The Deep State’s Control is Coming to an End

Criminal Cabal Banks are not in charge of any funds within the QFS


Respect for the Truth

The Deep State has been losing power all over the globe, inasmuch as its DC – Washington dictatorship is being threatened. Their control is swiftly coming to an end. They never expected this, so they are not prepared for it. Their lackeys in governments all over the world find themselves in deep trouble. People do not believe or trust them anymore. They have been exposed and must face the wrath of the people whom they have willingly have oppressed. President Trump visited the UK, for only one reason: he intended to confront the Queen and ask her for the return of all that was stolen. The Queen surrendered, as revealed by the fact that she walked behind President Trump when inspecting the guard of honor, which has even been broadcasted on mainstream TV.


He did not want pomp and ceremony from the Queen. He has the respect of all who seek truth. It certainly was a shame that there were those in England who set out to disrespect him. They displayed their own ignorance, while they should have been wishing him every success. Politics is a dirty game. Trump is not a politician, so he is free to follow his own conscience. This is why there is such a huge effort to remove him from office. The Cabal is terrified of him because they cannot control him. Never in the history of the world has there been such an effort to remove a President from Office.


Those who are corrupt and their helpers will be removed

Be prepared and be on guard, as things now are moving forward fast. Banks are closing and this will leave many people stranded without the necessities of life. The changeover should take approximately three weeks. Those who are corrupt and their helpers will be removed as they cannot move forward. They have become part of the Cabal because of the work they have been doing for them. It made them feel important, but they will pay a very high price for it. The endless wars of the Deep State were imposed upon us without ever having clarity as to what the ultimate intentions really were, such as the demolition of ancient and modern cities, the maximisation of casualties and damages.


To foster compliance on the part of NATO and other governing bodies, domestic false flag terror attacks, even in the United States such as those that occurred on September 11, 2001, must continue. The targets, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy will be first and foremost on the list with Iran being blamed for them. Of course, such attacks are being planned right now, and the perpetrators who used to be smuggled through Kosovo into Italy and further north, are now being flown into Europe and North America as “heroes.”


The Deep State-sanctioned bullying by Israel of the inferior Palestine/Gaza and the Saudi’s airstrike against Yemeni civilian targets also continue. The global community’s attention is on another matter while America has grown numb to the fact that its own government is complicit in all of these genocidal crimes, and at times it even victimises its own people, too.


Nevertheless, it’s still wise to keep reminding those of authority that the world has not forgotten anything at all as the Cabal is presently on the ropes and has become ruthless in its desperation to hold onto their power and control. We must pray that Trump and the Alliance are able to complete their mission from which the whole of humanity will benefit. Some of the – suppressed – technology is being released, that goes back 70 years or even longer. This suppressed technology is ‘New’ to us, but very ‘Old’ to others in the galaxy where some of these technologies go back millions of years.


Criminal Cabal Banks are not in charge of any funds within the QFS 

Paper Money, and banks will eventually disappear. Coinage will not, because money and banks are tools of the cabal to control the populace through their debt-based economy which ensures the people will never prosper.


All funds from exchange or redemption will be deposited directly into your own personal account within the QFS – Quantum Financial System – not a bank. To participate in the exchange process, all banks that exchange and redeem will only act as an agent of the QFS. They will also be a source of information about the QFS and will explain how the QFS is to be used, and they will have the necessary software package for people to gain access to the QFS system being implemented for the people to access and use their funds. There will also be a website address provided for all further explanation. The QFS will have complete control of every banking transaction once the QFS is switched on. The RV/GCR will never take place until the QFS is in complete control of all funds. Once the QFS is operational it will permanently end Deep State’s influence over the global economy! The QFS-system will not handle any fiat currency, as these are part of the corrupt old cabal system. – All currencies of the 209 Countries that have signed up for GESARA, must being Gold or asset backed.


In the end, people will not need any form of money because of the new technology and our ability to barter or mentally create/manifest what is needed. Expect to see the Galactics on national TV and prior to that, friendly global lightship shows will be on display for everyone to see.


The Galactic Alliance Plan

People will join the inter stellar ‘Alliance’ and will then live among other world races, trading with them such as has been in operation for decades in the SSP; Secret Space Program. Eventually, people will travel to other planets that are presently already inhabited with human or alien life.


People will be shocked to learn the extent of the Cabal’s control over us, how every aspect of our lives has been cordoned off. Even in the world of sports, where it is believed the best man/woman or team wins, it is often decided beforehand who will win. The cabal never leaves anything to chance, as they heavily bet on the winner for profit. They control virtually everything and everyone; far more than we can ever imagine.


The real change

Real change cannot happen until cabal governments have been ousted and replaced by people-controlled administrations. – The use of chemtrails to destroy humanity and the crops people depend on for their survival must be stopped. No one should be forced to vaccinate their cherished children. Drugs that eventually kill patients should be removed from the shelves. The full extent of the Satanic Ritual Abuse and killings must be exposed and outlawed. Respect for all men, women and children, will soon become the norm.


The times when your vote didn’t really count and your voice was insignificant will soon be over as part of the real change that is coming. This will be the face of the new world in which we, the citizens will once again decide for ourselves what is to happen. – We will all have equal voices.

