The 7 most common toxins people apply to their skin DAILY without even knowing it

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It’s so easy to say you are living a healthy life when you are safeguarding what you eat and drink, trying to stick to mostly organic and raw whole foods, but millions of Americans often forget the fact that their skin is their largest organ, and most body care products are loaded with allergens, irritants and carcinogenic chemicals that are easily absorbed by their porous skin and thus enter the blood and lymphatic system. Never underestimate how easily chemicals we breathe in or put on our skin have just as much effect on our health as what we consume.

What’s worse is that the personal care products industry as a whole has virtually no regulations or inspections from the FDA, so companies and corporations literally “get away with murder” regarding a slow poisoning of people who don’t pay attention to ingredients or know the names of the “repeat offenders” that are found in thousands of products.

You won’t believe how fast and easily the skin absorbs dangerous chemicals. Skin absorption rates for chemicals were tested and published in the American Journal of Public Health. Fragrance ingredients are absorbed at an astonishing 100 percent rate. Your face, underarms and genitalia are also much more vulnerable to absorbing toxins than other broader body surfaces, so be extra careful when inspecting ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, deodorants, antiperspirants and powders. Take extra special care to inspect baby products also, which are barely regulated at all for health safety. Here are some rules of thumb to abide by when selecting body care products.

If you cannot pronounce an ingredient and you would not eat it, you probably should NOT put it on your skin, hair, lips or fingernails

Do the ingredient lists in most body care products you buy look like formulas for chemistry class experiments? You may be wondering how the heck these ingredients are supposed to help you take care of your body, and that’s because they don’t. Fancy words like preservatives, additives, fragrances, emulsifiers, conditioners, smoothing agents, straightening agents and derivatives might simply mean YOU and your children are the guinea pigs for untested, unregulated chemistry experiments, and you could wind up in a laboratory being studied for some disease or disorder the doctors and scientists just can’t seem to “find a cure” for at all.

Here are some common chemicals you may find in the cocktails and concoctions sold as “all natural” or “pure and natural.” Some corporations and companies that brag about using organic ingredients will still add in other chemicals and toxic agents that lead to health problems, so you really have to read the entire ingredients list carefully and be your own filter. Some products will brag about not containing two or three popular toxins, but then still include plenty of other carcinogens. Watch out for these body care “criminals:”

  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Luaroyl Sarcosinate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • Sodium Laueth Sulfate (SLES)
  • Sulfates
  • Tocopheryl acetate
  • Cyclotetrasiloxane
  • Cocoamidopropyl Betaine
  • Olefin Sulfonate
  • Petroleum and petroleum-based derivatives (industrial chemicals often listed as coloring and dyes)
  • Disodium EDTA
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Methylparaben
  • Iodopropynyl buutylcarbamate
  • Polyisobutene (a synthetic polymer)
  • Cocamide DEA
  • MIT (Methylisothiazolinone)
  • Triclosan
  • Formaldehyde
  • Toluene

The Cosmetic “Dirty Dozen” – Beautifying ingredients that aren’t very “pretty” at all

One out of every eight beauty product ingredients are actually industrial chemicals. This means if you put them on your skin, hair, lips or fingernails, your body will be absorbing pesticides, hormone disruptors, reproductive toxins, plasticizers, surfactants, paints, inks, degreasers and other cancer-causing agents. A U.S. researchers report on toxic beauty product ingredients found that at least 80 percent of cosmetics contain at least one of the following toxic chemicals:

– BHA and BHT (often found in makeup and moisturizers)

– Coal tar dyes listed as “CI” with a five digit number (watch for p-phenylenediamine and FD&C Blue No. 1)
– DEA, MEA and TEA – chemicals that are already proven harmful to fish and wildlife (remember humans are animals too)

– Dibutyl phthalate (check your nail care products)

– Formaldehyde (embalming fluid for the dead) and Urea (animal urine that slowly releases formaldehyde) “preservatives”

– Parabens

– Parfum or fragrance (also listed as “unscented”) – linked to asthma, allergies, neurotoxic effects and cancer

– PEG compounds (may include 1,4-dioxane cancer-causing ingredient and/or propylene glycol)

– Petrolatum (could be contaminated with cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or “PAHs”)

– Siloxanes and Methicones (used for smoothing, softening and moisturizing agents)

– Sodium Laureth (or Lauryl) Sulfate (foaming agent for shampoos, bubble bath, cleansers and cosmetics often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane)

– Triclosan (often found in toothpastes, antiperspirants, cleansers) – contributes to antibiotic resistant bacteria and can be an endocrine disruptor for humans.

