Benjamin Fulford: MI6 says cabal rule could collapse within three months

There is a very real chance that Khazarian cabal rule will collapse over the next three months, and alternative power structures need to be made ready in time for that, according to British MI6 intelligence sources.  The trigger is expected to be arrests of senior cabalists in the U.S. starting in October, the sources say.

Pentagon sources, for their part, said, “The Cabal has been deaf and blind for over two weeks, so big things should happen after Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.”

“Kavanaugh is poised to be confirmed after Yom Kippur on September 20 and on the same day, U.S. President Donald Trump may send texts to all cellphones to reach even more people than Twitter.”  Furthermore, the sources say FEMA will also test the emergency broadcast system on all televisions, so this, when combined with wireless text alerts, “will allow Trump to spread real news in real time and drop truth bombs.”

The exact nature of what will be told to the American people through the emergency broadcast system is not yet clear.  However, last week representatives of the Swiss banking gnomes in Zurich, the Russian FSB, MI6, the Japanese royal family, and an Asian secret society all contacted the White Dragon Society (WDS) last week.  The fact that these sources, many of whom had ceased contact since the March 11, 2011 Fukushima nuclear and tsunami terrorist attack, suddenly popped out of the woodwork is a clear indication something huge is about to happen.

CIA sources connected to the secret bases in Antarctica say the sudden surge of activity in the intelligence community was related the sudden closure last week of seven solar observatories.  In particular, the sources say:

“The Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico has been ‘observing’ the sun since the Roswell incident.  They belong to a special …

… off-the-grid group known as “The Watchers.”  There are several of these special observatories strategically placed around the planet.

“They have files full of photos and video recordings of the Wingmaker ships coming through the sun, as well as the big ships coming through as part of the Galactic Federation’s Observe and Assist Humanity Mandate.

“The Cabal Deep State is backed up against the wall.  They are grasping for feathers now.  They went in and grabbed everything out of fear and panic.  Gag orders have been issued.

“We don’t know the final play yet.  This may turn against them and be used as the main act of the Disclosure Event.”

The source sent the following three photographs of the observations that led to the closure of the observatories.

The MI6 source said the observatories were shut down because they wanted to carry out a more orderly disclosure process in order not to cause panic or misunderstanding “among the surface population.”

In any case, this may be related to a huge surge in UFO sightings around the planet recently.  Below are links to two examples reported in traditional media outlets:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6136563/Four-UFOs-spotted-flying-presidents-Scottish-golf-course.html

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/strange-cloud-formation-puzzles-bay-area-1/1444948601

There has also been an unprecedented increase in tropical storm activity coming up that may be related to the unusual solar activity.  Last week the entire region of the tropics was covered in belt of storms, seven of which were big enough to be named.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-14/record-7-named-storms-are-swirling-across-globe-has-day-after-tomorrow-arrived

It is very interesting that, for the first time, the Swiss bankers in Zurich have decided to send an emissary to meet the WDS.  Vincenzo Mazzara and Leo Zagami of the P2 Freemason Lodge previously told this writer that they took orders from aliens based in Switzerland headed by an entity known as “the Black Sun.”  The Swiss representative acknowledged that their leadership had been taking orders from “the Black Sun” and that it communicated with them through “gamma rays.”

At this point, readers who are accustomed to this report sticking to real-world issues are probably shaking their heads and wondering if somebody got to us.  The answer is that the forensic trail followed from primary sources like David Rockefeller, the Rothschilds, the British royal family, Asian secret societies, etc. all pointed to some sort of control grid on this planet that is headquartered in Switzerland.

It may well be that all of this woo-woo space stuff is just smoke and mirrors designed to hide a small cabal of old men (several sources say they are the “Elders of Zion”) from the prying eyes of the slave population they have been ruling over for so long.

So, returning to strictly here-and-now earth issues, we can report that representatives from banking families in Zurich, MI6 (i.e., the British Royal Family), the Pentagon, the CIA, the Asian secret societies, and the Russian FSB all told the WDS that they support staging a massive, multi-trillion-dollar campaign to end poverty and stop environmental destruction.

To make this possible, though, the cabal has to be completely removed from power.  So let us get back to the latest developments on that front.

In the U.S., “The takedown of CBS chief Les Moonves may have spooked the Zionists, as his great-uncle was Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion,” Pentagon sources note.  Ben-Gurion has been fingered by newly declassified documents as the person who ordered the assassination of John Kennedy, so maybe now CBS will report this to the remaining audience who still believe in the corporate media.