Let’s direct our energy, our attention and awareness towards something meaningful again – towards creating a world where everyone is liberated and treated with respect, especially the elderly and young children. All people and races should be able to live in peace and harmony, together as one!


The Galactic Alliance’s successful execution of their plans to liberate humanity will be the most extraordinary event in the history of planet Earth. Unfortunately, many among us will have no idea what is happening; they will be in for a severe shock!


Everything is connected

Hypocrisy and corruption are rampant in governments, their agencies, and the judicial system. Evidence is ignored, and the facts are misconstrued and twisted to suit the agenda of the controllers who have no desire to serve the People, prevent suffering, or relieve ailments.


It could be dangerous to assume that everything is black or white, and it would be wise to take each situation separately, rather than attempting to classify information or events in set parameters. Everything is connected, yes, but connecting events and facts incorrectly can throw a detrimentally fallacious light on them. Until everything is over and we are completely free, we need to remain vigilant and discerning. If we use our critical thinking skills, we can be balanced, whilst remaining open-minded and difficult to fool.


Expect many changes in the world as we know it. People would be shocked by the number of well-known elites who will soon be exposed for their heinous crimes. Huge corporations depending on the old monetary system for contracts, are expected to be going down.


The Great Awakening for Everyone

The elite have trillions of dollars at stake so they don’t want to lose control. They don’t have your well-being at heart. Trump is their existential threat. We are now at the crossroads in the history of our civilization, that will determine whether we, the people reclaim the control over our government.


The political establishment is the same group that is responsible for our disastrous economic condition; for the massive illegal immigration; for the wars and the catastrophic foreign policies. The political establishment has brought about the destruction of factories and jobs. It is the global power structure that is responsible for the economic destruction. This means that you have to wake up and start aiding those of us on the front lines of this war to keep it from reaching your doorstep. Commence with reading for a mere $20 the information compiled in my book The Great Awakening, soon to be published and help spreading the truth about the Deep State, which they don’t want anyone to know about. This will be one of the smartest investment in your own and children’s future.


This is the struggle for the survival of all nations and it is our last chance to save them. We, the people – through our efforts – will determine whether we live in real liberty or enslavement.

Where We Go One We Go All.


Here’s Why You Don’t Ever Want to Eat Moldy Bread

By Dr. Mercola

Molds are microscopic fungi. To date, no one knows exactly how many species exist, but estimates range from tens of thousands to potentially more than 300,000.1 As demonstrated in the featured video, fungi are made of many cells and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye.

When mold appears on your food, there are strategies you may use to help determine whether or not the food is safe to eat. Generally speaking, softer foods, such as bread, should be discarded when you see mold, as the part of the fungi visible is usually just the tip of the iceberg.

Some common foods are developed using mold as an ingredient or part of the process, such as alcoholic beverages, blue cheese and soy sauce. Although these types of mold are safe to eat and digest, if you have a mold allergy, illness or a history of yeast infection, it’s best to stay away from these foods.

The list of salvageable foods with mold growth is much smaller than the list that should be discarded immediately. Learning how to differentiate the foods on these lists begins with understanding how mold grows.

How Mold Grows

Mold spreads through spores produced by the fungus as it matures. Mold spores are present on many surfaces but remain dormant until they are in an environment conducive to germination and growth. Food is a perfect breeding ground and even fresh food hosts mold spores.

Once mold has germinated and grown, the visible mold is the reproductive part called the sporangium.2 Each sporangium releases tens of thousands of spores to spread the fungi. Beneath the sporangium is a vast network of roots called hyphae. These thread-like roots invade the food sending a stalk to rise above the surface where the sporangia develops.

The spores are what give the mold color. When airborne, spreading the fungus, they are so small you can’t see color with the naked eye. Although the roots are difficult to see when the mold is growing on food, they have the potential to spread throughout the food, branching out further than the visible sporangium.

Just as there are types of wild mushrooms which are safe to eat and others that are deadly, some molds may produce mycotoxins, poisonous substances that can make you sick. Dangerous molds often contain mycotoxins around the root threads, meaning the toxins may have spread throughout the food once mold growth is visible.3

Molds prefer warm and humid conditions and require a nutrition source, suitable air quality and adequate moisture for growth. Indoors, they may be found where humidity levels are highest, such as a bathroom.

However, while most prefer warmer temperatures, some are able to grow in the refrigerator as well. Molds are more tolerant of salt and sugar than other food invaders. This means they can grow in refrigerated jams and jellies or on cured salty meats such as ham, bacon or salami.4

Will Heat Make Moldy Food Safe?

Since the root system of mold may travel throughout a single piece of food, or from one food to another when they are packed close together, it is unwise to eat any of the bread from a loaf with mold. Even if you can’t see the mold, the entire loaf of bread or piece of fruit may be teaming with fungus.

You might be unwilling to throw out food, but a single piece of bread may have dangerous consequences. Just heating food to a boiling point does not kill most molds. This means running your bread through the toaster won’t do the trick. Boiling for several minutes at a high temperature or baking, however, will kill many molds and may destroy the dangerous aflatoxin they produce.

What’s Causing the Health Problems?

Molds may produce poisonous mycotoxins, a term for poisonous substances produced by fungus. Mycotoxins are found primarily in grain and nut crops, but have been found on celery, apples, grapes and other produce as well. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates 25 percent of food crops are affected by mycotoxins.

