Norman Dodd (1899-1987) was the chief investigator for the Congressional Reece Committee in 1952-1954. He investigated the un-American activities of large endowment foundations and in particular the Carnegie, Rockefeller, Guggenheim and Ford Foundation. Before he died, […]
I am posting this “unveiling” type of video for one reason… Guidance directed me to do so. Jason Goodman posts many videos about “stuff going on” and is CrowdSource the Truth. Field McConnell is quite well known for his AbelDanger.org exposure website. I am not aware of any of the players in this video, except for what is presented here. And I really have no idea why I feel strongly guided to post this.
The SES = Senior Executive Service, which I understand to be one of the major obstacles to getting “real change” in the US government and in taking down the deep state (here’s a link to an article about that).
Published on Mar 20, 2018
Field McConnell has described his sister Kristine Marcy as the most evil woman in the world. The founder of a dark Gynocracy has at last ended her reign. What are the implications of this major swamp draining development.
Kristine Marcy’s email to Field – https://drive.google.com/file/d/11mVLF8DESmVOBvaWYBj4yj3wUySn3S0D/view
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By Dr. Mercola
Thousands of people have tried one or more of the various alternative-to-cow’s-milk offerings that have been proliferating on store shelves over the last several years, including rice milk, coconut milk, soy milk (which has its own issues) — even hemp and flax milks. As nut milks go, there’s hazelnut and cashew milk, but arguably the most popular is almond milk.
Regardless of whether it’s “original” or wears labels like vanilla or organic or advertises a calorie count on the front, there’s a debate not only about the nutritive value of almond milk but what it requires to make it almond milk.
One of the most recent reasons for the discussion is the probe concerning the number of almonds manufacturers use in a half-gallon carton. As Superfoodly quips, “a decade ago when you bought almond milk, it seems there was a higher likelihood that the actual nut was the first ingredient listed after water,”1 but that’s not always the case.
It turns out that many of the companies manufacturing almond milk aren’t in the habit of divulging how much of the nut they actually put in their “milk” products. U.S. labeling requirements don’t require such disclosure. Then a lawsuit filed in 2015 accused Blue Diamond Growers of fraud, as their almond milk allegedly contained only 2 percent almonds. The plaintiffs ferreted out the percentage of almonds the company used by comparing it with a similar product produced in the U.K. NaturalHealth365 explains:
“Dimitrios Malaxianis and Tracy Albert are suing Blue Diamond Growers, the largest almond processor and marketer in operation at this time. The civil suit claims that Blue Diamond’s Almond Breeze almond milk product has been fraudulently advertised and given the illusion that it contains a substantial amount of almond milk, when this is far from the case.”2
A spokesperson for the Almond Board of California3 said most almond milks offer similar combinations of ingredients in both the U.S. and the U.K. AltHealthWorks contends that while almond milk isn’t loaded with the potential horrors you’ll find in the poorest examples of conventionally produced, factory farmed milk, such as growth hormones and antibiotics, the problem with almond milk is there’s nothing much healthy about it; it contains no more than a handful of almonds. But is that characterization really true?
Good Stuff and Bad Stuff About Dairy Milk Alternatives
Reasons for choosing almond milk over conventionally produced milk often start with dairy milk allergies. Almond milk quickly established itself as a healthy alternative to what AltHealthWorks calls “mass-produced dairy products [that] are simply a mucus-causing, disease-fueling cocktail marketed as the would-be saviors to fight osteoporosis.” All that may be true of mass-produced milk sold at the local supermarket. However:
“How much almond is actually in almond milk? Most manufacturers refuse to answer that question. But from their ingredient labels we do know they are using thickening agents like carrageenan and guar gum, along with emulsifiers like lecithin, which may help disguise how few nuts they’re actually using.”4
Dr. Joanne Tobacman, a “veteran” carrageenan researcher, notes that it’s often responsible for initiating inflammation, which can lead to bleeding ulcers, ulcerative colitis and even trigger diabetes. Carrageenan, Superfoodly explains, is ared seaweed extract that’s become controversial due to research suggesting it may cause gastrointestinal inflammation and other nasty side effects.”5
Many food manufacturers add it to yogurt, frozen dinners, chocolate, soups and ice cream, as well as nutritional supplements and other milk replacement products to give it the right consistency and keep it from separating. People with Crohn’s, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other autoimmune diseases are advised to avoid it, as it can initiate gut problems ranging from inflammation to cancer. Prevention notes:
“Although derived from a natural source, carrageenan appears to be particularly destructive to the digestive system, triggering an immune response similar to that your body has when invaded by pathogens like Salmonella.”6
Other thickening agents you might find in almond milk include xantham gum, locust bean gum, gellan gum and acacia gum. However, the almond milk produced by the top two brands, Silk and Blue Diamond, are (presently) lauded as being GMO free (aka not genetically “tampered with”) and (at least in the U.S.) carrageenan free, according to Healthy Eater.7
Ingredients in Almond Milk Besides Almonds
According to Food Network,8 one serving of almonds is a “handful,” equal to about one-quarter cup. Laid flat, that amount can fit on a 3-by-3-inch sticky note. Almonds provide a wide range of nutrients and antioxidants that include flavonoids and phenolic acids. The nutritional benefits offered include:
- 6 grams of protein
- 3.5 grams of fiber
- 14 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat
- 1.1 grams of saturated fat — a good thing
- 75 micrograms (mg) of calcium
According to Business Insider:
“A typical serving of almonds has 160 calories per serving. By comparison, a cup of almond milk contains just about 30 calories. And while a serving of almonds has 14 grams of total fat and 6 grams of protein, a serving of the milk has 2.5 grams of fat and just 1 gram of protein.