Furthermore, the sources continue, “The Trump executive order to sanction foreign election interference is targeting Israel more than Russia or the UK, because Israel interferes in U.S. elections.”  The Pentagon is upset with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for openly backing Mitt Romney in 2012 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.  The interference, they say, takes place via financier cut-outs like Haim Saban for the Democrats, and Sheldon Adelson for the GOP.  Furthermore, the sources say, “Hollywood/Wall Street/Silicon Valley 5th-column fundraising” has also been supporting “shills in Congress like Senators Tom Cotton, Chuck Schumer, and John McCain.”

In addition, “The Trump trade war with China has the benefit of weakening Wall Street, since any bank or banker like Jamie Dimon who lobbies for China may be prosecuted for being an unregistered foreign agent, or worse,” the sources warn.

The MI6 people, for their part, think their worst enemy is the European Union and the black nobility that own it.  They say German Chancellor Angela Merkel should be made to pay compensation to countries like Poland and Hungary for what “her bloodline” (Hitler et al.) did to them.

It is very interesting in this context, then, to hear that the Russian FSB has been negotiating recently with the Knights of Malta who are, in many ways, the military arm of the P2 Freemason nexus that controls the EU.  We are assuming they are looking for protection against the impending Anglo-Saxon quest for justice.

The other people the FSB has recently been doing work for are the Saudi royals.  The FSB source would not say exactly what they did recently for the Saudis, other than to note that it was “intense” and involved over 100 agents.  Since the Russian Orthodox Church has previously declared a holy war against radical Islam, the following article discussing plans to execute senior Wahab clerics may be related.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/push-to-execute-saudi-clerics-rattles-kingdoms-power-structure-1537097475

The other probably-related event has been that Russian Orthodox Church is having a schism with the Orthodox Church in Muslim-occupied Constantinople over its support of the Nazi-occupied regime in the Ukraine.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ukraine-religion-russia/russias-orthodox-church-freezes-ties-with-constantinople-over-ukraine-spat-idUKKCN1LU2IC

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/09/deepening-schism-in-orthodox-church-is-a-sign-of-coming-destruction-chaos-war/

Remember, the Russians have been rivals to the Ottoman Turks and the Germans for centuries.  Also, the Nazis were responsible for creating the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islam as a way of undermining Anglo/French rule of the Middle East, according to MI6 and CIA sources.

Something is also happening in Japan that could lead to regime change.  It turns out that Japan’s government was pumping carbon dioxide into the ground near the epicenter of the recent devastating earthquake in Hokkaido.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-carbon-storage/japan-carbon-capture-site-shows-promise-for-industrial-use-idUSKBN1HQ0WZ

In other words, a slave government operating within the unscientific, Khazarian-mafia “carbon dioxide causes global warming” paradigm triggered an earthquake by injecting 150,000 tons of carbon into the ground.  This is all over the Japanese Internet, but of course the corporate media remains silent.

Nonetheless, stupid moves like this are contributing to the emerging consensus among right-wing power brokers that the Bank of Japan needs to be nationalized.  This would remove a major source of funding for the Khazarian mafia.  This would also mean an automatic end to their slave regime in Japan.

As the Khazarian mafia loses power around the world, it is urgent that the various rebel factions fighting for planetary liberation start making concrete plans for a smooth transition.  The WDS believes such a transition will require the announcement of a jubilee, followed by a massive campaign to fix up the planet.  Also, while the WDS supports a South African-style truth and reconciliation committee, it looks like many of the Khazarian mafia crimes have been so horrific that war crimes tribunals are inevitable.  Let us see what October brings.

Source: https://benjaminfulford.net

 

One of Many? ICE Agent Arrested as Serial Killer

By Gordon Duff | 18 September 2018

VETERANS TODAY — With 12,000 kids in Trump detention centers run by unvetted human trash, finding one of many Border Patrol and ICE “problem personnel,” this one a serial killer, certainly not the only one, hit the news today.

This time it was Laredo, but the power mad, ICE, Border Patrol, and in particular, DHS (that’s “Homeland Security,” a Nazi sounding name for a reason, have long flocked to the “authority job” banner.

The name is Juan David Ortiz, always 3 names for some reason, ten years on the job and only his last two weeks have come into focus.  4 killings.

