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This is the True Walk Away Movement
By Trae Jaxen,
A note by the author:
This message is for all. Especially all those who work for the major corporations and all the government agencies worldwide from local to global. This is for the journalist and wanna-be truth tellers. I believe we would all agree that life on this planet is ready for a massive change. From the individual to the community to the world we must change the way we have been unknowingly consenting to our own downfall. How? By allowing someone else, some agency to lay claim to our very Being. Until We stand up and Claim our own Being and the right to direct it as We Will, we will continue to crawl through life. It is time to stand up and walk away from the beliefs that has led to too much destruction. That’s not what this planet or Our Lives were created for. Time to walk, or maybe run towards that which values all Life. Your Life depends on it.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
Want do the elite know that you don’t?
The short answer, they know how to steal your Powers of Creation. Without us, led by their beliefs, we would not have wars or poverty or a dying planet. They need our power to do these things. I am not suggesting that most of us consciously wanted any suffering. I am suggesting that because we gave our powers, our attention to someone else’s version of the world we supported, by not knowing where our value, our labor, our taxes were being directed. We only believed in those telling us what to do.
I started my spiritual journey to learn more about who I was, what made me who I Am today. After reading The Course in Miracles early in my journey I began to question some of the “realities” in my life. One of those realities was that I did not have the power to do more in my life and I should just stick to the script. How many can relate?
Did not Jesus say; “you too will do these things and greater still.” Who did He mean by you? Was he only talking about his disciples? No, He was letting all of us know we too have the power to Be more, to Become more, to Become the Creators of our lives in Co-Creation with the Source of All Life.
I took the above quote seriously and began to breath in the meaning of His statement. So much so that I would stand, sit, squat, lay and play on the banks of rivers and bodies of water wondering how He walked on the water. Many months went by before I could even get a glimpse of what He meant. During that time of contemplation and learning I would learn more about energy, vibrations and frequencies. I decided to learn about walking on fire and could not understand why I did not get burned. And then one day while my feet were in touch with the water it dawned on me like the rising sun. This Man, this Teacher, I believe, was able to match the frequency of the water itself which made Him one with the water. I am pretty certain that is how I was able to traverse 25 feet of 1,200° to 1,500° coals. (Science acknowledged). I matched the frequency of the fire itself and felt completely safe. This did take some preparation so caution is advised before attempting anything of this nature. I believe this is how Jesus traversed the water. He became the vibration of the water, maybe even lighter than water. None-the-less, He used His Powers of Creation to create what He needed to Be in that moment. He knew how to adjust His own frequency to match the frequency of the water and create it from within.
We all have this same Power and the elite and pseudo-empowered authority figures know this and that is what they have been trying to control for their own agendas. They have been controlling our ability to learn about Our Creative Powers and to Be more than they can be without us. I do not believe they could have created any of the crap on this planet without our attention, Our Power.
Regardless of our religious or spiritual or lack thereof background w
ous or spiritual or lack thereof background we have all been endowed with the ability to create our own lives the way we see them in our minds. The mega-problem is that the conscripted programmed matrix we have been raised in was set up to keep us in such turmoil and division that we end up creating someone else’s reality, namely those who put out the in-form-ation. Look at that word. We are helping them “form” their world by the lack of knowledge or confidence in our own powers. I am just as guilty of “following” and giving up My innate Power.
Forgive the boldness but I am just fucking tired of friendships and relationships of all kind being damaged by division of thoughts, division of consciousness or in simpler terms, the level of awareness of truth or fiction. ALL of us KNOW, inherently know, when something is The Truth. The division that
created is to “divide you from the truth”. Hence, the fucked up advertising that has us hypnotized from seeing the truth. When we no longer see the truth of who we are, we are divided from Our Selves and from others. We cannot see the truth in others because we cannot see it in ourselves. In math, division down to the smallest expression leaves, well, almost nothing. Is that where we’re headed? Into nothingness as a whole? Hence the term, a hole lot of nothing. I don’t know about you but I like the alternative where we F#@*ING STOP dividing ourselves into nothingness. How the hell are any of us going to Create a better world if we allow simple math to determine our fate? All because someone “said so”? Please! Wake the fuck up. 1 + 1 still equals 2. 2 + 1 equals 3. 3 + 2 equals 5 and so on. Isn’t it time to start adding to our consciousness instead of allowing others beliefs to determine the math of our lives?
Those people out there in the world that are hurting others are like basic computers that have been corrupted with major viruses and trojan horses in their belief system. Their minds have been invaded with pretty packages with the enemy hidden within. What comes out of their mouth is directly from
their brain with no discernment of the Heart. How do I know this? I am just as guilty of processing in the same way. That’s before recognizing the voices, beliefs, and thoughts in my head that belonged to someone else’s belief system. When these corrupted files were recognized it was time to do a full scan and quarantine and delete the files that were making me obedient to the whims of rich and pseudo-self empowered idiots. It was time to clean my core memory and reboot my Heart drive. This was done by getting to know who I really was, who I really Am and what my original programming was really meant for. Getting rid of the outdated, obsolete and corrupt programming took longer than I could have imagined
This is where our core belief system is different than an actual computer. With a computer you can just put in a virus cleaning program and walk away. When it comes to the human beliefs operating system you can not just walk away. Each file, each byte, each belief must be scanned and cleaned or deleted or you change the operating system and then you lock it down with new firewalls. And your new firewalls are Your Claim to who you are, a Being of Great Creative Power. With the absolute claim of your powers to rewrite your own programming your operating system will function ceaselessly powered by The Light at your very core.
