

1 Which of the following is a necessity for all biological processes in your body, catalyzing biochemical reactions that otherwise cannot occur?

  • Vitamin D
  • Antioxidants
  • Protein
  • Enzymes

    Enzymes are necessary for all physiological processes. They catalyze biological functions that otherwise would not occur at physiological temperatures, so they’re absolutely vital for optimal health and life. Learn more.

2 WebMD was recently acquired by a global investment firm with ties to which industry?

  • Tobacco

    Last year, KKR announced its acquisition of WebMD. KKR used to own tobacco conglomerate RJR Nabisco, and after buying the Weekly Reader, research showed its tobacco ties led to subtle changes in anti-tobacco messaging that sent a contrary message to children. Learn more.

  • Alcohol
  • Opioids
  • Marijuana

3 Vehicle emissions have long been a primary source of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contribute to the creation of ozone and fine particulate matter pollution. Which of the following sources has now been identified as being just as great a source of VOCs as car exhaust?

  • Building materials such as brick and cement
  • Household plants
  • Computers and other technologies
  • Consumer household products, especially chemical cleaning products

    VOCs released by consumer and industrial products are two to three times higher than previously estimated, and contributions to air pollution from household products are now estimated to be 50 percent of VOC air pollution. Learn more.

4 Which of the following is a leading cause of heart attacks in otherwise healthy women under 55?

  • Extreme physical exercise
  • Extreme emotional stress and/or “heartbreak”
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)

    Symptoms of an uncommon type of heart attack known as SCAD are easily overlooked, as few SCAD patients have risk factors for heart disease. Yet it’s a leading cause of heart attacks in healthy women under 55; 80 percent of SCAD patients are women and 20 percent have recently given birth. Learn more.

  • Smoking

5 Rhabdomyolysis is a condition triggered by:

  • Muscle trauma

    Muscle trauma due to overexercise, accidents, prolonged immobilization, medication or certain metabolic and genetic disorders can lead to rhabdomyolysis, a serious condition that can lead to kidney damage, renal failure and death. Learn more.

  • Dehydration
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Hormone imbalances

6 While dozens of variables can have a significant influence on Alzheimer’s, this degenerative neurological disease is primarily rooted in:

  • Insufficient exercise
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Lack of mental engagement
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction

    Dr. Dale Bredesen has identified more than four dozen variables that can have a significant influence on Alzheimer’s, but at the heart of it all is mitochondrial dysfunction. Learn more.

7 Which of the following organizations provide the highest level of organic standards and certification?

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Organic Certifiers
  • Quality Assurance International
  • Biodynamic/Demeter

    The next-gen in organics is regenerative organics, also known as biodynamic farming, which has far stricter rules than USDA organics. Demeter is a global biodynamic certification agency. Learn more.

Grass Fed Dairy Study Shows How Much Better It Really Is

By Dr. Mercola

If you’ve heard about omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, you may be aware that while they’re essential human nutrients, consuming too much omega-6s and not enough omega-3s can raise your risk of developing heart disease, obesity and diabetes. The trouble is, the majority of Americans eat 10 to 15 times the amount of omega-6s compared to what they eat in omega-3s.

According to a recent study1 published in Food Science & Nutrition, cows fed a diet based on 100 percent organic grass and legumes produce milk with more omega-3 and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA, another extraordinarily heart-healthy fatty acid), which provides a substantially healthier balance of fatty acids. The improved fatty acid profile in grass fed organic milk and dairy products brings the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio to a near 1-to-1, compared to 5.7-to-1 in conventional whole milk.

Studies have previously determined that eating organic beef or dairy lowers omega-6 intakes and at the same time increases omega-3 intakes as well as CLA, another extraordinarily heart-healthy fatty acid. Collaborative clinical studies conducted in four countries, including the U.S., have concluded that cows on a 100 percent organic grass- and legume-based diet produce milk with higher omega-3 and CLA levels, which makes for more balanced levels of fatty acids.

Undertaken at Newcastle University in England, Southern Cross University in Linsmore, NSW Australia, the University of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University, the studies further indicated that the superior fatty acid profile in grass fed organic milk and dairy products, which the researchers refer to as “grassmilk,” is far preferable to the ratio of fatty acids found in conventional whole milk. Science Daily noted other benefits:

“Daily consumption of grassmilk dairy products could potentially improve U.S. health trends. In addition to the well-established metabolic and cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and CLA, there are additional benefits for pregnant and lactating women, infants, and children.

Various forms of omega-3 fatty acids play critical roles in the development of eyes, the brain, and the nervous system. Adequate omega-3 intakes can also slow the loss of cognitive function among the elderly.”2

The benefits of consuming grass fed milk over the conventional kind are quite dramatic when you examine the nutritional benefits, because they translate to health in a big way. Study coauthor Charles Benbrook, a visiting scholar at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, noted the “near-perfect balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in grassmilk dairy products” in helping consumers find a fairly quick and easy way to reduce their cardiovascular and metabolic disease risks.

How Cow’s Milk Is ‘Managed’ in the U.S

Science Daily noted that the colleagues involved in the study, “Enhancing the Fatty Acid Profile of Milk through Forage-Based Rations, with Nutrition Modeling of Dietary Outcomes,” compared the fatty acid profile of U.S. cow’s milk produced using one of three production systems:

  • “Grassmilk” cows, for the most part, consume a 100 percent organic grass and legume-based diet, which they either forage themselves in pastures or are fed via stored silage or hay.
  • Organic cows’ feed is made up of around 80 percent Dry Matter Intake, aka DMI from forage-based feed, along with 20 percent grain and feed concentrates.
  • Conventional feeding systems for cows consist of around 53 percent DMI and the remaining 47 percent from grain and concentrates, a combination that takes in more than 90 percent of all milk cows in the U.S.

However, Bradley Heins, researcher, associate professor of dairy science at the University of Minnesota and coauthor of the study, suggests that converting from conventional feeding systems to grass-based pasture and forage-feeding to meet increased consumer demand for organic dairy products may boost profitability and market share for producers.

Grass fed milk offers the most omega-3s — 0.05 grams per 100 grams of milk as opposed to the 0.02 grams in conventional milk. That’s a 147 percent increase in omega-3s, making it the obvious choice for anyone interested in eating (and drinking) to benefit their health. As for the omega-6 content, grass fed milk delivers 52 percent less compared to conventional cow’s milk and 36 percent less than organic milk.

