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Depression is common in older adults, occurring in 2% of those aged 55 years and older and rising with increasing age. Many more — from 10% to 15% — struggle with depressive symptoms, although they may not have been diagnosed with major depression.1
That being said, there’s been a major rise in the number of antidepressants being prescribed for older adults over the last two decades, without a similarly sharp increase in the number depressed, according to a study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry.2
The findings suggest seniors may be being overprescribed antidepressant drugs, which could have serious implications for their health, although the researchers weren’t willing to state this, noting instead, “we can’t infer that older patients are prescribed antidepressants unnecessarily.”3
Antidepressant Use More Than Doubles Among Seniors
In order to investigate whether the prevalence of depression and antidepressant drug use changed from 1990 to 2011 in people aged 65 and over, researchers used data from two English population-based cohort studies involving 15,397 people. The studies took place from 1991 to 1993 and between 2008 and 2011.
In the first study group, 4.2% of the adults were taking antidepressants, but this jumped to 10.7% in the later study. During this time, the prevalence of depression decreased, but only slightly, from 7.9% to 6.8%.4 Also noteworthy, among older adults living in care homes, the prevalence of depression was unchanged but the use of antidepressants rose from 7.4% to 29.2%.5
There were a few suggestions offered for why antidepressant prescribing rates increased so steeply without a similar increase in depression, including overdiagnosis or prescribing the drugs for conditions other than depression. However, most of those prescribed antidepressants had not been diagnosed with depression.
Lead study author Antony Arthur, Ph.D. of the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, told Medscape, “Sometimes treatment is given for mild depression which falls outside of our definition of depression ? much of the evidence for the effectiveness of antidepressants is for people with moderate or severe depression. Antidepressants are also used to treat other conditions, for example, neuropathic pain and sleep disorders.”6
He added that opportunities to deprescribe antidepressants should not be overlooked.7 “Whatever the explanation, substantial increases in prescribing has not reduced the prevalence of depression in the over-65 population. The causes of depression in older people, the factors that perpetuate it, and the best ways to manage it remain poorly understood and merit more attention,” he stated.8
A separate study, published in World Psychiatry in 2017, reviewed data collected from 1990 to 2015 from Australia, Canada, England and the U.S. It similarly found that “the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders and symptoms has not decreased, despite substantial increases in the provision of treatment, particularly antidepressants.”
Antidepressants Risky for the Elderly
Depression is a serious mental health condition that’s associated with many negative outcomes in older adults. Along with increasing personal suffering, depression is associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, dementia, poor medical outcomes, suicide and high mortality.9
American Psychiatric Association guidelines suggest optimal treatment for depression should include antidepressant medication along with psychotherapy, but most elderly who are treated for depression (many go without treatment) receive antidepressant medications only.10 Yet, there are a number of risks that come with antidepressant usage.
For instance, antidepressant users have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes,11 even after adjusting for other risk factors, like body mass index (BMI).12 Antidepressant use has also been linked to thicker arteries, which could contribute to the risk of heart disease and stroke.13
The drugs are also linked to dementia, with researchers noting “treatment with SSRIs, MAOIs, heterocyclic antidepressants and other antidepressants was associated with an increased risk of dementia,” and as the dose increased, so too did the risk.14
The drugs are also known to deplete various nutrients from your body, including coenzyme Q10 and vitamin B12 — in the case of tricyclic antidepressants — which are needed for proper mitochondrial function. SSRIs may deplete calcium, folate and other important nutrients from your body.15 There are also risks specific to older adults, which are not necessarily seen in younger adults.
According to research published in Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, “One particular concern is that antidepressants increase the risk of falls, osteoporosis and fractures … antidepressants have side effects and risks, some of which can be observed acutely while others may be longer-term consequences.”16
For example, one 2015 study found that, compared to perimenopausal women treated with H2 antagonists or proton pump inhibitors (indigestion drugs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs, a class of antidepressants) raised bone fracture rates by 76% in the first year of use. After two years of treatment, the fracture rate was 73% higher.17,18
What’s more, between 1988 and 2010 39% of people aged 65 and over were taking at least five prescription medications each day19 — in 2019 as many as 43% may be taking eight or more, while 24% could be taking as many as 10 day,20 which can be contraindicated, raising new risks. In 2015 when the first study was published, researchers believed the increases were driven, in part, by rising use of antidepressant drugs.
