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How to Cope with Feeling Overwhelmed

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“Some days you will feel like the ocean. Some days you will feel like you are drowning in it.” —Lora Mathis Ain’t that the truth. Life comes at you fast. You get laid off and don’t have enough money in savings, a family member gets sick, your car gets totaled. All of a sudden, you’re totally underwater. Often, though, it’s not one catastrophic event that gets you; it’s the sum total of all the small-to-medium-sized stressors in your life. Death by papercuts, if you will. Overwhelm results from having too much or not enough — too much to do, too many responsibilities, not enough money or time. Overwhelm quickly becomes a vicious cycle, as it requires energy and resources (neither of which you have in abundance) to dig yourself out. A classic sign of overwhelm is feeling like you’ve lost control over your circumstances, like things are happening to you instead of for you or because you chose them. You can’t govern all the sources of stress in your life, but you may have more control than you realize. At the very least, there are probably ways to manipulate your schedule and environment so your stress triggers aren’t so triggering. Start by asking yourself, “What would need to change in order for me to feel less overwhelmed?” If just that step feels overwhelming, don’t worry. You’re about to start taking action, and action is empowering. Coping with Overwhelm Signs of overwhelm include: Exhaustion Irritability Hopelessness Trouble focusing Catastrophic thinking Worry, anxiety Lack of motivation When you’re already overwhelmed, taking action can feel impossible. However, even when you can’t fix everything all at once, there are almost always small, manageable steps you can take to get the ball rolling.   Get Organized Disorganization feels chaotic, and chaos is overwhelming. Everyone needs a calendar and a system for organizing to-do lists. Trying to keep everything straight in your head is a recipe for disaster. There are endless options here: Google Calendar, iCal, Evernote, iPhone Memos, Anylist, old-fashioned paper and pencil, bullet journaling, and on and on. The best one is the one that works for you. Start your day by making your to-do list, organizing tasks in order of importance and due date. Before mentally checking out for the evening, look ahead to tomorrow’s calendar so you don’t miss early appointments. (Hint: Use habit stacking to make these practices second nature.) Create a shared calendar with family members so you can see everyone’s schedule in one place. Use your calendar for daily appointments as well as recurring commitments and tasks, including things like paying credit cards and changing the air filter in your house. That way, you never have to remember to do them and stress when you forget. Cull Your Commitments For most people I know, being overcommitted and over-busy is their biggest source of overwhelm. Chances are, you say yes to too many things, too. What can be outsourced? Put off? Canceled altogether? Delegate and Outsource Delegating and outsourcing tasks … Continue reading “How to Cope with Feeling Overwhelmed”

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Regenerative Food and Farming: The Road Forward

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This article was previously published March 9, 2021, and has been updated with new information.
My usual response to the question “What is Regenerative Food and Farming?” goes something like this: Regenerative agriculture and animal husbandry are the …

Study: Pfizer Vaccine Increases Myocarditis Threefold

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As the mass administration of COVID-19 jabs continue worldwide, we’re beginning to see some of the more common side effects emerging. Myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, is among them. This condition can cause symptoms similar to a heart …

Pfizer Admits Israel Is the Great COVID-19 Vaccine Experiment

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According to a recent Israeli news report, which I posted on Twitter1 September 13, 2021, Pfizer admits it’s treating Israel as a unique “laboratory” to assess COVID jab effects. Whatever happens in Israel can reliably be expected to happen everywhere …

Are Nightshades Bad for You?

