6 Examples of Modern-Day Orwellian 1984 Doublespeak

By Paul A Philips

NEW PARADIGM — The use of words as euphemisms, inoffensive synonyms, anodyne bureaucratic jargon and political correctness … serve to socially manipulate the masses into passivity.

Terminology is a favourite for the world stage political con artists knowing they can cover up their ulterior motives with confusing words.

We can get some idea of these tell-tale signs of deception by looking at the language of ‘Orwellian doublespeak’ that’s found its way into the modern-day vernacular. It’s definitely worth giving some serious consideration but first allow me to explain with a little bit of background. 

George Orwell (real name Eric Blair 1903-1950) having been educated at the illuminati associated Eton College; a place that produced some 19 prime ministers was well connected with members of the ruling elite. He was a member of the Fabian Society rubbing shoulders with the likes of Aldus Huxley author of ‘Brave New World …’ […]

How to Grow Cumin

By Dr. Mercola

Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world, second only to black pepper. A member of the parsley family, cumin seeds have been prized for thousands of years and are best known in their ground form as a spice added to curry dishes.

Widely cultivated and used in the cuisines of North Africa, the Mediterranean and Iran, cumin has a warm, earthy flavor that adds depth and a bit of spice to a wide variety of foods. Cumin is a popular spice for beef and lamb, but it’s also suitable for use on root vegetables and beans.

Spice maker McCormick states that it’s one of the top 10 spices sold in the U.S., where it’s commonly used in Mexican recipes (stews, tacos), Middle Eastern dishes (hummus, stew and eggplant) and Indian cuisine, where it’s often featured alongside chili pepper, turmeric, mustard seed, coriander seed and peppercorn.1

Cumin also features a starring role in many spice blends, including chili powder, garam masala, sofrito and bahaarat. Traditionally, cumin seeds were carried by brides during wedding ceremonies as a symbol of faithfulness, and in ancient Greece the seeds were used as a table condiment similar to salt today.

It was also used medicinally to aid digestion, support breastfeeding and treat health problems including fever, diarrhea and vomiting.2 While you may be tempted to head to the supermarket to stock up on this versatile spice, you can easily grow cumin in your own backyard. Once you collect the seeds, put them in a coffee grinder and you’ll have fresh, ground cumin whenever you need it.

How to Grow Cumin

Cumin is a flowering annual plant that grows to be about 12 to 20 inches tall. Its short-lived flowers are pink or white (flowering begins midsummer) and yield the cumin seeds used in cooking. Recommended for USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 to 10, cumin is a plant that takes about four months to reach maturity and prefers a hot growing season.

This means if you live in an area with a short growing season, you’ll need to start the seeds indoors, only transplanting them outdoors when temperatures (lows) will be at 60 degrees F or above and the plants are about 2 inches tall. For a general guide, start the seeds indoors about four to eight weeks before the final frost in your area.3

Seeds should germinate in about seven to 14 days, and soaking them prior to planting (for about eight hours) may increase germination rates. Cumin seeds don’t tolerate transplanting well, so it’s best to use biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the soil when the time comes.

And because each cumin plant only produces a small number of seeds, you’ll need to grow a lot of plants if you plan to use the seeds regularly. Cumin does best in full sun, so choose a bright, sunny spot in your garden and sow the seedlings about 4 inches apart, shallowly in the soil (about one-fourth inch deep), in rows that are 18 inches apart.

You can also plant cumin in containers, and some suggest planting them in clumps rather than rows, which helps support the sometimes-spindly plants as they grow and keeps the seed pods from spilling over onto the ground.

Seedlings should be kept moist and watered occasionally, especially in dry weather, but avoid overwatering, as this plant enjoys well-drained, sandy soil (but will tolerate most soil types as long as it’s fertile). If you live in a region with long periods of dry heat, cumin may benefit from misting.4

Overwatered cumin plants can develop root rot, while the plants are also susceptible to aphids, wilt, blight and powdery mildew. That said, they’re also known to attract beneficial insects to your garden that can help keep other pests away.5

How to Harvest Cumin

Cumin plants must be watched closely late in the growing season as, left unattended, the seeds will dry and scatter on the ground, making harvesting difficult if not impossible. The plants may also ripen at different rates, so be prepared to harvest some of the plants while leaving others behind.

The seeds are ready to harvest when the flowers are done blooming and the clusters turn brown, typically in the fall.

The dried stems can then be cut down near the ground and seed clusters placed in a paper bag (upside down) to dry out and catch the seeds, which are yellow-brown in color and similar in shape and size to caraway seeds. The Homestead Garden recommends:6

“When some of the plants are ready, cut down five to six cumin plants at the stem and place the pod clusters in a paper bag. Tie it and hang the bag upside down in a warm, dry place. After seven to 10 days, the pods will have dried. Rub the pods between your fingers and the seeds will drop out for immediate use or for storage …

You can also thresh the bag when it is ready to harvest: beat the bag against a hard surface to dislodge the seeds. Sift the seeds through a mesh cloth to remove the chaff.”