Ten years, how many weeks, 500?  A thousand dead?  Were the last 4 weeks slow for Ortiz or above average?  Did he do this alone?  How many of him are out there? […]

Bill Gates is the Biggest Depopulationist Alive

Bill Gates has doubled down on his goal to depopulate the planet, using deceitful Orwellian doublespeak in a new video to bamboozle his naive followers into believing that “by making people healthier, we can reduce the world’s population”.

Make no mistake, when Gates talks about “making people healthier” what he is really talking about is enforcing the mandatory roll out of his range of experimental vaccinations. The same vaccines that have already caused mass sterilization and death on multiple continents.

The second-richest man on the planet is a committed globalist and eugenicist working towards the New World Order goal of depopulation. Lest anyone forget these facts, Bill Gates regularly goes out of his way to remind us of them.

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Captivate Your Senses With Kava

If you’re visiting the Pacific Islands, you might be given a ceremonial drink called kava kava that’s made from the kava plant (Piper methysticum), a shrub that can grow up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) tall.1,2,3

The kava plant is a member of the pepper family.4 Large, green and heart-shaped leaves grow thickly on its green, red-and-black striped or spotted stems,5 and its roots, often used to make kava kava, resemble bunches of knotty, woody and hairy branches.6

Kava’s Health Benefits

Kava is known for its relaxation capabilities, which may help elevate mood, well-being and contentment.7 These benefits are attributed to kavalactones, the main active ingredients in kava root. Historically, kava has also used by Pacific Islanders to help relieve pain caused by conditions like muscle and back pain, stomach problems, cystitis and urethritis, to name a few.8,9

People may also use kava powder, which can be added to water or purchased in capsule or tablet form. You can also find kava tinctures, tea bags or liquid sprays.10,11

Fancy a Cup of Kava Kava?

Kava roots are ground to make kava kava, a thick brew used as a “welcome drink” and given to guests and dignitaries visiting Pacific islands like Fiji and Tonga. Kava kava is consumed during social gatherings and ceremonies to reduce inhibitions, promote better relationships between people of the community, and induce relaxation and amiability.12,13

Kava kava is typically served in a coconut shell, and is swallowed in one or two quick gulps. When drinking kava kava, always mention thoughts of gratitude, especially toward the person who served you the beverage.14

It’s advised that you consume each kava kava serving 10 minutes apart. The drink’s effects can kick in quickly because of kavain, a kavalactone present in the plant. Other effects of kavalactones may not register until after 30 minutes.

However, this drink isn’t just used to foster good relationships. In fact, kava kava was traditionally used as a sedative because research shows that the kava plant itself can be ideal for alleviating anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain and benzodiazepine withdrawal, and in promoting relaxation.15,16

Kava’s Common Uses

Apart from its traditional culinary uses, kava is utilized for medicinal purposes too. Pacific Islanders used kava to help ease:

Menstrual discomfort

Venereal disease

Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Headaches

Migraines

Fever

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Tuberculosis

Psychosis

Epilepsy

Kava has also been used as a mouthwash to help relieve canker sores and toothaches, and as a topical ointment to help heal wounds and sores caused by leprosy.17

Although this plant has been widely used for years in these tropical islands, some people have doubts about its benefits because of various reports about kava’s potentially addictive nature.18 While published studies and books that examined kava’s qualities highlighted a lack of evidence,19 it would still be wise to regulate your kava intake since major side effects have been linked to it.20

Watch Out for Kava’s Side Effects

Although kava is still available in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer advisory in March 2002 that highlights the rare but potential risk of liver failure from kava-containing products.21 In Europe, kava has already been linked to around 30 cases of people experiencing liver-related damage, including liver failure.22 It’s vital to monitor your intake of kava to prevent the complications linked to this herb, such as:23,24

Dizziness or drowsiness25

Restlessness

Stomach upsets

Allergic reactions like contact dermatitis and skin lesions26

Loss of appetite

Partial loss of hearing

Hair loss or alopecia

Flaky, dry and yellowish skin discoloration

Worsened depression

Avoid drinking alcohol with kava, as it may cause side effects like a higher risk of impaired reflexes and liver damage.27 Refrain from drinking kava with anti-anxiety medicines, sedatives, diuretics, phenothiazine drugs, levodopa and liver-metabolized medicines. These medicines’ effects will be enhanced and may cause complications when ingested alongside kava kava.28

