FULL ARTICLE Benjamin Fulford 12-30-19… “Humanity’s liberation from satanic Western ruling class possible in 2020”

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“With a big push, humanity could be liberated in 2020. The key will be to force an implosion of the Khazarian mafia’s privately owned central bank system of debt slavery, according to Pentagon, P3 Freemason, and other sources. The increasing disconnect between the real-world economy and the financial market bubble is being deliberately engineered to cause a humanity-liberating systemic failure during 2020… the real economy is continuing to plunge despite the record-high stock market and corporate media cheerleading.

“A hidden part of this financial/economic war that’s now raging involves an East/West tug-of-war over historical bonds.

“This secret war is also leading a huge surge in public gold-related activity and is part of the reason that talk of a financial reset has become a mainstream topic in the markets.

“The P2 Freemasons, Asian secret societies, the British Commonwealth, the Pentagon, and others have been trying to end this war by reaching a new agreement on how to run the planet… the Italian P2 Freemason Lodge has now been superseded by the P3 Freemason Lodge, P3 sources say. There was even an announcement of this…

“…the [P3] Lodge is not covered or secret. It is fully transparent and open to all my friends all over the world of any race, color, or belief.” The P3 are releasing all sorts of information about Antarctica, aliens, Nazis, and other things that are so mind-boggling they will require strong proof.

““The International Criminal Court case against Israel appears to have unprecedented global support as, despite heavy lobbying by Bibi [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu], not one single world leader dares to speak up in defense of isolated Israel or condemn the ICC… The ICC may have been given a spine transplant and raison d’être to help take down Zionists, the deep state, and pedo’s in concert with military tribunals.”

“…California is now in a state of open revolt against Trump. This is seen in California-based Nancy Pelosi (or the controllers of her computer graphics or clone or whatever) trying to impeach Trump, among other things.

“An invasion of California may also be needed to end the ongoing undeclared U.S. civil war and liberate the American people, Pentagon sources say. The fact that multiple explosions (earthquakes) are reported coming from California and Nevada U.S. military bases is a sign the invasion is already underway, they say.

“…the top three executives of Japan Post Holdings were forced to resign on December 27th. Japan Post Holdings was taken over by the Rothschilds and Rockefellers after Fukushima. The Japanese are now about to take it back.

“…the good news that anti-gravity technology is now being made available to the general public. Existing anti-gravity craft are now being deliberately flown over heavily populated areas as a part of Disclosure, Pentagon sources say.”

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Humanity’s liberation from satanic Western ruling class possible in 2020
By Benjamin Fulford December 30, 2019

With a big push, humanity could be liberated in 2020. The key will be to force an implosion of the Khazarian mafia’s privately owned central bank system of debt slavery, according to Pentagon, P3 Freemason, and other sources. The increasing disconnect between the real-world economy and the financial market bubble is being deliberately engineered to cause a humanity-liberating systemic failure during 2020, say Asian secret society and P3 Freemason sources. (And no, P3 is not a typo; see below for details.)

This Ben Garrison cartoon illustrates the current situation:
https://grrrgraphics.com/the-2019-melt-up

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Needless to say, the real economy is continuing to plunge despite the record-high stock market and corporate media cheerleading. The latest sign is the Baltic Dry Index, which is plunging to lows not seen since the Lehman crisis. The BDI cannot be manipulated with fiat funny money like other indexes can, because it is the price of sending physically existing stuff in ships.
https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/baltic-dry-tumbles-most-2008-tariff-frontrunning-fades

Durable goods orders, another reality-based indicator, are also plunging.
https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/us-durables-goods-orders-unexpectedly-plunge-november-boeing-backlash-hits

A hidden part of this financial/economic war that’s now raging involves an East/West tug-of-war over historical bonds.

The U.S. Treasury Department has started buying Chinese historical bonds in hopes of using them to get gold to meet a January 31, 2020 payments deadline, Japanese right-wing sources and P3 Freemason sources say.

Meanwhile, the Chinese have been buying old American Corporate bonds in a counterattack, they say. The “dark digital U.S. dollars” being created this way are being used to “make monetary inflation to f-ck the U.S. dollar,” they explain.

The bonds are either ending up with the U.S. Secret Service in Citibank or with the Chinese Secret Services in the Hong Kong Branch of HSBC Bank, they say. “Historical bonds are a way of f—king the enemy,” they explain.