There are many mycotoxins but only a few are regularly found in grains and seeds with the potential to harm humans and livestock. While visible mold contamination may be superficial, the mycotoxins produced are able to do significant damage.5

The effects of illness are acute and often appear quickly. Specific types of mycotoxins called aflatoxins have long-term or cumulative effects on health, including an association with cancer and immune deficiency. Aflatoxins are some of the most toxic chemicals known to exist,6 produced by Aspergillus mold, found growing in decaying vegetation, hay and grains. Crops most frequently affected include:7

  • Cereals — corn, wheat, rice, sorghum
  • Oilseeds — peanut, sunflower and cottonseed 
  • Spices — chili pepper, black pepper, coriander, turmeric and ginger
  • Tree nuts — pistachio, almond, walnut, coconut and Brazil nut

Aflatoxicosis is a disease found in livestock, domestic animals and humans throughout the world. Unfortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) believe even with good manufacturing processes, aflatoxins are unavoidable contaminants of food and feed.8

Ergot: A Dangerous Food Mold

Ergot is a fungus found on rye and other cereal grasses, such as wheat. Historically, eating ergot-contaminated foods during the Middle Ages, such as rye bread, was called “Saint Anthony’s fire” as the illness was often cured by visiting the shrine of Saint Anthony, located in a region of France that was free of ergot.9

Some historians believe the mold played a role in the Salem Witch Hunt of 1692 and, despite serious safety concerns, it has also been used to control excessive bleeding during menstrual periods and before and after miscarriage.

Laws regulate the amount of ergot allowed in food as ergotoxins are active and extremely dangerous even in minute quantities. One example of an ergotoxin is LSD. Unless well-regulated, ergotoxins have the potential to reach dry cereal and wheat breads.10

Even in tiny doses, it may help explain changes in behavior sometimes attributed to allergies.11 As your liver is unable to keep up with detoxification, it can result in changes in behavior. If this happens at home, try removing all moldy food types, such as cold cereals, nuts and nut butters or store-bought breads and baked goods for at least three weeks to evaluate changes in behavior.

Health Concerns Triggered by Moldy Food

If you’ve opened a bag of moldy bread, do not sniff it! Inhaling mold spores may trigger difficulty breathing, nasal irritation, eye irritation and wheezing.12 Ingesting mycotoxin contaminated food may result in illness, including liver, gastrointestinal and carcinogenic diseases.13

Aspergillus mold, found on meat and poultry and in the environment, can trigger an infection called aspergillosis.14 The illness is actually a group of illnesses affecting your lungs or even a whole-body infection. Invasive aspergillosis is the most serious type, invading your blood vessels and spreading throughout your body.

With an aspergillosis infection you may grow a “fungal ball” in your lungs, which is a tangled ball of fungal fiber called an aspergilloma. This may lead to hemoptysis (coughing up blood), wheezing, shortness of breath, fatigue and weight loss. Depending on the severity of the condition, your physician may recommend antifungal medications, steroids, surgery or embolization.15

Reduce Mold Growth on Your Food

The average U.S. consumer throws away nearly 40 percent of the food they purchase, usually because it has gone bad.16 You can drastically reduce this kind of waste by learning the basics of food storage and planning your meals before you go to the grocery store.

A thorough cleaning of your refrigerator once a week or so is also important to reduce the spread of mold spores and to keep your refrigerator sanitary.

Any bacteria or parasite capable of causing food poisoning may be transferred to refrigerator shelves and crisper drawers.17 While cleaning, it’s a good time to use up the food you can and discard anything spoiled. The simplest time to schedule a cleaning is right before trip to the grocery store or farmers market when the refrigerator contains the least amount of food.

When you invest time and money into the food you purchase, you also want to be sure it lasts as long as possible. In my previous article, “27 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible,” you’ll find tips to help you keep your food fresh as long as possible. The following suggestions may help reduce mold growth:18

  • Clean out the inside of the refrigerator with 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1 quart of water and rinse with fresh clean water and then dry it.
  • Keep any dishcloth, towels, sponges and mops clean and fresh. If they smell musty, they’re likely spreading mold.
  • Seek to keep your home’s humidity level below 40 percent.
  • Check foods before you purchase them at the grocery store for visible signs of mold and for expiration dates.

What to Do When You Find Mold on Your Food

If you find mold on your food, do not smell it as it’s likely you will inhale spores, potentially triggering a nasty respiratory problem. Instead, throw the food out in a small paper bag, in a covered trash can away from children or animals.19

Clean the area where the food was stored and check nearby items the moldy food may have touched. Mold spreads quickly between fruits and vegetables. While it’s best to throw out any moldy food, you may be able to salvage hard cheese, dry-cured ham and firm produce.20

As it’s difficult for the mold to penetrate deeply into these products, you may be able to cut at least 1 inch around and below the mold spot, keeping the knife out of the mold to prevent cross-contamination of other areas. After trimming the mold, store the food in a fresh container.

Here’s Why You Should Drink Chai Tea

By Dr. Mercola

If you love Indian cuisine or are familiar with it, chances are you’ve heard about chai or masala chai, a spiced tea sweetened and mixed with milk. Although there are many theories surrounding chai’s origin, most information traces the drink’s roots to India.