Kava shouldn’t be taken before doing tasks that demand a high level of attention and alertness, such as driving or operating machinery, because it may trigger drowsiness.29 If you’re thinking about adding kava to your diet, consult your physician first, and take this herb under close supervision. Do not take kava for more than four weeks. Lastly, if you fall under any of these groups, avoid kava in general:30,31

People with liver disease like cirrhosis or hepatitis

People suffering from depression or bipolar disorder

Parkinson’s disease patients

Pregnant or breastfeeding women

People who will undergo surgery (kava prolongs the anesthesia’s effect)

Children

Growing Kava at Home

To grow kava at home, you need kava cuttings from mature plants, as they propagate easily. Ideally, kava plants should be grown in an area with partial shade32 and without exposure to direct sunlight because it causes leaf dryness.

You can grow your kava cuttings either in potting bags or homemade containers, woven coconut leaf baskets or nursery beds. The Pacific Agriculture Policy Project suggests the following tips when planting kava at home:33

  • Pick cuttings from plants with healthy and vigorous stems, and avoid getting cuttings from plants with noticeably older, lame and unhealthy stems.
  • Kava cuttings ideally must be one to two nodes long. You can propagate cuttings that have four nodes, too, if the stems are thinner and shorter, or if you took the kava cutting from an area near the stem’s growing tip.
  • Always cut the stems near the plant’s nodes and not near the growing tip of the stems.
  • Ensure that the kava stems are not showing signs of disease, insects or other pests, or rot.

These plants must be planted in fertile and loose soil to allow the roots to stretch their “legs” and maximize the area. As a rule of thumb do not plant kava in a hard-packed growing medium or in too-loose soil that’ll cause it to dry out.34 When growing kava in a container, ensure that it drains well and constantly water it to add moisture.

Once these plants have grown at least 20 to 30 centimeters (cm) tall (7.8 to 11.8 inches) and 2 to 6 months old, you can move them into their new home. Prior to this, ensure that your plant has already been hardened by decreasing the amount of water you provide it.

If you’re transplanting cuttings grown in a potting bag, first make a 30-cm deep hole (just under 12 inches) in the soil and make the hole wide to provide enough space for both seedlings and soil. Do this quickly so they won’t dry out. It’s recommended that you transplant the kava cuttings during wet or rainy days to assist the plant in establishing roots and promote speedy recovery from the hardening process.

Should the plant seem dry, add more soil and mulch around it to boost moisture. Now that this is done, you can watch your kava plants flourish. However, don’t forget to regularly water the plants, and check and remove weeds that may hinder growth.35

Must-Try Kava Recipes

You can make kava tea by simmering kava roots in water, but you can also use kava powder that you can buy from online stores.36 Just make sure the powder contains kava root extract, to ensure that it’s effective. To determine if you’re using an instant mix, check if the powder completely dissolves in water without leaving any residue. If it’s clear, it’s instant.37

Traditionally, kava tea is prepared by straining 1 to 2 ounces of dried kava powder (2 to 4 tablespoons per person) in water using a nylon stocking, cheesecloth, a 1-gallon paint strainer or muslin bag. Once the powder is placed inside the strainer, hold the edges together at the top to prevent the powder from falling out. Afterward, immerse the bag in a bowl of cool water. Per 2 ounces of powder, make sure there’s a quart of water.

Here comes the unique part: Knead the kava powder using your hands. It feels oily because of kava’s kavalactone levels, but the oiliness will decrease after constant kneading. Once the powder doesn’t feel oily and the water is mud-like, stop kneading. However, if you don’t feel like kneading, you can just repetitively bring the strainer bag out, squeeze it and place it back in the water.

The good news is you can still make traditional kava tea even if you’re pressed for time. All you need is kava powder, water and a blender.38

Traditional Kava Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of dried kava powder
  • 1 cup water

Procedure:

  1. Combine the kava powder and water.
  2. Blend together for four minutes.
  3. Pour mixture through a nylon sieve or cheese cloth. Squeeze excess liquid into a bowl. Discard the pulp afterwards and enjoy.

This makes one serving.


Can You Decrease Jet Lag With Exposure to Light?