Antidepressants Are Often Ineffective
Studies have repeatedly shown antidepressants work no better than placebo for mild to moderate depression,21 so seniors may be taking serious risks for a very small chance of benefit.
In yet another study that documented the overprescription of antidepressants in older adults, researchers found they were often prescribed in the absence of major depressive disorder (MDD), although they were not effective for such purposes. Researchers concluded:22
“Providers and the public increasingly recognize depression as a medical problem meriting treatment; however, they should be aware that antidepressants are not beneficial for depressive symptoms that do not meet the criteria for MDD, but their potential side effects and costs remain regardless of whether MDD is present.”
Even in severely depressed patients, the difference in efficacy between antidepressants and placebo has been described as “relatively small,”23 while Irving Kirsch, associate director of the Program in Placebo Studies at Harvard Medical School, has conducted several meta-analyses of antidepressants in comparison to placebo, concluding there’s virtually no difference in their effectiveness.
According to Kirsch, “The difference is so small, it’s not of any clinical importance.”24 In a 2014 article, he wrote:25
“Antidepressants are supposed to work by fixing a chemical imbalance, specifically, a lack of serotonin in the brain. Indeed, their supposed effectiveness is the primary evidence for the chemical imbalance theory.
But analyses of the published data and the unpublished data that were hidden by drug companies reveals that most (if not all) of the benefits are due to the placebo effect.
… Even the small statistical difference between antidepressants and placebos may be an enhanced placebo effect, due to the fact that most patients and doctors in clinical trials successfully break blind … Instead of curing depression, popular antidepressants may induce a biological vulnerability making people more likely to become depressed in the future.”
Seniors Can Relieve Depression Via Exercise
The seriousness of depression cannot be overstated, and the need for effective treatment is a necessity. However, many seniors may be pinning their hopes of improving their mood and relieving depression on a pill solution that just doesn’t work. Importantly, there are other options available, with exercise being one of them.
In an 11-year study, people who engaged in regular leisure-time exercise for one hour a week were less likely to become depressed.26 A meta-analysis of 33 trials involving nearly 1,877 people also showed that strength training led to a significant reduction in depressive symptoms, and this held true regardless of the participant’s health status, improvements in strength or how much strength training they completed.27
According to the study’s lead author, Brett Gordon, a postgraduate researcher in the department of physical education and sports sciences at the University of Limerick in Ireland, the greatest improvements were seen among people with symptoms of mild to moderate depression, as opposed to those without depression, which suggests strength training may be most effective for people with greater depressive symptoms.28
Research has also looked into the effects of exercise and depression in seniors, particularly. In a study of older depressed adults, 80% experienced a significant reduction in depressive symptoms after taking up strength training for 10 weeks, such that researchers concluded, “PRT [progressive resistance training] is an effective antidepressant in depressed elders, while also improving strength, morale, and quality of life.”29
In yet another study of older adults with depression, those who took part in high-intensity strength training three days a week for eight weeks experienced a 50% reduction in depressive symptoms,30 whereas separate research showed strength training exercise reduced depressive symptoms in older Hispanic/Latino adults as well (endurance, balance and flexibility exercises were also beneficial for mood).31
The upside is that, unlike with antidepressants, which increase health risks, exercise provides additional health benefits to seniors. In my 2008 interview with Dr. James Gordon, an expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, he stated that physical exercise is at least as good as antidepressants for helping people who are depressed.
Seek Help if You’re Struggling With Depression
If you’re struggling with depression or depressive symptoms, seek help, from a counselor, a holistic psychiatrist or another natural health practitioner to start the journey toward healing. And, realize that antidepressants carry risks, including increasing the risk of suicide and violence,32 and are not the only available treatment.
In many cases, exercise, sleep and dietary changes can work wonders, especially when combined with nutritional and light therapy, along with energy psychology tools such as the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Supplements, including magnesium, omega-3 and B vitamins, along with vitamin D, can also be helpful in restoring optimal mental health.
If you’re in the throes of depression, it can be nearly impossible to commit to positive lifestyle changes, so please don’t suffer in silence. Get help from a health partner who can guide you out of crisis mode and into a mindset that allows you to make healthy changes.
Approximately 1,663 people will die today from cancer in the United States.1 This is criminal since cancer is a relatively new disease and would rarely occur if you were healthy. The time to use natural medicine, ideally, is before you are diagnosed, but certainly when you are diagnosed.