According to The Spruce Eats, the first known appearance of masala chai was in the 1800s, as the British started setting up black tea plantations in Assam, India. However, it wasn’t until the 1900s that the drink’s popularity became widespread.1

Take note that chai actually refers to the Hindi word for “tea,” so saying “chai tea” is redundant.2 Whether you call it chai tea or simply chai, this drink’s potential impacts to your health and well-being deserve to be recognized. In this article, you’ll learn valuable facts about chai tea, such as what spices are in this drink, the health benefits you can get from it and the ways you can prepare it at home.

What Is Chai Tea?

A fragrant and sweet tea, chai, or masala chai as it’s called in India, is made of a combination of black tea, milk, fresh ginger and other spices such as:3,4

Green cardamom


Fennel seeds

Black peppercorns

Whole cloves

Star anise

Coriander seeds

Today, chai is rising in popularity in Western countries, and is sold in cafes and restaurants.5 However, you can make your own chai tea using premade tea bags,6 a store-bought concentrate7 or even from scratch.8

Is Chai Tea Good for You?

The spices and other ingredients commonly used to make chai tea have contributed to its potential impacts. These are some known health benefits of chai tea:

Helps boost heart health — Animal studies showed that cinnamon may help reduce blood pressure levels9,10 and decrease amounts of total cholesterol, bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides by up to 30 percent.11 Meanwhile, black tea can help lower blood cholesterol levels.12,13

Contributes to better blood sugar controlCinnamon may help reduce insulin resistance and fasting blood sugar levels.14,15,16,17

Possesses anti-nausea effects — Ginger, another spice in chai tea, may aid in reducing nausea during pregnancy.18,19

Delivers antibacterial properties — Cinnamon, cloves and cardamom are known to have antibacterial properties that may help prevent digestive issues triggered by bacterial infections.20,21,22,23 However, black pepper possesses antibacterial properties too.24,25

Helps deter weight gain and promote fat loss — Studies showed compounds in black tea can help promote fat breakdown and lower the number of calories the body absorbs from foods.26 Taking three cups of black tea daily was also said to assist with preventing unwanted weight gain or gain of belly fat.27

Possesses anti-inflammatory properties — A main component in cloves called eugenol is noted for its ability to help relieve gum pain and general inflammation. Cinnamon is known to deliver anti-inflammatory action too.28

Delivers antioxidant capabilitiesAntioxidants called polyphenols in black tea may help prevent DNA damage in the body.29 Cardamom may also help reduce blood pressure levels and other cardiovascular disease risks.30

How Much Caffeine Does Chai Tea Have?

Traditional chai tea does contain caffeine, with an 8-ounce serving expected to have around 50 milligrams (mg).31 However, there are decaffeinated recipes available that you may try making.32 Black tea, commonly used to prepare chai, contains between 25 and 48 mg of caffeine per 8-ounce (237 ml) serving,33 while decaffeinated black tea has between 2 and 5 mg of caffeine.34

How to Make Chai Tea

According to the book “Chai: The Spice Tea of India,” there are two ways to make chai:35

  • Combine loose tea leaves and spices first, add water and allow the water to boil. Add milk to the mix afterward, so it simmers together, and then strain and serve.
  • Strain the leaf and spice mixture from the boiled water and then add heated milk and sweeteners before serving.

Take note of these reminders on preparing and enjoying chai tea:

  • As much as possible, prepare chai tea or chai tea latte from scratch. Some drinks served in cafes or restaurants are loaded with sweeteners that can negate chai tea’s positive effects. Use safe sweeteners like raw honey, Stevia or Luo Han.
  • Instead of conventional milk, opt for raw, grass fed milk, or coconut milk (The Kitchn notes that this works well if you plan to make chai lattes36).

Chai Tea Recipes to Try

If you’re interested in making homemade chai tea, use this recipe from The Spruce Eats as a guide:37

Homemade Masala Chai Tea


  • 2 cups grass fed milk or other milk substitute
  • 2 cups high-quality filtered water
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 green cardamom pods (crushed)
  • 2 peppercorns (crushed)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2-inch piece ginger (peeled and chopped or grated)
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey, Stevia or Luo Han
  • 2 tablespoons black tea leaves (preferably Assam tea)


  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the milk, water and spices.
  2. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the sugar and tea leaves. Stir, and then simmer for five minutes.
  4. Strain into glasses or mugs and serve.

This recipe makes 4 servings.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Want to know how you can make a delicious and warm chai tea latte or iced chai tea latte? Here’s a simple step-by-step guide:38


  1. Brew some chai tea following the instructions above.
  2. Froth the milk of your choice by shaking in a jar or whisking vigorously over medium-high heat. If you’re using coconut milk instead of dairy milk, use an immersion blender to froth the milk before heating.
  3. Heat milk in a small saucepan over low heat until warm.
  4. Fill half a cup with the warm tea base, add half a cup of warmed milk and stir. Top off the drink with milk froth.