Grass fed milk also provides the most CLA, with 0.043 grams per 100 grams of milk compared to 0.019 grams in conventional milk and 0.023 grams in organic. When you do the research and discover such vast differences in the nutritional profiles of milk depending on how it’s “managed,” it doesn’t take long to surmise that the conventional approach to milk production may fast be approaching obsolescence, which has caused a major ripple in the dairy community.

Ripples in the Dairy Industry

It’s probably not hard to see that the dairy industry could be impacted by the release of the nutritional superiority of grass fed over conventionally raised milk, and even the milk wearing an organic label, but the ways it’s been impacted probably weren’t anticipated. However, as the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) observes, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) still has a ban on the interstate sale or distribution of raw milk.

To remedy that, the Real Food Consumer Coalition (RFCC)3 submitted a petition April 26, 2017, requesting that the FDA lift its ban on raw milk and allow raw milk dairy farmers to “distribute unpasteurized milk in interstate commerce, as long as it bears a warning label and instructions for safe handling.” The Coalition calls the present ban an unnecessary burden on family farmers and notes:

“There are only seven states — Montana, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, Louisiana, Iowa and Delaware — where raw milk is expressly illegal. Still, FDA regulations make raw milk contraband whenever it crosses state lines. Even though the threat of federal prosecution has pushed most farmers away from raw milk sales, 3 percent of the public (approximately 9.4 million people) still regularly consume unpasteurized milk.”4

The RFCC contends that raw milk could be a big boost to the economy. In fact, one study found that if Wisconsin had just 100 raw milk dairy farms and each served 50 families, it would pour $10 million into the state’s economy.5 More importantly, such a boost would be the encouragement U.S. farmers in rural areas need, especially since they’ve been closing their proverbial doors at unprecedented rates.

An example from Vermont is cited by National Public Radio (NPR) in an article titled, “As Big Milk Moves In, Family-Owned U.S. Dairy Farms Rapidly Fold.” It tells the story of a small milking farm that went under in early 2017: “They are the last remaining dairy herd in Weathersfield, and they’ll be auctioned off this week. This is a growing trend in the changing dairy industry — in the state and beyond.”6

Between 1950 and 2012, the number of farms with milking cows, NPR reports, plunged from 3.5 million to around 58,000. The problem is that milk prices aren’t high enough to sustain the business. In fact, they’re not much higher than they were 40 years ago, even while the cost of living has risen exponentially. But it’s become a global trend, as something similar is happening in China, Australia and New Zealand.

Meanwhile, Problems Flourish in the Dairy Industry

It’s not just plummeting milk prices that have caused problems. Northeastern farmers are suing their co-op, Dairy Farmers of America, and Dean Foods, the latter being the largest milk producer in the U.S., saying they conspired to monopolize the market and drive down prices, even though it was clear the milk producers involved would have no buyers. According to Bloomberg:

“Dairy farmers are suffering because the companies that send their milk to the grocery store refuse to pay them what it costs them to produce the milk. On the West Coast, cooperatives created to sell dairy products have been accused by their members of pocketing millions of dollars in an elaborate accounting scheme.”7

Tellingly, one dairy co-op even provided suicide hotline numbers to the farmers in its network, according to Valley News,8 based in New Hampshire. Supporting this scenario, a recent NPR article reports that three farmers in one relatively small dairy cooperative took their own lives; most in the industry put it down to the emotional and financial toll, depressed prices, more milk than there is a demand for and lower prices overseas. One farmer noted that he’s making about 75 percent of what he needs in order to breakeven.

While organic dairy farmers are making more money for their product compared to conventional dairy operations, prices are still below production costs. Still, farmers are reluctant to throw in the towel because of an “agrarian imperative” and other factors, from financial pressure to “a sense of powerlessness in an industry where prices are set by the government, combined with social isolation, and a self-reliant spirit that may make them loathe to seek help,” NPR reports.9

OCA notes that for a while organic dairy farmers were selling raw milk directly to consumers, which helped them stay flush through price fluctuations until, it adds, “Organic Valley banned the practice.”10

Why Opt for Raw Grass Fed Milk?

Besides modern testimonials regarding the health advantages of drinking raw organic grass fed milk over cartons of CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) milk from standard grocery stores, medical books from the early 1900s cite case studies associated with improvements and remedying chronic disease and disorders, including:

Crohn’s disease

Asthma

Lyme disease

Acne

Urinary tract infections

Psoriasis

Migraines

Lactose intolerance

Allergies

Cancer

A study of around 1,000 infants in rural areas of France, Germany, Finland, Austria and Switzerland followed their milk consumption throughout their first year of life, specifically in regard to the types of cow’s milk they drank and their susceptibility to respiratory infections. Researchers found that those who drank raw milk had a 30 percent lower risk of developing such infections and fever.11

There’s something called the “farm effect” that may help explain why about 50 percent of Americans suffer from allergic sensitization, which makes them more susceptible to allergic disease. Meanwhile, the OCA notes that the Amish, 80 percent of whom purportedly drink raw milk compared to 3 percent of Americans at large, are among the least allergic populations in the developed world.

“In Europe, the consumption of unpasteurized milk also correlates with protection against allergic disease. European children who consume raw milk have more T-cells, which help the immune system restrain itself when facing substances that are not true threats. A healthy population of these and other ‘suppressor’ cells is important in preventing allergies and asthma. The higher the quantity of those cells, the less likely is a diagnosis of asthma.”12

The implication is that the “farm effect” is synonymous with a “raw milk effect,” as children’s immune systems seem to be protected, especially when they’re young, when they’re exposed to raw milk and microbes commonly found on farms.

That’s one reason why the OCA is asking the FDA to acknowledge the health advantages of raw milk and to begin allowing dairy farmers to produce and distribute unpasteurized milk via interstate commerce, even as it complies with warning labels and safe handling instructions. If you’re interested in helping with this endeavor, here’s your chance. Click here to ask the FDA to lift its ban on raw milk.

Without Magnesium, Vitamin D Supplementation May Backfire

By Dr. Mercola

I’ve previously written about the importance of taking vitamin K2 when you’re taking high-dose supplemental vitamin D to avoid complications associated with excessive calcification in your arteries. Now, research highlights the vital importance of taking magnesium in combination with vitamin D as well.

Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, is a component necessary for the activation of vitamin D, and without sufficient amounts of it, your body cannot properly utilize the vitamin D you’re taking.1,2,3,4

This may actually help explain why many need rather high doses of vitamin D to optimize their levels — it could be that they simply have insufficient amounts of magnesium in their system to activate the vitamin D. As noted by co-author Mohammed Razzaque, professor of pathology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania:5

“People are taking vitamin D supplements but don’t realize how it gets metabolized. Without magnesium, vitamin D is not really useful. By consuming an optimal amount of magnesium, one may be able to lower the risks of vitamin D deficiency, and reduce the dependency on vitamin D supplements.”

Without Additional Magnesium, Vitamin D Supplementation May Be Ineffective

According to this scientific review,6 as many as 50 percent of Americans taking vitamin D supplements may not get significant benefit, as the vitamin D simply gets stored in its inactive form. As reported in the press release by the American Osteopathic Association:7

“… [C]onsumption of vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels even if they remain vitamin D deficient. The problem is people may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren’t high enough to prevent the complication. Patients with optimum magnesium levels require less vitamin D supplementation to achieve sufficient vitamin D levels …

Deficiency in either of these nutrients is reported to be associated with various disorders, including skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndrome. While the recommended daily allowance for magnesium is 420 mg for males and 320 mg for females, the standard diet in the United States contains only about 50 percent of that amount. As much as half of the total population is estimated to be consuming a magnesium-deficient diet.”

Higher Magnesium Intake Lowers Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency

Indeed, previous research has indicated that higher magnesium intake helps reduce your risk of vitamin D deficiency — likely by activating more of it. As noted in one 2013 study:8

“Magnesium plays an essential role in the synthesis and metabolism of vitamin D and magnesium supplementation substantially reversed the resistance to vitamin D treatment in patients with magnesium-dependent vitamin-D-resistant rickets … High intake of total, dietary or supplemental magnesium was independently associated with significantly reduced risks of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency respectively.

Intake of magnesium significantly interacted with intake of vitamin D in relation to risk of both vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. Additionally, the inverse association between total magnesium intake and vitamin D insufficiency primarily appeared among populations at high risk of vitamin D insufficiency.

Furthermore, the associations of serum 25(OH)D with mortality, particularly due to cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer, were modified by magnesium intake, and the inverse associations were primarily present among those with magnesium intake above the median. Our preliminary findings indicate it is possible that magnesium intake alone or its interaction with vitamin D intake may contribute to vitamin D status.”

Vitamin D Lowers Mortality Risk Associated With Heart Disease

Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, is vital for the prevention of many diseases, including but not limited to Type 2 diabetes, age-related macular degeneration (the leading cause of blindness), Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and well over a dozen different types of cancer (including skin cancer). Vitamin D also exhibits its infection-fighting abilities in the treatment of tuberculosis, pneumonia, colds and flu.

Studies have also linked higher vitamin D levels with lowered mortality from all causes.9,10,11 Most recently, a Norwegian study12 published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found “a normal intake of vitamin D” significantly reduces your risk of death if you have cardiovascular disease.13

About 4,000 patients diagnosed with stable angina pectoris (chest pain caused by coronary heart disease) were followed for 12 years. The average age at the outset of the study was 62. Overall, those with vitamin D blood levels between 16.8 and 40 ng/mL (42 to 100 nmol/L) had the lowest mortality risk.

Evidence Suggests Higher Vitamin D Levels Are Better

Interestingly, these findings are actually at odds with mounting research showing 40 ng/mL is at the low end of optimal. The new target is 60 to 80 ng/mL, but even a level upward of 100 ng/mL appears safe and beneficial for certain conditions, especially cancer. For example:

  • Having a serum vitamin D level of 40 ng/mL has been shown to reduce your risk for cancer by 67 percent, compared to having a level of 20 ng/ml or less; most cancers were found to occur in people with a vitamin D blood level between 10 and 40 ng/mL14,15
  • Research published in 2005 showed women with vitamin D levels above 60 ng/mL had an 83 percent lower risk of breast cancer than those with levels below 20 ng/mL16
  • A 2007 study found women over 55 who raised their average serum level to 38 ng/mL lowered their risk of all invasive cancers, including breast cancer, by 77 percent17

Other recent research18 has also highlighted the importance of vitamin D for the prevention and treatment of heart disease, showing it plays a vital role in protecting and repairing damage to your endothelium. The findings also suggest vitamin D3:

  • Helps trigger production of nitric oxide — a molecule known to play an important signaling role in controlling blood flow and preventing blood clot formation in your blood vessels
  • Significantly reduces oxidative stress in your vascular system, which is important to help prevent the development and/or progression of cardiovascular disease

According to vitamin D researcher Dr. Michael Holick, author of “The Vitamin D Solution: A Three-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem,” vitamin D deficiency — defined as a level below 20 ng/mL — can raise your risk of heart attack by 50 percent. What’s worse, if you have a heart attack while vitamin D deficient, your risk of dying is nearly guaranteed.

Vitamin D Levels Below 20 ng/mL Are Inadequate for Optimal Health

Vitamin D levels below 20 ng/mL have repeatedly been shown to raise your risk for a number of other problems as well, including depression19 and Type 2 diabetes. Research suggests 20 ng/mL is not even adequate for the prevention of osteomalacia (softening of your bones).

In the case of depression, having a vitamin D level below 20 ng/mL will raise your risk by as much as 85 percent, compared to having a level above 30 ng/mL,20 and evidence suggests vitamin D deficiency may be a significant driver of the rise we see in both mood and mental disorders such as psychotic21 and obsessive-compulsive22 disorders.

As for diabetes, an analysis23 by GrassrootsHealth reveals people with a median vitamin D level of 41 ng/mL have a diabetes rate of 3.7 per 1,000, whereas those with a median serum level of just 22 ng/mL have a diabetes rate of 9.3 per 1,000. In other words, raising your level above 40 ng/mL can lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent.