If you are motivated by fear and run to conventional physicians, they implement therapies like chemo and radiation that will compromise your immune system, which ultimately is responsible for controlling the cancer. Even if they are successful, these approaches will typically kill you from another disease a few years later.
An estimated 1,762,450 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2019.2 The mere words, “You have cancer” is a traumatic blow that can paralyze even the most resilient among us. Panic can easily set in, which has its own ramifications for health and well-being.
Interestingly, most say they thought they were healthy up until they received their cancer diagnosis. However, common sense will tell you that’s impossible. Cancer, like many other diseases, does not manifest until you’re about 80% of the way down the proverbial hole.
Most cancers take years, and some even decades, to progress to the point of being diagnosable. As noted by Dr. Nasha Winters, a naturopathic physician who specializes in cancer treatment, cancer is a res ipsa loquitur factor, meaning “the facts speak for themselves.”
In other words, you, in some way, were not leading a healthy lifestyle — or you simply failed to counteract the inevitable toxic exposures we’re all subject to in today’s modern world.
Proactive Measures Can Pay Dividends
Unfortunately, conventional medicine pays little attention to actual prevention of cancer, and few doctors are properly trained in evaluating lab tests that can provide early indications that a problem is brewing, even though such tests are readily available.
In “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer Treatment,” Winters reviews several oft-ignored lab tests that can give you a nice overview of how your immune system is doing, and whether you might be at risk for cancer or other chronic disease.
Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy also covers this important topic in “The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer,” which is also the title of her book.
Even if you believe yourself to be in decent health, finding a doctor who can help you assess your risk and provide guidance on how to optimize your health would be an ideal scenario. But what do you do if you’ve already been diagnosed with cancer? That’s the focus of this particular article, although most of the recommendations apply equally to both prevention and treatment.
Addressing Your Emotions
Getting a cancer diagnosis is bound to throw anyone for a loop. Having tools to effectively address the emotional trauma is an important first step. One of my favorite tools for this is the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
It’s noninvasive and easy to learn, and can be done just about anywhere, at any time. In the video above, Julie Schiffman demonstrates how to tap for the emotional (and physical) stress associated with a breast cancer diagnosis.
When faced with a cancer diagnosis, it’s easy to panic and lose sight of the big picture. Most people immediately start on conventional treatment, which typically involves chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery.
Centering yourself with EFT, meditation or any other form of stress relief that you find effective may help you calm down enough that you might consider your alternatives. Most are indoctrinated to think chemo, radiation and surgery are “givens,” when in fact there are now many different kinds of alternatives.
Importantly, once you’ve done chemo or extensive radiation, your chances of remission through alternative methods are slim, as the damage done is too great. I’ve yet to talk to an expert in alternative cancer treatments that does not agree with this statement.
In order for holistic treatment to work, it needs to be done first. This in turn means you have to be brave enough, and not too panic stricken, to explore your options and give them time to work before jumping into the “cut, poison, burn” paradigm.
You may also find inspiration from Kate Bowler’s podcast,3 “Everything Happens.” Bowler, a cancer survivor, interviews a wide range of individuals, talking to them about “what they’ve learned in dark times.” Some discussions center around loss and grief, while others tackle living with chronic illness.
Finding Your Way
So, just what are your options? I’ve written many articles and interviewed many alternative cancer specialists on this very issue. One way to get started is to find a qualified expert that can help guide you through the options.
Winters, for example, is a naturopathic physician who specializes in consulting with clinicians who treat cancer patients. To engage her services, your doctor will need to go to the doctor section on her website, drnasha.com,4 to sign up for a consultation. There you can also find a free guide describing the five steps Winters recommends taking when diagnosed with cancer.
Hope4Cancer,5 which has integrative cancer treatment centers in Mexico, Colombia and Thailand, also offers consultations, and will discuss treatment options with your oncologist if desired.
You can learn more about these facilities in my interview with Hope4Cancer’s founder, Dr. Antonio Jimenez. Educational material can be found on Hope4Cancer.com,6 including a printable PDF7 summarizing the seven key principles of cancer therapy that Hope4Cancer is founded on.