This secret war is also leading a huge surge in public gold-related activity and is part of the reason that talk of a financial reset has become a mainstream topic in the markets.
https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/signs-swirl-all-around-us-monetary-reset-hand

This gold activity is picking up, as the experiment of using negative interest rates to save the fiat financial system is failing. It is failing because more and more investors are moving their money into physical cash (which is immune to negative rates), gold, and other things that actually exist. The bottom line is that reality always wins in the end.
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/steven-mnuchin-explains-why-15-trillion-100-bills-have-disappeared

The fact that the Rothschild-owned United Nations is now openly calling for the use of cryptocurrency to finance its operations is a sign they are running out of physical assets like gold and are looking for a digital escape hatch. The gold-holding Asians, for their part, would rather create a new UN in Asia.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2019/12/28/secretary-general-says-united-nations-must-embrace-blockchain/#771cd48e1379

The P2 Freemasons, Asian secret societies, the British Commonwealth, the Pentagon, and others have been trying to end this war by reaching a new agreement on how to run the planet.

Toward that end, the Italian P2 Freemason Lodge has now been superseded by the P3 Freemason Lodge, P3 sources say. There was even an announcement of this in the Italian press on December 30th.
https://edicola.iltempo.it/iltempo/pageflip/swipe/iltempo/20191230iltempo

A sign of a change in Italy is that Leo Zagami, who was involved in the Fukushima mass-murder attack on Japan, has had to flee to Palm Springs, California to avoid arrest in Italy on slander charges filed by the Calabrian Freemasons, P3 sources say.

The head of the P3 is a Mr. Gianmario Fioramonti, who says…

…“the Lodge is not covered or secret. It is fully transparent and open to all my friends all over the world of any race, color, or belief.” The P3 are releasing all sorts of information about Antarctica, aliens, Nazis, and other things that are so mind-boggling they will require strong proof. If you are interested, we suggest you contact them directly about this via the Catholic Church.

In any case, the financial and information war is also taking a powerful turn against the Jews, who will have to purge their ranks of satanists and radical Zionists, or else face inevitable collective punishment. Pentagon sources outline the moves against them as follows:

“Trump may have begun anti-Semitic attacks in New York and elsewhere on Hanukkah when he recently told the Israeli American Council, ‘You’re brutal killers. You’re not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me.’
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-israel-jewish-speech-antisemitism-money-wealth-tax-israeli-american-council-a9237721.html
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/12/28/rash-of-anti-semitic-attacks-new-york-city/
https://apnews.com/166344fbc59238cbe55ca1ad79736bac

“The International Criminal Court case against Israel appears to have unprecedented global support as, despite heavy lobbying by Bibi [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu], not one single world leader dares to speak up in defense of isolated Israel or condemn the ICC, not even Trump, Putin, Xi, Bolsonaro, Modi, Sisi, King Abdullah, MBS, Macron, Merkel, Trudeau, or Bojo.

“The Judenpress appears to be silent on the ICC, as the Court may even reverse its decision to not prosecute torture war crimes of the U.S. military and CIA in Afghanistan, but may even expand to include drone strikes.

“The ICC may have been given a spine transplant and raison d’être to help take down Zionists, the deep state, and pedo’s in concert with military tribunals.“The ICC investigation appears to target both Bibi and Benny Gantz as war criminals, as it touched a raw nerve, exposed racist, supremacist Talmudic anti-goy culture, and already stopped Israeli plans to annex the Jordan Valley.

“As indictments are unsealed, some deals may have been made as Democratic Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis got Stage 4 cancer.”

With all of this activity as a background, the recent broadcast of “Home Alone 2” in Canada with an appearance by Donald Trump edited out may have been some sort of insider message. That’s because Macauley Culkin, the child star of that movie, is among many who have said movie business executives are “satanic pedophiles” who “ritually abuse children in the industry.” Culkin says that during the filming of this movie he was called into a room where he was molested by an industry executive. In an interview with French radio, Culkin said:

“He told me to look at his shoes. He said they were made from the skin of children he and his friends had murdered. He asked me if I knew Heather O’Rourke.” The implication was the shoes were made from her skin.
https://johnbwellsnews.com/macaulay-culkin-satanic-hollywood-elites-murder-children-during-rituals/

This is what AP news had to say about her death in 1988:

“The death of 12-year-old ‘Poltergeist’ actress Heather O’Rourke was ‘distinctly unusual.’?
https://apnews.com/355ac4e0f2b6bd8109f766de6ec0dfb8

There has been a thorough attempt to expunge the Culkin story from the Internet and the original article in French is missing, but in a different interview, Culkin says his father was “an evil man who was both psychologically and physically abusive.”