Drink chai tea after a heavy meal to help support digestion, or have a homemade chai tea latte during the day as a healthy replacement for sugar-loaded sodas, energy drinks and fruit juices.39

How to Store Chai Tea

In general, tea can lose its flavor the longer it sits on your cupboard or drawer. Consume tea within a few months of purchase to enjoy its freshness and flavor profile. Here’s a list of things to remember when buying tea:40,41

  • Know the quality of tea you’re getting — Purchase tea from a reputable company that can tell you where the tea came from and how it was processed and packaged. Make sure to exercise caution if you notice “quality” seals that say the company protects workers and wages, since not all of these organizations stand by their claims. For more information on this, read my article “The Dark Side of the Global Tea Industry.”
  • Buy tea in small quantities — Purchase fresh tea in small quantities and refill stores when you’re running low. Label tea according to date of purchase, so you’ll know how long it has been on your shelf or cupboard.
  • Store tea properly — Store tea in a cool and dark place away from light, heat and moisture. Since tea is completely dry, it’s self-stable. If it’s exposed to light, heat or moisture, though, its shelf life may be reduced. Furthermore, refrigerating loose tea or tea bags isn’t recommended.
  • Don’t expose the tea to oxygen — Increased oxygen exposure can cause the tea to absorb odor and moisture from the air around it. Make sure to store tea in an airtight, opaque glass container. Plastic containers may transfer odors and chemicals into the tea and affect its flavor.
  • Store tea away from odorous substances — Tea can absorb odors from strong-smelling foods42 or odorous substances in or near areas such as trash cans and spice cabinets. If you have flavored teas, separate them because they may impart their flavor into other teas.

Unopened and packaged black tea may last for around a year, usually in an area with a temperature of 69.8 degrees F (21 degrees C).43 Dry tea leaves can last for a long time, but as mentioned earlier, the longer the leaves are kept, the higher the possibility that the flavor will be lost.44

On the other hand, if you’ve prepared herbal teas in advance, these can last in the refrigerator for a few days, provided that you place a lid over the container.45

Side Effects of Chai Tea

Since chai tea does contain caffeine, it’s best to consume moderate amounts of it, as excessive caffeine consumption can trigger side effects such as anxiety and high blood pressure levels. It also can affect the quality of your sleep.46,47,48 Try to avoid drinking chai tea during pregnancy, too, or at least drink it in very limited amounts, because too much caffeine can increase the risk for miscarriage49 and low birth weight.50

According to WebMD, people with diabetes or heart conditions should be careful when drinking chai tea, because the ginger in it can increase insulin and lower glucose levels.

People taking blood thinners like Coumadin, heparin and clopidigrel, as well as those on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and Advil should also limit their chai intake because ginger may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding.51 Lastly, people who are lactose intolerant may want to opt for chai tea that’s made with coconut milk rather than regular milk.

Take Your Health to New Heights With Chai Tea

Whether you prefer calling it chai, chai tea or masala chai, this drink’s flavor and health benefits are more than enough to convince you that it’s a worthy replacement for unhealthy beverages. However, to ensure that you reap all the benefits chai tea has to offer, purchase high-quality and organic ingredients from highly reputable sources, and practice proper storage techniques so the tea doesn’t lose its flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Chai Tea

Q: What is chai tea?

A: Chai tea, or masala chai as it’s known in India, is a sweet and spicy drink with a flavorful aroma. It’s made by blending black tea with ginger and spices like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns.52,53

Q: Where does chai tea come from?

A: Most research states that chai tea’s origins can be traced to India. It was in the 1800s that the British started setting up black tea plantations in Assam, India. In a matter of time, people started consuming masala chai or chai tea, a beverage made with black tea, spices, milk and some sweetener.54

Q: Is chai tea good for you?

A: Yes, chai tea is healthy. Here are some of the potential benefits linked to this drink:

  • Helps boost heart health55,56,57,58,59
  • Promotes better blood sugar control60,61,62,63
  • Delivers antibacterial,64,65,66,67 anti-inflammatory,68 antioxidant69,70 and antinausea71,72 effects
  • Assists with deterring weight gain73
  • Helps promote fat loss74

Q: Does chai tea have caffeine in it?

A: Yes. A cup of chai tea (a 240-ml or 8-ounce serving) is known to contain roughly 50 mg of caffeine.75 If you are sensitive to caffeine, drinking excessive amounts of chai tea may be bad for you. Instead, opt for decaffeinated chai tea or drink chai tea in lesser amounts.

Q: How do you drink chai tea?

A: Chai tea can be consumed after a heavy meal to support digestion.76 There are various recipes for homemade chai tea and chai tea lattes that people can replicate.

‘Dirt Rich’ — The Importance of Biochar and Regenerative Systems for Soil Health

By Dr. Mercola

It’s easy to forget that at one point, not so long ago, all food was organically grown in a way that supported the ecosystem and environment. This abruptly changed in the 1940s when the Green Revolution took hold and industrial, chemical-dependent farming techniques quickly spread to become the norm.

Organic farming sustained mankind for millennia. Industrial farming, on the other hand, has created a series of unsustainable situations in less than 70 years, and evidence suggests we may not make it until the end of the century if we continue along this path.

The good news is that there are answers, and that a growing section of our farming communities are starting to heed the warning signs. Consumers are also becoming increasingly aware of the problems associated with industrial farming and are demanding higher quality, more nutritious foods grown in a way that supports rather than strips the environment of its resources.

The featured documentary, “Dirt Rich,” looks at these issues from the ground up, focusing on how we can improve soil quality — specifically by adding more carbon back into the soil and preventing carbon losses. It’s now become clear that by doing that, we can turn many of today’s most pressing problems around.