By Dr. Mercola

Your body is designed to run on a 24-hour cycle, or circadian rhythm. Many things can throw this delicate cycle off, however, including traveling across multiple time zones. When there’s a disconnect between what time your body thinks it should be, and what the actual local time is, the resulting condition is known as jet lag, and it affects most air travelers who cross five or more time zones.1

It’s typically worse when traveling eastward than westward, which is because your body’s internal clock actually runs on a slightly longer than 24-hour schedule. When you travel to the west, the day gets longer, which is easier for your system to handle than traveling east, which means the day gets shorter.2

Light cues from the environment also play a major role in jet lag symptoms. Inside the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of your brain, which is part of your hypothalamus, resides your master biological clock. Based on signals of light and darkness, your SCN tells your pineal gland when it’s time to secrete melatonin — promoting sleep — and when to turn it off.

This is why light therapy has been revealed as one of the most promising tools for treating jet lag. Light exposure at the correct times can help to synchronize your body’s clock with the environment around it.

Cheat Sheet to Use Light Exposure to Fight Jet Lag

Exposure to light leads to advances or delays in your circadian rhythm, known as phase shifts, which can cause the symptoms of jet lag to disappear. Typically, exposure to light early in the morning causes a phase advance, which leads to earlier waking. Light exposure at bedtime will lead to a phase delay, or later wakening. Researchers explain in the journal Sleep Medicine Clinics:3

“Flying east requires a phase advance of the circadian clock, and flying west requires a phase delay. For example, when it is early in the day in the U.S., it may already be approaching nighttime in Europe. Common language for those in the U.S. is to say that Europe is ahead of us, and when you arrive there you have to set your wristwatch ahead by moving the hands later.

However, your circadian clock has to be reset earlier, and the technical term is a phase advance. For example, if you flew east seven time zones (e.g., Chicago to Paris) and expect to go to sleep at midnight in Paris, you are really trying to go to sleep at 5 p.m. according to the time of your circadian clock, which is still on Chicago time.

You are trying to go to sleep earlier, to advance the time of your sleep, and your internal circadian clock has to phase advance to realign with your advanced sleep schedule and the new local time.”

When traveling east, exposure to bright light in the morning, and the avoidance of bright light at night, should help to minimize jet lag, while the opposite holds true when traveling west.

However, it gets complicated when you travel through six or more time zones, which, as pointed out by Dr. Michael Greger, a nutrition expert, physician and founder of NutritionFacts.org, may confuse your body clock, causing it to adjust in the wrong direction. He offers the following cheat sheet to remember if you’ll be embarking on long-distance travel:4

“[I]f you fly from LA to London, eight time zones east, you’d avoid light between 6 a.m. and noon local time, and expose yourself to light between noon and 6 p.m. local, and the rest of the day, it doesn’t matter and won’t affect you either way …

On subsequent days, the local times of light avoidance and exposure need to be advanced [earlier] by [one to two hours] each day, until light avoidance coincides with [when you’re sleeping].”

If you need to avoid light exposure in the morning, consider wearing a pair of blue light-blocking glasses with amber lenses, which will help to prevent your melatonin levels from plummeting (this can’t be achieved via regular sunglasses). Blocking blue light is known to help regulate your internal clock to control sleep patterns.

Light Therapy May Relieve Jet Lag Symptoms

Disturbed sleep, including insomnia, early waking or daytime fatigue, is the hallmark of jet lag, but it can also cause additional symptoms ranging from grogginess and difficulty concentrating to mood changes and stomach problems.

Research is promising, though, that light exposure may offer a solution, especially when combined with carefully timed melatonin supplements. According to one paper published in the Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology:5

“Critically timed exposure to bright light and melatonin administration can help to reduce symptoms. Bright light is one of the most powerful synchronizers of human rhythms and melatonin serves as a ‘dark pulse’ helping to induce nighttime behaviors.

Thus, enhancing day and night signals to the brain, appropriate to the environmental light/dark cycle of the new time zone, can serve to re-establish adaptive timing relationships between the body’s internal biological rhythms and the external environment, and thereby reduce the symptoms of jet lag.”

You can achieve bright light exposure by going outdoors into the sunlight, using a light box or using a device that offers transcranial bright light (TBL) via your ear canals. TBL has previously been shown to have antidepressant and antianxiety effects, and it may also enhance psychomotor performance.