Be sure the seeds are completely dry before storing them in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight. The seeds can be saved for about two years. The seeds can be used whole or ground, but to preserve freshness and flavor, grind what you need just before cooking.

Health Benefits of Cumin Seeds From Diabetes to Digestion

Cumin seeds, not to be confused with black cumin or black seed, which are entirely different plants, are a good source of iron and contain a number of other nutrients including manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B1 and phosphorus. Their traditional use as a digestive aid and tonic also has some modern-day merit.

According to the nonprofit George Mateljan Foundation, which was found to discover, develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating, “Research has shown that cumin may stimulate the secretion of pancreatic enzymes, compounds necessary for proper digestion and nutrient assimilation.”7

Cumin essential oil has even shown promise for relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, including stomach pain and bloating.8 The plant also has anticancer and antidiabetes properties, which are thought to be due to its active components, including terpens, phenols and flavonoids.9

In fact, cumin has been found to work better than the antidiabetes drug glibenclamide in treating diabetic rats10 and similar benefits were found in a human study.

When cumin essential oil was given to people with Type 2 diabetes, it led to decreases in insulin, fasting blood glucose and markers of inflammation along with an increase in adiponectin, a hormone involved in regulating glucose levels. “In addition it may control the complications of diabetes Type 2 in these patients,” according to the researchers.11

Cumin was also found to be effective against stomach and uterine tumors in mice. Researchers noted, “The results strongly suggest the cancer chemopreventive potentials of cumin seed and could be attributed to its ability to modulate carcinogen metabolism.”12

Cumin for Stress and Weight Loss

Cumin also has antistress, antioxidant and memory-enhancing activities, such that when it was administered to rats, it led to improvements in memory and stress.13 The antioxidant activity of cumin was also evaluated in a 2004 study, which found that the spice (along with others, such as caraway, coriander, dill and fennel) was far more potent than vitamin C (ascorbic acid).14

Those with respiratory disorders such as asthma and bronchitis may also want to include cumin in their diets, as it acts as an expectorant that can loosen mucus and phlegm in the respiratory tract. In fact, one animal study found it reduced coughing similarly to the drug Codeine.15

There’s even research showing that cumin could aid in weight loss. When overweight participants took cumin for eight weeks, they lost a similar amount of weight as those taking the weight-loss drug orlistat120, and even experienced the additional benefit of improved insulin metabolism.16

It’s also a good spice to add to your cooking from a food safety standpoint, as it has antimicrobial properties that may lower the risk of foodborne illness. Cumin even has antibacterial properties that can thwart multidrug-resistant bacteria like methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA).17

How to Use Cumin in Your Cooking

Cumin is a warm spice, similar to cinnamon, caraway and nutmeg, that will give a nutty, sweet and slightly smoky flavor to a wide variety of dishes. Add it liberally to vegetables, stews, soups and curries, as well as for a seasoning in beef, chicken and fish dishes. For a more robust flavor, cumin seeds can be roasted lightly before use.

To make cumin tea, which may be especially soothing to drink after a meal, boil cumin seeds in water then allow them to steep for eight to 10 minutes.18 You can also try the two cumin-inspired recipes below, which not only will expand your palate, but also increase your nutrition at the same time.

Cumin Spiced Lettuce Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 head leaf lettuce (butter or red leaf)
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced into strips
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, minced
  • Alfalfa sprouts

Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Himalayan salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Procedure

  1. Cut out the lettuce cores. Separate leaves.
  2. Top with some minced scallions and a few pieces of red pepper.
  3. Add some sprouts and roll the leaf carefully. Secure with toothpick.
  4. Continue the process with the remaining lettuce roll ingredients.
  5. To make the dressing, whisk together lemon juice, honey, ground cumin, cayenne pepper and salt. Add olive oil.
  6. Serve lettuce rolls with dressing on the side.

Grilled Tomato and Cumin Salsa

Ingredients

  • 12 roma tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • A handful of chopped fresh coriander

Procedure

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Place the tomatoes, onion, chili and garlic in a medium-sized baking dish, and then drizzle with coconut oil.
  3. Grill for five to 10 minutes, or until outsides of vegetables are charred. Make sure to check them frequently to avoid burning.
  4. Remove the vegetables from the stove. Remove and throw out the chili stem, tomato cores and garlic skins.
  5. Use a food processor to chop the charred vegetables coarsely. Transfer to a bowl and add the cumin, lime juice, Himalayan salt and coriander.

How to Grow Kohlrabi

By Dr. Mercola

Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea) looks like a pale green or purple turnip with multiple stalks of green leaves. Although the plant looks like a turnip, it’s actually related to cabbage and broccoli.1 The bulb grows above ground and is not a root vegetable.

Also known as a “space cabbage” from its appearance, this down-to-earth vegetable offers some of the same health benefits as others in the family, including broccoli, cauliflower, kale and mustard.

But, unlike its relatives, the plant is easier to grow, matures quickly and is ideal for fall or early spring planting. With a swollen, bulb-like stem sprouting waxy leaf stalks, the plant has an out-of-the-world appearance and may take the crown for the most unusual looking vegetable.2

Kohlrabi thrives in your garden or in containers. Most find it easy to grow and less prone to pests and disease than some of the relatives. You’ll want to consider planting it in your garden this fall or next spring to enjoy some of the pleasing flavor and health benefits.

