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Practical Reasons Why Vaccine Injuries Are Rarely Reported

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In a Highwire exclusive, Deborah Conrad, a physician’s assistant (PA), blows the whistle on COVID jab injuries, and the fact that these injuries, by and large, are not being reported.

According to Conrad, shortly after the mass vaccination campaign …

The Web of Elite Extremists Behind Censorship of Mercola

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This article was previously published March 5, 2021, and has been updated with new information.
I’ve written before about the Publicis Groupe,1,2 a global PR firm which appears to be at the center of a large network involving Big Tech, Big Pharma, the…

On Algorithm, Soul and Medical Sovereignty

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If we are not careful, the automation of mental labor, by changing the nature and focus of intellectual endeavor, may end up eroding one of the foundations of culture itself: our desire to understand the world. ~ Nicholas Carr, ‘The Glass Cag…

Why You Need to Believe It Before You Can See It

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We all love a good success story, don’t we? Hearing how someone dropped 70 pounds. Or got super fit. Or ditched their meds. They make it look so easy. Heck, all you have to do is clear out the pantry and stock it with primal-friendly foods and you’re golden. Except that’s not how it works for most people. Most people operate from a point of view that prevents them from seeing the results they’re working so hard to obtain. How many times have you said to yourself, “I’ll be happy once I’m wearing a smaller size.” Or “When I lose the weight, I’ll be more confident.” In my experience, the biggest difference between folks who continually crush their goals and those who always seem to have setbacks is that goal-crushers know how to tap into the feeling of having already achieved something great before that great thing actually happens. Your Thoughts Create Your Reality It’s time we change the conversation from “when I achieve my goal, I’ll feel good” to “when I start feeling good, I can achieve my goal.” Your thoughts are the biggest needle-mover when it comes to changing your reality. If you want a different life, a different pant size, a different relationship with food, you need to adjust your thoughts. Easier said than done, right? If you’re new to this whole your-thoughts-create-your-reality thing, let me start by saying that it’s not your fault if you believe you really hate exercising or that you’re destined to battle sugar cravings for the rest of your days. ??We all have self-limiting beliefs. Even health coaches like me. As humans, we’re wired to create narratives based on pieces of information we picked up from childhood, from our family, friends, or our environment, about ourselves or how things are supposed to be. These narratives become a form of our identity. So, while you may believe you couldn’t cut out pizza and beer if your life depended on it, just know that it’s your belief system calling the shots, not the truth.   Why Self-Efficacy and Visualization Work Every thought you think and action you perform is driven by a belief that a certain outcome is — or isn’t — possible. Psychologist Albert Bandura originally proposed the concept of self-efficacy, which refers to the idea that if you believe you can make a change, you’re much more likely to actually do it. Examples of Strong Self-efficacy: Looking at challenging problems as tasks that can and should be mastered Developing a deeper, more committed interest in the activities you participate in Feeling a dedication to yourself and to your goals that doesn’t waver, even when the going gets tough Having the ability to get back on track quickly after experiencing a setback Based on this premise, author James Clear developed a concept he calls identity-based habits. It’s basically the idea that if you believe you’re the type of person who eats healthy or moves daily, it’s easier to change your behaviours, than say … Continue reading “Why You Need to Believe It Before You Can See It”

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NPR Embarrasses Itself With Misinformation and Blatant Lies

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In a broadcast rife with misinformation, disinformation and outright lies, National Public Radio has embarrassed itself while maligning me. The September 21, 2021, broadcast opened with NPR host Robin Young calling me “the biggest dissem…

Lab-Grown Meat Is a Disaster in the Making

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Lab-grown, or cultured, meat is being promoted as the wave of the future — the “green, sustainable” way to have your meat and eat it too. No animal suffering, no greenhouse gas emissions — just meat-like protein that will taste exactly like the burgers…

The World Is Suffering From Mass Delusional Psychosis

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This article was previously published February 18, 2021, and has been updated with new information.
A number of mental health experts have expressed concern over the blatant fear and panic mongering during the COVID-19 pandemic, warning about potentia…

Dairy and Its Effect on Insulin Secretion (and What It Means for Your Waistline)