It does not matter to me if you see yourself as a man or woman or lgbtq 45hzo, a racist, black, white or colorless or a genderless being. You are a Being who is inhabiting Your current body that just happens to be any of the above or more. None of how any of us label ourselves matters until we make Claim of who we truly are. That is a Being of Immense Power and even though one of us may not agree with another it does not change the fact that each one of us are Sovereign at the core of who we are. What possible reason could any of us have to act out against another Being inside a form labeled by nothing more than someone’s belief system. Question is, are they yours or someone else’s belief that control your life? Are you acting from beliefs that may not, are not, yours? Once these questions are asked the next question is, how do I separate my beliefs from those that may be doing harm to others? The answer. Identify with the Being You Are, at your core. Then Claim it. Walk away from someone else’s beliefs defining who you are. Walk away from someone else’s agenda about how the world should be based on nothing more than distorted beliefs.
For far to long someone else has laid claim to you and your Being without you knowing it. From the moment you landed on this Earth and claimed a human form someone else laid claim to that form that just happens to be you. But what they did not lay claim to is that Sovereign Being inside the body you choose. They only laid claim to the physical manifestation of you. This is great, but hard news to hear. Now it is time for all of us to re-claim both. When we learn we have been giving our powers of creation away to nefarious means, simply by putting our attention on “it”, there tends to be this aha moment.
That is moment it is time to Claim Your Life as your own.
Don’t believe you have any powers of creation? Take a quick journey through your past riding on the synapses slide of your memory and you will find many of the things in your life are in your life because you brought them about. Some came quickly and others you may still be waiting on. How many times have you received something that was better than what you expected? How many times have you held your head in your hands wondering what the hell this is? This is not the life I envisioned for myself. I know what my Heart wants but why can’t I get to it? What is the reason my life is not moving in the direction I see in my mind? Why is it so hard to make a difference in this world?
Another short answer, is that we are giving away Our Powers of Creation away to who knows what. We freely give away Our Power to those who use it to create the world they want. And what kind of world is that? Step back and just look around at the world that is manifesting in all directions. There is deceit, flippant disregard for life, dissension, bought and paid for robotic humans making up story lines and spreading blatant lies all to make them look good in the eyes of the apatheti souls that remain asleep. We have useless used goods salespeople – oh I mean politicians, judges, policy enforcers, who have no balls at all to stand up for the most basic of human rights, and that is the right to create life the way we want.
Instead, they have been very clever in disguising the products and services they come up with to sell us one thing only. That is there agenda that dictates that we must create this “law” to make you safe. Then they go on their sales tour disguised as political rallies to get everyone there to use their minds, their power of creation to help create their world. Has anyone ever stopped to asked what their world looks likes inside their talking heads? If so, I believe, that if we could see their true intention most of us would just walk away and say no thanks, I’ll shop somewhere else.
Whenever we attend any event, in person or on the boob tube where we are passionate about the issues, good, bad, right or wrong, we are giving Our Power away to “that”. If any of us really despise anything or rally to stop some major corporation or politician or even a neighbor we are actually empowering their agenda. They really do not care if you show force or fear or hatred or complacency, you are giving them your power. Think about this for moment. Is not your conscious attention to anything giving your power away to that very thing? Is not watching and bitching about the news giving your power to that which has you bound?
Please know I am not talking about “not” doing anything about those who have abused humanity. There are times when we must stand our ground. I believe we would all do better without them and I congratulate those of who have shown massive courage to take matters into their own hands and free us from the shackles of tyranny.
What I am talking about is the more we truly walk away from believing someone else’s agenda is the day we begin to walk toward a world that works for everyone. By exposing those who have hidden their need for our power, simply because then cannot create without us, is where we truly take our power back. Isn’t it time to just pick a direction where we walk towards a sustainable life for all and away from anything that drains us of our Life Force and the Powers of Creation? If so then ask yourself these questions. Where have I been giving my powers of creation away? To create beauty or bombs of destruction? Has what I helped to create through the use of anger, fear, or distrust empowered Humanity or just enriched idiots with money and false power?
Are these my beliefs or someone else’s beliefs I believe in? Whose beliefs are running my life? To truly use my creative powers whose beliefs must I let go of?
YOU MUST ALWAYS BE
WILLING TO TRULY
THAT CONTRADICTS YOUR
BELIEFS, AND ADMIT
THE POSSIBILITY THAT
IT‘S THE ABILITY TO
THE MIND UNLEASHED
Collective pain keeps our minds and creative powers creating more pain. There is a method to the “slam them with all we got” agenda. The more our minds are on the pain in the world the less they are on our own Powers of Creation. For the big tragedies on our planet I believe we should have one more big honoring event and then never show globally “reminders” of the horrors of our past.
When we clean up our closets of beliefs we more often than not find we have been hanging onto other peoples beliefs that no longer support or serve our lives. The day we shine Light into the dark recesses of the belief closets is the day we can walk away from them and towards the ability to use Our Powers of Creation to create beauty everywhere we go. Is this naive thinking? Maybe, but I would rather spend
ay time co-creating a beautiful world than cleaning up destruction. How about you?
Can you imagine how much power Our Collective Consciousness and Our Collective Powers of creation directed away from “them” and towards a world where all life is valuable would do? I can. Join me and walk away from giving them your conscious Power of Creation. Without Us they have no power.
Be Well, Be Empowered & Be In Joy
TFJaxen© L.S. (Living Soul) When we drift too far
from simplicity, simple still awaits our return.©
Ah, the question of did I learn how to walk on water? Short answer, not yet. I know we’re all capable of it.
To all readers. You have my permission to translate this message into as many languages as can be. No one has permission to change or alter the language or structure in any way.
Here is an article that falls right in line with claiming who we are and by doing so we are claiming our independence not just from tyranny but from those beliefs that kept us in that state of complacency.
It‘s Time to Declare Your Independence from Tyranny, America https://eraoflight.com/2019/07/06/its-time-to-declare-your-independence-from-tyranny-america/
Six in 10 U.S. adults now have chronic health conditions like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke, and 4 in 10 have two or more of these diseases, according to the CDC.1,2
While many of these diseases can be blamed on drinking, smoking or overeating — in other words, “lifestyle” choices, most people don’t realize that much of their health care and subsequent wellness depends solely on corporations that value their profits over your well-being –– corporations like insurers, health benefit managers and food and drug makers.