In other words, a single serving of almond milk has almost no protein. Compared with plain old almonds, it fares even worse. There is one place where almond milk comes out on top, of course: It has more potassium and more of the vitamins A and D. But almond milk is fortified with these nutrients — they’ve been added during the production process.”9
Nutrition Data10 notes that a daily serving (1 ounce) of almonds provides healthy daily reference intake (DRI) percentages in:
- Vitamin E (tocopherol) — 37 percent
- Riboflavin — 17 percent
- Magnesium — 19 percent
- Manganese — 32 percent
As for “almond milk,” the bottom line is that if an entire half-gallon carton like Blue Diamond’s plain and unsweetened variety contains only around 30 almonds, that means there’s only 1 gram of protein in an 8-ounce glass and not much else, nutrition wise, to speak of.11 At the end of the day, in regard to nutrition, you’d have to drink an entire carton of almond milk in one sitting to get the same nutrients contained in a handful of almonds.
Almond Milk: Label and Product Tweaking
Other popular almond milk producers are finding ways to answer consumer complaints by tweaking their product. In at least one case, it’s how they label their product. Superfoodly reports that soon after Blue Diamond Growers asked for a stay in the legal process after agreeing to a nationwide settlement, Trader Joe’s, which has its own version of the product, changed its label to call it an “almond beverage.” Further:
“Now to be clear, no one knows for sure how many almonds are in Silk almond milk, or Blue Diamond, or So Delicious. Not even the more expensive brands like Califia Farms or New Barn disclose that data. Even today, there is still not proof of exactly what percentage of these products is the namesake ingredient.”12
The percentage of almonds used in Alpro, an almond milk manufacturer in Belgium, is right on the label at 2 percent, so conjecture has it that other companies, including those in the U.S., may be quite similar. For comparison, cow’s milk that you buy at the store contains an approximate ratio of 85 percent milk.
Further, milk alternatives tend to be augmented just like real milk is with vitamin D. Plant-based milk alternative Silk adds calcium carbonate, while Almond Breeze puts in that along with potassium citrate to improve the calcium balance in the body, a multiple university study explains.13 Most brands add calcium, as well.
The Benefits of (Real) Grass Fed Milk and Nutrition-Packed Nuts
Perhaps you’re aware of the problems with milk produced in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOS) — gigantic facilities fraught with contamination and cruelty to animals — but would be interested in gaining the benefits of what “real” grass fed milk provides, such as natural immune boosters and good bacteria that the pasteurization process destroys.
It’s interesting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) use both fear tactics and misinformation when they caution that raw milk might carry disease-causing bacteria, while at the same time deliberately overlooking the fact that these bacteria are common in diseased CAFO animals as a direct result of industrial farming practices.
Truth be told, many people should not consume dairy whether it is raw or pasteurized, as they are allergic to the milk proteins. Additionally, if you’re insulin resistant, you would likely be better off avoiding raw and pasteurized milk, as it contains the dairy sugar lactose, which can worsen insulin/leptin resistance. If you’re unable to drink raw, pastured, organic milk due to allergies, almond milk can present a relatively tasty alternative.
However, if it’s protein you’re after (often grossly over-indulged via excessive consumption of meat), Harvard Health indicates that a 50-year-old, 140-pound woman should eat about 53 grams of protein a day.14 I recommend limiting protein to about 40 to 70 grams per day, depending on your lean body mass. Remember, the average American consumes anywhere from three to five times as much protein as they need.
Keep in mind that you get about 1 gram of protein for every almond you eat, along with the other beneficial nutrients almonds contain. Comparing almond milk with the nutrition almonds and other nuts provide, the choice is clear. Your best bet nutritionally is to add a healthy portion of nuts to your diet. They’re the perfect traveling food and easy to place in a baggie in your pocket, your pocketbook, car console, gym bag or sack lunch.
1 Which of the following compounds is found in both plants and processed meats, yet have very different health effects due to the presence or absence of antioxidants and heme? In plants, this compound triggers the creation of beneficial nitric oxide; obtained from processed meat, the same compound triggers creation of carcinogenic compounds.
2 What is one of the most significant contributors to lowered life expectancy in the U.S. and the leading cause of death of adults under 50?
3 Type 2 diabetes is a disease caused by:
4 According to recent research, abdominal obesity is associated with an increased risk for:
5 A recent study of very active cyclists indicates life-long exercise has a noticeably positive effect on which of your body’s systems:
6 Which statement below is false?
7 Which of the following are currently among the leading causes of death in the U.S.?
By Dr. Mercola
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Molecular biologists from Australia’s national science agency say platypus milk may help fight antibiotic resistance.1 This news is surprising in more than one way. First, you may not have realized this iconic ducklike creature, native to Australia, is one of just two living mammals able to both lay eggs and produce milk. (The echidna, or spiny anteater, is the other.)
Second, an unusual “sweating it out” feeding system used by the platypus to nourish its young is thought to be a factor in the unique antibacterial properties discovered in its milk. Given the serious nature of drug resistance and the declining interest of pharmaceutical companies with respect to developing new antibiotics, it makes sense researchers are considering every possible alternative to fight superbugs. Besides platypus milk, researchers are also scouring dirt and testing Komodo dragon blood for antibiotic compounds.