Industrial Farming Has Led Us Down a Dangerous Path

Topsoil destruction, erosion and desertification are all exacerbated by industrial practices such as tilling, chemical use, monocropping and not using cover crops. Maria-Helena Semedo of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has warned that at the current rate of topsoil degradation, all the world’s topsoil will be gone in less than 60 years.1

At that point, it’ll be “game over” because without topsoil you cannot grow food no matter how many chemicals you add. Closely related problems are the loss of soil fertility and biodiversity, which is directly related to the loss of natural carbon in the soil.

An estimated 80 percent of soil carbon in heavily farmed areas has already been lost2 due to destructive plowing, overgrazing and the use of carbon-depleting chemical fertilizers and pesticides. These practices, along with poor water management approaches, also contribute to climate change.3

Overall, the importance of carbon sequestration simply cannot be overstated. Not only will it reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) load in the atmosphere, but once sequestered in the soil, the carbon actively nourishes soil health and improves water retention.

According to some estimates, a mere 1 percent increase in organic soil carbon could increase the land’s water holding capacity by an additional 20,000 gallons per acre.4 Moreover, any rain that falls will also be more effectively absorbed and used, rather than evaporating into the air or eroding soils by rapid runoff.

Dirt Rich — A Look at Carbon Sequestration

As discussed in the featured documentary, “Dirt Rich,” raising the amount of carbon in soil — also known as carbon sequestration — will improve soil quality while combating climate change at the same time.

Indeed, the top 6 inches of soil are the most precious yet least understood ecosystem on Earth. To fully appreciate its importance to our survival, you need to understand the role carbon plays in maintaining the ecological balance. Importantly, carbon-rich organic matter is what gives soil its water-retention capacity, its structure and fertility, so it’s really imperative to add organic matter back into the soil.

Even soil microbes need carbon to flourish, which is why slow and steady carbon depletion from our soils will inevitably lead to ecological collapse.5 Deprived of carbon and critical microbes, soils become sterile, devoid of the microbial ecosystem.

Soil’s Ability to Absorb Carbon Is Directly Related to Its Health

Organic carbon is stored in soil by exclusively binding to certain soil structures, and the soil’s capacity to absorb CO2 is directly related to its health;6 therefore, soil preservation and restoration needs to be incorporated into today’s climate models.7

Much of the focus on reducing greenhouse gases revolves around reducing carbon emissions, but now that we’re armed with rapidly expanding knowledge about carbon storage in soils, greater attention really should be paid to carbon sequestration and soil restoration.

Today, just 3 percent of North America’s tallgrass prairie remains, resulting in a massive loss of soil carbon into the atmosphere. Wetlands are also crucial in this respect, as they keep carbon under water where it cannot escape. Many scientists say that regenerative agricultural practices can turn back the carbon clock, reducing atmospheric CO2 while also boosting soil productivity and increasing its resilience to floods, pests and drought. According to Yale:8

“The importance of soil carbon — how it is leached from the earth and how that process can be reversed — is the subject of intensifying scientific investigation, with important implications for the effort to slow the rapid rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Scientists say that more carbon resides in soil than in the atmosphere and all plant life combined; there are 2,500 billion tons of carbon in soil, compared with 800 billion tons in the atmosphere and 560 billion tons in plant and animal life. And compared to many proposed geoengineering fixes, storing carbon in soil is simple: It’s a matter of returning carbon where it belongs.”

Rattan Lal, director of Ohio State University’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, has also commented on this issue, saying:9

“The top priorities are restoring degraded and eroded lands, as well as avoiding deforestation and the farming of peatlands, which are a major reservoir of carbon and are easily decomposed upon drainage and cultivation …

Bringing carbon back into soils has to be done not only to offset fossil fuels, but also to feed our growing global population. We cannot feed people if soil is degraded.”

Industrial Agriculture Prevents Critical Carbon Sequestration

Plants draw CO2 out of the atmosphere and into the ground through the process of photosynthesis, and this is a far more efficient method than any carbon-reduction scheme man has been able to come up with. The plants convert this CO2 into a carbon fuel used to stimulate and promote their own growth. Up to 40 percent of that carbon fuel also goes to the roots of the plant, where it’s leaked out into the soil.

There, it becomes food for soil microorganisms. So, the plant nourishes the soil as much as the soil nourishes the plant. As mentioned, we’ve already lost up to 80 percent of the soil carbon in heavily farmed areas — a fact that really highlights the urgent need to improve carbon sequestration.10

Biochar Is One Way to Boost Carbon Content of Your Soil 

So, how do you increase the amount of carbon in your soil? One way, which is the focus of the featured documentary, is to use biochar. Biochar is created by slowly heating a biomass in a low-oxygen environment, such as a kiln, until everything but the carbon is burned off. The resulting biochar — similar to charcoal — is then added to compost, sawdust or fish waste, for example, before being placed into the ground.

Historically, fire has been the driving force of the earth’s carbon cycle. Natural fires started by lightning burned large swaths of plants and trees, returning the carbon back to the soil in the form of charcoal. Today, most societies take steps to prevent wildfires and greatly restrict burning practices.

“Dirt Rich” starts out on the big island of Hawaii, where a local farmer shows how he makes his own biochar in a simple burning pit. He also sells it to others, but notes that while the environmental benefits are at the top of his own list of why biochar is so great, it’s nearly impossible to sell it on those grounds alone.