All in all, there’s very little reason to believe that a level as low as 16 ng/mL would be protective against death if you have heart disease. Research also shows higher vitamin D levels can help prevent and/or treat:

Dry eye syndromes24,25 and macular degeneration26,27

Autoimmune diseases, including psoriasis

Gastrointestinal diseases28

Infectious diseases, including influenza and HIV29,30

Inflammatory rheumatic diseases31 such as rheumatoid arthritis

Osteoporosis and hip fractures

Neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease32,33 and epilepsy. In one study,34 epileptics given a one-time megadose of vitamin D3, ranging from 40,000 IUs all the way up to 200,000 IUs, followed by a daily dose of 2,000 to 2,600 IUs a day for three months to bring each individual’s vitamin D status to at least 30 ng/mL, resulted in significant improvements.

Ten out of 13 had a decrease in the number of seizures, five of which experienced more than a 50 percent reduction. Overall, the group had a 40 percent reduction in the number of seizures.

Lupus. According to researchers in Cairo,35 most patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have some level of vitamin D deficiency, defined as a level of 10 ng/mL or less, or insufficiency, a level between 10 and 30 ng/mL.

Obstructive sleep apnea. In one study, 98 percent of patients with sleep apnea had vitamin D deficiency, and the more severe the sleep apnea, the more severe the deficiency.36

Falls, fractures, dental health and more. A 2006 review37 looking at vitamin D intakes and health outcomes such as bone mineral density, dental health, risk of falls, fractures and colorectal cancer, found “the most advantageous serum concentrations of 25(OH)D begin at 30 ng/mL, and the best are between 36 to 40 ng/mL.”

Obesity. Research38 has shown vitamin D supplementation (4,000 IUs/day) combined with resistance training helps decrease your waist-to-hip ratio — a measurement that is far better at determining your risk for Type 2 diabetes and heart disease than body mass index.

Neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS).39,40,41 Research shows MS patients with higher levels of vitamin D tend to experience less disabling symptoms.42

Assess Your Vitamin D and Magnesium Levels

The best way to optimize your vitamin D level is through sensible sun exposure. Unfortunately, this can be difficult for many, especially during the winter season and/or if you live in northern regions. If you cannot obtain sufficient amounts of vitamin D through sun exposure, taking a supplement is recommended. Remember that the only way to determine how much sun exposure is enough and/or how much vitamin D3 you need to take is to measure your vitamin D level, ideally twice a year.

The D*Action Project by GrassrootsHealth is a cost-effective way to do this, while simultaneously progressing valuable research. To participate, simply purchase the D*Action Measurement Kit and follow the registration instructions included. To assess your magnesium level, check your RBC magnesium level and track signs and symptoms of magnesium insufficiency to determine how much magnesium you need. Low potassium and calcium are also common laboratory signs indicating magnesium deficiency.

The Interplay of Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin K2

When supplementing, also remember to take synergistic effects with other nutrients into account. If you take high-dose vitamin D, you may also need to increase your intake of:

  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin K2
  • Calcium

These four nutrients — vitamins D and K2, calcium and magnesium — all work in tandem, and rely on sufficient amounts of each to work optimally. Lack of balance between these four nutrients is why calcium supplements have become associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and why some experience symptoms of vitamin D toxicity. Here’s a summary of some of the most important correlations between these nutrients:

Excessive vitamin D in combination with lack of vitamin K2 may cause overabsorption of calcium, which in turn may result in calcium deposits in your heart and kidneys. Part of the explanation for these adverse side effects is that vitamin K2 keeps calcium in its appropriate place — in your teeth and bones and out of soft tissues and arteries.

While the optimal ratios between vitamin D and vitamin K2 have yet to be established, Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue (whom I’ve interviewed on this topic) suggests taking somewhere between 100 to 200 micrograms (mcg) of K2 for every 1,000 IUs of vitamin D you take. Telltale signs of vitamin K2 insufficiency include osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes. You’re also more likely to be deficient if you rarely eat vitamin K2-rich foods (see listing below).

Vascular calcification is also a side effect of low magnesium, so when taking vitamin D3, you need both vitamin K2 and magnesium to make sure everything is working properly.

Maintaining an appropriate calcium-to-magnesium ratio is also important, as magnesium helps keep calcium in your cells so they can function better. Historically, mankind ate a diet with a calcium-magnesium ratio of 1-to-1,43 which is likely close to ideal.

Magnesium and vitamin K2 also complement each other, as magnesium helps lower blood pressure, which is an important component of heart disease.

Eat a Varied Diet and Get Sensible Sun Exposure

The take-home message is that anytime you’re taking supplemental magnesium, calcium, vitamin D3 or vitamin K2, you must take all the others into consideration as well. While supplements can be helpful in some instances, your best and safest bet is to simply eat more calcium-, magnesium- and vitamin K2-rich foods, along with sensible sun exposure.

Food-derived nutrition is typically going to be the most beneficial, and this is particularly true for calcium. When you take a biologically foreign form of calcium, or when your body’s ability to direct calcium to the right places becomes impaired (as when you are deficient in vitamin K2 and/or magnesium), calcium is deposited where it shouldn’t be, such as in your arteries. It’s more likely your body can use calcium correctly if it’s plant-derived calcium. Here’s a quick summary of foods known to be high in these important nutrients:

Vitamin K2

Grass fed organic animal products such as eggs and butter, fermented foods such as natto, goose liver pâté and vitamin K2-rich cheeses such as Brie and Gouda

Magnesium

Almonds and cashews, bananas, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, brown rice, free-range pastured egg yolk, flaxseed, grass fed raw milk, mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and leafy green vegetables, especially spinach, Swiss chard, turnip greens, beet greens, collard greens, kale, Bok Choy and romaine lettuce

Calcium

Raw milk from grass fed cows (who eat plants), leafy green vegetables, the pith of citrus fruits, carob and wheatgrass

Daffodils Contain Potent Alkaloid

By Dr. Mercola

You may be surprised to learn that daffodils are not only being admired as lovely harbingers of spring, but also, according to new research, as plants with potent cancer-fighting potential. It turns out daffodils contain a natural alkaloid called haemanthamine (HAE) that inhibits the protein production cancer cells depend on to grow and flourish.

Although daffodils have been used medicinally dating back to the ancient Greeks, this may well be the first time modern scientists have uncovered a molecular explanation for their anticancer properties.1 Daffodils belong to the Amaryllidaceae (also commonly known as Amaryllis) family of plants, which possess not only anticancer properties, but also anticholinesterase, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial and antiviral effects, too.