Antibiotic Resistance Is a Serious Issue
The rates of infectious diseases known to be unresponsive to antibiotics continue to skyrocket. Drug-resistance and superbugs are a serious issue that could have dire consequences on human health — including yours. Infection-causing bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses continue to evolve and resist the drugs meant to contain them. The results: About 2 million Americans are diagnosed and 23,000 die each year from drug-resistant infections.2 Similarly, drug-resistant infections kill 25,000 Europeans annually.3
Conservatively, at least 700,000 people worldwide die each year from drug resistance associated with illnesses such as AIDS, bacterial infections, HIV, malaria and tuberculosis (TB).4 Sadly, the numbers may be even higher since incident rates may not be consistently tracked in impoverished areas and refugee camps where the spread of disease and infection can be rampant.
While you may not be able to control the spread of malaria or TB on a faraway continent, you can take responsibility for an aspect of drug resistance that is under your influence — prescription antibiotics requested by and dispensed personally to you, as well as those in your food.
Many Illnesses Do Not Require Antibiotics
Public Health England (PHE) says up to one-fifth of antibiotic prescriptions are written unnecessarily because most of the illnesses would heal on their own without drugs.5 Similarly, in the U.S. the problem of drug resistance centers around improper use of antibiotics, particularly to treat viral infections like the common cold or flu. The overuse of antibiotics in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is another significant factor contributing to drug resistance.
Even though antibiotics have zero effect on viral infections, many insist on obtaining a prescription anyway. Under most conditions, your body will recover from viral infections when the illness has run its course. Taking antibiotics for viral infections is unnecessary and dangerous since it contributes to the problem of drug resistance.
Said professor Paul Cosford, director for health protection and medical director at PHE, “We don’t often need antibiotics for common conditions. The fact is if you take an antibiotic when you don’t need it then you’re more likely to have an infection the antibiotics [won’t] work for over the coming months.”6
With respect to infections your body can handle, Cosford recommends you get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids. His advice is sound because if you use even a single round of antibiotics a year, you are contributing to the development of drug resistance. For that reason, it is best to reserve antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial infections only. About the overuse of antibiotics in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says:7
“Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs used in human medicine and can be lifesaving drugs. However, up to 50 percent of the time, antibiotics are not optimally prescribed, often done so when not needed [and given with] incorrect dosing or duration.”
Believe It or Not: Platypus Milk Could Help in the Development of New Antibiotics
In 2010, Australian researchers discovered the milk of a duck-billed platypus might offer a potential solution to the looming problem of antibiotic resistance.8 Now, as presented in the journal Structural Biology Communications,9 researchers from Australia’s national science agency — Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) — have gone a step further to successfully isolate a particular protein in the milk with properties that may be useful in creating antibiotic drugs.
The platypus is one of just two living mammals — called monotremes — able to both lay eggs and produce milk. Because they don’t have teats, platypuses concentrate milk in their belly and then sweat it out to feed their young. “Platypuses are such weird animals that it would make sense for them to have weird biochemistry,” said Janet Newman, Ph.D., lead study author and director of CSIRO’s Collaborative Crystallization Center.10
Given the exposure baby platypuses have to external bacteria, scientists think the unique feeding system contributes to the beneficial antibacterial properties found in the mother’s milk. The antibacterial milk protein seems to act as a first line of defense against potentially harmful bacteria. In analyzing the milk protein, researchers uncovered “a quirk” they say has not been seen in the more than 100,000 different protein structures known to biologists.
Newman and her team discovered a novel three-dimensional fold they dubbed the “Shirley Temple,” after the 1930s American child actress known for her perfect ringlets. The platypus milk protein structure boasts its own curling ringlets. About the research, Newman stated:11,12
“[The shape is] interesting, because it’s the shape of proteins that dictate their function. [T]his discovery increases our knowledge of protein structures in general and will go on to inform other drug-discovery work … By taking a closer look at their milk, we’ve characterized a new protein that has unique antibacterial properties with the potential to save lives.”
Dirt and Komodo Dragon Blood Also Possess Antibiotic Properties
A study published in early 2018 in Nature Microbiology13 highlights another hopeful discovery in the battle against superbugs: antibiotic compounds in dirt. After studying 2,000 soil samples, researchers from New York’s Rockefeller University and New Jersey-based Rutgers University have uncovered a potential new class of antibiotics called malacidins.
In tests with infected lab rats, malacidins were shown to attack and kill many types of superbugs, including the dreaded methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). When applied to cuts in the skin of lab rats, malacidins were not only able to sterilize the wounds, but they also showed zero signs of resistance after three weeks of exposure.14 This marks the first time scientists have successfully identified a bacterial species in dirt with the potential to become a therapeutic drug.
In a separate body of research, scientists from Virginia’s George Mason University (GMU) have uncovered properties in Komodo dragon blood with promise for treating infected wounds. After creating a synthetic compound based on a molecule in the dragon blood known for its antimicrobial activity, scientists discovered it promoted healing in mice bearing infected wounds.15
The 2017 study, published in the journal npj Biofilms and Microbiomes,16 suggests the protein could potentially be developed into an antibiotic. The Komodo dragon, which is found on five islands in Indonesia, has more than 50 bacterial strains in its mouth and rarely succumbs to illness. Due to their blood being filled with proteins called antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) — an infection defense produced by all living creatures — Komodo dragons are also immune to the bites of other dragons.17
“Komodo peptides are unlike any others. The animals have bacteria in their mouth in the wild, they live in a challenging environment and they survive,” says associate professor and principle investigator Barney Bishop, GMU department of chemistry and biochemistry, one of the scientists to first take notice of the unusual peptide characteristics in Komodo blood in 2013. “If we can find out why they’re able to fight bacteria and what makes them so successful, we can use that knowledge to develop antibiotics.”18
Big Pharma Less Interested in Developing New Antibiotics
While the research noted above may seem promising, it is much too early to tell if the antibacterial compounds from platypus milk, dirt and Komodo dragon blood will be successfully transformed into useful human therapies, whether it be antibiotic drugs, topical medications or the like. So far, the research has gone only as far as lab experiments involving mice.