It’s a sad fact that prevention of chronic health conditions is not a priority of these organizations –– healthy people do not need medical care, so no money is made by getting or keeping the population healthy.
According to the documentary, “The Big Secret,” unethical profiteering on the public’s health can be traced back to John D. Rockefeller, (1839–1937) a wealthy U.S. industrialist credited with creating much of our current medical system. Specifically, Rockefeller’s foundations along with the Carnegie foundation, revamped medical schools to emphasize the use of drugs made by companies they owned, instead of a less-drug intensive model that had been in use in schools.3
This “drugs first” approach to health care continues today at medical schools and in traditional medical practice, both of which are enmeshed with Big Pharma. The “patent medicines” Rockefeller pushed have simply been replaced by brand name drugs.
The sham of statins
A good example of our current medical system’s misplaced preference of drugs over prevention can be seen with statins. Statins have been a blockbuster for Big Pharma since they were first introduced, with4 Lipitor being the best-selling drug in the history of the pharmaceutical industry.5 Today, more than 1 in 4 Americans over age 45 are on a statin.6
Since statins lower cholesterol, it’s assumed they lower the risk of heart disease, yet cholesterol levels are only one risk factor in heart disease and, therefore, statins are much less effective than touted. In fact, studies show that less than half of those on statins actually ever reach the cholesterol goals intended.7
The real truth is cholesterol is found in every cell in your body, where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones (including the sex hormones testosterone, progesterone and estrogen) and bile acids that help you digest fat. It’s also important for the production of vitamin D.
Additionally, as experts point out in “The Big Secret,” cholesterol serves positive functions in the brain, hormone systems and many other parts of the human body, Moreover, there are negative effects from lowering it too much.
As I have written in my newsletters many times, statins are also associated with many dangerous side effects, from muscle aches and damage to inhibiting the enzyme that produces CoQ10 and ketones, which are crucial nutrients to feed your mitochondria. Statins also inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K2 which protects your arteries from calcification and plaque.
Doctors speak out against statins
Dr. Barbara H. Roberts, author of “The Truth About Statins,” served as director of the Women’s Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and associate clinical professor of medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She also spent two years at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she was involved in statin clinical trials. This is what she had to say in 2012 about the use of statins in clinical practice:8
“Every week in my practice I see patients with serious side effects to statins, and many did not need to be treated with statins in the first place. These side effects range from debilitating muscle and joint pain to transient global amnesia, neuropathy, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and muscle weakness.
Most of these symptoms subside or improve when they are taken off statins. There is even growing evidence of a statin link to Lou Gehrig’s disease.
There is no question that many doctors have swallowed the Kool-Aid. Big Pharma has consistently exaggerated the benefits of statins and some physicians used scare tactics so that patients are afraid that if they go off the statins, they will have a heart attack immediately.
Yet high cholesterol, which the statins address, is a relatively weak risk factor for developing atherosclerosis. For example, diabetes and smoking are far more potent when it comes to increasing risk.”
Rather than statins, simply donating blood reduces the risk of stroke by 70%, says Dr. Jonathan Wright in “The Big Secret.” For more information on how this could be true, I encourage you to watch the video accompanying this article — you’ll be shocked at how something as simple as a blood donation can work as well as or better than a drug.
Food that doesn’t nourish
In 1971, President Richard Nixon’s secretary of agriculture, Earl Butz, debuted a dangerous method of farming that continues today, in the form of the use of heavy synthetic fertilizers. With the advent of chemicals to “feed” it, farmland was no longer given a rest but tilled incessantly, resulting in serious mineral depletion.9
As a result studies show that fruits and vegetables today have less nourishing nutrients, thanks to this emphasis on size and quick growth of produce that Butz instituted. Of course, GMOs were to follow. Not surprisingly, Butz served as a board member on agribusiness companies that made the chemicals he promoted.
The drop in nutritional values in crops stems from widely used pesticides and herbicides which kill the bacteria that would otherwise predigest minerals and make them available to crops, says Peter Glidden, a naturopathic doctor featured in “The Big Secret” documentary.
What’s worse, glyphosate, the ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, is highly correlated with liver, bile duct and thyroid cancers and stroke. And now, thanks to subpoenaed evidence produced in lawsuits against Roundup’s manufacturer Monsanto, it’s been proven that Monsanto (now Bayer) buried negative studies and attacked whistleblowers who tried to expose the danger of its popular herbicide.
The farmers are suffering too: Thanks to contracts forced on them by Monsanto and other agribusiness giants like DuPont and Syngenta, farmers can no longer save their seeds for planting or buy unpatented seeds, says farmer Paul Porter.
And, the environment suffers: Despite farmers’ best efforts to avoid the harm of glyphosate and the many GMO seeds developed to survive the herbicide, glyphosate “drift” affects farmers who earnestly want to opt out of chemically produced food. Traces of glyphosate are now found everywhere, says the documentary –– in the soil, air, rain and even in most people’s urine.
A dangerous sweetener made from corn
Another point “The Big Secret” makes is that the ubiquity of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), used to sweeten soft drinks and many other processed foods, is also a result of an agriculture secretary’s decision-making. John Block, who served from 1981 to 1986 under President Ronald Reagan, abruptly ceased sugar imports when he took office, and boosted the use of HFSC, made from government subsidized corn.
One problem with HFCS, though, is that it’s highly correlated with metabolic syndrome –– the type of obesity in which fat is concentrated at the waist, resulting in more health risks than mere obesity –– and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
As an example, the documentary highlights a study of residents of a county in Texas where only soft drinks with real sugar were available. With no access to HFCS, these people had significantly less fatty liver disease, obesity and diabetes — highlighting the probable, deleterious effects of HFCS.