A third helpful resource where you can find oncologists who are open to holistic and integrative cancer treatments is the Best Answer for Cancer Foundation.8 It’s a hybrid nonprofit that services both integrative physicians and patients with cancer and other chronic disease.
As you might expect, your diet not only can help prevent cancer from developing in the first place, but is also an important piece of the treatment puzzle. Overwhelmingly, the nutritional approach with the strongest scientific support is time-restricted eating, which is restricting your eating window to six to eight hours initially, and eventually down to four hours.
This will help increase metabolic autophagy, lower your insulin resistance, improve your sleep, radically increase your metabolic flexibility, increase ketones, and improve your mitochondrial function — especially if you add exercise in your fasting window.
In my experience, the vast majority of people are adapted to burning carbs as their primary fuel, as opposed to burning fat. One of the most effective strategies I know of to become a fat burner is to fast for 16 to 18 hours each day.
Remember, cancer is a metabolic disease rooted in mitochondrial dysfunction. In a nutshell, cancer cells burn glucose, which generates far more reactive oxygen species than fat and ketones. To burn fat, the cell must be healthy and normal. Cancer cells cannot burn fat, so a high-fat, low-sugar diet essentially starves the cancer while nourishing healthy cells.
To be clear, time-restricted eating and a ketogenic diet can safely and easily be implemented even if you’re going through conventional cancer treatment. In fact, it can actually make chemotherapy more effective.
The ChemoThermia Oncology Center in Turkey, for example, specializes in low-dose chemotherapy treatments for late-stage cancers, which are in large part made possible through the implementation of a ketogenic diet.
You can learn more about their general treatment protocol in “Metabolically Supported Therapies for the Improvement of Cancer Treatment.” Other strategies used at this cancer center include fasting, hyperthermia and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Why Nutritional Ketosis Is so Important
One of the leading researchers in this field is Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D. In my May 2019 interview with Seyfried, he explains how the origin of cancer is damage to the respiratory function of your mitochondria, triggering compensatory fermentation that is run by oncogenes.
To survive, the cancer cells must use fermentation, and the two most available fermentable fuels in the cancer microenvironment are glucose and glutamine (one of the most common amino acids found in proteins).
For this reason, targeting glucose and glutamine is a crucial component of cancer treatment. The simplest approach is to bring the patient into therapeutic ketosis, and then strategically target the availability of glucose and glutamine.
Seyfried’s research also sheds much-needed light on how metastatic cancer works, and thus its treatment. According to Seyfried, a metastatic cancer cell is essentially a hybrid mix of a macrophage (an immune system cell) and a dysregulated stem cell.
Macrophages are part of our primary defense system against bacterial infections. They live both in the bloodstream and in tissues, and can go anywhere in the body. When an injury or infection occurs, they immediately move in to protect the tissue.
In the case of metastatic cancer cells, their dysregulated energy and function make them proliferate out of control, spreading unpredictably through the body. Like normal macrophages, metastatic cancer cells are also able to survive in hypoxic environments, which is why most angiogenic therapies are ineffective against metastatic cancer. Seyfried’s research suggests that by strategically targeting glutamine, you can effectively kill these metastatic cancer cells.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Cryotherapy
Another component that we’re starting to see more and more of in holistic cancer treatment programs is the addition of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. As mentioned, it’s one of the adjunct therapies used at The ChemoThermia Oncology Center in Turkey.
In 2015, Seyfried and Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D., another cancer-is-metabolic-disease researcher,9 published a paper10 demonstrating a phenomenal synergy between a ketogenic diet and the use of hyperbaric oxygen for metastasized cancers.
Another oft-ignored alternative discussed in Connealy’s book, “The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer,” is cryotherapy, which is where you freeze the cancer cells. Cryotherapy typically works well for breast cancer.
In our interview (hyperlinked above), Connealy recounts treating 9-centimeter breast tumors with cryotherapy in combination with a cocktail of low-dose chemo and hypodermic mistletoe, successfully eliminating the tumor in a single month.
Vitamin D Optimization Is Essential
Optimizing your vitamin D is another foundational move that you should consider regardless of the type of cancer treatment you’re opting for. Research shows most cancers occur in people with a vitamin D blood level between 10 and 40 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL), and the optimal level for cancer protection has been identified as being between 60 and 80 ng/mL.