While the early signs are promising, it literally takes years for molecules like malacidins to be developed, tested and approved for use as a medication. According to The New York Times,19 the number of antibiotics approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has steadily declined during the past two decades.
Most large pharmaceutical (Big Pharma) companies, including Pfizer, which was long known for its leadership in the development of antibiotics, have moved on to other more profitable drugs, such as those used in cancer treatment.
Cancer drugs are a source of profitability that life-saving antibiotics most likely will never be. The infrequency of antibiotic use is likely another significant factor in Big Pharma’s waning interest in these drugs. Writing for The New York Times, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, vice provost for global initiatives and chair of the department of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, said:20
“Unlike drugs for cholesterol or high blood pressure, or insulin for diabetes, which are taken every day for life, antibiotics tend to be given for a short time, a week, or at most, a few months. So, profits have to be made on brief usage.
Furthermore, any new antibiotics that might be developed to fight … drug-resistant bacteria are likely to be used very sparingly under highly controlled circumstances, to slow the development of resistant bacteria and extend their usefulness. This also limits the amount that can be sold.”
The Future of Antibiotic Resistance
While the development of new antibiotics is ongoing and necessary, Emanuel notes, as a society we can take steps now to combat the problem of superbugs and drug resistance. Most of these actions require the involvement of doctors, hospitals, government agencies and policy makers. Emanuel suggests the following:21
- Address the overprescribing of antibiotics, half of which are estimated to be unnecessary
- Fix the antiquated system currently used to track drug-resistant bacteria
- Practice proper handwashing, which is vitally important not only in hospitals but also schools, workplaces and other public spaces
- Reduce the amount of antibiotics used in U.S. animal feed, which not only accounts for 80 percent of the total usage of these drugs nationwide but is also a large contributing factor to the problem of antibiotic resistance
About the unsettling trends away from antibiotic research and development, attending physician and professor Helen Boucher, director of the infectious diseases fellowship program at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Antimicrobial Resistance Committee, says:22
“The problem of antibiotic resistance continues to grow, and our inability to meet the challenge, in particular with antibiotics, is even greater than it was five years ago. We’re coming dangerously close to a time when we [will] have to tell our patients we can’t offer therapies we really think they deserve, such as organ transplants, chemotherapy for cancer or neonatal intensive care.
This is incredibly scary. We don’t want to get to another preantibiotic era. We need a continuous pipeline of antibiotic development so we will continue to have new drugs to meet the challenge of resistance for our children and their children.”
Steps You Can Take to Help Avoid Antibiotic-Resistant Disease
While the problem of antibiotic resistance is an issue requiring high-level, global resolution, the potential impact to you personally is significant and cannot be understated. As such, it’s best to focus on areas you can control. First and foremost, your lifestyle choices determine the health of your immune system and the strength of your immune system influences your ability to resist infections.
Below are some strategies you can use to supercharge your immune system. If you aren’t doing any of these, pick one and get started today. If you’re already making good progress in one or two areas, maybe it’s time to add a third. Also, you may want to download my report about how to protect yourself from super germs.
- Be proactive in addressing stress. Because high levels of stress hormones can diminish your immunity, you may want to create a stress management program. Meditation, prayer, yoga and the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) are all excellent strategies for managing stress.
- Exercise regularly. Exercise improves the circulation of immune cells in your blood. The more effectively these cells circulate, the more efficient your immune system will be at locating and eliminating pathogens. A well-rounded fitness plan includes core work, high-intensity interval exercise, stretching and weight training.
- Get plenty of restorative sleep. Research shows sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or disease. It’s impossible to consistently cheat your body of quality sleep and still remain healthy, so make a plan to get around eight hours of sleep a night.
- Improve your diet. Avoid foods known to tax your immune system, such as grains, processed foods and sugar. Reduce your net carbohydrates (fructose, grains and sugar), moderate your protein intake and increase your healthy fat intake — focusing on saturated and monounsaturated fats from animal and tropical oil sources.
- Optimize your vitamin D level. Studies have shown inadequate vitamin D can increase your risk for MRSA and other infections. Sensible sun exposure at or around midday is your best source of vitamin D. If you are unable to get regular sun exposure, consider taking an oral vitamin D3 supplement along with vitamin K2 and magnesium. Check your levels at least twice a year to ensure you’re in the 60 to 80 nanograms per milliliter range.
By Dr. Mercola
Eating locally grown foods comes with a bounty of benefits, from fresher foods to saving both money and the environment. One 2007 study from the University of Alberta, Canada, determined that the transportation alone of organic produce actually causes an environmental impact large enough to cancel out many of its benefits.1
If you look, you’ll find that most of the organic fruit and vegetables in your local grocery store come from much farther away than your conventional produce. Fresh produce in most regions of the U.S. actually travel between 1,500 to 2,000 miles on the road. That’s even higher than processed foods, which are shipped an average of 1,346 miles.2 Eating locally grown foods helps eliminate a substantial amount of the carbon footprint associated with food transportation.