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The relationship between dairy consumption, insulin, and our health can be confusing. It’s easy to see why: The most common types of dairy undeniably spike our insulin levels, and elevated insulin has been linked to dozens of diseases—most diseases, in fact. When insulin is high, your body holds onto body fat. And insulin resistance, which is when your body doesn’t respond to insulin and must release large amounts of the hormone, makes it harder to lose body fat and is the precipitating factor in a host of degenerative diseases. So, dairy is bad, right? No. The opposite, in fact. Insulin is an old, old hormone. Evolution has preserved its structure across hundreds of millions of years and hundreds of thousands of species. Fish, insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals all secrete insulin with fairly similar amino acid arrangements (insulin from certain species of fish has even been clinically effective in humans), so, clearly, it is a vital hormone required by life to flourish and prosper. What is insulin good for? We need insulin to shuttle all sorts of nutrients into cells, like protein and glycogen into muscles. We need insulin to activate certain antioxidant systems. We need insulin to optimize our cognitive function. In other words, insulin is there for a reason, and “spikes” of insulin are normal as long as they go back down. It’s chronically elevated insulin, especially fasting insulin (high insulin levels in the absence of food), and insulin resistance that are harbingers of disease. When you’re insulin resistant, insulin is less effective at shuttling nutrients into cells. When you’re insulin resistant, those antioxidant systems dependent on insulin can’t switch on. When your brain is insulin resistant, as Alzheimer’s patients’ brains are, your cognition suffers. Insulin isn’t the problem. Improper, dysregulated insulin signaling is the problem. Which brings us to dairy and its effect on insulin. Dairy intake, you see, stimulates insulin secretion. Depending on the type of dairy, it can stimulate insulin a lot or almost not at all. And although we usually think about carbohydrates stimulating insulin, with dairy, it’s the combination of protein (whey and casein) and carbs (lactose) that stimulates insulin secretion. Both skim and whole milk elicit significant insulin responses that you wouldn’t predict from looking at their carb contents; you must also account for the protein content. Cream and butter are not particularly insulinogenic because they are mostly fat, with very little lactose or protein. Cheese has different effects on insulin depending on the cheese, with protein content as the main determinant. Cream cheese has very little effect insulin because it’s mostly fat. Cottage cheese has the most effect on insulin because it’s mostly protein. Brie has very little effect; cheddar has somewhat higher. Yogurt and kefir elicit moderate insulin spikes. In one study, milk was even more insulinogenic than white bread, but less so than whey protein with added lactose and cheese with added lactose. Another study found that full-fat fermented milk products and regular full-fat milk were about as insulinogenic as … Continue reading “Dairy and Its Effect on Insulin Secretion (and What It Means for Your Waistline)”

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How Hazardous Is the Air You Breathe?

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Current research shows that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) not only are contaminating water and food, but also the air you breathe.1 These are a group of man-made chemicals developed in the 1930s that are resistant to water, heat and oil an…

CDC Director Overrules Expert Panel on Booster Policy

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According to CNN,1 the pace at which Americans are getting the COVID shot has dwindled considerably since mid-January, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking daily shot statistics.

During the last week of September 2…

‘Papers, Please’: Vaccine Passports Have Officially Arrived

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This article was previously published February 24, 2021, and has been updated with new information.
For a weary public longing to get back to normalcy, vaccine passports represent a tantalizing carrot, being dangled as a mechanism for freedom. By show…

A Visual Guide to Peppers

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Eating spicy food is a lot like running a marathon. They both hurt while you’re doing them, and the next day can be pretty painful, too. You have to fight the urge to quit. Crying is par for the course. Yet you persevere, all the while knowing that you’re going to sign up for the same suffering again in the future. The world is cuckoo for chilis. Restaurants compete to have the spiciest wings, hottest chili, and most tear-inducing sushi. Competitors on television shows and YouTube series sear the inside of their mouths for our viewing pleasure. Self-proclaimed pepper-heads are always working to bring hotter and hotter peppers to market. In fact, the most tongue-blistering varieties we have now—ones with ominous names like the Carolina Reaper and Trinidad Scorpion—didn’t evolve naturally. They are the result of systematic crossbreeding designed to create chilis so packed with heat that only the bravest (or most foolhardy, depending on your point of view) would dare try them. Eating spicy foods satisfies the deeply ingrained human need to test our limits and see how much discomfort we can take. That’s not the only reason we’re drawn to spicy foods, though. The pain they cause seems to stimulate the release of endorphins, part of the body’s endogenous opioid system, which accounts for why spicy foods “hurt so good” instead of just plain hurting. Capsaicin, the chemical in hot peppers that imparts the characteristic burning sensation, is anti-inflammatory and has numerous health benefits. Can you feel the burn? Chili, Pepper, Chili Pepper: What’s the Difference? Sometimes the English language is unnecessarily confusing. This is one of those times. Chilis all belong to the genus Capsicum, while peppers are a separate plant belonging to the genus Piper. The black pepper and white pepper on your spice rack are Pipers. However, the cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes next to them are Capsicums, as are bell peppers and all the fruits (yes, fruits) we lump into the category of “chili peppers.” Also, chili, chile, and chilli are all acceptable spellings for members of the Capsicum genus depending on where you live. Confused yet? Sorry about that, but don’t fret. The difference only matters if you’re a botanist or you’ve been cornered by an incredibly pedantic foodie at a party. For common usage, feel free to use the terms chili (chile), pepper, and chili pepper interchangeably. What is the Scoville Scale? The Scoville Scale describes how hot a given pepper is using a unit of measure called Scoville Heat Units, or SHU. In the original method for rating peppers, developed by the eponymous pharmacist and researcher Wilbur Scoville, a panel of tasters judge the heat level of different peppers. Today, food scientists employ high-performance liquid chromatography to measure how many capsaicinoid compounds a pepper contains, but human tasters still provide subjective ratings and validate the results. Bell peppers rate a 0 on the scale. There is no upper limit. Currently, the hottest known pepper on the planet, the mysterious sounding … Continue reading “A Visual Guide to Peppers”

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