Next up on this revealing documentary’s list is the U.S. government’s campaign against fat, which began in 1980 and resulted in the low-fat craze — a move that got the science practically backward, says Dr. Robert Lustig. In this debacle, fat was blamed for the cardiovascular disease while fructose, the real culprit, was exonerated. “You would never think about giving your kid a beer, but you don’t think twice about giving them a Coke. They do the same thing,” he asserts.
The soft drink lobby has huge power
I know it’s hard to believe that governments would not protect their constituents from harmful food. But, time and again industry wins over any concern government may express for your health. For example, soft drink makers wield a huge amount of economic power. This is how Mother Jones described the conundrum in 2016:10
“Soda companies give big bucks to groups that promote public health — while at the same time lobbying against laws that are trying to do the same.
That’s the takeaway from a study [that showed] Coca-Cola and PepsiCo donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to groups like the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and Save the Children from 2011-2015. The two companies, represented by American Beverage Association, also spent millions lobbying to defeat legislation aimed at reducing soda consumption across the country.
Coke gave the National Institutes of health nearly $2 million in recent years while also spending $6 million each year from 2011 to 2015 to fight efforts on implementing soda tax in cities like Philadelphia.”
The bottom line is, government is literally taking handouts from the very industries that are making you sick! When you consider that the chief agency in charge of your health — the CDC — has been caught in a cozy relationship with Coke, to the point of allowing the beverage giant to influencing research, it makes you wonder just who to trust when it comes to health and wellness.
Real food provides natural weight control
Here’s an interesting thought that “The Big Secret” poses: What happens when food still contains all the minerals and nutrients it was meant to have — foods that haven’t been depleted by chemical farming and genetic engineering? The answer is people stop eating when they have had enough and do not overeat, Glidden says.
You see, overeating and obesity are a direct result of consumers failing to receive the nourishment they crave. In other words, the body seeks nourishment that is not there and you just continue eating.
This “missing nutrient” effect may be seen, for example, with artificial sweeteners. Research in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that artificially sweetened beverages may paradoxically cause people to gain, not lose, weight.11
“The negative impact of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages on weight and other health outcomes has been increasingly recognized; therefore, many people have turned to high-intensity sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin as a way to reduce the risk of these consequences.
However, accumulating evidence suggests that frequent consumers of these sugar substitutes may also be at increased risk of excessive weight gain, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.”
Artificial sweeteners also might be addictive unto themselves, according to a 2011 study conducted at the University of Bordeaux in France.12 Researchers found that rats, when they were given a choice between an artificial sweetener and cocaine, always picked the artificial sweetener. In fact, even cocaine-addicted rats chose the artificial sweetener.
Municipal fluoridation imperils public health
For many years I have warned against the dangers of fluoride in drinking water and its widespread use in municipal water systems, so you’re probably aware of how industry has overtaken the very water you drink. Fluoride is an endocrine-disrupting chemical13 and linked to the rising prevalence of thyroid disease which, in turn, is linked to obesity, heart disease, depression and other health problems.
Research in Environmental Health also suggests a link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents in the United States, which has become epidemic, and exposure to fluoridated water.14
“State prevalence of artificial water fluoridation in 1992 significantly positively predicted state prevalence of ADHD in 2003, 2007 and 2011, even after controlling for socioeconomic status.
A multivariate regression analysis showed that after socioeconomic status was controlled each 1% increase in artificial fluoridation prevalence in 1992 was associated with approximately 67,000 to 131,000 additional ADHD diagnoses from 2003 to 2011.
Overall state water fluoridation prevalence (not distinguishing between fluoridation types) was also significantly positively correlated with state prevalence of ADHD for all but one year examined.”
Municipal fluoridation, says “The Big Secret,” saves local governments money by disposing of the neurotoxin while sparing the aluminum industry connected with its production, financial responsibility or harm.
There is also evidence that fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels.15 Importantly, it’s a known neurotoxin shown to lower IQ in children.16,17 It’s just another example of corporations and governments placing their profits over the public’s well-being –– many of which are well described in “The Big Secret.”
The message is clear: Many medicine practices, as well as popular foods and drugs are designed to make money, not protect public health.
About the Directors
I believe in bringing quality to my readers, which is why I wanted to share some information about the filmmakers, Dr. Susan Downs and Alex Voss, from “The Big Secret.” Here is a little more about them and what went in to making this film. Thank you, Susan and Alex, for sharing with us.
Susan Downs, MD
Susan is boarded in integrative medicine and in psychiatry in the U.S. and is on the consultant registry in the U.K. To further her goals of getting health information to the public, she hosts the radio show, “Occupy Health,” on Voiceamerica.com and is president of the cutting-edge Silicon Valley Health Institute.
Previously, she worked in 10 countries: for the NHS in the U.K.; as an assistant professor at INSEAD European School for Business Administration; and as a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She has masters’ degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Master in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.
Alex is a national and regional Emmy award-winning SBE-certified broadcast engineer, documentary film producer and video producer with more than 45 years’ experience in television and radio production. Some of his work includes PBS news and documentary programs, with topics on people and drugs and “The Big Secret” documentary. He is also a member of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
What was Voss’ and Downs’ inspiration for making this film?
“The Big Secret” is the latest work by five-time Emmy Award-winning producer Alex Voss and multi-award-winning filmmaker and integrative physician, Susan Downs. What started as a personal journey to regain his health, Alex came face to face with the sad reality concerning the influence that big money has on our health and well-being.
In looking at the history of medicine in the U.S., Voss and Downs were disappointed in the influence that wealth and power have on doctors’ decisions concerning medical care. This shocking documentary is the result of research and personal interviews with leading experts in the fields of medicine and nutrition.
“Our goal is to empower people with knowledge and start a conversation that will ultimately lead to life-saving changes to our personal health, and reform in our healthcare system,” they explained.