History of the Cabbage Turnip

The name kohlrabi comes from the German word “kohl” meaning cabbage and “rabi” meaning turnip, an apt description of the plant. The origins of kohlrabi are unclear, but the plant was first mentioned by Roman author and naturalist Pliny the Elder, in the first century.3

The vegetable was well-known to the Roman Empire and likely grew in many parts. By 800 A.D., Emperor Charlemagne ordered kohlrabi to be grown in his Imperial Gardens. By the 1600s it had spread to India where it became a staple crop. It wasn’t until the late 20th century that it was grown in many other parts of the world and recipes were developed for cooking the root and the leaves.

Kohlrabi was first grown in the U.S. in 1806, but while available in America, it is not commonly found outside of the southern states. What the plant lacks in appearance it makes up for in flavor. It is described as having a “sweet flavor that is somewhere between a turnip and a water chestnut, with a crisp, crunchy texture.”4

The plant is versatile and offers health benefits and nutrition from both bulb and leaves. It can be cooked, eaten raw in salads, grilled, roasted or added to vegetable pies. The leaves are often enjoyed as you would spinach, beet greens or collard greens, and taste like kale and collards.

Growing Conditions in Your Garden or Pots

Kohlrabi grows well in your garden or containers. The plants appreciate full sun but will adapt to dappled shade.5 They grow best in cooler temperatures, between 40 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit (F). In warmer climates, consider planting in late fall for a winter harvest.

Allow 45 to 60 days for plants sown from seed to reach maturity. Stephen Reiners, professor of horticulture and chair of Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science, advises:6

“You can grow kohlrabi in almost any region if you grow it in the spring or fall. Good timing is key. You want to avoid having the bulbs form in hot weather, which can make them woody.”

Use well-draining soil in a raised bed, container or garden, steering clear of clay. The plants are not heavy feeders, so working a generous layer of compost — about 1 inch — into the soil before planting, with a little extra added on the side of the plant as the bulb begins to swell, is often enough.7

The plant does best in alkaline soil, at least a pH of 6.0 or higher. If your garden soil tests more acidic, it is wise to add lime to the area several weeks before planting. If you’re growing in containers, composted soil is appreciated. Plant seeds one-fourth to one-half inch deep and once sprouted, thin the seedlings 2 to 5 inches apart.8

Water after sowing to thoroughly wet the ground. Although they cope with heat, when you allow the soil to dry, the plant becomes tough and woody. Stress affects the growth of the bulb, so even temperatures and consistent soil moisture is key. The best way is to ensure these soil conditions is to provide plenty of organic matter, such as compost or grass clippings from an untreated lawn.9

Adding a layer of organic mulch helps moderate soil temperature, moisture and nutrients as well. However, when planting an early spring crop, take care to only add mulch after the soil has warmed or you risk stunting plant growth by keeping the soil cool.

Harvest Time Controls the Size of Your Plant

This short video demonstrates how to harvest the plant once it reaches maturity. The plant is fast growing, and tastes best when 2 to 4 inches in diameter.10 Once planted, you’ll see stems begin to swell and form globes within weeks. When you harvest depends on your climate and whether it’s a spring or fall crop.

In the spring months, the bulb is most tender and mild flavored when it is no more than 3 inches in diameter. Fall crops may stay tender slightly longer and the plant can tolerate temperatures to a light frost, giving you more time to harvest and eat.11

Once the bulb gets to the size of a tennis ball, it becomes more fibrous and woody, losing much of the tender cabbage flavor. However, the leaves continue to be flavorful and useful when steamed or added to salads.12

If you’ve planted a large crop in the fall and can’t eat them immediately, consider trimming the leaves, wrapping the bulbs in plastic and storing in your refrigerator or a cool, dry area like a root cellar. The bulbs will stay fresh for several months.13

When planting a fall crop you may thin the seedlings closer together, leaving 7 to 8 inches between the rows.14 A late crop may be planted at least four weeks prior to expecting the first frost. The cooler weather slows the growth near harvest, giving you more time to pick fresh from the garden.

Pests and Disease — Prevention and Treatment

Kohlrabi doesn’t have many difficult pest or disease problems. One of the more common is the cabbage aphid,15 a gray green insect that forms a dense colony on the plant. Aphids damage the plants by contaminating the harvest, excreting honeydew, which causes the leaves to turn black.

If the infestation is limited to a few leaves or shoots, they may be pruned to provide control. Sturdy plants can be sprayed with a strong jet of water to knock the insects from the plant.

The cabbage looper 16 insect overwinters in crop debris in the soil. They leave large or small holes in the leaves and often cause extensive damage. The caterpillars are pale green with white lines running down both sides of the body. They are usually held in check by their natural enemies, but if they become a problem, the larvae can be hand-picked from the plants.