Just how many of the 7 most common body care toxins are YOU using daily?

#1. Antibacterial hand cleansers (destroys good bacteria too)

#2. Talc (baby powder, foot powder, body powder)

#3. Petroleum (common lip balms, baby oils and Vaseline)

#4. Phthalates

#5. Sodium lauryl sulfate

#6. Parabens

#7. Lead (common in lipstick)

Learn more about the ingredients in the products you use at Cosmetics.news.

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Obese people trying to slim down should eat six smaller meals per day instead of the normal three, according to experts

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Eating six small meals a day may result in more significant weight loss than eating three large meals, a Greek study revealed.

To carry out the research, a team of health experts at the Athens University Medical School examined 47 participants with either type-2 diabetes or prediabetes during a 24-week study period. The participants were instructed to follow a daily six-meal plan.

The research team found that while the participants’ body weight remained stable during the study, eating six small meals and maintaining the same overall calorie intake throughout the day helped reduce their blood sugar levels. This indicates a marked improvement in the volunteers’ glucose control, the experts said. The study participants who followed a six-meal plan also showed significant reductions in hunger levels and less desire to eat in-between meals.

“Our 24-week weight maintenance study showed that using a six-meal pattern instead of three-meal, while containing the same overall calories, improved blood sugar control and reduced hunger in obese people with prediabetes or full-blown diabetes. These results suggest that increased frequency of meals, consumed at regular times, may be a useful tool for doctors treating subjects with obesity and diabetes or prediabetes, especially those who are reluctant or unsuccessful dieters,” lead researcher Dr. Emilia Papakonstantinou told Daily Mail online.

However, an outside expert stressed that professional help should be sought before undergoing drastic dietary changes.

“There is not no one-size-fits-all approach to dieting for people with type-2 diabetes, so it is important that any approach fits in with the individuals lifestyle and personal preferences. Anyone thinking of drastically changing their meal frequency should speak to their diabetes team first, as this may affect their medications,” said Douglas Twenefour, Deputy Head of Care at Diabetes U.K.

The findings were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Lisbon, Portugal.

Small frequent meals may also stave off hypertension

Eating small, frequent meals not only boost metabolism and weight loss, but may also improve the body’s cardiovascular profile, various studies showed.

In one study, a team of researchers at the Imperial College London examined 2,000 participants from various countries — such as China, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. — who were instructed to eat either less than or more than six meals a day.

The researchers found that participants who ate less than six meals daily often had higher systolic blood pressure and were significantly heavier than those who ate more than six meals daily. (Related: Smaller, More Frequent Meals Prevents Rise in Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure.)

Another study carried out by the University of Athens showed that children who ate five meals or more a day were about a third less likely to have high bad cholesterol rates. In yet another research, health experts at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands found that consuming up to four meals daily may help bolster metabolism and reduce the risk of developing obesity.

Results may show potential in current obesity epidemic

The findings from both recent and previous studies show potential in alleviating obesity rates in the U.S.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that more than 36 percent of adults and 17 percent of children in the U.S. currently suffer from excess weight. According to the CDC, the total annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion, with obese adults costing the nation $1,429 more per person compared with the slimmer counterparts.

The health agency also showed that non-Hispanic black adults have the highest age-adjusted obesity rates at 48.1 percent. This was followed by Hispanics, non-Hispanic whites, and non-Hispanic Asians. The prevalence of childhood obesity was higher among Hispanics kids at 21.9 percent, followed by and non-Hispanic blacks at 19.5 percent.