While this news is intriguing, it’s important to mention it is unsafe to eat daffodils because the entire plant is highly toxic. If you swallow any part of it you can expect to experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Rather than risk illness, a safer approach would be to wait for researchers to transform the promising plant extracts into a nontoxic form of anticancer therapy.

Daffodils Contain Powerful Anti-Malignancy Alkaloid

While you probably wouldn’t suspect their medicinal properties by looking at them, daffodils (Narcissus) are found within one of about 20 medicinal plant families known for their pharmacologically active compounds. Long enjoyed for their brightly colored petals arrayed in the shape of a star and frilly trumpet-shaped heads, daffodils are now joining the ranks of cancer-fighting plants.

New research published in the journal Structure2 highlights the discovery of a natural extract in daffodils known for its ability to kill cancer cells. Led by molecular biologist Denis Lafontaine from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium, the research evaluated the anticancer properties of HAE, a natural daffodil alkaloid known to have strong physiological effects in humans.3

The current research, as well as previous efforts by Lafontaine’s team and other scientists, has validated HAE’s anticancer effects by overcoming the resistance cancer cells have to apoptosis (cell death). Lafontaine and his colleagues suggest HAE activates an “antitumoral surveillance pathway.” Because cancer cells require protein synthesis to grow and flourish, requiring the involvement of cell organelles known as ribosomes, HAE acts on the ribosomes, thereby inhibiting protein production.

According to Medical News Today, “The nucleolar stress thus induced triggers a chain reaction that culminates with the elimination of cancer cells: It activates a tumoral surveillance pathway, which stabilizes a protein called p53, which, in turn, leads to cell death.” 4 Beyond their anticancer effects, the study authors suggest Amaryllidaceae alkaloids have other beneficial properties.

They said, “Their biological activities are not restricted to anticancer effects but include potential anticholinesterase, antimalarial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects.”5 Now that these beneficial extracts have been made known, researchers are attempting to identify the most promising of four Amaryllidaceae alkaloids to see which, if any, can be further developed into a useful form of anticancer therapy.6

Research Validates the Potential of HAE and Other Plant Alkaloids

The research out of ULB is but one of several studies involving plant alkaloids and their potentially therapeutic properties with respect to human health. A 2015 study published in Phytochemistry Letters7 evaluated the cell-killing activities of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids against gastrointestinal cancer cells with the intention of identifying potential natural products for use in future anticancer medications.

The study authors said: “In this study, we demonstrated that HAE, haemanthidine and lycorine showed strong cytotoxicity against … colorectal adenocarcinoma cells … our data indicate that alpha-C2 bridged HAE may be a perspective anticancer drug candidate.”

A 2017 study8 out of the Czech Republic evaluated the anticancer and antiproliferative potential of 22 Amaryllidaceae alkaloids using a panel of human cell types, real time cellular analysis and lab mice. The results showed HAE, haemanthidine and lycorine as exerting the highest antiproliferative activity.

These three alkaloids also exhibited significant cell-killing abilities against all tested cell lines. Unfortunately, in tests involving Ehrlich tumor-bearing mice, HAE failed to show a statistically significant reduction in tumor size or a lengthening of survival time. About the mixed results, the study authors stated, “Taken together, these results provide a new clue and guidance for exploiting Amaryllidaceae alkaloids as anticancer agents.”

Many Medicines Are Based on Plant Compounds

The current research involving daffodils is just one of countless studies focused on the medicinal benefits of plants. Authors of a 2011 study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine had this to say about the usefulness of harnessing the healing power of nature:9

“Almost 70 percent of the prescription and over the counter medicines that are being used for the treatment of many diseases is derived from plants and natural sources.

Pharmacologists, medical doctors, scientists and pharmaceutical companies study the plants and herbs that are traditionally used for treatment of various diseases. After vigorous study, they identify the particular molecule that has therapeutic properties. These molecules undergo various modifications and mutations in laboratories. And then, it is mass produced … and .. marketed.”

Beyond HAE, there are several other naturally occurring therapeutic molecules found in the Amaryllidaceae family of plants that have long been used in human health, including:10,11

  • Ephedrine: An anti-asthmatic derived from the Chinese plant known as ma huang, which the Chinese have been using for more than 2,000 years to treat breathing disorders and wheezing; its derivative ephedra has been used as a stimulant for weight loss and appetite suppression
  • Morphine: A potent, highly addictive painkiller derived from the opium poppy that has been used for thousands of years
  • Quinine: An antimalarial agent prized for its fever-reducing abilities that is derived from cinchona bark in Peru; quinine has been used to treat malaria since the 1600s

Don’t Eat Daffodils; They Are Poisonous

Given their innocuous looks and ready availability, you may think daffodils are harmless. The reality is the entire plant is toxic and should never be eaten. On some occasions, their unopened tops have been mistaken for garlic chives and their bulbs confused with onions or shallots. (If you are interested in edible plants, check out my article on 42 Flowers You Can Eat.)

Based on an increase in the number of poisonings related to store-bought daffodils in prior years, in 2015 Public Health England issued a warning to all major supermarkets about daffodil toxicity.12 In a letter with the subject heading “Steps to Avoid Daffodil Poisonings This Spring,” professor Paul Cosford, director for health protection and medical director for Public Health England, said:13

“Each spring stores such as yours provide a wide selection of flowers, particularly cut daffodils and daffodil bulbs. Unfortunately, there are rare occasions when the bulbs are mistaken for onions, and the stems or leaves are mistaken for a type of vegetable popular in China.

As I’m sure you are aware, daffodils are dangerous if eaten, and poisoning can occur as a result. We are asking you, along with all other major supermarkets, to ensure that daffodils, both the bulbs from which they sprout and the cut variety, too, are displayed well away from the produce or fruit and vegetable area.”

Prior to the warning being issued, 63 people had become ill during the recent six years. In 2014, the National Poisons Information Service, a service provided by Public Health England, answered 27 calls about daffodil poisoning.14

According to BBC News, 10 members of Bristol’s Chinese community were treated for daffodil poisoning in 2012 after apparently mistaking the green parts of an immature plant for a chive used in Chinese cooking.15 The U.S. National Capital Poison Center cautions against adults, children and pets ingesting daffodils, noting:16

“When swallowed, [daffodils] can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Eating the bulb can cause severe irritation of the mouth and stomach upset. These symptoms are usually not life threatening and resolve within a few hours.”