When researchers administered TBL for 12 minutes, four times a day, in the seven days following an eastward transatlantic flight, it led to a significant reduction in jet lag symptoms, sleepiness, fatigue and forgetfulness. The results were cumulative, emerging three to four days after travel, with researchers concluding, “Intermittent TBL seems to alleviate jet lag symptoms.”6

Even light therapy that exposes people to short flashes of light while they sleep may be beneficial, not to mention convenient (perhaps even being administered prior to your trip, while you sleep). What’s more, being exposed to short two-millisecond light flashes every 10 seconds for an hour worked better than continuous light exposure for an hour.7

The flashes led to two hours of adjustment in circadian rhythm, compared to 36 minutes from the continuous exposure.8 You can also use outdoor light to manipulate the symptoms of jet lag.

“After a westward flight, it is worth staying awake while it is daylight at the destination and trying to sleep when it gets dark. After an eastward flight, one should stay awake but avoid bright light in the morning, and be outdoors as much as possible in the afternoon,” researchers wrote in BMJ Clinical Evidence. “This will help to adjust the body clock and turn on the body’s own melatonin secretion at the right time.”9

Using Melatonin to Avoid and Relieve Jet Lag


In cases when you need to phase advance your circadian clock (leading to earlier waking), exposure to intermittent bright light in the morning along with melatonin supplementation in the afternoon and gradually advancing your sleep schedule have been found to be effective.10 You might consider this option prior to eastward jet travel.

If you’re traveling at night, wear blue-blocking glasses on the plane and continue wearing them until you go to sleep, as excess blue light will impair your melatonin production and make it difficult to fall asleep.

Also, once you’re at your destination, get up as close to sunrise as possible and go outside. This will help to reset your melatonin production. If weather and circumstances allow, it would be best to do this outdoors with your bare feet on the ground.

Then, just before bedtime, take a fast-acting sublingual melatonin along with a slow-release oral melatonin. Keep in mind that only a very small dose is required — typically 0.25 mg or 0.5 milligrams to start with, and you can adjust it up from there. Taking higher doses, such as 3 mg, can sometimes make you more wakeful instead of sleepier, so adjust your dose carefully.

According to a 2002 Cochrane Database review, people who traveled across five or more time zones and took melatonin close to bedtime at their destination experienced less severe jet lag symptoms compared to placebo.11

You can also get some melatonin via your diet. If you prefer to use food, pistachios are the most melatonin-rich nut, and can provide measurable amounts in just two nuts. Eating a small handful of them before bed could give you a meaningful melatonin boost.

Keep in mind the release of melatonin is dependent on the release of another hormone, norepinephrine. Excess stress, and the resulting release of cortisol, will inhibit the release of norepinephrine and therefore the release of melatonin.12 So consider engaging in stress-reducing strategies before bed, such as yoga, stretching, meditation and prayer.

Sleeping in complete darkness is also important. If you get up during the night to use the bathroom, be sure to keep the lights (and night lights) off so you don’t shut off your production of melatonin.

Magnesium also plays a role in reducing brain activity at night, helping you to relax and fall asleep more easily. It works in tandem with melatonin. Foods containing higher levels of magnesium include almonds, avocados, pumpkin seeds and green leafy vegetables.13

More Tips for Avoiding Jet Lag

The stimulation of certain acupuncture meridians is sometimes used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a technique for alleviating jet lag. One simple version of this technique is demonstrated in the video above (originally taped in 2009) by cardiologist Dr. Lee Cowden, using your heart meridian. Here’s a summary of the steps:

1. The day of your trip, set your clock to match the local time at your destination (depending on the time of your flight, you may have to do this a day ahead)

2. At 11 a.m. (the local time at your destination), stroke your heart meridian three times on the left and three times on the right. Your heart meridian begins just to the outer side of your nipple, up through your armpit and down the ulnar aspect (inner side) of your arm, down the outside of your pinky.

Once you reach the end of your pinky, gently press into the base of the fingernail (heart point in TCM). For a demonstration, please see the video above

3. At noon, repeat the heart meridian strokes

Also, when adjusting to a new time zone, be sure to shift your mealtimes accordingly. You can do this once you reach your destination or start prior to your trip. Another strategy, developed by researchers at Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, is called the anti-jet lag fast.

It involves determining the time of breakfast at your destination and then fasting for 12 to 16 hours beforehand. This strategy is thought to work because fasting causes your master clock to suspend the circadian clock and instructs your body to sleep less. When food intake resumes, the master clock switches the circadian clock back “on.”14

Combining these dietary and TCM strategies along with properly timed light exposure and melatonin are likely among the best ways to relieve jet lag symptoms so you can start your trip off right.