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If you’ve spent any amount of time here on Mark’s Daily Apple, you know we love our vegetables. Plant foods are powerhouses of nutrients and antioxidant action. They’re the backbone of a solid Primal diet, and the main event in my signature Big Ass Salad. But the issue of nightshades has come up quite a bit over the years. Nightshade vegetables, which are vegetables that belong to the Solanaceae family of plants, include a long list of veggies and spices: eggplant, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, pimentos, paprika, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, etc. (Black pepper isn’t a part of this list.) I do eat a lot of these foods, but they’re not for everyone. In this article, we’ll dig into why some people simply can’t eat them, and how to tell whether you should eat them or not. Stay on track, even on the go! Instantly download your Primal and Keto Guide to Dining Out What Are Nightshades? Nightshade vegetables are the vegetables that grow from plants in the Solanaceae family, which Solanaceae family includes thousands of plants. Only a handful are used for food. Nightshade Foods Some of the more common foods in the nightshade family include: Peppers – hot, bell, sweet, chili, etc. Cape gooseberry, or ground cherry Eggplant Goji berry Paprika Pimento White potato (sweet potatoes don’t count) Tomato Tomatillo This is not an exhaustive list, so if you have a nightshade allergy or intolerance, consult a dietician for a comprehensive list of foods to avoid. Nicotine is a non-food consumable that is included in the nightshade category. Nightshade Vegetables vs. Deadly Nightshade Aren’t nightshades those plants (many with alluring little berries) our camp counselors told us never ever to go near? Let’s clear that up first. The answer is: quite possibly. The kinds of nightshade plants growing wild in the woods can be highly toxic. Some can kill you if you ingest them. Others have psychotropic properties. Simply put, deadly nightshade is poisonous. Inherent in this power is pharmaceutical potential. Nightshades contain alkaloids, which are chemical substances that have one or more circular structures containing nitrogen, and cause a substantial change in humans. Some natural healers may use very tiny amounts of specific nightshades therapeutically for a range of ails. Because they’re highly toxic, this is not a time for self-experimentation. You could make yourself sick, cause permanent damage to your body, or even die if you use them incorrectly. Always work with a qualified practitioner. Why Are Nightshades Bad? Nightshades aren’t bad for everyone. These vegetables contain alkaloids, which are harmful to some humans and innocuous to others. Whether they bother you or not depends on your epigenetics, or how these foods interact with your genes. People who have problems with them sometimes do not produce the enzymes that break them down. Nightshade allergy or Intolerance You can be either allergic to nightshade vegetables or intolerant to them, each of which come with different symptoms. The best way to determine this is to completely eliminate them … Continue reading “Are Nightshades Bad for You?”

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Reuters and BBC Caught Taking Money for Propaganda Campaign

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This article was previously published March 10, 2021, and has been updated with new information.
Operation Mockingbird,1,2 publicly revealed during a 1975 Congressional hearing, was a clandestine CIA media infiltration campaign launched in 1948 under …

Pediatricians Remove Info on Mask Risks, Dangers for Kids

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Throughout 2020 and 2021, ever since the declared COVID-19 pandemic, government officials consistently have been inconsistent in their assessments and recommendations for public health. In August 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) joined th…

US Officials Demand Ban on Dr. Mercola’s Book

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Since the publication of my book, “The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing The Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal,” which became an instant best seller on, there’s been a significant increase in censorship and ruthless …

What You Can Learn From the African Hadza Tribe

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This article was previously published April 04, 2021, and has been updated with new information.
In this interview, Dr. Paul Saladino, author of “The Carnivore Code” — a book on nose-to-tail animal-based eating — reviews what it means to be healthy at…

COVID-19 and the Global Predators

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In this interview, Dr. Peter Breggin — known as “the conscience of psychiatry” for his instrumental role in preventing the return of lobotomy as a psychiatric treatment in the early 1970s — discusses his latest book, “COVID-19 and the Global Predators:…

Dr. Peter McCullough: The State of COVID Treatment

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The video above,1 featuring cardiologist, internist and epidemiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, is packed with sound logic, data and action steps that have the potential to turn the pandemic around — if only more people would listen.

Recorded at the An…

Facebook Labels Canning and Gardening Groups as Too Prepared

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In July 2020, Facebook announced they would add labels to posts from politicians “to protect the election and promote healthy civic engagement.”1 The labels were supposed to identify content Facebook thought was inflammatory, misinformation or lies, wi…

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