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What Fasting Can Do For People With Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer & Alzhiemer’s Disease







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“Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick is to feed your sickness.” – Hippocrates

Fasting has not received as much attention as it should when it comes to the world of health and medicine. That’s because you can’t really make any money off of it. The ‘pharmaceutical science’ studies used in medical schools to teach doctors about human health simply don’t focus enough on fasting for doctors to be knowledgable in the subject. Doctors also learn very little about nutrition and are trained to prescribe drugs as a result.

Dr. Jason Fung is trying to change all that. A Toronto based nephrologist, he completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He joined Scarborough General Hospital in 2001 where he continues to practice and change peoples lives.

He is one of a growing number of scientists and doctors to create awareness about the tremendous health benefits that can be achieved from fasting. It’s one of the oldest dietary interventions in the world and has been practiced for thousands of years. If properly practiced fasting was bad or harmful in any way, as some doctors suggest, it would have been known by now, and studies would not be emerging showing the health benefits that can be achieved from fasting regularly.

The Research

For example, a recent study published in the journal cell shows how a fasting diet can trigger the pancreas to regenerate itself, which works to control blood sugar levels and reverse symptoms of diabetes.

There is absolutely no evidence, for the average person, that fasting can be dangerous. If you’re on prescription medication, or experience other medical problems, then there are obviously exceptions. But it’s quite clear that the human body was designed to go long periods of time without food, and that it’s completely natural.

Dr. Fung, Fasting & Diabetes

Dr. Fung recently published a book, co-authored with Jimmy Moore, titled “The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate Day, and Extended Fasting” It’s a great book that puts to rest the fears and myths associated with extended water fasting. He also recently published “The Obesity Code: Unlocking The Secrets of Weight Loss”

Fung, like 90 percent of doctors out there was conventionally oriented. He is a kidney specialist, and many of his patients had/have type 2 diabetes as a result of that. It eventually became clear to him that something was very wrong with the conventional treatment of type 2 diabetes.

With Type 2 diabetes, patients who take insulin and follow the recommended dietary guidelines would still have several complications, mainly kidney disease. Because of this, they can go blind, require dialysis or even require amputations.

In the interview below with Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Fung addresses multiple myths and issues that are commonly brought up about fasting. And dives into explaining how fasting does not burn muscle, how it can reverse diabetes, addresses the ‘Starvation Mode’ myth, explains the role of insulin, discusses different variations of fasting and much more.

Be sure to visit his website, where you can find information on him, his practice, results, lectures and article that he continually publishes every month.

“Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the other three-quarters lives their doctor.” – Egyptian pyramid inscription

Fasting, The Brain & Neurodegenerative Diseases, Like Alzheimer’s

Below is a TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University, and one of the foremost researchers of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying multiple neurodegenerative disorders, like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Mattson also addresses this issue toward the end of his video:

Why is it that the normal diet is three meals a day plus snacks? It isn’t that it’s the healthiest eating pattern, now that’s my opinion but I think there is a lot of evidence to support that. There are a lot of pressures to have that eating pattern, there’s a lot of money involved. The food industry — are they going to make money from skipping breakfast like I did today? No, they’re going to lose money. If people fast, the food industry loses money. What about the pharmaceutical industries? What if people do some intermittent fasting, exercise periodically and are very healthy, is the pharmaceutical industry going to make any money on healthy people?

Lecture Summary and the Science to Go With It

Mark and his team have published several papers that discuss how fasting twice a week could significantly lower the risk of developing both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

“Dietary changes have long been known to have an effect on the brain. Children who suffer from epileptic seizures have fewer of them when placed on caloric restriction or fasts. It is believed that fasting helps kick-start protective measures that help counteract the overexcited signals that epileptic brains often exhibit. (Some children with epilepsy have also benefited from a specific high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.) Normal brains, when overfed, can experience another kind of uncontrolled excitation, impairing the brain’s function, Mattson and another researcher reported in January in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience.(source)

Basically, when you take a look at caloric restriction studies, many of them show a prolonged lifespan as well as an increased ability to fight chronic disease. According to a review of fasting literature conducted in 2003“Calorie restriction (CR) extends life span and retards age-related chronic diseases in a variety of species, including rats, mice, fish, flies, worms, and yeast. The mechanism or mechanisms through which this occurs are unclear.” The work presented below, however, is now showing some of these mechanisms that were previously unclear.