However, “The Big Secret,” Voss and Downs have been threatened online and targeted by U.S. thought police censors. “The Big Secret” was removed from Amazon Prime and health videos were removed from Voss’ YouTube channel and cited as spam. Their IMDB page and accounts were hacked. Downs and Voss remain committed to get health information to the public and question why “book burning” is condoned by our government.
What was their favorite part of making the film?
Our goals are to get health information out to the public as the allopathic model of a symptom management is not serving us well. We strongly believe that health information should not be censored.
Where do the proceeds of the film go?
As we have funded the film ourselves, any proceeds will be put into our next film, “Toxified,” which will cover the health effects of the toxic soup we all are exposed to, such as EMF and toxins in food.
- Studies regarding the benefits of curcumin
- Sources of curcumin and how you can increase your levels naturally
- Some considerations before buying a curcumin supplement
- Keep an eye out for these side effects of curcumin
- When supplementing with curcumin, use high-quality products only
- Frequently asked questions about curcumin
Spices are one of the most important aspects of cooking, as they have the ability to improve the flavor and aroma of any food. In many countries, spices are a big part of their cuisine and are deeply ingrained in their culture. One such example is turmeric, which has been largely associated with Indian culture for thousands of years.1
Today, turmeric is utilized in cuisines all over the world, from South Asian and Middle Eastern dishes to popular recipes in American cooking. It’s one of the core ingredients used to make curry dishes, and is the source of their distinctive yellow color and flavor. Turmeric has been used for centuries in ancient Ayurvedic medicine as well. Indians used it as an antiseptic for cuts and burns, and as a remedy for gastrointestinal discomfort and respiratory conditions, and more.2
But what makes turmeric such a valued spice? Through advancements in technology, modern medicine has discovered that turmeric contains curcumin, a naturally occurring antioxidant that is the source of turmeric’s various health benefits.3
Due to the purported health benefits of turmeric over the centuries, many researchers have investigated this spice to discover the truth to these claims. The table below presents some of their findings about turmeric’s capabilities, which you may find very remarkable:
• May have anti-inflammatory effects — Curcuminoids found in turmeric may inhibit the activity and synthesis of cyclooxygenase and 5-lipooxygenase (5-LOX), which are enzymes related to inflammation.4 In one study conducted on rats, researchers discovered that curcumin profoundly helped reduce joint inflammation.5
• Helps support your digestive health — Curcumin may have help maintain digestive health. In a study that involved five people affected with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), researchers found out that curcumin helped improve the symptoms of the participants.6
• May help boost eye health — In a study published in Phytotherapy Research, patients affected with chronic anterior uveitis (inflammation of the uvea, or the middle layer of the eye7) were given 375 milligrams of curcumin three times daily for 12 days. Within two weeks, the participants experienced an improvement in symptoms, with no reported side effects.8
• Support recovery after surgery — Those who have just undergone surgery may experience pain and tenderness at the site of operation, a problem that curcumin may help with. In one study, patients who received 400 milligrams of curcumin three times a day for six days, as part of their postoperative treatments, experienced an 84.2% decrease in pain intensity.9
• May help keep your brain sharp — Recent research explored the potential neuroprotective benefits of curcumin. One such study suggested that curcumin may be effective against Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that causes your brain to gradually produce lower levels of dopamine, negatively affecting movement over time.10 Another study notes that curcumin may help with cognitive impairment.11
• Helps lower cancer risk — Curcumin may play a role in diminishing the growth of cancerous cells by affecting pathways such as “mutagenesis, oncogene expression, cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, tumorigenesis and metastasis.”12
• Supports your mental health — Aside from keeping your brain healthy, curcumin may help promote the healthy functioning of various mental aspects, such as emotional and psychological well-being.
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study, 123 participants diagnosed with major depressive disorder were given a placebo, a curcumin-saffron mixture, a low-dose curcumin extract and a high-dose extract. Results from the study indicate that those who took the curcumin and curcumin-saffron combination exhibited improvements in symptoms compared to the placebo group.13
• Helps keep your skin healthy — Applying a curcumin-based cream on your skin may help keep it healthy and prevent the development of skin diseases. In a study that involved 10 subjects affected with vitiligo, researchers subjected them to a procedure that combined UVB therapy and curcumin cream, which resulted in significant repigmentation.14
In another study, patients suffering from psoriasis were provided a 450-gram curcumin supplement per day for 12 weeks. After the study, two participants reported an 83% to 88% improvement of symptoms.15
• Helps lower risk of diabetes — According to a study published in Diabetes Care, consuming curcumin regularly may help prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Over the course of nine months, researchers monitored 240 prediabetics who were given either a placebo or a curcumin supplement. Results indicated that 16.4% of the group who were provided a placebo had developed diabetes, whereas the curcumin group did not.16
• Supports optimal cardiovascular function — Curcumin may help maintain normal heart function, according to several studies. In one example, researchers demonstrated that curcuminoids can help decrease myocardial infarction in people who received coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).17 In another study, researchers suggested that curcumin can help lower total cholesterol level, as well as LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.18
Turmeric is the best natural source of curcumin. Traditionally called “Indian saffron,”19 turmeric is a root herb that has a “tough brown skin with a deep, orange flesh.”20 It has been a part of Indian culture for thousands of years21 and is now highly regarded because of its multitude of health benefits.
One of the easiest ways to add curcumin to your diet is to use it as an ingredient for rubs or marinades. You may also add it to a salad to give your vegetables more spice. You can also try the following ideas from The Kitchn:22
- Add a dash of turmeric to vegetable or chicken soups to add warmth.
- Sprinkle some turmeric over sautéed vegetables for more flavor and nutrition.
- You can add turmeric into smoothies or mix it with grass fed milk to make “golden milk.”
While adding turmeric to your foods is an easy way to obtain the benefits of curcumin, one of my issues with this method is that turmeric rhizomes contain only about 3% curcumin concentration. What’s more, curcumin is poorly absorbed in your body. If you do add it to your foods, you’re only absorbing about 1% curcumin. To work around this problem, you may try these two strategies:
- Make a microemulsion — Mix 1 tablespoon of raw turmeric powder with two egg yolks and 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil.