If you have an upcoming flight scheduled, Jay Olson, Ph.D., created Jet Lag Rooster,15 an online calculator that lets you input your flight time and destination, along with your usual sleep and wake times. It then gives you a customized plan to best reduce jet lag using light exposure and, optionally, melatonin.

Inspirational Speaker Claire Wineland Dies One Week After Lung Transplant

By Dr. Mercola

Chances are, you’ve heard of Claire Wineland. An incredible inspirational speaker and YouTube sensation, Wineland founded the Claire’s Place Foundation1 at the tender age of 13, to help families with children who, like herself, struggle with cystic fibrosis (CF) — a progressive and terminal genetic disease that causes an overproduction and buildup of thick, sticky mucus in the lungs and other organs.

The disease requires daily breathing treatment for up to five hours a day, and children with cystic fibrosis typically end up spending a lot of time in the hospital due to respiratory distress and chronic infections. Wineland is said to have spent about a quarter of her short life in the hospital.

Wineland Dies After Lung Transplant


She died September 2, 2018, from a massive stroke following an otherwise successful lung transplant.2 She was 21. As you can see in the video, she was an extraordinarily beautiful young woman who was exceptionally articulate and full of love and gratitude.

In the video above, taped about a week before her surgery and untimely death, Wineland gives thanks to the thousands of people who donated nearly $268,000 to her Go Fund Me campaign to raise the funds needed for the surgery that she and her family otherwise could not afford.3

She had initially refused the idea of a double lung transplant, but earlier this year had a change of heart, as her health took a nose dive, and she felt she still had more to contribute to the world.

August 26, she was notified that her surgery was a go. The transplant surgery took nine hours, and went well. Alas, shortly afterward, she suffered a massive stroke on the right side of her brain. She was placed in a medically induced coma, from which she never emerged. The silver lining of this story is that at least she didn’t have to suffer and passed away peacefully.

Living Life With Purpose

Two years ago, Wineland received the 2016 World of Children Youth Award4 for her foundation’s support of children with CF and their families.

She knew, from firsthand experience, how challenging it can be for parents when a child is hospitalized for extended periods, and her foundation’s family support program offers not only support and information about treatment and care options, but also gives out extended hospital stay grants to help families pay for basic necessities and hotel stays.

At the age of 19, Wineland also launched CF University, an online resource for children where they can learn more about their disease:

“Growing up I always wished there was a place I could go to learn how to deal with everything that came with having CF. How can I make shots hurt less? How can I make my treatments more fun? How do I deal with mean nurses or confusing doctors?

For 15 years I have gathered tricks, tips and laughter to work with a situation that is completely out of my control. And so the CF University was born … The CF University will have everything from craft ideas when you are stuck in the hospital, tips on traveling with an illness, decoding ‘doctor talk,’ connecting CF families with each other, with support and with resources …

It is my mission to help everyone with Cystic Fibrosis and the families and loved ones in their lives feel empowered about life no matter what life chooses to throw at you next.”

Don’t Wait to Serve


Last year, Wineland gave a TEDx lecture at Cardiff by the Sea, in which she shares her core message — prioritize fulfillment and living your purpose, no matter what is going on in your life. If you think you have troubles in your life you can look at Wineland. It can help put things into perspective, and hopefully will elevate your appreciation of life no matter what your circumstances.

Indeed, Wineland’s life, while filled with chronic illness and all that it entails, was a testament to how to live life well. She inspired people to “love what is,”5 to love every breath; to not waste life and to make a life that matters.

“You can have a painful life. You can suffer; you can experience what it’s like to feel like a human being, all those messy and gross emotions, and yet you can make a life for yourself that you’re very, very proud of,” she says. “You can suffer and be OK. You can suffer and still make something.

The quality of your life isn’t determined by whether you’re healthy or sick, or rich or poor. Not at all. It’s determined by what you make out of your experience as a human being, out of the embarrassing moments and the painful moments. It’s what you make and what you give from that place …

It’s not about just being happy … Life is a rollercoaster of crazy emotions … [but] it’s not about emotions. It’s not about how you feel second to second, it’s about what you’re making of your life, and whether you can find a deep pride in who you are, and what you’re giving.