Fasting does good things for the brain, and this is evident by all of the beneficial neurochemical changes that happen in the brain when we fast. It improves cognitive function and stress resistance, increases neurotrophic factors, and reduces inflammation.

Fasting is a challenge to your brain, and your brain responds to that challenge by adapting stress response pathways that help your brain cope with stress and disease risk. The same changes that occur in the brain during fasting mimic the changes that occur with regular exercise — both increase the production of protein in the brain (neurotrophic factors), which in turn promotes the growth of neurons, the connection between neurons, and the strength of synapses.

As he explains in the video, “Challenges to your brain, whether it’s intermittent fasting [or] vigorous exercise . . . is cognitive challenges. When this happens neuro-circuits are activated, levels of neurotrophic factors increase, that promotes the growth of neurons [and] the formation and strengthening of synapses.” 

Fasting can also stimulate the production of new nerve cells from stem cells in the hippocampus. He also mentions how fasting stimulates the production of ketones, an energy source for neurons, and that it may also increase the number of mitochondria in neurons. Fasting also increases the number of mitochondria in nerve cells, since neurons adapt to the stress of fasting by producing more mitochondria.

By increasing the number of mitochondria in the neurons, the ability for nerons to form and maintain the connections between each other also increases, thereby improving learning and memory ability.

“Intermittent fasting enhances the ability of nerve cells to repair DNA.” 

He also goes into the evolutionary aspect of this theory, explaining how our ancestors adapted and were built for going long periods of time without food.

Fasting & Cancer

A study published in the June 5 issue of Cell Stem Cell by researchers from the University of Southern California showed that cycles of prolonged fasting protect against immune system damage and, moreover, induce immune system regeneration. They concluded that fasting shifts stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal, triggering stem cell based regeneration of an organ or system (source).

Human clinical trials were conducted using patients who were receiving chemotherapy. For long periods of time, patients did not eat, which significantly lowered their white blood cell counts. In mice, fasting cycles ” ‘flipped a regenerative switch,’ changing the signalling pathways for hematopoietic stem cells, which are responsible for the generation of blood and immune systems.”

This means that fasting kills off old and damaged immune cells, and when the body rebounds, it uses stem cells to create brand new, completely healthy cells.

“We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the heatopoietic system. . . . When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged.  What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back. ”

– Valter Longo, corresponding author (source)

A scientific review of multiple scientific studies regarding fasting was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2007. It examined a multitude of both human and animal studies and determined that fasting is an effective way to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. It also showed significant potential in treating diabetes. (source)

Before You Fast

Before you fast, make sure you do your research. Personally, I’ve been fasting for years, so it is something that comes easy for me.

One recommended way of doing it, which was tested by the BBC’s Michael Mosley in order to reverse his diabetes, high cholesterol, and other problems associated with his obesity, is what is known as the “5:2 Diet.” On the 5:2 plan, you cut your food down to one-fourth of your normal daily calories on fasting days (about 600 calories for men and about 500 for women), while consuming plenty of water and tea. On the other five days of the week, you can eat normally.

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Another way to do it, as mentioned above, is to restrict your food intake between the hours of 11am and 7pm daily, while not eating during the hours outside of that time.

Ultimately, a proper diet remains critical to good health, and how you think about what you are putting in your body is an important piece of that puzzle, which I believe will eventually be established in the unbiased and uninfluenced medical literature of the future.

Below is a video of Dr. Joseph Mercola explaining the benefits of intermittent fasting, and here is a great article by him that explains how he believes intermittent fasting can help you live a healthier life.


Having Trouble Losing Excess Weight?