Eating locally automatically means eating what’s in season. This spring, consider adding some of the following superfoods,3 many of which you may never have heard of before. Most of these are only available for a short amount of time, and now’s the time to start looking for them.
No. 1: Morel Mushrooms
Morel mushrooms, the tops of which resemble small shower loofahs, are packed with immune-boosting, disease-preventing vitamin D. Its taste has been described as umami, or savory. Rarely cultivated, morel mushrooms are typically wild-harvested and picking the mushrooms is a popular tradition for many.
That said, avoid picking mushrooms in the wild unless you are absolutely sure you know what you’re picking. There are a number of toxic mushrooms, including a species called “false morels,” and it’s easy to get them confused unless you have a lot of experience and know what to look for.
As noted in a recent study,4 “Morels have been in use in traditional medicine for centuries, due to their health-related benefits, and current research demonstrated their anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory bioactivities, in addition to immunostimulatory and antitumor properties.”
Most of the health benefits have been attributed to polysaccharides, along with a number of phytochemicals, primarily phenolic compounds, tocopherols, ascorbic acid and vitamin D. Morel mushrooms are an excellent addition cooked with any side dish and go great with all kinds of meat and fish. Many people enjoy eating them as a side dish on their own, gently sautéed for five to 10 minutes with a pat of butter. Never eat morel mushrooms raw, as they contain trace amounts of a toxin that make some people ill.
No. 2: Fiddlehead Ferns
Chances are you’ve never heard of fiddlehead ferns5,6 unless you’re a frequent visitor of farmers markets and specialty health food stores. As the name implies, the small curly discs are picked from immature, uncoiled ostrich ferns. The taste has been likened to that of asparagus, but with bit more crunch and bitterness. Others say they taste like a mix of asparagus, spinach and broccoli all in one.
High in antioxidants (twice the amount of blueberries) and plant-based omega-3, fiddlehead ferns are a potent anti-inflammatory food.7 They also contain vitamins A and C, both of which are important for healthy vision and immune function. Iron and phosphorous aid red blood cell production and are important for healthy formation of cell membranes and bone, while potassium supports heart health and electrolyte and muscle functions.
Fiddleheads are commonly picked in Maine and Canada, but can often be found in health food stores. Their season is quite brief — two to three weeks at the most. To ensure quality, look for specimens that have tightly coiled heads with stems about 2 inches in length. If picking your own, make sure you know how to identify ostrich ferns, as they are commonly confused with bracken fern — a species known to cause cancer in lab animals.
Also, fiddleheads may cause gastrointestinal upset when consumed raw, so light cooking, just as you would asparagus, is recommended. They can also be pickled for longer shelf life. For instructions, see this spicy pickled fiddleheads’ recipe by The Spruce.8
The following video will help you properly identify edible fiddleheads from the ostrich fern. Consider adding them to dishes that normally call for asparagus. Many recipes suggest eating them steamed or boiled with hollandaise sauce, cooked then chilled and topped with plain mayo, or lightly sautéed and tossed with some butter, lemon, vinegar and Parmesan cheese.
No. 3: Cherimoya
This heart-shaped “dragon-scaled” tropical fruit has a sweet, buttery inside. Select specimens that are hard and green. As avocados, cherimoyas ripen quickly on the counter. Once the skin turns a bronze color and feels soft to the touch, it’s ready to eat. Simply peel and slice. Their flavor has been likened to a combination of banana, papaya and pineapple. Pureed, they can also be added to smoothies.
A single fruit contains approximately 60 percent of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C and a third of your vitamin B6 needs. In Mexico, the fruit has traditionally been used to ease anxiety, thanks to the presence of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which has mild antidepressive effects.
It’s also high in fiber, iron and niacin, and contain powerful compounds shown to combat cancer, malaria and human parasites. Cherimoya provides high amounts of potassium that help control heart rate and blood pressure. Furthermore, it contains more minerals weight per weight than a lot of more common fruits, including apples.
No. 4: Sorrel
Sorrel, also known as spinach dock or narrow-leaved dock, is a perennial leafy herb cultivated around the world. Packed with health benefits and a tangy, lemony flavor, it adds a bit of zing to just about any salad or dish, including creamy soups.
One cup of sorrel provides more than your daily requirement of vitamins A and C, along with high amounts of potassium and iron. Keep in mind that sorrel contains oxalic acid, which is contraindicated for those struggling with or prone to oxalate kidney stones. For most people, small quantities are completely safe and provide valuable health benefits. According to Organic Facts:9
“The health benefits of sorrel include its ability to improve eyesight, slow the aging process, reduce skin infections, strengthen the immune system, and improve digestion. It also builds strong bones, increases circulation, increases energy levels, helps prevent cancer, lowers blood pressure, increases appetite, protects against diabetes, strengthens heart health and improves kidney health.”
No. 5: Stinging Nettles
While typically considered a pesky and painful weed, stinging nettles10 have unique health benefits. (On a side note, should you have them growing in your yard, they’re actually a sign of rich, healthy soil.) Just make sure you use gloves during handling until they’ve been cooked, to avoid a painful rash.
Once blanched or sautéed, they can be safely consumed, providing healthy amounts of vitamin K and calcium. Traditionally, nettles have been valued for its blood purifying properties, and can also be made into tea, said to ease congestion and soothe allergies and asthma.