- Boil the powder — Add 1 tablespoon of turmeric into a quart of boiling water. It’s important that when making this beverage, the water should be boiling to increase the bioavailability. After 10 minutes of boiling, you will have created a 12% solution that needs to be consumed right away.
If you don’t find turmeric’s flavor to be appealing, then a curcumin supplement may be a viable option for you.
While curcumin has been studied extensively, there are some things you need to consider before buying a supplement. As mentioned earlier, natural curcumin has poor bioavailability, and the same case applies to many curcumin supplements.
In a study conducted by ConsumerLab.com, researchers discovered that 20 percent of turmeric and curcumin supplements sold in the market today deliver less than 15% of their promised curcuminoid compounds. This means that these products deliver only a small fraction of the amount that was promised.23
In light of this information, I recommend you follow this checklist when you’re looking for a curcumin supplement. Make sure it:
- Uses advanced technology to increase bioavailability — This is probably the most important item to look for. Research and review what type of technology the manufacturer uses to increase the absorption rate of their curcumin supplements and decide if it is effective or not.
- Delivers all the essential curcuminoids — Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid, but demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin should also be included to provide well-rounded benefits.
- Does not use unnecessary fillers and other additives — There’s very little sense for a curcumin supplement to have other ingredients in the formula.
- Comes from a trustworthy manufacturer — Do extensive research for company reviews, processes and policies. High-quality ingredients are worthless if the company making the products has questionable regulations and other controversies.
- The supplement is derived from turmeric containing at least 95% curcuminoids — This characteristic ensures that you’re getting the optimal amount of curcumin in your system.
- Reasonably priced — The final product should be affordable, even with the latest technology to increase bioavailability.
Curcumin is generally safe for human consumption with very rare chances of developing side effects.24 In one study, 10 adults taking 490 milligrams of curcumin for a week did not develop any side effects.25 Even doses up to 1,200 to 2,100 milligrams did not have any adverse effects.26 That being said, there’s still a small chance you may develop:
- Headache and nausea — A 450-milligram dose may cause one or both of these two conditions.27,28
- Digestive problems — Distension, acid reflux and diarrhea may occur when taking higher doses.29
- Rash — An extremely high dose (8,000 milligrams) may cause a skin rash, but this is very rare.30
- Lead exposure — One study showed that it’s possible for certain brands of turmeric powders could be could be contaminated with lead, a heavy metal that can have adverse effects to your nervous system.31
Beware of turmeric powders that contain fillers such as barley and wheat flour.32 These substances contain gluten, and if your body can’t digest it, you may develop symptoms of gluten sensitivity such as abdominal pain, nausea, headaches, brain fog, fatigue and joint pain.33
If you’re currently taking anticoagulants like warfarin, do not use turmeric or curcumin supplements, as they can augment the effects of the drugs you’re currently taking.34 In the same way, you should avoid turmeric-based foods to be on the safe side.35
If you’re going to take a curcumin supplement, always be vigilant and do your research before buying. Make sure that the company is reputable, uses advanced manufacturing process to increase bioavailability and the formula does not contain any fillers. This can help you ensure that you’re purchasing a high-quality product.
Q: Is curcumin a good blood thinner?
A: Curcumin has been noted to have blood-thinning properties. If you’re currently taking anticoagulants, curcumin may amplify the effects of these drugs.36 I recommend that you don’t take curcumin supplements if you’re taking blood-thinning medications.
Q: What is curcumin good for?
A: Curcumin may potentially benefit various aspects of your health, such as providing antioxidant protection and anti-inflammatory properties that may help manage pain and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.37
Q: Are turmeric and curcumin the same thing?
A: Curcumin is essentially the beneficial compound found inside the rhizomes of turmeric. Curcuminoids can also be found in mango ginger, also known as Curcuma amada.38
The perils of too much screen time and cellphone use for children and adolescents run the gamut from triggering feelings of envy and depression1 to interfering with sleep and academic performance2 and even possibly increasing the risk of cancer.3
But one of the most shocking revelations potentially linked to cellphone use was quietly published in the Journal of Anatomy in 2016.4 It relates to enthesophytes, which are bony projections that form at an attachment site of ligament, tendon or joint capsule to a bone.
These bony protrusions may take on a spike, hook or horn-like appearance on X-rays, but have historically primarily been seen in the elderly, as the growths are thought to develop slowly over time,5 as the result of mechanical stress and strain — the type that results from overuse and repetitive movements performed over decades.
The study, however, found such growths — in particular a type of enthesophyte called enlarged external occipital protuberances (EEOP) — not on hunched-over elderly people, as one might expect, but rather on young adults, with researchers suggesting screen-based activities may be to blame.
41% of young adults found to have bony growths on their skulls
Researchers reviewed 218 X-rays of 18- to 30-year-old study participants with no symptoms and compared them to X-rays of age-matched mildly symptomatic participants. According to the study:6
“In recent years, the presence of an enlarged external occipital protuberance (EEOP) has been observed frequently in radiographs of relatively young patients at the clinic of the lead author.
To the best of the authors’ knowledge, reports concerning enthesophytes projecting out of the EOP are rare in the medical literature, although a few reports do exist in the anthropological and forensic science literature.
Accordingly, the aim of this study was to: (i) quantify the prevalence of EEOP within apparently healthy, asymptomatic, young adult participants; and (ii) compare these data with a cohort of mildly symptomatic age-matched individuals.”
An EOP was defined as a growth measuring at least 5 millimeters (mm), while an EEOP was considered 10 mm or more in size. EEOP was found in 41% of the population, with 10% having an EEOP measuring 20 mm or more.
The growths were significantly more common in males (67.4%) compared to females (20.3%), as well as tended to be larger in males. In fact, the longest EEOP measured in a male was 35.7 mm, compared to 25.5 in the female group.