The fact that self-described satanist and human fetus-eater Zagami chose to flee to California to avoid arrest in Italy is also very telling. California is now in a state of open revolt against Trump. This is seen in California-based Nancy Pelosi (or the controllers of her computer graphics or clone or whatever) trying to impeach Trump, among other things.

An invasion of California may also be needed to end the ongoing undeclared U.S. civil war and liberate the American people, Pentagon sources say. The fact that multiple explosions (earthquakes) are reported coming from California and Nevada U.S. military bases is a sign the invasion is already underway, they say.

An invasion of the tiny Asian nation of Brunei might also be in the works, Pentagon and CIA sources say. That is because Brunei is the main nexus of dark money in Asia, the sources say. The building in the photograph below, with a pyramid on its roof, is scheduled to be taken over in order to help end the financial war, they say.

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Here is what a CIA source had to say about the place:

“The Finance Ministry has numerous non-official cover (NOC) CIA and MI6 operatives working there as consultants. They assist in the actual transfers of very large financial transactions made throughout the region, amounting to billions of dollars monthly. It is said that Brunei is the main financial hub for most off-ledger money transfers which are used for black ops and other nefarious funding. This has been going on since the Iran-Contra Scandal back in the mid-80’s. Brunei was involved at the time with a missing $10 million that went into the wrong Swiss bank account. The money was actually intended for Oliver North. Before this incident, which hit all the major news outlets globally, most people in the West had never heard of Brunei.”

The satanists in Japan are also under increasing attack by the White Dragon Society and its allies. The Japanese military are finally realizing that the population is shrinking by more than 500,000 people per year because of incompetent satanic puppet rulers. A purge is in the works, Japanese right-wingers promise.

This war is also getting personal for your correspondent. When I tried to send money to the copyeditor of this blog on December 5th via the Japan Postal Bank, nothing happened. After I complained loudly, the bank sent us a letter on December 23rd with the statement: “Your application for international payment described above has been cancelled due to our comprehensive judgement.”

Also, a Christmas card sent to us was only released by the Post Office after intervention by MI6. It arrived torn (and thus probably opened), as can be seen below:

IMAGE

In a related move, the top three executives of Japan Post Holdings were forced to resign on December 27th. Japan Post Holdings was taken over by the Rothschilds and Rockefellers after Fukushima. The Japanese are now about to take it back.
https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0006256209?fp=8da53a1c4f654aba97aaaa3ade582d38

We are also banned from using Western Union, PayPal, or other electronic means to send money to our staff. This, together with many other crimes, is why bounties have been placed on the owners of these institutions. They will be hunted down and removed. This is war and we are winning, folks.

Finally, I would like to end the last report of 2019 with the good news that anti-gravity technology is now being made available to the general public. Existing anti-gravity craft are now being deliberately flown over heavily populated areas as a part of Disclosure, Pentagon sources say. The latest was spotted in daylight over New York and can be seen at the link below.
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/huge-triangular-ufo-captured-gliding-21179400

Also, the video at the link below shows you how to actually build an anti-gravity device in your own garage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70nrM_E2T8

2020 will be a year of biblical-scale events.

Excess Sleep Can Increase Stroke Risk by 85%

While the pitfalls of too little sleep have been well documented, there are also risks of sleeping too much, which is generally defined as more than nine hours a night. Specifically, excessive sleep, along with long midday naps, may increase your risk of stroke, according to a Chinese study involving 31,750 people.1

It’s unclear exactly why excess sleep increases stroke risk, but long nappers and sleepers are more likely to have increased waist circumferences and inactive lifestyles, both of which are risk factors for stroke. However, other mechanisms could also be at play, as the relationship between sleep and cardiovascular health is complex and still being explored.

Too Much Sleep, Long Naps Increase Stroke Risk by 85%

Compared with sleeping seven to eight hours a night, those who slept for nine hours or more had a 23% greater risk of stroke, while shorter sleep (less than six hours a night) had no significant effect on stroke risk. Those who took long midday naps of more than 90 minutes also had a greater stroke risk — by 25% — than those who napped for 30 minutes or less.2

The greatest risk of all, however, occurred among those who both slept for nine hours or more at night and napped for more than 90 minutes. This excessive sleep combination increased stroke risk by 85% compared to moderate sleepers and nappers.