Nettle tea may also boost milk production if you’re nursing, and helps stimulate your digestive glands, including your intestines, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. To learn more about the health benefits of stinging nettles and the various ways you can use it (including instructions for making nettle tea), see “Nettle: The Stinging Weed That Can Help You Detoxify.”
No. 6: Purslane
Purslane11 (also called duckweed, fatweed, pigweed, pusley, verdolaga, ma chi xian in Chinese, munyeroo or wild portulaca), is the omega-3 powerhouse of the vegetation kingdom, and there’s a high probability it’s growing in your yard right now. According to Mother Earth News, it’s the most reported weed species in the world.12
Purslane looks very much like a miniature jade plant, with fleshy succulent leaves and reddish stems. The stems grow flat to the ground and radiate outward from a single taproot, sometimes forming large, flat circular mats up to 16 inches across. In about mid-July, it develops tiny yellow flowers about one-quarter inch in diameter.
Seeds of purslane are extremely tough, some remaining viable in the soil for 40 years, and it can grow in almost anything, from fertile garden loam to the most arid desert soil — even in your rock driveway. Just be very careful not to confuse purslane with spurge, because they can look similar, and spurge will make you sick. The following video shows how to tell them apart.
Purslane has a stellar omega-3 fatty acid profile, compared to other vegetables, containing anywhere from 300 to 400 milligrams (mg) of omega-3 per cup. It also contains six times more vitamin E than spinach, seven times more beta carotene than carrots, providing about 44 percent of your daily vitamin A needs per 100 grams,13 25 mg of vitamin C per cup, plus magnesium, calcium, iron, riboflavin, potassium, phosphorous and manganese.
Purslane can be eaten either raw or cooked. If you’re planning on eating raw purslane, make sure no pesticides or herbicides have been used nearby. If you’ve been spraying Roundup in your yard, never eat weeds collected from the area. Also avoid them if your neighbor has used Roundup in their yard, as the chemicals can easily drift across property lines.
As a precaution, wash the leaves and stems thoroughly before consuming. Typically, people eat the young purslane leaves and stems to avoid the tougher parts of the plant. For cooked purslane, there are numerous ways to incorporate this herb in your favorite dishes. You can boil it in water for 10 minutes and drain, or simply add it to other recipes to give the dish an added crunch.
No. 7: Ramps
Ramps is a type of wild leek, featuring small white bulbs with hairy roots. While resembling green onions in appearance, their flavor is more akin to garlic. If you’re lucky enough to find them, be sure to get some. Ramps are exceedingly scarce as they’re a slow grower, and are only in season for a few weeks in spring.
Look for specimens that are firm, with bright green leaves. Don’t buy or use them if you notice brown spots or slimy areas. Unwashed and wrapped in a plastic bag, ramps can be refrigerated for up to a week. Ramps are a good source of vitamins A and C, selenium and chromium, the latter of which helps stabilize blood sugar. As for how to use them in your cooking, Organic Authority suggests:14
“[U]se ramps as you would scallions, green onions or leeks. Anything that would pair well with garlic or leeks will love the ramp. Slice them thinly and use sparingly, and also handle them gently, adding them at the end of the cooking process. Think simple to allow ramps to shine: Scrambled into eggs, garnished alongside seafood, mixed into big bowls of pasta, or oven roasted or grilled to perfection.”
How to Find Locally-Grown Food That Is in Season
When you eat locally grown foods, the contents of your shopping bag inevitably change with each passing season. In other words, adjusting what you eat to what’s in season becomes an inescapable fact if you’re going to eat locally-grown foods, and if you keep this in mind, it can become a pleasurable part of your culinary experimentation. Here are some tips for tracking down locally-grown foods that are in season:
- If you’re lucky enough to have a local farmers market, that’s the way to go. For a listing of national farmers markets and local food directories, see the USDA’s website. Another great resource is www.localharvest.org.
- Another good route for finding local food is to subscribe to a community supported agriculture program (CSA). Some are seasonal while others offer year-round programs. Once you subscribe, many will drop affordable, high quality locally-grown produce right at your door step. For a comprehensive list of CSA’s and a host of other sustainable agriculture programs, check out my Sustainable Agriculture page.
- Local farmers are perhaps your best source for seasonal produce. You can search for local farms on www.localharvest.org.
- Shop at your local natural food store or health co-op, as many of them get their produce from local farmers.
- If everything else fails, shop at your locally owned grocers rather than large chain supermarkets. Many small private grocers also supply produce from local sources.
Eight Signs of High-Quality Food
Last but not least, here are some general tips on what to look for when trying to determine the healthiest foods possible, no matter where you shop. You’ll want to look for foods that are:
- Grown without pesticides and chemical fertilizers (organic foods fit this description, but so do some nonorganic foods). If harvesting edible weeds or plants from your garden, make sure no pesticides or herbicides have been applied in the area
- Not genetically modified
- Contains no added growth hormones, antibiotics or other drugs
- Does not contain artificial anything, nor any preservatives
- Fresh (if you have to choose between wilted organic produce or fresh conventional produce, the latter may be the better option)
- Did not come from a factory farm
- Grown with the laws of nature in mind (meaning animals are fed their native diets, not a mix of grains and animal byproducts, and have free-range access to the outdoors)
- Grown in a sustainable way (using minimal amounts of water, protecting the soil from burnout, and turning animal wastes into natural fertilizers instead of environmental pollutants)
by Jon Rappoport
March 26, 2018
* See “5G Radiation Dangers—11 Reasons To Be Concerned,” by Lloyd Burrell (twitter), at electricsense.com. Well worth a read.