Fungal diseases may occur after a heavy rainfall and warm temperatures or when the soil does not drain well. Provide adequate air circulation between the leaves and plants, rotate crops in your garden, keep them free of plant debris and look for fungal resistant plant varieties.17

Nutrition and Health Benefits

Kohlrabi has been popular among Europeans for centuries, but is often bypassed in North America, where broccoli and cauliflower are preferred. However, this tender cousin is quickly becoming popular, as it is a good source of fiber, low in calories and high in flavor.

The plant also provides sulfur-containing glucosinolates, also found in broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage.18 These compounds enhance your body’s antioxidant function and may also help to reduce your risk of cancer. Kantha Shelke, a food scientist at the food and science research firm, Corvus Blue LLC, and spokesperson for the Institute of Food Technologists, told Time:19

“Kohlrabi’s chemopreventive effects makes it particularly healthy. Kohlrabi contains isothiocyanates which are effective against cancer.

The chemopreventive compounds are more bioavailable from fresh — about three times as much as from cooked — kohlrabi; the higher bioavailability is associated with a higher chemopreventive activity, which might be the reason why raw kohlrabi is preferentially consumed by health-conscious people.”

Just as kohlrabi offers a variety of culinary uses, there are a wide array of benefits to your body as well. With only 36 calories for every 135-gram serving, the vegetable delivers vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C, iron and 4 grams of fiber.20 

Interestingly, the plant is exceptionally high in vitamin C, vital for maintaining healthy connective tissues, teeth and gums as well as supporting your immune health.21 The phytochemical antioxidants may help lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

The plant also contains copper, manganese, iron and potassium, and is rich in phytochemicals and carotenes. Some of the ways kohlrabi may benefit your health include:22

Promotes healthy digestion

Helps with weight management

Keeps nerves and muscle functioning optimally

Maintains healthy blood pressure levels

Maintains healthy metabolism

Boosts bone strength

Promotes vision health

Consider Adding These Recipes to Your Menu

Kohlrabi is one of the most versatile vegetables you can add to your menu. The bulb may be eaten raw, mashed, sautéed, grilled or roasted. It may be added to salads, soups, stews or eaten as a side dish. Different cultures around the world also have different ways of cooking kohlrabi, making use of this crop in a variety of creative ways.

Shelke says in countries near the equator, kohlrabi is often grated and transformed into kohlrabi fritters, pancakes or flat breads. In India, pickled kohlrabi mixed with turmeric powder, salt, dry mustard powder, oil and vinegar is a well-loved treat, and is served with yogurt and bread. This is also how kohlrabi is enjoyed in Tibet, Nepal and northern China.23 If you want to try kohlrabi, here are two recipes, one cold and one roasted:

Carrot and Kohlrabi Slaw (Recipe adapted from The Kitchn)24

Ingredients

  • 1 large kohlrabi, peeled, stems trimmed off, grated
  • 1/4 head purple cabbage, shredded
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 red onion, grated
  • 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Procedure

  1. In a large bowl, mix the kohlrabi, carrots, cabbage, onion, cilantro and raisins (if using).
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the cider vinegar, mayonnaise, salt and honey.
  3. Pour the dressing over the slaw, and mix until all the ingredients are fully coated. Chill for several hours before serving.

Roasted Kohlrabi (Recipe adapted from All Recipes)25

Ingredients

  • 4 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Procedure

  1. Heat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Cut the kohlrabi bulbs into 1/4-inch slices and then cut the slices in half.
  3. Combine the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss the slices in the olive oil mixture to coat the slices.
  4. Spread the kohlrabi in a single layer on a baking sheet, baking in the preheated oven and stirring occasionally so the vegetables brown evenly, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Remove and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven to allow the cheese to brown and serve immediately.

Neon Revolt 9-12-18… “About a Reddit alternative on Voat.co” (and why I’m not getting involved with it right now)

The alternative-to-Reddit page is https://voat.co/v/theawakening (NOT “the greatawakening” or anything like that). I used the Reddit “GreatAwakening” page for information, data. And it was helpful to me, but I also realized there were also a fair amount of (what I consider) “crap” posts there as well.

I’ve looked at the one Neon Revolt recommends, and after viewing a few of the posts’ titles, I’m holding off. Titles like:

  • To the REAL Voat Goats who have been here a long time, what if we upvoat each other in this sub to get the necessary CCP to start downvoating these f—s and see how they like it. That’s fair, right?
  • You guys begging for upvoats is like n—ers begging for food stamps.
  • Hey k—stick mods, eat sh–

I mean, come on. The problem with these social connector sites is that you get EVERYBODY who can sign uyp for them. I have NO desire to bring the 3D “Crap group” energy into my awareness. Many sites seem to be for those who are comfortable in carrying on the “us vs. them” paradigm which, for me, is over. It is not mine (for now, at least).

Maybe there’s a social connector page called Goat.co… I’d rather go with that one, thank you.

“While we may have uncovered some deliberate undermining to the sub (in order to sabotage and deliberately take the sub, down), the most important thing we can do right now is coordinate on a new site. Reddit has shown itself time and time again to be a hostile platform, using any false pretense to censor subs the left-wing ideologues there wish to censors… They would rather have you muzzled, silenced, and dead than allow you to speak freely.