How to Keep Yourself and Your Loved Ones Safe Around Daffodils

Should you or someone you love experience a mild exposure to daffodils, a good first step is to rinse the mouth well and drink water or milk. For more serious exposures involving persistent vomiting and diarrhea, watch for signs of dehydration.

Seek medical treatment if your contact with daffodils results in intense throat pain, difficulty swallowing or drooling. Registered nurse Serkalem Mekonnen, a certified specialist in poison information at the U.S. National Capital Poison Center, provides the following helpful information about daffodil toxicity:17

  • Lycorine is the toxic chemical present in all parts of the daffodil and its highest concentration is in the bulb
  • The mouth irritation experienced from consuming daffodil bulbs results from chemicals called oxalates,which have been described as “microscopic and needle-like”
  • If you swallow parts of the bulb, you will experience burning and irritation on your lips, tongue and throat; your skin also may become irritated, which is why it is always a good idea to wash your hands after handling and planting daffodil bulbs
  • Animals that have eaten very large amounts of daffodils may suffer from more severe effects, including drowsiness, liver damage and low blood pressure (fortunately, these effects have never been reported in humans)
  • For the safety and well-being of small children and pets, avoid growing or displaying daffodils in areas where they live and play; never leave unplanted bulbs unattended

The Best Ways to Fight Malignant Disease Don’t Involve Daffodils

While the research on daffodils, and specifically HAE, is a hopeful sign in the ongoing effort to identify cancer-fighting medications, you don’t have to wait for a new cancer treatment to fight cancer.

Below are a few of the healthy practices you can embrace today to improve your health and ensure you don’t become a cancer statistic. Some of them are discussed in the video above featuring my interview with cancer-prevention expert Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, author of the book “The Cancer Revolution” and medical director of the Center for New Medicine in Irvine, California.

  • Eat a ketogenic diet: Optimizing your body’s ability to burn fat as its primary fuel by eating a ketogenic diet and/or fasting is a foundational aspect of cancer prevention and treatment. I describe a modified ketogenic cyclical diet that accomplishes this in my book “Fat for Fuel.” Even if you’re undergoing conventional cancer treatment, nutritional ketosis can be tremendously helpful. A specific diet area to watch is your protein consumption — eat only a moderate amount of organic, grass fed meat.
  • Detoxify your body regularly: While there are many ways to eliminate toxins, because your skin is your largest organ of elimination one of the simplest and safest ways is sauna. Specifically, I recommend you use a low EMF, far-infrared sauna coupled with a near-infrared light. Not only is a sauna useful for detoxification, but cancer cells also do not fare well in extreme heat. If possible, add ozone to your sauna to achieve even more anticancer benefits.
  • Get regular exercise: A number of studies18,19 suggest regular exercise is the best way to slash your odds of getting cancer, as well as reduce your chances of experiencing a recurrence. A comprehensive fitness routine is essential for optimal health. Some of my personal favorites include: core training, high-intensity interval cardio, peak fitness, strength training, stretching and walking (set a goal for 15,000 steps a day).
  • Optimize your vitamin D level: If you want to slash your risk of cancer, it’s essential you spend adequate time in the sun, or supplement with proper amounts of vitamin D3. To prevent chronic diseases like cancer you should aim for a vitamin D blood serum level in the 60 to 80 nanograms/milliliter range year-round. If you choose a vitamin D supplement, be sure to also take vitamin K2 and magnesium since they work synergistically.
  • Simplify your cleaning supplies and personal care products: Given the amount of toxic chemicals used in household cleaners and personal care products, it’s important you take stock of your exposures. A fantastic documentary about the toxic effects of these products is called Stink!. It would be well worth your time to get educated about the negative effect air fresheners, cleansers, deodorants, detergents, perfumes, shampoos, soaps and the like can have on your health.

While yellow daffodils are often used by cancer societies as a symbol of hope, and the current research highlights the plant’s potential cancer-fighting properties, your best strategy to avoid becoming a cancer statistic is to take steps to optimize your health. Begin today. Start with the list above and add other beneficial practices along the way. Soon, you’ll be well on your way to improved health and well-being.

The Amazing Health Benefits of Dancing

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The evidence-based health benefits of dancing are numerous and profound. In fact, if dancing were a drug it would be considered unethical not to use it.

If you already love to dance, you know how easy it is to work up a sweat on the dance floor. Far from the monotony of the treadmill, dancing is an exercise that engages not only the body, but also our creativity and sense of fun. Who knows where a dance will take you? When the music starts playing, it can feel almost like a trance: toes start tapping, hips begin to sway, and before you know it, you are creating your own moves that flow from within—no choreographer needed! Dancing can be a deep release that melts away stress and worry, while simultaneously delivering a great workout. Talk about a win-win!

If you aren’t a dancer, or it’s been years since you have, learning about the amazing health benefits of dancing may be just the inspiration you need to get out on the dance floor! This article explores some of the ways that science has substantiated the mind, body, and quality of life benefits you can gain by adding this exuberant activity to your life.

Dance to Stay Young

As we grow older, we experience an increased risk of age-related cognitive decline, evidenced by the onset of diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s in elderly populations. It’s no surprise that the elderly experience the most marked improvements from dance therapy. Considered a “psychosocial” intervention, dancing combines a myriad of benefits into one activity: the mood-elevating effects of increased social interaction, along with improvements in brain function and quality of life.

A recent study[1] published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience has demonstrated that while most forms of exercise slow-down age-related decline, dancing has even more profound benefits. Two test groups were created: one group underwent eighteen months of once-weekly endurance and flexibility training, while the other group learned dance routines. Both groups demonstrated increases in the hippocampus, the region of the brain responsible for memory, learning, and balance, and most affected by age-related decline. But only the dance group demonstrated noticeable behavior changes like improved balance. Researchers credited the challenging aspects of learning new dances each week to being in a state of continuous learning. Mastering new rhythms, steps, and formations, combined with increased social engagement, provided a boost to brain activity that created additional cognitive benefits for the dance group. Researchers were greatly encouraged by results, calling dancing “a powerful tool to set new challenges for the body and mind, especially in older age.” A new study is being planned to bring the combined power of music and movement to the aid of dementia patients.