“Along with the 5G there is another thing coming — Internet of Things. If you look at it…the radiation level is going to increase tremendously and yet the industry is very excited about it… they project 5G/IoT business to be a $7 trillion business.” — Prof. Girish Kumar, Professor at Electrical Engineering Department at IIT Bombay
5G, the latest and greatest method of faster wireless transmission, is coming on with a storm.
Governments are promoting it as if the future of humanity depends on it. It MUST BE implemented.
When governments and corporations see technological daylight up the road—and big money—they run toward it joined at the hip. Consequences be damned.
And now, 5G.
A few of the many corporations involved include Samsung, Intel, Qualcomm, Nokia, Huawei, Ericsson, ZTE. This is a global operation, and many governments are backing the push.
And the consumer gets what? The ability to watch the reruns of Law&Order he’s already watching? His current TV reception isn’t good enough? The appliances in his home will all be connected to Internet and talk to each other and spy on him and record his energy use, in conjunction with smart meters, for the Greater Good.
Somehow, you really need your toaster connected to the Internet? You want that? You can’t get along without that?
UNDOUBTEDLY, A KEY PART OF THE 5G PROGRAM IS, EVENTUALLY, MASSIVE NUMBERS OF DRIVERLESS CARS ON ROADS ALL OVER THE WORLD. This is the plan. Cars are connected and talk to each other. Humans play no role in this. The Technocratic Internet of Things decides how, at any given moment, to regulate traffic flows. Humans learn to be passive.
AND WITH THE INTERNET OF THINGS, THE TECHNOCRATIC ELITE WILL BE ABLE TO INSTALL ENERGY-USE QUOTAS AND CEILINGS FOR EVERY PERSON AND EXERT TOP-DOWN CONTROL ON THE PLANET.
“Mr. Jones, this is the voice of your house speaking. You have reached the assigned limit of your energy use for the month. Try to get along without energy until next month’s allotment comes online…”
At electricsense.com (5/12/17), we learn about the purported “upside” of 5G:
“5G and IoT [Internet of Things] promises to connect us in our homes, schools, workplaces, cities, parks and open spaces to over a trillion objects around the world. It promises cars that drive themselves, washing machines that order their own washing powder and softener plus of course super fast downloads and streaming.”
“According to Fortune.com 5G will support at least 100 billion devices and will be 10 to 100 times faster than current 4G technology. (4G was already about 10 times faster than 3G).”
“It’ll bring download speed up to 10 Gigabits per second. This would let us have an entire building of people send each other data in close to no time, thus improving productivity.”
Now, electricsense.com takes us into the disaster of 5G:
“5G will utilize smaller cell stations (and the technology of beamforming) that’ll scramble/unscramble and redirect packets of data on a no-interference path back to us. This could mean wireless antennas on every lamp post, utility pole, home and business throughout entire neighborhoods, towns and cities.”
“Thousands of studies link low-level wireless radio frequency radiation exposures to a long list of adverse biological effects, including:
• DNA single and double strand breaks
• oxidative damage
• disruption of cell metabolism
• increased blood brain barrier permeability
• melatonin reduction
• disruption to brain glucose metabolism
• generation of stress proteins”
“Given that 5G is set to utilize frequencies above and below existing frequency bands 5G sits in the middle of all this. But the tendency (it varies from country to country) is for 5G to utilize the higher frequency bands. Which brings its own particular concerns…”
“The biggest concern is how these new wavelengths will affect the skin. The human body has between two million to four million sweat ducts. Dr. Ben-Ishai of Hebrew University, Israel explains that our sweat ducts act like ‘an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths,’ meaning that we become more conductive. A recent New York study which experimented with 60GHz waves stated that ‘the analyses of penetration depth show that more than 90% of the transmitted power is absorbed in the epidermis and dermis layer’.”
“The effects of MMWs [millimeter waves] as studied by Dr. Yael Stein of Hebrew University is said to also cause humans physical pain as our nociceptors flare up in recognition of the wave as a damaging stimuli. So we’re looking at possibilities of many skin diseases and cancer as well as physical pain to our skin.”
“A 1994 study found that low level millimeter microwave radiation produced lens opacity in rats, which is linked to the production of cataracts.”
“An experiment conducted by the Medical Research Institute of Kanazawa Medical University found that 60GHz ‘millimeter-wave antennas can cause thermal injuries of varying types of levels. The thermal effects induced by millimeterwaves can apparently penetrate below the surface of the eye’.”
“A 1992 Russian study found that frequencies in the range 53-78GHz (that which 5G proposes to use) impacted the heart rate variability (an indicator of stress) in rats. Another Russian study on frogs whose skin was exposed to MMWs found heart rate changes (arrhythmias).”
“5G will use pulsed millimeter waves to carry information. But as Dr. Joel Moskowitz points out, most 5G studies are misleading because they do not pulse the waves. This is important because research on microwaves already tells us how pulsed waves have more profound biological effects on our body compared to non-pulsed waves. Previous studies, for instance, show how pulse rates of the frequencies led to gene toxicity and DNA strand breaks.”
This is just a sampling of 5G’s disastrous effects. There is much more.
“AT&T have announced the availability of their 5G Evolution in Austin, Texas. 5G Evolution allows Samsung S8 and S8 + users access to faster speeds. This is part of AT&T’s plan to lay the 5G foundation while the standards are being finalized. This is expected to happen in late 2018. AT&T has eyes on 19 other metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco and so on. Indianapolis is up next on their 5G trail due to arrive in the summer .”
It’s full steam ahead for 5G on planet Earth.