Generally speaking, research11 has shown that once you reach a minimum serum vitamin D level of 40 ng/mL, your risk for cancer diminishes by 67%, compared to having a level of 20 ng/ml or less. Several studies also show that higher vitamin D levels are protective against breast cancer specifically.
A 2005 study12 showed women with vitamin D levels above 60 ng/mL have an 83% lower risk of breast cancer than those below 20 ng/mL. I cannot think of any other strategy that can offer that kind of risk reduction.
A pooled analysis13 published in June 2018 of two randomized trials and a prospective cohort study came to a near-identical conclusion. Mirroring the 2005 findings, women with vitamin D levels at or above 60 ng/mL had an 82% lower incidence rate of breast cancer than those with levels of 20 ng/mL or less.
Vitamin D also increases your chances of surviving cancer,14,15,16,17 and evidence suggests adding vitamin D to the conventional treatment for cancer can boost the effectiveness of conventional cancer treatment.18
GrassrootsHealth makes testing easy by offering an inexpensive vitamin D testing kit as part of its consumer-sponsored research. You also have the option of getting both your vitamin D and omega-3 index tested.
By signing up, you are helping further vital health research that can help millions in coming years. (All revenues from these kits go directly to GrassrootsHealth. I make no profit from these kits and only provide them as a service of convenience to my readers.)
All women are also encouraged to enroll in the Breast Cancer Prevention project,19 to track your vitamin D level and help prevent an initial cancer occurrence, or, if you’ve already had it, to help prevent a recurrence.
Other Cancer Treatment Recommendations
As discussed in “Metabolically Supported Therapies for the Improvement of Cancer Treatment” (hyperlinked above), clinical evidence from the ChemoThermia Oncology Center in Turkey shows nutritional ketosis and fasting can radically improve treatment outcomes and minimize the need for chemotherapy, even in advanced-stage and hard to treat cancer cases.
Other strategies, aside from those already discussed, that can help minimize your cancer risk and improve your outcome if added to a comprehensive cancer treatment plan include the following:
Sauna — Detoxification is another crucial component. Most of us are inundated with thousands of toxins each day, many of which have carcinogenic potential. One of the simplest and perhaps safest ways is to use a low-EMF, infrared sauna coupled with a near-infrared light, as your skin is a major organ of elimination.
Cancer cells also have a harder time surviving in high temperatures. I strongly believe that near-infrared, not far-infrared, saunas are the best out there and highly recommend the sauna space sauna.
Exercise — One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives insulin resistance down. One of the most recent studies20 looking at exercise for cancer was published online August 5, 2019. It found that women who exercised and lost weight had more favorable breast cancer biomarker profiles than those who exercised but lost no weight.
Minimize your exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF), including both wireless technologies and household wiring — To learn more about how EMFs affect your health, see “The Harmful Effects of EMFs Explained.”
Get eight hours of high-quality sleep each night to optimize your melatonin production — Melatonin (a hormone with antioxidant and anticancer activity) both inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells and triggers cancer cell apoptosis (self-destruction). It also interferes with the new blood supply tumors required for their rapid growth (angiogenesis).
Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.
Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them to avoid the creation of acrylamide, a known carcinogen. Avoid all processed meats for the same reason.
How to Speak to Someone Who Has Received a Cancer Diagnosis
Last but not least, some advice for friends and family of those who have received a diagnosis of cancer or some other chronic disease. It can be very difficult to talk about a devastating diagnosis, both for the patient and those around them.
A July 2019 article21 in The Atlantic addresses this sensitive issue. Taylor Lorenz tells the story of Kate Bowler, a 35-year-old historian and author. Bowler’s cancer diagnosis came like a lightning bolt from a clear-blue sky.
In 2015, she sought treatment for stomach pain. It turned out to be Stage 4 colon cancer, and she was given less than a year to live. The podcast I mentioned earlier, “Everything Happens,”22 was an outgrowth of her journey.
Despite a grim diagnosis, Bowler survived. Today, four years later, her focus has shifted to educating people about how to support people in the midst of their suffering. Her own experiences taught her a lot about this, and many of the things people say turn out to be less than helpful. For example, Bowler suggests that when speaking to someone who is suffering:
- Don’t try to relate to their suffering — While this may sound odd, the way we experience suffering is uniquely our own, so hearing stories about someone else’s situation typically isn’t helpful. It also shifts the focus away from the patient, making it instead about you.
- Don’t offer solutions and treatment strategies unless asked.