“The high percentage (41%) of EEOP presentation in the test population was surprising,” the researchers noted. “The prevalence of an EEOP in the young age group may suggest that excessive forces are acting on the EOP at a younger age.”7
Is screen time causing horns to grow?
Enthesophytes can have many causes, which may be biomechanical, immunological or genetic in nature.8 In the featured study, however, the researchers stated that the young age of the population suggests that if the EEOPs are due to pathophysiological processes, the percentage of individuals affected should be considerably less than what was found.
“Secondly,” they noted, “if the presence of EEOP is due to aging and mechanical factors, the EEOP should appear at a more advanced age than that of the sample population. Accordingly, it would appear that additional factors must be considered as the predominant drivers for this phenomenon.”9
Such “additional factors” include extensive use of screen-based activities and the associated poor posture. Although the 2016 study did not look into this directly, they concluded:10
“ … [T]he absence of postural and ergonomic data restricts definitive conclusions on the causes of EEOP in the test population. However, the age of the population and high incidence of EEOP suggests that it is unlikely that the current observations are a result of aging-, genetic- or disease-related processes.”
In another study published in 2018, the researchers found that a combination of gender, the degree of forward head protraction and age was predictive of EEOP. Being a male and increased forward head protraction were most linked to prominent bone growths, whereas, paradoxically, age was linked to a decrease in growth size. They concluded:11
“We hypothesize EEOP may be linked to sustained aberrant postures associated with the emergence and extensive use of hand-held contemporary technologies, such as smartphones and tablets.
Our findings raise a concern about the future musculoskeletal health of the young adult population and reinforce the need for prevention intervention through posture improvement education.”
Study author sells posture pillows
It’s always important to look at the source when considering scientific research, and these studies are no different. One of the study’s authors, David Shahar, is a chiropractor who specializes in treating the “forward head posture epidemic,”12 and has offered posture pillows for sale on his website.
This doesn’t necessarily mean the study data aren’t valid, but it’s a potential conflict that should have been disclosed in the peer-reviewed Scientific Reports where one of the studies were published — but it wasn’t.
Shahar told Quartz of the potential conflict, “I have been largely inactive in that front over the years of my research, and this research does not discuss any particularly related intervention methods,”13 although Quartz pointed to one statement that reads “the mitigation of poor postural habit through prevention intervention may be prudent.”14
Another potential issue is that the 1,200 participants used for the 2018 study came from a “clinician’s database,” which reportedly is Shahar’s database. As Quartz reported:15
“If you really wanted to get a look at the effects of smartphone use on neck health, you’d want data from the general population, not people who were already concerned about neck or back pain.
The paper acknowledges that issue, and excludes any patients who reported severe neck pain. But it doesn’t state that the patients came from Shahar’s personal practice, who may have skewed the data because they explicitly sought help with their posture.”
That being said, it’s certainly plausible that too much screen time could be leading to unexpected consequences due to the mechanical distortions is causes to your body. Such problems have been revealed before.
Problems with craning your neck over screens
Adults spend about 11 hours interacting with media daily, which includes six hours per day watching videos, 45 minutes on social media and three hours and 48 minutes on digital media (cellphones, computers and tablets).16 Much of this time, your head may be held in such a way that puts an unnatural strain on your neck and upper body.
“Shahar thinks the spikes form because the hunched posture creates extra pressure on the place where the neck muscles attach to the skull — and the body responds by laying down fresh layers of bone,” BBC News reported. “These help the skull to cope with the extra stress, by spreading the weight over a wider area.”17
The “horns” themselves aren’t dangerous, but instead are a “portent of something nasty going on elsewhere, a sign that the head and neck are not in the proper configuration,” study co-author Mark Sayers, an associate professor of biomechanics at Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast, told The Washington Post.18
In a study of 207 children and adolescents with nonspecific neck pain, all of the participants had strong flexion, or bending, of the neck when using cellphones. The researchers noted:19
““Text neck,” a 21st-century syndrome, is a term derived from the onset of cervical spinal degeneration resulting from the repeated stress of frequent forward head flexion while looking down at the screens of mobile devices and “texting” for long periods of time.
Text neck is becoming more common as more people, especially teens and adolescents, hunch over smartphones. It is estimated that 75% of the world’s population spends hours daily hunched over their handheld devices with their heads flexed forward.
In our sample, children and adolescents spent averages of 5 and 7 hours a day, respectively, with their heads tilted over reading and texting on their smartphones and handheld devices. Cumulatively, this is an average of 1825 and 2555 hours a year, respectively, of excess stresses seen in the cervical spine area.”
The average adult head weighs 4.54 kilograms (10 pounds) to 5.44 kilograms (12 pounds). When you flex your head forward, the increased forces on your neck lead to changes in your cervical spine and supporting ligaments, tendons and musculature, while also leading to changes in the bony segments. This, in turn, can cause changes to posture and lead to related neck pain.20
Cellphone cancer risk confirmed
Aside from the postural risks, radiation from cellphones may cause tumors in rats. The findings stem from government-funded studies conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an interagency research program currently under the umbrella of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.21
The research involved both mice and rats, which were exposed to cellphone radiation for nine hours a day for two years — close to average life span for these rodents. Most concerning, male rats were more likely to develop tumors in their heart known as malignant schwannomas.
In making their conclusions, NTP uses the labels “clear evidence,” “some evidence,” “equivocal evidence” and “no evidence.” They found “clear evidence” that exposure to cellphone radiation led to heart tumors in the male rates, along with “some evidence” that it caused brain tumors adrenal gland tumors in the rats.22
Further, according to the National Institutes of Health, “The NTP studies also looked for a range of non-cancer health effects in rats and mice, including changes in body weight, evidence of tissue damage from RFR-generated heating and genetic damage. Researchers saw lower body weights among newborn rats and their mothers, especially when exposed to high levels of RFR during pregnancy and lactation.”23
The NTP studies only looked at radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cellphones. The coming 5G, or “5th Generation,” wireless network may cause even greater risks.