Having trouble losing excess weight? This could be one of the biggest reasons why.

We know so much about food now yet much of the population is overweight and unhealthy because of the quality of our food and our perception about food.

Luckily there’s a quiz that you can take to find out where you stand on food addiction. You can take it here.

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20 Tweets People Who Shop In Aldi Will Truly Understand

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Aldi are a global low budget supermarket with 10,366 stores across 17 countries. Buzzfeed recently curated a list of 20 tweets that show their incredible consistency across the globe starting with their superhuman speed cashier scanning:

1. First of all, can we talk about how fast the cashiers scan groceries?

2. H o n e s t l y.

3. Don’t bother trying to bag at the register.

4. Unless you’re *that* good.

5. Sometimes Aldi’s selection is limited.

6. And sometimes it’s not limited enough.

7. Me:

8. The quarter for a cart system was a little intimidating at first.

9. The pros have a designated Aldi quarter.

10. Because god forbid you forget one.

11. Thankfully, there are some generous people out there.

12. Billionaire playboys to be exact.

13. Forgetting bags is arguably worse.

14. Yup. Who hasn’t been there?

15. But when you’re armed with a quarter AND bags, you know it’s gonna be a good day.

16. Because, fact: Aldi has great deals.

17. Especially on booze.

18. It might not be the name brands you’re used to.

19. But like, who even cares?

20. Thank you Aldi!

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“A Lot of People Will Be Killed”: California Officials Preparing for Nuclear Attack

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(ZH) With each passing day and each new ICBM launch from a seemingly unhinged North Korean dictator, the fears of an attack on the U.S. mainland, though faint, increasingly weigh on the hearts and minds of Americans, particularly those in California.  As The Guardian points out this week, those fears have even prompted a group of California public health officials and emergency responders to gather for a strategy session with Hal Kempfer, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel, to discuss which areas are the most likely targets and how citizens should respond to an attack.

“A lot of people will be killed,” he said, “but a large percentage of the population will survive. They will be at risk and they will need help.”

“If you want to mess up southern California, if you want to mess up the west coast, if you want to mess up our country – where do you attack?” Kempfer asks. “If I’m sitting in North Korea and looking at possible targets, I’m going to be looking at Long Beach very closely.”

He talks about the port and downtown Long Beach being “toast” – no exaggeration, since the blast wave is likely to vaporize everything in its immediate path. But the city health department, the Long Beach airport and fire department might not be; they are all somewhat protected by a hilly area that is likely to halt the initial blast wave. And so the city can, tentatively, think about setting up a center of emergency operations.

Of course, the radioactive fallout created as the explosion gathers up tremendous quantities of dust and ocean water and spits them into the atmosphere would represent a secondary grave risk, especially in the first hours after an attack.

Not to mention the electromagnetic pulse that is likely to knock out electronic systems including phones and computers, the pile-ups expected on the freeways as drivers are blinded by the flash of the explosion, the rush for food, water and gasoline as millions of Angelenos attempt to drive out of the region, and the terror triggered by even the idea of a second, follow-up attack.

Meanwhile, lest you think this was all just a creative way for some public employees to skip work for a day, Ventura County, located just northwest of Los Angeles, has even taken the unusual step of prepping a 250-page plan on how to respond to the humanitarian crisis that would result from a nuclear attack in Los Angeles.

In fact, their efforts even include this truly bizarre public service announcement that instructs folks to shelter in place and cover windows with plastic.

Of course, as we pointed out back in August, while a global nuclear confrontation is generally viewed as a bad thing, for Ron Hubbard, President of Atlas Survival Shelters in Los Angeles, it has resulted in an economic windfall as a staggering number of Californians have suddenly turned into doomsday preppers.

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‘Gigantic mob’ of bees attack in California, six people hospitalized

Firefighters were called to the incident shortly before 5pm on Saturday following reports that people were being stung by bees in the parking lot of a grocery store in Monterey Park, a city in the suburbs of LA.

READ MORE: Buzz off! Antisocial bees share genetic profile with autistic people, study says

Local news outlet KTLA reports that the attack started after a wild beehive in the lot was disturbed.