- Don’t tell them their suffering is “part of God’s master plan” or has some greater purpose — Randomness happens. Sometimes it’s just bad luck. Sometimes, a tragic story will have a happy ending, but it’s not guaranteed.
- Make yourself available and just be present — Lorenz writes,23 “Bowler had friends who faded away from her life after her diagnosis because they didn’t know how to confront her tragedy. But the type of person she found most helpful when she was at her lowest, she said, was someone who just ‘shows up, doesn’t ask for anything, and just knits in front of you.”’
A drag queen accidentally flashed children a glimpse of his crotch during a ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
The performer, known as Sasha Sosa, was reading to children at Hennepin County Library when the incident was caught on camera.
Child Protection League Action posted a series of images from the event asserting that they represented taxpayer funded “debauchery and sexual grooming.”
While only a few die-hard corporate propaganda Kool-Aid drinkers actually believe the U.S. announcement that “master terrorist al-Baghdadi” was killed yet again, this time it actually means something, Pentagon sources say. The third announcement of his death means that U.S. President Donald Trump “is poised with Russian help to cut off illegal oil, arms, human, and drug trafficking that benefit Zionists, the CIA, and the deep state,” they explain.
Basically, now that the pretense of fighting ISIS or Al Qaeda or whatever brand name they used has blown up, Trump is now openly telling the truth—that the wars in the Middle East are about stealing oil. The fact that Trump mentions Rockefeller-controlled Exxon Mobil by name as the company that can develop the Syrian oil fields also means Trump is now an official spokesperson for big oil.
In any case, Gordon Duff of Veteran’s Today, who has better Middle East sources than this writer, says Mossad agent Shimon Elliot, aka “al-Baghdadi,” is actually still alive. You can read his excellent report here:
Presumably he is enjoying his official death in a safe house along with his Mossad buddy Jeffrey Epstein.
This picture of CIA agent Tim Osman, aka “Bin Laden,” with his handlers sent to us by the Germans supports what Duff reports.
Meanwhile, in a sign the undeclared civil war in the U.S. is reaching a crescendo, the list of missing politicians in Washington, DC keeps growing. Neither House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nor House Intelligence Committee head Adam Schiff have appeared in public since their sudden trip to Jordan last week.
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise tried to keep up pretense with this widely quoted tweet: “My colleagues & I went to confront Schiff face-to-face in his locked room in the Capitol basement to see what he’s been hiding. When we got there he immediately shut down the hearing & fled with the witness.”
However, a colleague in Washington, DC with a press pass says Pelosi, Schiff, and many others have not been seen in public during the past week and no new videos of them have emerged, either. Former CIA chief John Brennan, who was constantly in the media, has also not been seen in public for two weeks, the journalist also noted. (Note to computer graphic agents: Time to get to work.)
Also, the fact that corporate media reports concerning the ongoing “Ukraine” impeachment proceedings against Trump now quote politicians other than Schiff or Pelosi lends credibility to the idea that they are gone.
Pentagon sources explain, “As sealed indictments reach 130,000, many notables may choose death over dishonor, Gitmo, or military tribunals, and they may be given the …
… Rommel treatment.” (Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was given the option to commit suicide and be eulogized as a war hero after his failed coup attempt against Adolph Hitler.) So keep an eye out for announcements of the untimely death of war hero General James Mattis and some of his colleagues.
The latest official death announcement was of long-serving African-American Congressman John Conyers.
Conyers, “who was ousted in 2017 for sexual misconduct,” was killed by his Detroit mob bosses “as their money from Syria and Iraq is getting blocked,” the Pentagon sources say.
Asked about the Russiagate investigation on Friday, Trump said, “I can’t tell you what’s happening,” but “I will tell you this: I think you’re going to see a lot of really bad things. I think you’ll see things that nobody would have believed,” he added.
Trump also hinted last week that former President Barack Obama had been executed when he publicly accused him of the capital offense of treason. “What they did was treasonous, OK? It was treasonous.”
“The Pentagon’s President who we installed to counter the Khazarian Mafia (Hillary Clinton, etc.) has hit back at the Russia intelligence rubbish which sadly was cobbled together by one of our own in London. Needless to say, there are some very uncomfortable people in London on the receiving end,” was how a senior MI6 source described the action in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, Western “intelligence” agencies have been accidentally “working at cross-purposes,” he added. This is now being corrected, he said.
