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World Health Organization Enters Damage Control Mode

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This article was previously published on April 9, 2021, and has been updated with new information.

While the mainstream media has, by and large, dismissed the theory that SARS-CoV-2 was created and leaked from a high-security biocontainment lab in W…

Overworked and Under Rested: The Real Reason You’re So Tired

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Feeling tired all the time? You’re not alone. Turns out 60% of folks say they’re more exhausted now than they were in their pre-pandemic days. And sleep is only part of the equation. We live in a high-achieving, chronically fatigued culture. One of the reasons being that we’re constantly bombarded by the message that productivity is the ultimate goal in life. We’re socially rewarded for crushing it whenever and wherever possible: More reps at the gym… More calories torched… More emails sent… More to-dos to do… You get the picture. The Downside of Keeping Up Even if you love what you do, the pressures to keep up with the modern world can leave you feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically drained. As a health coach, I see this all the time. My clients come to me foggy and fatigued, falling asleep in front of the TV, snapping at their kids, and chronically over caffeinating. And the conventional recommendation to “get more sleep” just hasn’t cut it. Signs you might be running on empty: Lack of concentration Being easily agitated Confusion Cravings Coping with food or alcohol Anxiety or depression Overwhelm According to physician, researcher, and author, Saundra Dalton-Smith, there’s a big difference between sleep and rest. She says, “If you’re waking up and still exhausted, the issue probably isn’t sleep.” And there are seven areas of rest we’re collectively not getting enough of: Physical rest. This isn’t about getting to bed earlier; it’s about resting your body in a way that’s rejuvenating. Think yoga, stretching, deep breathing exercises, even napping. Mental rest. Your mind needs a break too, especially if you tend to chew on past conversations, plan for future what-ifs, or have trouble turning your brain off at night. Sensory rest. Computers, phones, group texts, notifications, notifications, alarms. It’s no surprise our senses (and our central nervous systems) are overtaxed. Creative rest. If you struggle during brainstorm sessions or couldn’t come up with a new idea to save your life, you’re probably overdue for a creative time out. Emotional rest. Keeping things bottled up, people-pleasing, or not being real about how you’re feeling can lead to emotional overload. Social rest. Some friends lift you up and some drag you down. Be aware of which relationships are fulfilling and which are exhausting. Spiritual rest. Feeling disconnected, lonely, or lacking purpose? Spiritual rest or connection might be what you’re lacking.   The True Power of Rest As a society, we have a real problem with not being in “go mode” all the time. And I don’t just mean taking more days off work, although studies show that Americans have an average of nine unused vacation days per year. And on the days they do take off, workers admit to obsessively checking and responding to emails. As a high achiever myself, I know how hard it is to shut things down . I am physically uncomfortable in the presence of low productivity or what I perceived in myself as laziness. But researchers agree … Continue reading “Overworked and Under Rested: The Real Reason You’re So Tired”

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How Politicians Make Millions

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Politicians receive very comfortable salaries. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, for instance, earns $223,500 a year, making her the third-highest-paid elected official in the U.S.1 Yet, since 2004, her wealth has increased from $41 million to nearly …

IBM Colluded With Hitler, Now Makes Vaccine Passports

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This article was previously published on April 8, 2021, and has been updated with new information.

In a March 28, 2021, interview with Fox News’ Steve Hilton, former Clinton adviser and author Naomi Wolf warned that mandatory COVID-19 passports will…

Will Fauci Be Held Accountable for Lying to Congress?

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In an August 31, 2021, substack article,1 Paul Thacker, an investigative reporter and former investigator with the U.S. Senate, reviews evidence he claims shows Dr. Anthony Fauci lied to Congress, an offense punishable by up to five years in prison, pr…

The Benefits of Trampolining and Rebounding

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Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around my neighbor’s trampoline. It was an unsafe, wide open, enormous monstrosity of a trampoline. There was no net (this was the 60s after all), the springs were exposed and really good at snagging errant body parts, and it was conveniently located right next to a 5 foot wall that we’d jump from. I mean, how could you not? It was right there. You’d bounce for hours, you’d bounce till your calves were on fire. You’d spend hours trying to perfect the front flip, and then the back flip. You’d have death matches where you and another guy would fly at each other from opposite ends of the trampoline, colliding in mid air and trying to knock the other on his back. We called it jousting. Thankfully, there were no catastrophic injuries. No concussions, no hyperextended knees, no torn ligaments. I can’t even recall a broken bone. But never did we imagine the trampoline as a way to “exercise.” It was a place to play. Turns out that, just like all the other fun stuff you do as kids like run around, wrestle, climb, ride bikes, jump, play games and sports, swim, and throw things, trampolining has become a legitimate form of exercise. Search Youtube and you’ll find hundreds of full-blown exercise routines and regimens using the trampoline. They call it “rebounding,” and it usually involves a small personal-sized trampoline, but it’s essentially bouncing on a trampoline. Benefits of Trampoline Training and Rebounding What are the benefits of trampoline training or rebounding? Cardiovascular Fitness In asthmatic patients, rebounding on a trampoline was compared to typical aerobic training. Both interventions improved fitness and cardiovascular health, but rebounding was even more effective, increasing exercise capacity (VO2max) and lung exhalation and inhalation capacity to a greater degree.   Low Intensity Enough for Everyone Although all forms of exercise can be tailored to the individual’s capacity, some forms work better than others. You’re not going to have the 72 year old obese heart attack survivor doing high intensity CrossFit WODs. You’re not going to put the frail grandma on a heavy deadlift program. You might be able to work those populations up to more intense stuff, but you have to be careful and move slowly. Rebounding on a trampoline offers a low-barrier to entry for almost everyone. It’s easy on the joints. It has “give.” It’s inviting. Some trampolines even have support posts you can hold onto until your balance catches up. You can put grandma or the heart attack survivor with bad knees on a trampoline and have them bounce in place. Their feet don’t even have to leave the ground and they’ll still derive benefit. For instance, in older women with low bone density, a trampoline program helped them improve balance, strength, gait, and mobility. It reduced their fear of falling in every day life—they felt more stable overall. That’s no small feat. Tissue Suppleness and Pliability I’m a big believer in “like for like.” If … Continue reading “The Benefits of Trampolining and Rebounding”