Sleep quality also matters, and the researchers found, “Compared with good sleep quality, those with poor sleep quality showed a 29%, 28% and 56% higher risk of total, ischemic, and hemorrhagic stroke, respectively.”3 People who were long nighttime sleepers with poor sleep quality were 82% more likely to have a stroke compared to moderate sleepers with good-quality sleep.

What’s more, even switching sleep duration from moderate to long increased stroke risk. Those who switched from seven to nine hours of sleep a night to nine hours or more were 44% more likely to have a stroke than persistent moderate sleepers.4 Previous research has also linked sleeping for more than eight hours per night with stroke, particularly in the elderly and women.5

The Link Between Sleep Duration and Stroke

In the U.S., more than 795,000 people have a stroke every year, which amounts to one stroke every 40 seconds.6 While stroke is the second leading cause of death, and a leading cause of disability, worldwide,7 it’s only recently that its link to sleep has become more widely recognized. In fact, most strokes occur in the first hours of the day, a time during sleep when blood pressure patterns dip, then surge in the morning.

“This morning blood pressure surge has been suggested to lead to increased cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in the morning by disrupting vulnerable plaques, leading to rupture and thrombosis,” researchers explained in the journal Frontiers in Neurology.8

Sleep duration is also associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for stroke. One study revealed, for instance, that sleeping for less than seven or more than eight hours per night is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure.9

Disrupted sleep, including that caused by sleep apnea or limb movements during sleep, can also raise stroke risk, as noted in the Journal of Stroke,10 perhaps because it puts extra stress on your cardiovascular system:

“Any causes of sleep curtailment or fragmentation such as sleep restriction, sleep apnea, insomnia, periodic limb movements during sleep, and shift work, not only impair cardiovascular restoration but also impose a stress on the cardiovascular system. Sleep disturbances have been reported to play a role in the development of stroke and other cardiovascular disorders.”

In order to reduce your risk of stroke and other chronic conditions, optimizing your sleep is crucial — but what’s the “magic” number? Adults need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep a night, with most doing well with about eight.

Additional Risk Factors for Stroke

There are a number of risk factors for stroke aside from excess sleep, many of them physical in nature. As mentioned, high blood pressure is the greatest one, increasing risk of stroke by two- to fourfold.11 Other health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis and obesity, also increase the risk, as do smoking cigarettes and physical inactivity.

Using antibiotics for an extended period of time during middle-age or later may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, in women.12

Among younger adults, in particular, men have a higher risk of stroke than women, and African-American and Hispanic Americans are about two times more likely to have a stroke than Caucasians.13

Further, according to Dr. Lee H. Schwamm, director of the comprehensive stroke center at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Lawrence R. Wechsler, chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the risk factors for stroke among people under the age of 50 differ from those in older patients, and include the following:14

Arterial dissection causing a blood clot — Causes of arterial dissection, which is when the lining of an artery tears, can occur during sudden neck movements, including sports injuries to the neck and jolting that can occur when riding a roller coaster

Hole in the heart (patent foramen ovale) — An estimated 1 in 4 people has this condition, which raises your odds of a stroke, as it can allow a blood clot to cross through your heart and into your brain

Blood clots

Heart defects or disturbed heart rhythm

Narrowing of the arteries caused by stimulants or drugs, causing a sudden lack of oxygen to your brain

Aneurism or arteriovenous malformation

Exercise Slashes Stroke Risk

What’s worse for your health than excess sleep is excess sleep combined with physical inactivity and prolonged sitting. In fact, one study found “ … physical inactivity, prolonged sitting and/or long sleep duration … had the strongest associations with all-cause mortality.”15

The good news is that exercise is very effective at both improving your sleep quality and reducing your risk of stroke, even in small doses. Less than an hour of strength training per week can reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke anywhere from 40% to 70%.16 Less than one hour of strength training per week also lowered the risk of metabolic syndrome, which raises your risk for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, by 29%.17

Daily walks may also have a protective effect, particularly in reducing stroke severity should one occur. Adults who participate in light to moderate physical activity may have less severe strokes than their physically inactive peers, with researchers recommending at least four hours of walking or two to three hours of swimming a week as a potential means of reducing stroke severity.18

One reason why exercise is protective against stroke is because elevating your core temperature through exercise, steam rooms, hot baths or saunas helps optimize heat shock proteins (HSP) inside your cells, which limit cellular damage facilitate cellular recovery,19 and improves protein misfolding and repair.