“[Re: theawakening Voat page] I’d rather go with folks I do know and trust, than folks I don’t know anything about.”

—————————————————–

ANNOUNCEMENT: /r/GreatAwakening CENSORED! New Community INBOUND! #QAnon #GreatAwakening #Reddit #Censorship #NeonRevolt

You may have noticed that Reddit censored /r/GreatAwakening today.

Shortly thereafter, /r/The_GreatAwakening was also banned.

While we may have uncovered some deliberate undermining to the sub (in order to sabotage and deliberately take the sub, down), the most important thing we can do right now is coordinate on a new site.

Reddit has shown itself time and time again to be a hostile platform, using any false pretense to censor subs the left-wing ideologues there wish to censors.

As such, the time has come to leave the platform entirely.

The mods of /qresearch/ and r/GreatAwakening have come together and coordinated to bring you a new platform – on a site dedicated to free speech.

Welcome, #QArmy, to The AWAKENING!

The Great Awakening [and it’s actually “theawakening” (https://voat.co/v/theawakening)]

a community platform where you can have your say. No censorship.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR – GO THERE NOW, SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT, AND SUBSCRIBE!!!

And yes, technically a subverse named v/TheGreatAwakening already existed on Voat, but frankly… we don’t know if we can trust the mods there.

I’d rather go with folks I do know and trust, than folks I don’t know anything about.

(Understand, it’s nothing personal, mods – so please don’t be insulted).

Why are we doing this?

Because Reddit hates you. They would rather have you muzzled, silenced, and dead than allow you to speak freely.

Voat works pretty much the same as Reddit, with user submissions and voting on said submissions, so most transplants should feel right at home. Get over there, create an account, reload the pages if things get a bit buggy, and hang on – because it’s going to be a wild ride from here on out!

Looking forward to seeing you all on the new Subverse.

You’ll find me there under my familiar moniker: NeonRevolt.

Edit:

One caveat.

If you want to submit to the subverse, you need a minimum of 10 comment “karma” basically. In other words, your comments have to be upvoted 10 times.

I suggest leaving a comment in response to me about how Reddit censored us today:

https://voat.co/v/TheDonald/2714644

There is an entire “smear industry” that spends billions to defame and character-assassinate anyone who tells the truth in America

(Natural News) Despite what the liberal-loving media may want you to believe, “fake news” is not a “conservative” phenomenon. The 2016 election saw the term get popularized, but perhaps the best use of the phrase was when President Donald Trump told CNN they were “fake news.” As you might suspect,”fake news” was first a tool…

Lung Cleanse: 10 Ways to Detox Your Lungs

If your lungs are overworked or damaged by smoking, illness, allergies, or just being around air pollution in the environment, you can take specific steps to cleanse your lungs. Keeping your lungs clean, clear, and healthy will give you a greater connection to your vital life force.

What is a Lung Cleanse?

A lung cleanse is a natural procedure designed to detoxify, cleanse, and refresh the delicate respiratory linings of the bronchial passages and lungs by purging them of accumulated environmental toxins, harmful organisms, and irritants. You can also help cleanse and strengthen the lungs with deep breathing exercises, massage, or certain herbs and oils with healing properties.

Who Needs a Lung Cleanse?

A lung cleanse can help anyone, since we all live in a world full of harmful chemicals, toxins, and irritants which can exert constant stress upon the lungs, but they are particularly effective for certain individuals. Whether you want to improve your lung function, or you want to kick-start a new smoke-free life, a lung cleanse is a great start on the path to a healthy lifestyle.

Smokers

I strongly recommend all smokers quit smoking before you end up with lung disease or serious lung damage. If you currently smoke, you should cleanse your lungs with one or more of these practices.

Recent Ex-Smokers

People who have recently quit smoking can benefit from cleansing their lungs, which helps clear out the gunk from the past. While you will still need time for your lungs to heal themselves, you can stimulate that process with a lung cleanse.

People with Lung Conditions

If you have specific health concerns, there is no substitute for the advice of a healthcare practitioner. When you’re having those conversations, ask them about the lung cleansing activities, herbs, and oils described here.

People with Pets and Allergies

Many people deal with allergies on a daily basis, whether from pets, pollen, or other common airborne allergens. Lung cleansing can help you clear out the allergens and may relieve some symptoms.

How to Detox Your Lungs

We’ve gathered together the best lung cleansing options with some additional information below.

Deep Breathing Exercises

You can increase the amount of oxygen that gets to your lung by regularly engaging in deep breathing exercises. Studies found that deep breathing after heart surgery helped aerate the lungs, bringing more oxygen and promoting healing.[1] Taking long, slow, deep breaths not only brings more oxygen into the lungs, but it also helps oxygenated blood to spread out through the body. This technique has the bonus of helping you relax.

Try taking ten slow, deep breaths three times daily to expand lung capacity and oxygenation to your bloodstream.

(Learn more here.)