Tips for cutting back on screens and RFR/EMF exposure
Whether or not cellphone use is triggering the growth of horns on children, there are multiple reasons to cut back on your screen time, as doing so not only will help protect your posture but also help reduce your exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and potentially cancer-causing RFR (not to mention will help you avoid exposure to disruptive blue light at night).
If your kids are using screens excessively, set time limits on their exposure, including television, computers, tablets and cellphones. When they do use screens, pay attention to proper posture and use stands to minimize the forward tilting of the head.
Also be sure to turn off screens at least an hour or two before bedtime. To further reduce your EMF and RFR exposure, read through the suggestions below and implement as many of them as possible.
Use Stetzer or Greenwave filters to remove voltage transients from your electricity and use meters to confirm that they are in a safe range.
Use a battery-powered alarm clock, ideally one without any light. I use a talking clock for the visually impaired.24
Consider moving your baby’s bed into your room instead of using a wireless baby monitor. Alternatively, use a hard-wired monitor.
If you must use Wi-Fi, shut it off when not in use, especially at night when you are sleeping. Ideally, work toward hardwiring your house so you can eliminate Wi-Fi altogether. It’s important to realize that if you have a Wi-Fi router, you have a cellphone tower inside your home. Ideally, you’d eliminate your Wi-Fi and simply use a wired Ethernet connection.
If you absolutely must have a router, you can place it inside a shielded bag when not in use. You can find shielded items online, or make your own using Swiss Shield fabric. If you have a notebook without any Ethernet ports, a USB Ethernet adapter will allow you to connect to the internet with a wired connection.
For more extensive shielding, you can consider painting your bedroom walls and ceiling with special shielding paint, which will block RF from outside sources, such as cell towers, smart meters and radio/TV towers. Windows can be covered with metal window screen or film. For your bed, consider a shielding bed canopy.
Daytime strategies to reduce unnecessary EMF exposure
To reduce EMF exposure during the daytime, consider using Stetzer filters to decrease the level of dirty electricity or electromagnetic interference being generated. You can also take these with you to work or when you travel. This may be the single best strategy to reduce the damage from EMF exposure since it appears that most of it is generated by the frequencies that the filters remove.
Connect your desktop computer to the internet via a wired Ethernet connection and be sure to put your desktop in airplane mode. Also avoid wireless keyboards, trackballs, mice, game systems, printers and portable house phones. Opt for the wired versions.
Avoid carrying your cellphone on your body unless in airplane mode and never sleep with it in your bedroom unless it is in airplane mode. Even in airplane mode it can emit signals, which is why I put my phone in a Faraday bag.25 They are really inexpensive and only $10 for two of them. I tested them and they are highly effective at blocking radiation.
When using your cellphone, use the speaker phone and hold the phone at least 3 feet away from you. Seek to radically decrease your time on the cellphone. I typically use my cellphone less than 30 minutes a month, and mostly when traveling. Instead, use VoIP software phones that you can use while connected to the internet via a wired connection, or better yet, use a landline telephone.
General household remediation
If you still use a microwave oven, consider replacing it with a steam convection oven, which will heat your food as quickly and far more safely.
Avoid using “smart” appliances and thermostats that depend on wireless signaling. This would include all new “smart” TVs. They are called smart because they emit a Wi-Fi signal and, unlike your computer, you cannot shut the Wi-Fi signal off. Consider using a large computer monitor as your TV instead, as they don’t emit Wi-Fi.
Replace CFL bulbs with incandescent bulbs. Ideally remove all fluorescent lights from your house. Not only do they emit unhealthy light, but more importantly, they will actually transfer current to your body just being close to the bulbs.
Dimmer switches are another source of dirty electricity, so consider installing regular on/off switches rather than dimmer switches.
Refuse smart meters as long as you can, or add a shield to an existing smart meter.
By Anna Von Reitz
By Anna Von Reitz
In Anna’s “steps to take document” it suggests using a 9 digit code from the registred mail receipt to use as the TDA number however the format of the number on my receipt is just 20 numbers so it is not in the correct format. Where else can I find a 9 digit code to use in its place without accidentally using one that is already in use? I am stuck here because I can’t even get the A4v stamp I need made without having this first and I need it to put in the paperwork as well of course.
On IRS Form 56 there is a box for “Identifying number” in the top row. I suspect this is my social security number however there is another box right after it labeled “Decedent’s social security no.” which is also the strawman I would think. Do I put my social security number in both of these? This seems odd. Also is it with or without dashes? The way it is worded it seems like the first would be without dashes and the second with dashes but I want to be sure.
If I am accepting the title (birth certificate) as “payment” as the secured party why am I then giving it back to the government via the Secretary? Isn’t the whole point of doing this process to take it back from them through this process to put it into my ownership and control as the living man? If I accept it for value from the strawman then sign it over to the secretary don’t they own it again now? Even worse don’t they own it in a way that I can never retrieve it back (unlike it was originally) by doing this? In a previous explanation of this process I found it doesn’t suggest this:
By: (my name)
All Rights Reserved Without Recourse
Exemption ID: (my ss number no dashes)
Deposit to US Treasury the same to
(name and ss number)
Private Indemnity Bond # AMRI00001 Kentucky
Registered Treasury Acct. # (number)
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein apparently had quite the casting couch going on in his Manhattan mansion, according to the New York Post.
Epstein, who was formerly 'close' friends with Victoria's Secret owner Leslie Wexner, "relied on …[the] modeling business to source underage girls for sex," according to investigative reporter Conchita Sarnoff's new book "Trafficking."
According to an account by Italian model Elisabetta Tai, Epstein tried to take advantage of the 21-year-old aspiring Victoria's Secret model in 2004 after she was promised that a meeting with a 'very important' man could land her a gig with the apparel company.