Accumulation of damaged HSP may lead to plaque formation in your brain or cardiovascular system, thus leading to an increased risk of stroke or cardiovascular disease. Toward that end, researchers have also linked sauna use with a reduced risk for stroke and high blood pressure, because it increases heat shock proteins.20

Most Strokes Are Due to Lifestyle Factors

The vast majority of strokes are linked to modifiable lifestyle factors, which is why I strongly encourage you to take control of your health to reduce your risk and learn about more stroke prevention strategies here. If you’re sleeping too much, seek out the underlying reasons why and address them at the source.

Overall, however, many of the same risk factors that raise your risk of heart disease — such as obesity, smoking and inactivity — also raise your risk of stroke. Common nutrient deficiencies, like vitamin D and magnesium, also raise your risk.

Ideally, measure your vitamin D level twice a year and make sure you maintain a healthy level between 60 and 80 ng/mL (150 and 200 nmol/L) year-round, either from sensible sun exposure or oral supplementation, or both. To raise your magnesium level, eat magnesium-rich foods and/or take a magnesium supplement, balanced with vitamins D3, K2 and calcium. Other key stroke-prevention strategies include:

  • Eat real food — A diet of unprocessed or minimally processed whole foods, rich in healthy fats and fermented foods and low in net carbs, will protect your heart and cardiovascular health.
  • Manage your stress — Stress is associated with a high risk of stroke,21 and while experiencing stress is inevitable, how you manage it can make the difference in how it affects your health. My favorite overall tool to manage stress is EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).

Act FAST if Stroke Occurs

If you or a loved one is having a stroke, emergency medications can dissolve the clot that is blocking blood flow to your brain. Acting fast is crucial, however, as in order to be effective, you typically need to get help within three hours — and the sooner the better.22

Most strokes occur without warning, so knowing the following symptoms of stroke and calling 911 immediately can therefore be the difference between life and long-lasting disability or death.

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially when occurring on one side of the body; face drooping, typically on just one side
  • Sudden confusion; trouble talking or understanding speech
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, or double vision
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause; nausea or vomiting

Even if the symptoms are brief and disappear, a mini stroke may have occurred, so get emergency help if you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms. A helpful acronym to memorize is FAST:

F: Face drooping

A: Arm weakness

S: Speech impairment

T: Time to call 911!

After a stroke, neuroplasticity training can also help you to regain lost function if implemented immediately. Bob Dennis’ book “Stroke of Luck: Master Neuroplasticity for Recovery and Growth After Stroke,” and its shortened version, “Stroke of Luck: NOW! Fast and Free Exercises to Immediately Begin Mastering Neuroplasticity Following a Stroke,” are excellent reference books that can help you to optimize recovery after a stroke.

Study Shows Sports Are Good for Your Brain

The level of high school sports participation is at an all-time high.1 Students who play competitive sports enjoy physical and mental benefits. It reduces the rate of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It also improves cardiovascular and pulmonary function and increases the potential that young people will go on to stay physically active throughout their life.2

Researchers also discovered that athletes who regularly play sports are less likely to use drugs and less likely to smoke cigarettes. Female athletes are 80% less likely to become pregnant during high school than their peers who don’t participate in sports. Students playing sports perform better in the classroom with higher grade point averages, better attendance and a greater chance of going to college.

In one survey of 75 Fortune 500 companies, researchers found that 95% of the vice presidents played high school sports. One of the risks of playing full contact sports, though, is a head injury, which experts estimate occurs 300,000 times annually during participation in high school and intercollegiate sports.3

Playing Sports Develops Mental Fitness and Sound Response

Many of the benefits of playing sports are related to mental fitness or mental flexibility. Neurobiologists from Northwestern University focus on this in their studies of the brain’s response to sound.4 By hooking a series of electrodes to the scalp they can record the electrical response to sound and play it through a speaker.

Lead researcher Nina Kraus commented that this methodology gives insight into the health of the nervous system. Her team has found that those who are exposed to language and musical stimulation while growing up are less likely to have neural static or the generation of excess electrical activity.

On the other hand, growing up in a musically or linguistically limited environment, the brain may be excessively noisy, which interferes with your ability to understand auditory information. Their results suggest that playing sports gives an athlete’s brain greater ability to turn down background noise.5 Kraus explained:6

“The brain is hungry for information and it actually creates electrical activity when it doesn’t get enough. But it creates random and staticky activity, which in the end is more of a problem because it gets in the way of making sense of sound.”