The chief of the city’s fire department, Mark Khial, told the news outlet that two women were “completely covered” by the insects.

Khial said that three people and three firefighters were forced to go to the hospital because of the amount of times they were stung. It’s unclear what species of bee was involved.

“There was this gigantic mob of bees chasing people around. People were screaming and trying to go inside or trying to leave,” eyewitness Isabel Hernandez told ABC 7.

Neil Lankin of the fire department said when he arrived, other firefighters were already being attacked by the bees.

“On my arrival, there were two engine companies and a truck company that were being actively stung by bees that were swarming, agitated, and actively protecting themselves,” he said.

The firefighters sprayed the hive and its host tree with protective foam to tackle the bees.

“I went in and sealed any areas that bees were congregating with some high-density foam and we used firefighting foam to suppress any bee behavior,” Lankin said.

The fire department reported that the people hospitalized are expected to make a full recovery.

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Conspiracy Fact: US Media Royalty Admits to Practicing Occult to Kill 3 People

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The term “Spirit Cooking” made occult rituals mainstream for a brief period last year after WikiLeaks released a trove of emails from the account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. While a number of celebrities and media moguls were tied to occult practices at the time, recent revelations have added more media royalty to the list.

The name Ben Bradlee may sound familiar, as he was good friends with former President John F. Kennedy, and executive editor of the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. Bradlee and his wife, Sally Quinn, were often in the spotlight, and after Kennedy was assassinated, they were even referred to as the “New Camelot.”

While Bradlee died in 2014, Quinn has since taken the time to give insight into the glamorous life lived by the media’s royal couple. However, some of the practices she describes are ones that would normally be written off as crazy conspiracy theories by outlets such as their beloved Washington Post.

However, WaPost actually praised it.

In her latest publication titled, “Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir,” Quinn reveals that she believes she has killed at least three people in her lifetime. She claims that while she did not harm anyone physically, she believes strongly in the occult, and has used hexes on people who got on her bad side.

According to a WaPo report on the contents of the memoir, Quinn began believing in spirits, magic and the occult as a child, and she said it stemmed from what she was taught by her mother and other maternal relatives. She claimed her mother used hexes on people who angered her immensely, such as a veterinarian who would not help their sick dog and an Army doctor who did not provide accurate care for Quinn. In both cases, Quinn wrote that her mother yelled, I hope you drop dead!” and within days, they did.

“Like mother, like daughter. In some of the most troubling passages of this book, she describes casting hexes on people who later died. One was an attractive young woman who flirted with one of Quinn’s earlier boyfriends. ‘I won’t say exactly what I did—even now I think that would be bad luck for me—but I practiced what I learned and observed. I worked on the hex for several days until I felt that it would have some effect.’ 

It did, she claims. The woman committed suicide. Quinn vowed never to cast a hex on someone else—a promise she did not keep. When New York magazine wrote an unfavorable profile of her, she ‘decided to put a hex’ on the magazine’s editor, Clay Felker. He later died of cancer.”

Quinn claimed that her third and latest hex was targeted at a psychic who gave her a “devastatingly brutal” reading regarding her son. “I vowed once again never to put another hex on anyone,” she wrote after the woman died of a cerebral hemorrhage. “Believe me, I haven’t, though I have to admit to being sorely tempted on occasion.”

She wrote that she “became more open to certain moments of transcendence” when she was 13 years old and she had a “spiritual experience” that she claims let her see her own future:

“I had the oddest sensation. As if I were watching flashbacks of my life, except I was seeing flash-forwards. My whole emotional future passed before me. ... It was a true psychic experience. From then on, everything that has happened to me has been something that, no matter how joyful or painful, I have somehow anticipated. Since then, I haven’t had an emotional experience that did not seem already familiar to me.”

The revelations in Quinn’s memoir are incredibly important because of the influence she and her husband had on the media and on the elite society for years. Whether or not the use of a “hex” was responsible for killing all of the victims Quinn mentioned, is irrelevant. The fact is that the practice is tied to the occult, and the idea—held by someone with such a massive level of societal influence—that the appropriate way to deal with someone who wrongs you is to sentence them to death, should raise some serious questions.