Essential Oils

Add several drops of these essential oils to a diffuser or humidifier in your home. Inhale deeply several times near where the cool steam emerges from the diffuser or humidifier. These oils smell great and have aromatherapeutic properties. You can couple this with a thought, such as “breathing in love and health, breathing out toxins.” Visualize eliminating accumulated toxins as you exhale, it can expedite the healing process.

  • Oregano: Not just for cooking, oregano oil is well-known for its ability to deter harmful organisms like fungi and bacteria.[2]
  • Tea Tree: This oil from the famous Australian Melaleuca tree can boost your immune system.[3]
  • Eucalyptus: Another oil from an Australian tree, eucalyptus, has powerful antimicrobial properties against viruses, bacteria, and fungus.[4, 5] Not only that, there’s a long history of safely using it to promote lung health.
  • Peppermint: The menthol in peppermint can boost exercise performance, likely by increasing lung activity.[6] Ironically, some studies indicate that too much may increase nasal congestion so keep this in mind.[7]  (See: Lung Cleansing With Peppermint Oil.)

Exercise

When you exercise hard and breathe heavily, it helps increase your lung capacity and strengthens your entire cardiovascular system — the lungs, heart, and blood vessels. Conversely, scientists have irrefutable evidence that physical inactivity weakens your whole body and leads to illness. Likewise, we know that staying in good physical shape helps prevent many chronic conditions, like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.[8] If you go for even a light jog, you push breath to your lungs and get your blood flowing. For people who just quit smoking, this helps the lung healing process. If you live in an area with heavy pollen or suffer from allergies, you may want to jog indoors on a treadmill.

Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil packs have been used for centuries as a traditional remedy for respiratory ailments and improving lymphatic circulation. To help clear phlegm and toxins from your lungs with castor oil packs, soak 100 percent cotton flannel sheets or old shirts, cut up, with organic, cold-pressed castor oil that has been warmed up — but not too hot. Place these on your chest while lying down. Cover your mattress with a waterproof pad or garbage bags so you do not get oil on your bedding. Once you’ve placed the warm, oil-soaked strips on your chest, cover that with a plastic sheet (such as a cut-up garbage bag) and a heating pad. Keep this castor oil pack on for one to two hours, and then rise and clean up.

Chest Percussion

When mucus, fluid, or phlegm accumulates in your lungs, you can use chest physiotherapy or postural drainage and percussion. It’s an effective technique but requires the help of a healthcare provider, or sometimes at home with the help of a friend or family member. It involves getting into certain positions and gently thumping or drumming on the chest to help loosen the mucus so that it can be spit or coughed out. It can also bring more oxygen into the lungs.[9] Percussion is used to assist symptoms from certain medical conditions,[10] but can be used anytime you have congestion in your lungs you want to get rid of. Have someone tap gently on your back near one lung at a time as you cough. You can also lie on your side with your body at an angle to help loosen the phlegm and push it outward.[11]

Eat Lung-Cleansing Foods

Studies show that antioxidant-rich foods counter the production of mucus, fluid, and phlegm in the body, which tend to accumulate in the lungs and airways.[12] An antioxidant is a substance which counteracts oxidation in your cells. Raw fruits and vegetables are typically good sources of antioxidants.

An easy way to understand oxidation is with the example of fruit. When you cut an apple, the fruit pulp turns brown and spoils as oxygen in the air touches it — this is oxidation. The same process happens inside your body and is called oxidative stress.[13] Free radicals, such as “reactive oxygen species,” cause damage to your cells. Consuming antioxidants counters these effects, leading to healthier lungs and a healthier you.

The following are among the best lung-cleansing foods.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage, and other cruciferous vegetables are associated with a lower risk of lung cancer.[14] The effect was particularly strong in current and ex-smokers, and with raw vegetables, indicating that when you quit smoking and start eating more of these veggies, you can reverse the damage. That’s pretty incredible.

Honey

Honey is not only high in antioxidants, it also has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer effects, according to a review of medical research.[15] It has been used since ancient times to treat and soothe many lung and respiratory conditions, including asthma, tuberculosis, and throat infections. Try a spoonful of raw honey by itself, or add it to an antioxidant tea, like green tea or matcha.

Berries and Berry Juice

Berries pack a powerful lung-cleansing punch. Try cherries, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, goji berries, or acai berries to add lung-supporting antioxidants to your diet.[16, 17] Berry juice can replace an unhealthy snack or accompany a meal. You can also make detox water using berries.

Ginger

Several natural chemical compounds in ginger root (Zingiber officinale) — gingerols, paradols, and shogaol — have well-documented antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties.[18] The anti-inflammatory nature of ginger means it helps break down mucus and improves blood circulation in the body.[18] You can use ginger in cooking, grate it raw on salads, or make ginger tea from mashed ginger root, lemon, and honey.

Aloe Vera

Exciting research has shown that aloe vera, which has antioxidant characteristics, helped reduce the damage caused by cigarette smoke on lung tissue in mice.[19] A second study with rats found similar results, with aloe vera increasing the body’s production of macrophages, a white blood cell involved in immune system response to irritants.[20] You can drink aloe vera juice, or take it as a supplement.