The researchers used a cross-sectional study design involving 988 student athletes. They evaluated the athletes’ auditory processing by measuring the frequency-following response (FFR) using electrodes applied to the scalp.

The FFR was used as it is sensitive to experience, and researchers have found that injury reduces the amplitude. They measured the FFR amplitude of the brain’s response, of the background noise and the ratio between these measures, and found athletes had a larger response than nonathletes, and concluded:7

“These findings suggest that playing sports increases the gain of an auditory signal by turning down the background noise. This mode of enhancement may be tied to the overall fitness level of athletes and/or the heightened need of an athlete to engage with and respond to auditory stimuli during competition.”

Sports May Dampen a Noisy Brain

Kraus believes the ability to hear direction during competitive sports helps “tune the brain to better understand one’s sensory environment.”8 This gives an athlete the advantage of being able to hear their coach yelling from the sidelines above the noise of the spectators by dampening the background noise.

Dr. Richard Isaacson from the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College was intrigued with the results.9 He commented that the researchers demonstrated that athletes enjoyed mental fitness from playing sports, and he expressed an interest in further studies to differentiate between noncontact and contact sports.

The Northwestern researchers theorized that within a healthy nervous system, athletes may be able to handle injury and other health problems better than non-athletes. Kraus explained that making sense of what is heard may be one of the most difficult functions of the brain. The pitch, timing and harmonics of sound must be meshed with understanding the meaning within microseconds of having heard it.

The study is one of the latest in neural processing sponsored by the National Institutes of Health concerning sound in sports concussions. The hope is to use the analyzation of electrical responses following a concussion to determine when an athlete may be ready to return to full contact sports without an increased potential for greater damage to the brain.

Brain Benefits From Language and Music

The researchers also found since head injuries disrupt auditory processes it may be important to understand how this enhancement may reduce potential brain injury. Kraus said playing a musical instrument or learning a new language can help strengthen the brain’s ability to process the signal, yet it does not affect the background noise. In other words:10

“They all hear the ‘DJ’ better but the musicians hear the ‘DJ’ better because they turn up the ‘DJ,’ whereas athletes can hear the ‘DJ’ better because they can tamp down the ‘static.”

The obvious benefit of being bilingual is the ability to communicate with people from around the world. Most people in the U.S. believe learning a second language is valuable, though not necessarily essential. However, as a challenging task for your brain, learning a new language is beneficial.

When evaluated, those who are bilingual have more gray matter involved in cognition and have enhanced cognitive control, greater mental flexibility and a better ability to handle tasks that involve switching and conflict monitoring. In the elderly, this may offer greater advantages since bilingual older adults have a greater cognitive reserve that helps the brain cope with pathology.

In those who currently are experiencing a neurological disorder such as Alzheimer’s, the simple act of listening to music can help them reconnect with the world around them. Some of this benefit appears to be rooted in familiarity. Imaging studies show when you listen to music areas of your brain light up and release dopamine.

Even a Mild Head Injury May Have Lifelong Consequences

Some estimate as many as 90% of the population has experienced some form of head injury. Sports, car accidents and slips and falls can all result in mild to severe traumatic brain injuries. Unfortunately, many of these go undiagnosed and untreated, raising the risk of an accumulation of low-grade concussions over time to neurological dysfunction later in life.

According to one study, a single concussion can raise your risk for Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative and progressive brain condition. The symptoms include tremors, slow movement, rigid limbs and stooped posture. The condition is also associated with depression, dementia, speech impairments and personality changes.

However, having experienced a traumatic brain injury does not automatically equate to the development of Parkinson’s, even though it does increase the risk.

In this study a concussion was defined as a loss of consciousness for up to 30 minutes or an alteration of consciousness or amnesia for up to 24 hours. The study’s author, a staff neurologist at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, noted that the study included all veterans across the U.S. who had been diagnosed at a VA hospital.

The amount of information in it offered the highest level of evidence published thus far and has important implications since many of the brain injuries veterans had suffered occurred during their civilian life and not during active duty.

Symptoms of a head injury are often overlooked as they don’t seem severe enough to warrant medical attention. Common signs of head injury include poor concentration, impaired word recall, mood changes, reduced ability to focus on mental tasks and sleep problems.