In the meanwhile, the rest of the world is getting fed up with all the puerile activity in the Anglo-Saxon political world. “After the Islamic State was ultimately defeated by the Syrian government army with support of the Russia aerospace forces in early 2018, yet another ‘death’ of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will have no impact either on the situation in Syria or on the actions of terrorists staying in Idlib,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
Tass also quoted recently released Russian “agent” Maria Butina as saying, “The U.S. has lost its judicial system.”
The official Chinese Xinhua News agency, for its part, after quoting Trump about “al-Baghdadi,” noted that, “Over the years, al-Baghdadi has been reported multiple times to have been killed.”
Of course the Turks, Iranians, and others have been publicly saying similar things.
Simultaneously, the U.S. plan to use India as a counterbalance to China blew up as India suspended its defense cooperation with the U.S. last week.
What all this means is that the U.S. regime and its Zionist controllers are losing the ability to control the plot. This is happening even inside of the countries they still control like the U.S. An example of this was seen when Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard said in a Presidential debate that the U.S. was sponsoring Al Qaeda. She won the debate with 40% support while official top-runners like Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden got 7%, according to a Drudge Report poll. Then, in an Orwellian move, the National Democratic Party Committee announced she does not have enough support to participate in the next debate.
Meanwhile, California is burning again. Japanese military intelligence sources say the California fires of recent years are being deliberately set to prepare land for a railway link from California to China via Alaska. This is being done as a part of a deal to prevent the bankruptcy of the U.S. corporate government, the sources say. The map at this link of past fires shows they do indeed appear to be in a line formation along what would be a good route for a railroad.
The other thing to note about the U.S. is that a sudden, radical spike of loan downgrades is the latest clear sign that some sort of financial black swan event is imminent.
According to European royal family sources, negotiations are continuing toward “a truly global BIS/IMF/World Bank/UN statement making the case for permanent peace and prosperity” that would be put to the UN Security Council for a vote. The IMF (France and Germany) and the Vatican (P2 Freemasons), the Swiss, and the City of London are all involved in these negotiations, the source says. The British are pushing for a meritocratically-staffed future planning agency to be set up to oversee this, while the Vatican controllers of the old system want to put the IMF in charge, he says. A compromise that will give both a role is being worked out, he added. Of course the Chinese and Asians would have to approve, he said.
The Chinese are holding a special meeting this week to discuss this along with other issues, Asian secret society sources say.
The military-industrial complex, for its part, has, by releasing patents on “UFO” technology, compact fusion reactors and other wonders, indicated that it is ready for a swords-to-plowshares transformation. As a part of this, “Boeing may be subject to military control with former Naval chief Admiral John Richardson parachuted to its board, as CEO Dennis Muilenburg may be fired soon,” Pentagon sources say.
The Pentagon is also thinking of shaking up the bloated and inefficient U.S. military-industrial complex by sharing technology with and opening up some defense contract bidding to Russian companies, the sources say.
In any case, we can expect more drama over the coming weeks and months as the old system collapses. The question is, will it be a controlled demolition followed by reconstruction, or will it be a descent into chaos, anarchy, and misery. Our sources are saying a controlled demolition and a phoenix-like emergence of something new and better is the most likely scenario. Meetings scheduled for November involving the Pope, the Asians, and the Pentagon may prove decisive.
Also, while I am not a big UFO or alien guy, I have been told it is a good time to keep your eyes on the sky and look out for unusual events like giant holograms.
Just as publicity about the need for everyone to get a flu shot ramps up, there are signs that the influenza vaccine for this “flu season” (2019-2020) may be even less effective this year than last year.
The strains of the influenza virus selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. health officials for vaccine manufacturers to include in this year’s flu shot for the North Hemisphere (including the United States) may turn out to be a ‘mismatch,’ according to epidemiologist Danuta Skowronski, MD of the British Columbia Center for Disease Control in Vancouver, Canada. 1, 2
In February 2019, the WHO recommended the “influenza B virus component of trivalent vaccines for use in the 2019-2020 northern hemisphere influenza season be a B/Colorado,” and the A(H3N2) component in March. In September, the WHO selected different A/H3N2 influenza virus strains for the Southern Hemisphere, suggesting to Dr. Skowronski that the earlier strain prediction may be wrong. 3, 4