Profits, top-down control, new technology—why bother with extensive health studies?
Once the effects on the population take hold, doctors will make diagnoses of DISEASES that seem to have nothing to do with 5G. They’ll call it Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or a variety of blood disorders, they’ll look for THE VIRUS, and they’ll develop new drugs…
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I’ve placed the video at top plus a couple highlights from the article. I’m finding Dave Janda’s insiders’ information very interesting and fascinating and illuminating and (add your own adjectives!). There is a lot of connecting of dots about Korea unification (0-6 minutes), the Clintons, Bushes, Obama, etc., are all “middle level” operators, the Iran situation (around 28-29 minutes), the documented results of the December 2017 executive order (34 minutes, an 1100 page report from Dept. of Treasury, OFAC that details property that has been seized as a result), he learned back in 1988 (from the Whitehouse) that MSM is propaganda (~50 minutes), the voter fraud investigations going on (~53 minutes), and why this #DrainingtheSwamp thing is taking “so long”.
He also spoke about an author (from Canada) he became acquainted with in 2010, Peter Dale Scott, who was the first he saw mention the “Deep State” (here’s his official Amazon page), and for which Dr. Dave was called “conspiracy theorist”, etc., etc. Now about 75% of people believe there is such a thing, “Deep State” (according to what Greg Hunter quoted in the video).
“…Dr. Dave Janda says Trump is working on draining the swamp in Washington D.C., but the job is huge and it takes time. Janda explains, “Many people have said I haven’t seen anybody put in an orange jump suit and perp walked that is high up on the totem pole. They are correct when they say that, but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. That’s not hopium. I believe it will happen.
“In order to bring the whole system down so it doesn’t come back to life down the line, you have to get really high up on the totem pole. When we are talking about people like the Clintons, Obama, the Bush family and Soros, we are talking about middle-level people. These are puppets of the globalist syndicate… They need to take down the entities above those middle-level players. That’s what is taking so long. It might take many more months for that creature to be obliterated… The ultimate goal it is to take this up to a level to take out the Obamas, Clintons, Bush family and Soros, and then apply the necessary pressure to go to the top.”
“There is a new report by the Inspector General on the DOJ. It is 1.2 million pages (this is not a typo). Congress has copies, and it outlines and proves fraud and criminal activity at the FBI and Department of Justice. It will likely be the foundation that sends many in high office in both departments to jail for their crimes.
“…Dave Janda says, “…The Inspector General’s report is about the restoration of the rule of law in our country that has been missing for decades. This is why they are so petrified of that report… What scares the living daylights out of this syndicate is the restoration of the rule of law… When there is a full restoration of the rule of law, I believe this is what blows this system apart–this globalist syndicate system.”
“Janda also says, “Right now, the good guys are 70% to 80% in control.””
Published on Mar 24, 2018
Radio host Dr. Dave Janda says Trump is working on draining the swamp in Washington D.C., but the job is huge and it takes time. Janda explains, “Many people have said I haven’t seen anybody put in an orange jump suit and perp walked that is high up on the totem pole. They are correct when they say that, but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. That’s not hopium. I believe it will happen. Bob Mazur, former undercover DEA agent who was one of the people responsible for taking down Pablo Escobar and taking down the BCCI Bank, they were laundering drug money. Bob says when you are taking down a huge organization . . . this operation was big, but small compared to this globalist swamp that has been created for well over a hundred years. So, Bob says when you are working on an operation, everybody gets impatient because things aren’t happening fast enough. . . . In order to bring the whole system down so it doesn’t come back to life down the line, you have to get really high up on the totem pole. . . . When we are talking about people like the Clintons, Obama, the Bush family and Soros, we are talking about middle-level people. These are puppets of the globalist syndicate. These people are in the Rothschild and Rockefeller axis. In order for our country to get back on its feet, taking down the Clintons, Obama and Soros is not enough because that creature will come back to life again. They need to take down the entities above those middle-level players. That’s what is taking so long. It might take many more months for that creature to be obliterated.”
Janda, who has well connected Washington D.C sources, says the “Deep State” traitors and felons are worried and cornered. Janda says, “This is not like trying to flip some hard mafia guy. These people are juniors when it comes to being criminals. Yes, they participated in criminal activity. They wanted more control and more money, but these people are not hardened criminals. So, these people will flip in a second, and when they flip, they won’t stop signing. They will bring as many people they need to bring down to save themselves. None of these, at this point, can trust each other. The ultimate goal it is to take this up to a level to take out the Obamas, Clintons, Bush family and Soros, and then apply the necessary pressure to go to the top.”
There is a new report by the Inspector General on the DOJ. It is 1.2 million pages (this is not a typo). Congress has copies, and it outlines and proves fraud and criminal activity at the FBI and Department of Justice. It will likely be the foundation that sends many in high office in both departments to jail for their crimes. Radio host Dave Janda says, “You have to understand what the Inspector General’s report is all about. The Inspector General’s report is about the restoration of the rule of law in our country that has been missing for decades. This is why they are so petrified of that report. All these players–low, middle and high–took over the system to the point where the rules of justice could be directed toward their opponents and be blinded to their criminal activity. What scares the living daylights out of this syndicate is the restoration of the rule of law. . . . When there is a full restoration of the rule of law, I believe this is what blows this system apart–this globalist syndicate system.”
Janda also says, “Right now, the good guys are 70% to 80% in control.”
Join Greg Hunter as he talks to Dr. Dave Janda in depth from the Operation Freedom radio show.
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