As The Free Thought Project has reported, there are other questionable Occult rituals that go beyond Podesta’s “Spirit Cooking.” In fact, one ritual where adults ingest the blood of the young in order to “increase longevity” is now an actual business in the United States that has attracted the attention of the elite.

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Perpetuating cycle: People on government assistance denied even the CHANCE to have a healthy diet

Image: Perpetuating cycle: People on government assistance denied even the CHANCE to have a healthy diet

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According to a recent study conducted by North Carolina State University and the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, may not be providing people with the amount of money required to maintain healthy eating habits. The study found that SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, only subsidizes people with 43-60 percent of what it actually costs to remain consistent with federal dietary guidelines regarding what is considered to be a healthy diet.

“The federal government has defined what constitutes a healthy diet, and we wanted to know how financially feasible it was for low-income households, who qualify for SNAP benefits, to follow these guidelines,” explained Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, the co-author of a paper on the study who also happens to be an assistant professor of agricultural and human sciences at North Carolina State. (Related: Food stamp recipients are mostly buying and living on processed junk food that causes disease.)

While it’s certainly important to stick to a healthy diet and to treat your body right, the issue presented in this particular study is a tough one to deal with. On one hand, you want people to be able to eat healthy if they want to and not be forced to consume junk food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but on the other hand, there simply aren’t many options that aren’t economically damaging or unconstitutional.

The obvious answer would be to increase the amount of money given to SNAP recipients so that they could sustain healthy eating habits if they so choose. The problem with this is twofold. First, more funding for those on government assistance means that more money would be redistributed from people who have worked hard to people who don’t work at all. Our country was founded with emphasis on the individual, not on the collective, meaning that we are supposed to work hard and make money for ourselves, not for others.

The second problem with increasing the amount of money given to people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is that it would further expand America’s already generous welfare state and generate even more dependency on the federal government.

Between 2008 and 2016, America had as its president one of the biggest spenders – if not the biggest spender – that this country had ever seen. During his time in office, Barack Obama and his liberal henchmen in Washington D.C. increased the number of people on food stamps by an astonishing 32 percent, from 33,490,000 recipients in 2009 up to 44,219,123 by October of 2016. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 44,219,123 welfare recipients represents 13.6 percent of the entire United States population. Furthermore, between 2009 and 2016, the amount of money spent on food stamps climbed by $16.3 billion, from $50.3 billion to $66.6 billion. Coupled with the fact that America is already 20 trillion dollars in debt, increasing the amount we spend on welfare just isn’t practical. (Related: The government is preparing to let food stamp recipients shop at online retailers using taxpayer money.)

The other option to deal with the problem outlined in the study would be to pass some type of government regulation compelling corporations to decrease the amount that they charge for their food products. This would allow food stamp recipients to purchase more healthy food products for less. The obvious problem here, however, is that such a regulation would be highly unconstitutional and a prime example of government overreach. As history has shown us, the bigger the government grows and the more influence they are able to gain over the private sector, the more the economy contracts, making the option of federally mandated prices infeasible.

Instead, what our country should be doing is putting an emphasis on hard work and determination so that people no longer have to rely on SNAP in the first place. With hard work comes success, with success comes money, and with money comes the ability to purchase healthier food options.

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Jim Carrey Has A Response To Reactions Over His “Bizarre Interview” & It Has People Thinking







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On September 10, 2017, we released an article sharing a controversial interview with Jim Carrey during New York fashion week. In the interview, Jim said a number of things that either had people thinking he was crazy, or recognizing that he was trying to share a deeper message.

To be fair, Jim could have been clearer in the message he was trying to convey. As an avid explorer into consciousness, I understood what he was getting at, but not everyone will. Some also felt he was being rude, which might be true, but at the same time he’s a comedian and was clearly playing some sort of character during the interview.