Other important studies on dancing have found additional benefits to cognitive function and quality of life among aging populations. A 2009 study of patients in a dementia care unit showed 67% of patients attending dance sessions with staff members experienced a significant reduction in agitation, one of the primary and most distressing symptoms of dementia. Participants also experienced uplifted mood and increased social bonding, signifying an overall increase in quality of life for these patients. A similar study, conducted in an assisted care home was motivated by the desire to treat depression often witnessed in elderly residents of such facilities. Researchers were seeking treatments that could also potentially improve the lack of desire and motivation that often accompanies depression. This type of layered, psychosocial condition is where therapies involving art can be the most impactful. Researchers noted that dancing sessions allowed residents to express themselves freely and creatively which had measurable impact on self-esteem. Residents also experienced relaxation benefits and emotional upliftment. This study concluded that dancing, along with other art therapies, can significantly improve cognitive functioning as they enhance overall well-being.

Dance to Keep Fit

Dancing for fitness has experienced a cultural boost in the United States thanks to the popularity of TV shows like “Dancing With the Stars,” where viewers watch as their favorite celebrities improve their moves while simultaneously shedding pounds. To witness these cultural icons whom we regard as masters in their respective fields, reduced to clumsy beginners when they attempt to dance is something many of us can relate to. We also get to share in their victories, as hard work and dedication give rise to grace and skill. Not only do many of these celebrities get into the best shape of their lives, they have an amazing time doing it! Their joy and developing confidence is so infectious, America can’t stop watching. The show has become a global phenomenon with audiences and spin-offs in 50 countries.[2] But dancing is not a spectator sport! To experience the benefits, you have to get up, and get down!

While dancing requires a certain level of fitness and athleticism to win competitions, there are no barriers to entry if you want to explore dance movement as a way to improve general health and coordination. In 2014, researchers sought to determine if dance therapy can improve exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure. As compared to control group, dance therapy imparted significant improvements in both overall fitness and quality of life measurements, leading researchers to suggest inclusion of dance therapy in cardiac rehabilitation programs.

What if you don’t have a dance partner, and hesitate to go dancing on your own? Thanks to its growing popularity, there are more options than ever before to find an instructor-led class that appeals to you. Most gyms now offer classes in a variety of dance styles, such as ballet barre, where participants focus on flexibility and strength-building using the classic tools of the ballet. Hip-hop dance classes offer a more free-form way to move. There are dance classes that can help you connect to culture, such as tribal African dance, folk styles, and belly-dancing. Even the non-specific style of aerobic dance that is conducted in classes all over America offers health advantages over jumping on the treadmill. A 2007 study explored the benefits of aerobic dance as compared to a walk-jog exercise program. After eight weeks of engagement, both the aerobic dance group and the walk-jog groups experienced significant fitness benefits over the control group, leading researchers to conclude that an aerobic dance program is an effective alternative to a walk-jog training regime. As with all exercise programs, the key to obtaining optimal results is compliance. Finding a form of exercise that you enjoy is the best way to ensure that you stick with it! So if you’re bored with your traditional fitness routine, exploring a style of dance that appeals to you can be just the ticket to reinvigorating your commitment to regular exercise.

Dance to Be Happy

According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide are affected by depression.[3] With antidepressant medication use up by more than 400% in the United States,[4] now more than ever, we need natural ways of stimulating “feel-good” hormones in the brain. Perhaps nothing can make a deeper impact on feelings of well-being and contentment than genuinely connecting with other human beings, and coming together through song and dance is one of our oldest human traditions. Dancing with someone lights up areas of the brain that stimulate a sense of oneness and connection, something scientists call “self-other merging.”[5] And researchers are taking note of these therapeutic effects as a potential remedy for depression.

A Korean study on adolescents suffering from depression found that young people who engaged in dance movement therapy reported significantly less psychological distress, and demonstrated improved emotional responses. Neurohormone levels were measured before and after 12 weeks of dance therapy, adding further supportive evidence to these findings. Serotonin concentration increased from dancing, and dopamine levels decreased, suggesting that dance therapy may stabilize the sympathetic nervous system. Researchers concluded that dancing may “beneficially modulate” these important brain chemicals, and improve emotional health in sufferers of depression.

Dancing can provide an emotional boost when experiencing other hardships in life, such as a cancer diagnosis. A pilot research study was conducted in 2005 at two cancer treatment centers, exploring the effects of dance movement therapy on breast cancer survivors in their first five-years post-treatment. Outcomes were based on quality of life measurements, shoulder range of motion, and body image scale. As compared to the non-active group, the dance movement group showed significant quality of life improvements  Shoulder range of motion also improved, as did perception of body image. Researchers stated that “The overall effect of dance training was significant” and larger studies are justified to include dancing as part of the continuum of care for cancer survivors.

The powerful healing effects of music and dancing are not exclusive to the hearing-enabled. A 2002 study sought to understand how dance and other forms of “esthetic education” could influence the socialization of deaf persons. Therapeutic dance instructors applied “choreo-therapy” to young, deaf persons for a period of one-to-three years, and a variety of socialization metrics were recorded. Researchers found that the students “participated with pleasure,” and the longer they danced (in terms of years), the better their social skills became. Motivations for their voluntary participation ranged from a desire to improve health (10% cited), to the opportunities for engagement with instructors (20%), to a sheer love of dance (70%). Improvements in social abilities included development of a more mature outlook, better grades in school, and improved conversational abilities. Students relaxed and became less self-conscious, developed better decision-making skills, and experienced more joy. And if you think that dancing is only for the bold, among these deaf adolescents, only 5% felt tired and discouraged by the activities.

If you are bored with your regular fitness routine, dealing with circumstances that have you feeling down, or you just want to amp-up the joy in your life, dancing is an amazing activity, replete with benefits for mind, body, and soul. It’s something you can do with a partner, in a class led by a qualified instructor, or alone in your room with the radio turned up! Whether you’re dancing fast or slow, alone or with someone, the therapeutic benefits of music, movement, and connection, are free and available to everyone. So turn up the music, and dance your way to a long, healthy, and happy life!

For additional research on the health benefits of dancing visit our database on the subject. 