Herbs

Many herbs have properties that support lung health. Oregano, orange peelelecampane, eucalyptus, peppermint, lungwortosha rootchaparral, and lobelia can be used in tea, recipes, or taken as herbal supplements. Rather than growing or buying these herbs separately, you can enjoy them in a single lung cleanse supplement, Allertrex® by Global Healing Center. This all-natural lung cleansing spray is a blend of organic herbs and essential oils that promote smooth respiratory health, assist with normal lung function, and cleanse your lungs of harmful agents.

Avoid These Mucus-Producing Foods

Some foods may cause mucus production in your body, so if you tend to experience chest congestion, or have asthma or COPD (chronic pulmonary disease), I recommend avoiding these foods:

  • Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream)[21]
  • Processed meat
  • Fast food
  • Chocolate [22]

Other Ways to Keep Your Lungs Clean

For people with lung ailments or allergies, smokers, or ex-smokers who want to improve their lung health, there are other activities you can engage in that will help ensure the air you breathe is as healthy as it can be.

Keep Your House Clean

Regularly wipe down your shelves, ceiling fans, and all around your house as allergens and lung irritants lurk in seemingly benign dust. After you dust, vacuum. Vacuum at least three times a week if you have carpet, especially if you have indoor pets. Make sure to use a vacuum with high-rated HEPA filtration.

Use Natural Cleaning Products

Instead of using cleaners with harsh chemicals known to irritate your lungs,[23, 24] use homemade do-it-yourself cleaning products, or buy environmentally-friendly, non-toxic formulations. Common items like baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar are all you need to get started.

Use an Air Purifier

A good quality air purifier can remove allergens, dust, and pollutants from the air in your home, helping your lungs to rest easy. People can even end up with “sick building syndrome” from spending too much time in poorly ventilated buildings. Standalone air purifier units can provide focused filtration on a room-by-room basis. Depending on your goals, you may also want to weigh the benefits of a whole-home filtration system.

Buy Plants for Your Home

House plants produce oxygen, which we humans need for survival. They also filter out toxic chemicals from the air. A lot of people do not realize that if plants do not get enough sunlight, they will consume oxygen rather than producing it, so make sure to open your windows to let in the sunshine! One study in India found a building with many plants reduced eye irritation by 52 percent, respiratory conditions by 34 percent, and headaches by 24 percent in workers! [25] 

Also see: Top 7 Houseplants for Clean Air and a Restful Sleep

Benefits of a Natural Lung Cleanse

We use our lungs every moment of every day, and they get exposed to the pollutants and allergens that we inhale. Your body has an amazing, built-in ability to heal itself, and of course, that includes the lungs and the airways leading to them. Cleansing your respiratory tract can catalyze and improve your body’s self-healing properties. Lung cleansing can help you breathe easier in the short-term and boost your immune system in the longer-term.

Points to Remember

The number one way to improve lung health is to reduce the number of toxins you’re inhaling. For smokers, this means it’s time to quit smoking. People who recently quit smoking, current smokers, people regularly exposed to smoke, individuals with lung ailments, or people exposed to air pollutants can all benefit from a lung cleanse. You can cleanse your lungs by engaging in deep breathing exercises, cardiovascular exercise, using tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint, or oregano essential oils alone, in a diffuser, or together in an herbal supplement like Allertrex. You can also eat lung-cleansing foods such as cruciferous vegetable and high-antioxidant berries. Clean your home often. Vacuum regularly and use non-toxic cleaning products. Invest in an air purifier, and get some house plants to help naturally cleanse the air in your home.

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Source: Wake Up World

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What’s in a Name? A Lot! As ‘Nationalist’ Becomes Trigger Word, The New Nationalist Becomes Winter Watch

When embarking on any venture, it’s important to clearly define your mission, perhaps even create a mission statement. Then, once in a while, it’s important to revisit that mission statement and evaluate whether you’re achieving it in the most effective way possible. From the outset, the mission of the writers at The New Nationalist has been to seek truth and report it. We call it “speaking truth to power,” as our tagline indicates. Our goal is to awaken “normies,” not just sing to a choir.,

Increasingly, we’re finding that the name of our website is interfering with our ability to share important information. Having the word “nationalist” in our website name constantly subjects us to ad hominem attacks. Rather than being able to debate the merits of our observations — say on a false-flag attack or hoax, for example — we wind up being summarily dismissed as “white nationalists” or find ourselves having to define or defend nationalism. “Nationalist,” it seems, has become a nasty trigger word, and that’s interfering with our mission of speaking truth to power and waking the normies.

Therefore, after much reflection, we’ve decided to change the name of this website to Winter Watch. This is just a name change, and here’s why.

A Little Background

When Russ Winter approached Torchy Blane about doing a news blog in early 2016, he had already been writing about finance for nearly a decade, including a blog called Winter Watch. Around 2014, through his research into the markets, he increasingly began to realize the pervasiveness of a Crime Syndicate both inside and outside of the financial sector, and he began to write about it. You could call it his “awakening.”