It’s very difficult to make a living as a farmer, so unless it can boost profits, farmers often aren’t willing to buy it. However, when farmers can see how environmental benefits also end up “landing in their own pocket,” then it changes the dynamic and allows for a mutually beneficial exchange to take place between farmer and environment.

The filmmakers continue to Sonoma, California, where David Morell, vice president of the Sonoma Ecology Center, notes that as “magic” as biochar appears, it’s ironically also one of its greatest drawbacks. It simply has so many positive impacts that it starts sounding too good to be true. To the uninitiated, it can come across as an overhyped sales pitch.

Despite initial reluctance, it’s hard to argue with the effects. One important factor that finally sold some California farmers on biochar is the fact that by improving soil quality, you significantly reduce the amount of water you need to use to raise a successful crop.

Cover Crops Cut Carbon Release

Aside from adding biochar, another key strategy that helps sequester carbon in soil is to grow cover crops. In other words, soil should never be left exposed, as without root systems holding the soil in place, soil erosion speeds up. Mixed grasses also nourish the soil microbiome, which need the plant interaction.

Nature abhors monoculture. In 1 square foot of pristine prairie land, you’ll find about 140 different plants, and this is the type of natural biodiversity regenerative farmers aim to mimic. As noted by Regeneration International:11

“Storing carbon in the soil and maintaining perennial living soil cover (trees, pasture, grazing animals … ) brings a host of benefits, including increased soil fertility and biological activity, improved wildlife and pollinator habitat, less vulnerability to disease, increased crop yield, increased drought and flood resilience and increased water-holding and filtration capacity.”

Woodchips — Another Simple Way to Improve Soil Health

While not discussed in the featured documentary, another cost-effective alternative that will radically improve soil quality and the nutrient content of your food is to mulch with wood chips. Simply lay down uncomposted wood chips on top of your garden, using whatever is available locally, typically a combination of leaves, twigs and branches.

The chips gradually break down and are digested and redigested by a wide variety of bacteria, fungi and nematodes in the soil, which is exactly what happens in nature. After a year or so, you’ll develop lush soil underneath the chips that will happily support trees, vegetables or whatever else you’re trying to grow.

The longer you leave the chips on and the deeper you heap them, the thicker your topsoil will be. Wood chips also significantly reduce the need for watering and eliminate your need for fertilizers.

If allowed to compost properly (they should not be disturbed by raking or tilling), woodchips can form massive amounts of humus, which is a component of healthy soil. Humus, which is only formed in nature,12 consists mostly of carbon in complex molecules or aggregates, and because microorganisms cannot further decompose it, it’s extremely stable.

In fact, humus can persist in soil for hundreds and even thousands of years. This is in contrast to “active” topsoil carbon, which is in continual flux between microbial hosts and the atmosphere. Some of the characteristics that make humus so beneficial includes the following:

  • Like a big sponge, humus can hold up to 90 percent of its weight in water
  • Because of its negative charge, many plant nutrients stick to humus (nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and others), preventing them from washing away and acting as nature’s slow-release fertilizer
  • Humus massively improves soil’s structure, making it loose and friable and helping plants root by providing them better access to nutrients, water and oxygen
  • Humus also helps filter toxic chemicals out of the soil, much like carbon-based water filtration systems filter toxins out of your water

The Need for Regenerative Agriculture Has Never Been Greater

Chemical-based agriculture has resulted in the destruction of rural economies, water and air pollution, depletion of aquifers, destruction of pollinators and biodiversity, soil erosion and loss of soil fertility, climate destabilization, food contamination, nutrient degradation and the deterioration of public health. Even the government admits about half of all American adults now live with one or more chronic diseases, many of which are rooted in a nutrient-poor diet.13

Research14 shows organic foods contain higher amounts of antioxidants, especially in no-till regenerative systems,15 and an antioxidant-rich diet is associated reduced risks for chronic diseases. So, to improve health we really need to improve nutrition, and to do that we must address food at its literal roots.

Healthy microbe-rich soil associated with regenerative, soil-centered, organic practices produces crops with higher levels of nutrients, without which maintaining health is difficult if not impossible.

Fortunately, while still in a clear minority, regenerative agriculture is growing exponentially with each passing year. Clearly, it is the way forward, as it addresses everything from rising CO2 levels to soil fertility, nutrition, ecological health and human health.

“Dirt Rich” discusses many of these benefits, specifically highlighting the importance of wetlands, polyculture and natural grazing within this larger scheme. As noted in this film, nature knows what it’s doing. Nature, when left alone, takes care of itself and persists because everything works in a symbiotic fashion. The lesson we must learn is how to become more in sync with nature again, to help the soil and the planet as a whole. After all, we have nowhere else to go.

Scientist: Google Manipulates 25% of the World’s Elections

Just how far does the power of Google extend? Experts say that the tech behemoth has already reached tyrannical proportions, and is already manipulating the way people think, make purchases and cast votes.

by Vicki Batts

Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and producer of the documentary, The Creepy Line, says that Google is basically “Big Brother” come to life — but their tactics are far less overt.

Indeed, Google and other tech companies conduct their unsavory operations behind closed doors and under a cloak of ambiguity. Vague and arbitrarily enforced “community guidelines” are the new oppression — but as privately held companies, users have little to no legal recourse.