References

[1] https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2017-08-reverse-aging-brain.html

[2] http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/worldwide/50th-country-strictly

[3] http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs369/en/

[4] National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2010: With special feature on death and dying. Table 95. Hyattsville, MD. 2011.

[5] Tarr Bronwyn, Launay Jacques, Dunbar Robin I. M. Music and social bonding:“self-other” merging and neurohormonal mechanisms. Frontiers in Psychology. Vol.5.2014. pg.1096. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01096. 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01096. 1664-1078

More Official UFO Footage Released: This One Was Filmed Zipping Across The Ocean

“If somebody’s laughing at what you say, you’re standing in the future and looking back. We have these glimpses of technology now that tell us, maybe there’s a way to go do that.” 

The quote above comes from Steve Justice, a (very) recently retired director of Aerospace for Lockheed Martin n, formerly known as the Skunk Works. He is part of a company called, To The Stars, who has a mission to figure out how the technologies behind these observed UFOs work and bring this innovation into the public domain. The observed UFOs I am referring to are the three videos that have now been declassified and released for public viewing by the US Government, through the To The Stars academy.

The other members of the team include multiple Department of Defense employees, like Christopher Mellon, the former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. The list is quite long and continues to grow, you can take a look at the team and their credentials here.

What we are seeing is a historical movement, whether it be from good intentions to disclose a truth that’s been covered up for decades, or to control and manipulate that truth to serve the will of those who have been gathering data on this topic, who knows?

So far, the initiative seems well intentioned, but it’s just the beginning.

Melon recently wrote an article for the Washington Post, sharing his frustration about the fact that we now have observed phenomena, officially verified to be real with actual electrooptical data and radar tracking, yet very little attention within government is paid to it.  They’ve also stressed the fact that, as many other governments have, that these are not isolated incident and they occur all the time.

He did not, however, addressed why so little attention has been paid to it. And that’s because it’s been in the hands of the ‘secret government,’ as many politicians and presidents have referenced. This is why “The Pentagon Doesn’t Care,” as his title states, in my opinion.

Based on my research, many people within the government don’t even have the clearance to know about what’s going on. This includes some of the highest ranking officials…including the president.

Melon also describes multiple encounters in his article:

“In one example, over the course of two weeks in November 2004, the USS Princeton, a guided-missile cruiser operating advanced naval radar, repeatedly detected unidentified aircraft operating in and around the Nimitz carrier battle group, which it was guarding off the coast of San Diego. In some cases, according to incident reports and interviews with military personnel, these vehicles descended from altitudes higher than 60,000 feet at supersonic speeds, only to suddenly stop and hover as low as 50 feet above the ocean. The United States possesses nothing capable of such feats.”

What is important is bringing this information to light in a truthful manner, the government has a bad rep when it comes to sharing information and truth. We’ve seen a lot of propaganda with multiple topics, but that does not mean that all representatives within this field do not have good hearts, it doesn’t mean that they themselves support what the ‘government’ does.

Also, keep in mind that these people are no longer working for the government.

Often, we are quick to judge.

These are objects performing maneuvers that, to us, should be impossible to make based on our level of technology and our laws of science.

When Justice was asked about the technologies behind these objects, he said, “revolutionary is too mild of a word.”

Ben Rich, another former Lockheed director once stated that they “now have the technology to take ET home.” 

One member of the academy, Luis Elizondo, who recently retired from the Pentagon, said that there is lots of evidence suggesting that “we are not alone, whatever that means.”

Prior to the To The Stars initiative, multiple insiders of similar background have been speaking out about this topic for decades, and how there is reason to believe that some of them are indeed extraterrestrial.

You can read more about that discussion in the article linked below.

“It’s Official – We Know That UFOs or UAP Are Real – So Are They Extraterrestrial or Not?”

As mentioned above, three videos have been released.

Below is referring to one of the first two videos, pertaining to a glowing white bright object, approximately the size of an airplane. He also mentions seeing two other smaller objects which came out of the bigger one.

“As I got close to it, probably within a mile to half a mile, it rapidly accelerated to the south and and disappeared in less than two seconds…It had no wings…there’s no roters (like a helicopter)…this was extremely abrupt like a ping pong ball bouncing off the wall it would hit and go the other way and change directions at will. And then the ability to hover over the water and then start a vertical climb from basically zero up towards about 12000 feet, and then accelerate in less than 2 seconds and disappear – it is something I had never seen in my life.”

The pilot’s name is David Fravor, you can see a mainstream media interview with him here, as well as footage of  one of the objects.

Below, you’ll see the most recent footage, with the pilots reaction, it’s the latest to be released.

GaiaPortal 3-11-18… “Celebrations begin… The Light has won”

This GaiaPortal just came out. And in alignment with this being a 3-11-11 day, new beginnings are in order! It certainly feels in alignment with what was accomplished during the Kauai-Pacific mission, as well as all of the other events that are occurring around the planet.

The word “prescient“, I believe, means those who possess “prescience“, “Knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight“. And that is very likely what is occurring right now. Since many of us have returned from our “future” to assure that the new positive timeline for humanity and this planet is followed.

I love the message, no matter what is the exact meaning.

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Celebrations begin… The Light has won

Prescients come together for the New Cosmic phase of Hue-manity.

Stepchildren are embraced into the Galactic family.

Miseries end.

Celebrations begin.

The Light has won.

GaiaPortal 3-6-18… “Heirarchies of development are dissolved”

This GaiaPortal came out on 3-6-18, which was not posted here due to the Kauai-Pacific mission. In any event, one thing that struck me from this one was the spelling of the word “Heirarchies”. The actual spelling of the traditional word is, “Hierarchies” (Hierarchy = “A group of persons or things organized into successive ranks or grades with each level subordinate to the one above”). But this is spelled “Heir-archies”. Now “Heir” means, “A person who inherits or is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another”. This may have something to do with the supposed “heirs” groups (Heir-archies), which has been managing humanity’s development, are dissolved. They no longer are being “allowed” to manage us. Now it is our time to manage ourselves.

The “old paradigm elders” structures are dissolved, and we are entering the phase of “novel (new paradigm) frameworks” for humanity’s evolution.

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Heirarchies of development are dissolved

Heirarchies of development are dissolved.

Activations of all Light Bodies enables the New Development Paradigms.

Structures of elders dissolves.

Novel frameworks uplift Humanity.