After a couple years, his interest veered almost entirely away from writing about finance. Russ became a truther and needed to create a new website for such writing. His objective wasn’t/isn’t money or fame or influence. He simply wanted to awaken others and engage in intelligent discussions about his observations — get feedback, if you will. Torchy, who had already been writing general news for 15 years, would also occasionally contribute articles, as would Thomas Muller.

Coming up with a website name wasn’t easy. Each writer had their own areas of interest and views. So Torchy looked for the common thread among each American writer’s world view, and the framework was best defined as “nationalism” — nationalism in a third-position/non-partisan, macro sense as juxtaposed to globalism, but not “white nationalism.” That said, we don’t disparage white nationalists, but we’re not waving flags for any groups either. We naively thought that perhaps adding the term “new” to the term “nationalist” would differentiate us a little bit.

The Faux-isms Associated With Nationalism

Months after launching The New Nationalist (TNN) in May 2016, the term “nationalism” became increasingly associated with Donald Trump’s political campaign. Six months later, obscure and well-intentioned truther site TNN found itself being called out as “fake news” by The New York Times (aka Slimes), Business Insider and other megastream media for its posts on Pizzagate.

Then, politicos and mainstream media maggots (MSM) began brainwashing the public to believe that all alternative media is “fake news” and all “fake news” is Russian propaganda in the political interest of Donald Trump. As politicos and MSM ramped up identity-politics rhetoric, it turned nationalism into a trigger word synonymous with abject racism.

The nationalist label has been hijacked by fakes like Donald Trump and his kosher alt-right posse. Accordingly, in today’s newspeak world, it’s associated with the Trump Movement of which we have been critics. It has also been co-opted by warmongering neocons of which we are the diametric opposition.

This movement to pervert the meaning of nationalism didn’t surprise us. Groups and their labels are often co-opted and manipulated to diminish the power of movements that push sound ideas that threaten the status quo. What did surprise was the infighting we witnessed among people who generally share the same causes or views. Nationalists were going after fellow nationalists for not being nationalist enough.

After the Charlottesville staged deception, nationalism became widely associated with violent extremism, and witch hunts ensued to out, shame and silence nationalists. Now, social media accounts are been scrubbed and websites are being taken down for “fake news” and “hate speech.” How long before TNN is targeted by algos, censors, ban clans and suppressors? Indeed, that is happening.

What Nationalism Means to Us

Writers at TNN are ethno-european centrists; but as true non-racist nationalists, we don’t believe that eurocentrism should be imposed on other countries and cultures. Each must defend their own — their own race, economy, culture and border. As Americans of European extraction, we defend our own. Whites in America, European countries and cultures, and basic Christian values are under constant attack by increasingly institutionalized cultural Marxism, weaponized migration and financial raiders.

Throughout history, if you peel back the layers of the movement to destroy what could be collectively described as “whiteness,” you will often find at the forefront people of Jewish extraction with globalist agendas. Identifying influencers as Jewish is not antisemitic. Rather, it’s basic and essential to identifying in-groups, group think, cabals and crime families. But that’s not to say that every Jewish person is a member of a cabal or that every member of the Crime Syndicate is Jewish. Sadly, it’s not that simple.

To be clear, we know all too well the importance of the JQ — but it’s not the only question, and it’s not the sole focus of the writers at TNN.

Going Forward

Winter Watch will be a truther, justice and revisionist blog. Russ is particularly proud of his deeper-dig hidden-history posts over the last year or so and believes these are among his best works. We also consider ourselves a hard-hitting anti-war and anti-warmongering publication. Issues like white rights and the white demonization and degradation assaults will continue to be core issues for us.

We highlighted warmongering as a huge problem in our post “HuffPo Poll Indicates Too Many (White) Trump’tards Are Brainwashed Warmongers.” War and peace are among the most important issues of the day, and blacks as a demographic are the most anti-war of all. Perhaps they are well aware that, per capita, their people will be sacrificed in a Zio war with Iran. Additionally, although we are strongly opposed to open borders, the Muslim demonization psyops has always been well covered here.

The name Winter Watch is a nod to the idea of watch persons, those who alert us to developing conditions, which is a far more accurate depiction of what we do and far less triggering. It implies that we are in a long, drawn-out battle, and we must constantly stay vigilant. The name avoids the distracting, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), canards and the raised eyebrows that we are subjected to by those who’ve never read a single word on the site.

If you’ve bookmarked The New Nationalist or enter the name into your browser in the future, it should automatically redirect to Winter Watch. All of our articles posted under the New Nationalist banner should also automatically redirect as well. Winter Watch will have the same format and appearance and the same comment section. Please bear with us while we make this transition. If you discover functionality problems with the site, don’t hesitate to let us know.

7 Suppressed Inventions That Would Have Changed the World

The world is steeped in poverty with precious little in the way of humanitarian advancement because the ruling elite have suppressed a number of technologies that could have changed the world and created a utopia.

Attempting to bring their innovations to the world at large the brilliant inventors of these technologies were given a hard time by the big boys of the ruling elite’s establishment. Some were murdered for profit.

by Paul A Philips

So, without further ado, here are some of those technologies. Here are 7 suppressed inventions that would have changed the world with the circumstances surrounding the inventors.

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