Regardless of how severe a head injury appears to be, it is important to carefully attend to any psychological changes that occur in the following weeks. These signs indicate an inflammatory cascade within the nervous system that present as psychological and cognitive downstream effects.

Reduce Your Risk of a Concussion

Although many adults may notice psychological and neurological changes, children usually do not. They require careful monitoring for changes in behavior and function. The accumulation of low-grade concussions over time can accelerate the development of dementia.

If you have a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease and suffer a brain injury your risk increases even further. When this is combined with a poor diet and other factors, such as a lack of exercise, neurological degeneration can accelerate.

There are several strategies you can use to help prevent a concussion or traumatic brain injury. If your child is playing sports, check with the coach, school or league to see if they have a concussion protocol they follow and be sure they understand your concerns if your child should be injured during a game.

In some cases, an emergency room physician may sign off for your child to return to contact sports within a few weeks after the injury. If there are any signs or symptoms of a head injury, it is important to seek a second opinion from a physician who commonly works with people who suffer from brain injury.

Always wear your seatbelt in a car — Children and adults should be safely buckled in while the car is in motion. Infants should be in a rear-facing seat that has been properly secured in the back seat and not in the front passenger seat.

Never operate a vehicle intoxicated or get in a car being operated by someone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This includes prescription drugs that may alter the ability to drive, such as opioid painkillers.

Wear a helmet — During any activity in which there is a risk of falling and hitting your head, a helmet will reduce the risk of a head injury. This includes riding any type of bike, whether pedal or motorized, any all-terrain vehicle and playing contact sports or baseball. Protect your head during individual activities such as skating or skateboarding, horseback riding, skiing or snowboarding.

Safeguard homes for the elderly — Reduce the risk of a fall at home by removing any tripping hazards, using non-slip mats in the bathtub and shower, installing grab bars and handrails, improve lighting and maintaining a regular physical activity program to improve strength and balance.

Safeguard playground areas — Any areas in playgrounds where a child has a higher risk of falling, such as under the bars or around the swings, should have shock-absorbing material such as hardwood mulch or sand.

Safeguard your home — When there are children in the home use window guards, safety gates and non-skid bath mats in the tub and shower to reduce the risk of a fall. Never leave a child unattended in a high chair.

Fighting fire with fire: Can cannabis-derived CBD help treat heroin addiction?

(Natural News) Heroin addicts might find it easier to stay clean if they take cannabis-based medicine. A recent study showed that the cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis might reduce the cravings for addictive drugs. Further, cannabidiol was not addictive. CBD was safer than most pharmaceutical drugs used to rehabilitate drug addicts. Cannabidiol is gaining popularity as…

How old is life on Earth? Fossilized fungi could offer clues, say researchers

(Natural News) Ancient fungi might have made their way on land ahead of their plant counterparts. A recent analysis of fossil fungi from the Northwest Territories of Canada suggested that the organisms might be a billion years old. Researchers from Belgium, France and Canada discovered ancient fungi with a complicated and branching shape. They published…

A Sign of these Times… Dr. Steve Turley… “The Humiliating FALL of Rachel Maddow!!!” (and ALL propaganda news outlets)

These videos caught my attention along the way, and the top one was one of the first I watched in 2020. Recall these Kp blog posts from the past:

Rachel Maddow on 4-24-13… “A Lesson in How to ‘Push’ Disinformation”… (and Why I Have Stopped Watching Rachel, and Pretty Much Anyone Else, on MSNBC)

EXCELLENT Mark Dice video EXAMPLE of how the MSM twists and manipulates a story… (and YOU (or me), the viewer!) (but only if you let them)

In the first, I realized that Rachel Maddow, who I’d viewed and admired for years, was now a shill for the propaganda news machine. And in the second, that “It displays how the MSM (aka, FSM = Fake Stream Media, aka MSBSM = Main Stream BS Media) DOES the brainwashing, as it tries to imply things like, “Trump is Hitler”.”

So it is now quite gratifying to me, at least, that these media channels (and their minions) are collapsing, and being clearly unveiled for what they are. Propaganda outlets.
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https://youtu.be/INS0L6j6ghk

Other recent Steve Hurley videos related to this:

1. Rachel Maddow SUED! Forced to DEFEND Russia FAKE NEWS in COURT!!!
2. CNN and MSNBC Ratings COLLAPSE While Conservative News Outlets SURGE!!!

Article Video – New Year — New Life and Uncharted Waters January 1, 2020 By Anna Von Reitz

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