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The Scientific Benefits of Meditation: What The Research Is Telling Us

A large amount of scientific evidence now exists not simply suggesting, but proving that our mind can play a very important role when it comes to healing our body. There are now hundreds of peer-reviewed publications mind-centred treatments have had statistically significant results that were as strong as, or stronger than, material-based treatments. The Placebo Effect is an excellent example, but there are many others emerging, especially within the realms of parapsychology and quantum physics that clearly show that, in some way, our thoughts, feelings, emotions and intentions actually have an observable effect on the material world. These are the realms of non-material science which, in my opinion, represent the next scientific revolution. As Nikola Tesla once said, “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

Well, things are finally changing. Not only do we have deep black budget special access programs dealing with this type of non-material science (quantum physics and parapsychology), as mentioned above, we also have a lot of mainstream mind-centred therapies that people are becoming aware of and incorporating into their daily routine. Meditation is one of these.

Rebuilding Grey Matter

Over the past few years alone, researchers have studied what type of effect meditation can have on our health, not just from a well-being perspective but from a perspective of healing specific ailments, and observing what type of biological changes occur in the human body as a result of meditation.

For example, an eight-week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hosptial (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brain’s grey matter. (source)

Grey matter density was shown to have increased in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection.

Harvard researchers also released a study showing that meditation can have a significant impact on clinical symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study showed that elicitation of the relaxation response (a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress) is a very big help. You can read more about and access both of those studies here.

Meditation Gaining Popularity

The science is one reason why the popularity of meditation continues to increase. It’s a great way to reduce stress and anxiety, increase concentration, and just improve overall health. In a statement given to NewsweekSik Hin Hung, Director of the Centre for Buddhist Studies and the lead researcher of the paper, explains:

“We talk about whether your mind and body are in harmony, but there is no systematic way of measuring this…We now can say with some kind of certainty that when you’re practicing MBSR (mind body stress reduction), your heart and your mind become more synchronized and that’s very good for you.”

Large companies like Google, Salesforce, Aetna, Goldman Sachs Group, Blackrock and more are all now offering mindfulness training for their employees to improve various skills and to decrease healthcare costs.

An Overview Of Meditation

In this article, Olga Pauka notes that “Many studies have looked at how meditation may be helpful for a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, psychological disorders and pain…A number of studies have even helped researchers learn how meditation might work in relation to its effects on the brain. Some research suggests that practicing meditation may reduce blood pressure, the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.” She summarized the benefits of meditation in the article as follows:

1.Physical Benefits of Meditation

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers heart rate
  • Has an anti-inflammatory effect
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Helps in the digestion of food
  • Eases premenstrual and menopausal symptoms

2. Psychological Benefits of Meditation

  • Helps you sleep better
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Regulates mood disorders
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Can help treat addiction
  • Increases self-awareness
  • Helps reduce anger

3. Cognitive Benefits of Meditation

  • Improves working memory
  • Increases focus
  • Increases stress resistance
  • Improves the ability to make decisions
  • Improves memory

4. Social Benefits of Meditation

  • Decreases feelings of loneliness
  • Helps you to be more compassionate
  • Helps create positive relationships

How To Meditate

Olga goes on to state that meditating daily is easier said than done. However, as little as one minute a day is highly beneficial. To give yourself a head start, she recommends following this pattern:

  • Breathe in for five seconds
  • Hold your breath for five seconds
  • Breathe out for five seconds
  • Continue moving through this practice for a full minute

It may be very beneficial to sit down and do meditation in a particular way; but I also believe there is a common misconception about meditation, that it has to be done a certain way. If you place yourself in a position that is most comfortable to you, that’s probably the best start. The last thing you want to do is be uncomfortable. I don’t believe you have to sit in a specific posture.

Secondly, you don’t really have to “try” to empty your mind. A lot of researchers will tell their subjects to engage in what’s known as non-judgmental awareness of sensations, feelings and state of mind. When you’re meditating, instead of trying to empty your mind, just let your thoughts, feelings, and whatever emotions you are feeling at the time flow. Don’t judge your thoughts, let them come and go and be at peace with what is there.

You can also use meditation and intention synchronistically;  if you have a certain intention, you can focus your mind on that.

I also believe that meditation is a state of being/mind more than anything else. I feel that one does not have to sit down for half an hour and “meditate” so to speak in order to reap the benefits of it, or to be engaged in the practice itself.  One can be engaged in meditation while they are on a walk, for example, or the time they have right before they sleep. Throughout the day, one can resist judging their thoughts, letting them flow until they are no more, or just be in a constant state of peace and self-awareness. Contrary to popular belief, there is more than one way to meditate.

The Takeaway

The takeaway here is really just to realize how beneficial meditation can be for your mind, body and soul, and that the science emerging in support of it is quite strong. It’s also valuable to recognize the wisdom of those who roamed the planet before we did and to acknowledge the tremendous amount of wisdom many ancient cultures had, not only about the mind-body connection but other disciplines as well, like quantum physics, neuroscience, parapsychology, etc.

Medications for certain ailments can be helpful, but they only treat symptoms and do not address the root cause. Meditation is one way to look deeper within yourself to really address the core problems underneath some of your physical ailments, which can results from emotional ailments and energy blockages.

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