Because that’s so much more impactful, so much deeper than whether you’re happy or content or joyful. It’s OK to feel pain … there’s nothing wrong with you …

I don’t care that I’m sick at all, genuinely … because that has not determined the quality of my life. I’m not trying to fix myself. My suffering has given me so much, and I have been able to make something and give something to people from it.”

Love Every Breath

Wineland’s life was nothing if not impactful. Now, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Nicholas Reed is making a film about her life. All proceeds from the still untitled film, which is scheduled to be completed in November, will go to Claire’s Place Foundation.

According to The Wrap,6 Reed worked with Wineland for the last 18 months of her life. In a statement, Reed said:7

“When I met Claire, I was totally blown away. All my partners instantly said ‘she is the most amazing young person we have ever met, we have to do a film on her.’ And wow, with each meeting we were humbled more and more by her story.

We are honored to have worked with Claire and with the blessing of her family on this official documentary that encapsulates the true nature of Claire and her courageous battle to help dignify people who are sick.”

You can support Wineland’s legacy by buying tickets to or renting the documentary when it comes out, or you can make a donation directly to Claire’s Place Foundation. Last but certainly not least, you can honor her gift by living your own life with gratitude and purpose.  

Optimism and having a sense of purpose in life has actually been scientifically shown to have direct benefits on health and is associated with increased life expectancy. Wineland herself was perhaps a testament to this, as she never expected to make it past her teens.

Live Your Life’s Purpose


“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” ~ Robert Bryne

“He who has a Why to live can bear with almost any How.” ~ Nietzsche

As explained by Wineland, your purpose is really all about what you believe you can give; how you can make a difference. So often, people get stuck in the limiting mentality of “I’m just one person, how could I possibly make a difference?”

Well, you can. You might not be able to help everyone, but you can help some. What are you enthusiastic about? What revs your internal engine? What comes really naturally to you? What do you enjoy doing most? Exploring your answers to these questions can help you discover your purpose, if you haven’t found it yet.

In the video above, Adam Leipzig also shares how to find your life purpose by answering the following five questions:

  1. Who am I?
  2. What do I do naturally, effortlessly?
  3. Who do I do it for?
  4. What do others want and need?
  5. How do others change as a result of my being me and doing what I do best?

Live With an Attitude of Gratitude

Related to this is gratitude. Aside from augmenting happiness and life satisfaction, gratitude actually produces measurable effects on a number of bodily systems, including beneficial effects on mood and pleasure-related neurotransmitters, reproductive and social bonding hormones, cognition, blood pressure and more.

Importantly, it lowers the stress hormone cortisol and inflammatory cytokines, which are often elevated if you have chronic disease. Health benefits associated with gratitude include:8,9,10,11

A greater sense of pleasure, as gratitude stimulates your hypothalamus (a brain area involved in the regulation of stress) and your ventral tegmental area (part of your brain’s “reward circuitry,” an area that produces pleasurable feelings)12

Improved sleep13 (especially if your mind has a tendency to go into overdrive with negative thoughts and worries at bedtime)

A higher likelihood of engaging in other healthy activities and self-care such as exercise

Higher relationship satisfaction

Improved work performance (in one study, managers who expressed gratitude saw a 50 percent increase in the employees’ performance)

Reduced stress14 and emotional distress, in part by improving emotional resiliency

Enhanced well-being15 and improved mental health by triggering the release of antidepressant and mood-regulating chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and oxytocin, while inhibiting cortisol

Improved heart health,16 reducing the likelihood of sudden death in patients with congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease

Reduced inflammation and pain

Improved immune function17

Pornographic ‘Art’ Installations on Public Display in Valencia, Spain

Ancient Greece-Inspired Erotic Art Sparks Debate in Spain

19 September 2018

YAHOO (AFP) — Explicitly erotic sculptures inspired by ancient Greek ceramic art are making waves at a marina in the Spanish city of Valencia.

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Antoni Miro

By local artist Antoni Miro, the steel figures provide a foretaste of an upcoming exhibition of his at a cultural centre opening soon nearby, said a spokeswoman for the consortium that manages the space.

But for some, such explicit art should not be displayed in a place that is frequented by families with small children.

“The exhibition in the street of these figures that depict blow jobs, masturbation, exposed genitals … with highly explicit sexual content” could violate the law for the protection of minors, the conservative Family Forum association said in a statement. […]