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Judge Removes Child From Mom Over Vaccination Status

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August 28, 2021, Fox32 Chicago reported1 that a Cook County judge had stripped a mother of her parental rights because she refused to get the COVID jab.

The mother, Rebecca Firlit, had a shared custody agreement with her former husband. August 10, t…

Geoengineering Is No Longer a Secret Conspiracy

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Climate change may be at the point of no return, with heat waves, hurricanes and other extreme weather likely to worsen as global warming spirals out of control, a report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in …

Masks Are a Ticking Time Bomb

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This article was previously published on April 7, 2021, and has been updated with new information.

The planet may be facing a new plastic crisis, similar to the one brought on by bottled water, but this time involving discarded face masks. “Mass mas…

Mastic Gum: Science and Benefits

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  Dear Mark, I was researching natural remedies for some dental problems I’ve been experiencing, and I came across the idea of chewing mastic gum. The more I looked into it, the more supposed benefits I discovered. I’m intrigued! Before I try it for myself, have you looked into mastic gum at all? What’s your take? — Bill W. Thanks for the question. Yes, I have looked into mastic gum, and there’s something to it. Looking back, I’m surprised I haven’t written about it already. A bunch of research suggests that mastic gum might help not only with oral health but also with a variety of other issues, including: Dyspepsia Ulcers Diabetes Cancer Mastic gum came back on my radar recently with the renewed interest in proper breathing, spurred by Wim Hof and the publication of books like James Nestor’s Breath. To make a long story short, modern humans’ facial anatomy has changed significantly since the advent of farming and grain-based diets. As food got mushier, jaws became weaker, faces narrower, and airways more constricted. The end result is that although humans evolved to breathe almost exclusively through their noses, many people chronically mouth breathe now, potentially contributing to a host of modern health problems. Some folks are turning to mastic gum to help build up their masseter (chewing) muscles, the idea being that stronger masseters = wider jawline = improved airways and easier nasal breathing. Of course, eating plenty of steak and raw vegetables—foods that require a lot of chewing—would probably have the same effect… But I’m getting ahead of myself. What is Mastic Gum? Mastic gum comes from the resin of the mastic tree, native to the Mediterranean. The particular variety of mastic tree that produces the renowned gum grows on the Greek island of Chios, near Turkey – thus why mastic gum is sometimes referred to as CGM (Chios gum mastic) or, more poetically, the teardrops of Chios. Chewing tree resin is nothing new for humans. In fact, one of my earliest posts on this blog highlighted a new-at-the-time announcement that archeologists had unearthed 5,000-year-old chewing gum at a dig in Finland. Since then, scientists have successfully extracted DNA from discarded wads of chewing gum from this time period and even older. Using state-of-the-art techniques, scientists have been able to analyze our neolithic ancestors’ oral microbiomes and even know what they were eating around the time they died. Very cool stuff. Ancient Greeks used mastic gum, as well as oil derived from the gum, in cooking and medicine, for freshening breath, and as a digestive aid. The gum tastes bitter at first but mellows into a licorice-like flavor as you chew it. Some people enjoy it, others find it vile – like chewing on a pine cone, I’ve heard. Today, mastic gum, essential oil, or supplements made from dried and ground resin are readily available. Validating what the ancient Greeks knew from experience, contemporary research has shown that mastic gum has antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It … Continue reading “Mastic Gum: Science and Benefits”

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Long-Term Dangers of Experimental mRNA Shots

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“Let’s start with a thought experiment: If an engineering design flaw exists and no one measures it, can it really injure people or kill them?” a Twitter user named Ehden writes.1 He goes on to discuss an overlooked aspect of the COVID mRNA shots, some…

The Great Reset Demands Firing All Unvaccinated Employees

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Over the past year and a half, I’ve written many articles detailing the evidence supporting the claim that the COVID pandemic is a ruse to usher in a new system of global centralized governance by unelected leaders, the so-called Great Reset.

The r…

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