One thing is clear, however: He created a stir and it’s a stir around a subject that, if embraced by society, would radically change our world for the better.

His controversial interview contained statements like:

“There’s no meaning to any of this. I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join, and here I am. I mean, you’ve got to admit, it’s completely meaningless.”

“There is no me. There is just things happening… Here’s the thing: It’s not our world. That’s the key. We don’t matter. We don’t matter. There’s the good news.”

Jim’s Response

He was asked to respond to questions about the interview, as the internet had gone wild reading about it.

In his response he draws upon a number of important reflection points we have been covering here at CE for many years and are glad to see are making their way into mainstream conversation a little more.

“As an actor you play characters, and if you go deep enough into those characters, you realize your own character is pretty thin to begin with. You suddenly have this separation and go, ‘Who’s Jim Carrey? Oh, he doesn’t exist actually,’ ” Carrey said. “There’s just a relative manifestation of consciousness appearing, and someone gave him a name, a religion, a nationality, and he clustered those together into something that’s supposed to be a personality, and it doesn’t actually exist. None of that stuff, if you drill down, is real.”

“I believe I got famous so I could let go of fame, and it’s still happening, but not with me,” he continued. “I’m not a part of it anymore. Dressing happens, doing hair happens, interviewing happens, but it happens without me, without the idea of a ‘me.’ You know what I’m saying? It’s a weird little semantic jump, and it’s not that far, but it’s a universe apart from where most people are.”

He also told W Magazine:

We’re a bunch of ideas cobbled together to look like a form. There’s a body and there’s a mind, but the body is part of the field of consciousness, just dancing for itself and it’s no different than a plant or a chair or your phone—it’s all one thing. Because we are sentient, there’s a consciousness, and we have to deal with this thing we create, like a fortress of ideas around it. So we say, ‘This is my name and this is my heritage and this is my nationality and here’s my hockey team and these are all of the things that I am.’ That’s the mistake.

When asked how we avoid this mistake, he had this to say:

The only way to it is to step into the river of tears and the sorrows of your life. The things that everyone is avoiding with everything from drugs to drink to sex and gadgets and whatever else you can distract yourself with, all of it is designed for you to never stop going and moving and, for god sakes, not feel the abyss. Don’t allow yourself to feel the abandonment and pain that you’ve suffered. And I’ve done it; I’m through it. I’m sure there will be things that happen again, but I realized that by letting myself fall into it completely, that it’s not to be feared. Death is not to be feared.

I suspected this was going to be a serving thing for Jim to be able to do as it seemed when he was prompted with the initial interview he wasn’t exactly thinking about it going the direction he did. Having a longer more specific platform to share his thoughts in a clearer and more relatable way helps people to understand what he is truly touching on.

We see themes of thinking about who WE truly are, and looking at the difference between our egoic identity and the recognition of self as consciousness. He also touches on the interconnectedness of us all and that we in essence don’t exist as our individual egoic ideas of “I”.

Why This Is Important

Jim has started a conversation around something that is critical for all of us: creating more self awareness and self discovery. The very fact that so many mainstream outlets are covering this from the standpoint of how ‘weird’ his latest statements are shows us how little thought we put into asking big questions in life in the mainstream. Instead we are asked to play into the many distractions and trivial bits of content that don’t challenge us to think deeper, understand who we are, or move beyond suffering — all of which Jim’s latest interviews explore.

I have always said that what you surround yourself with, and thus what we as a society surround ourselves with, will affect our day-to-day state of being and project how we live our lives. When we are not challenged to grow or move beyond fear, pain, worry, and anxiety, and instead are fed coping mechanisms to simply quiet our challenges but not move beyond them, we end up with a society that is constantly suffering.

I do the work I do because I believe we are being pushed to make a BIG CHANGE on this planet, and it starts within ourselves. I believe people are waking up to things that are monumental in how they will change us as individuals and how that will change our world — things like how our world really works, who we really are, and perhaps even why we are here or whether we’re alone in the universe. We’re going through a shift in consciousness and our world will not be the same as we continue to embrace it. I believe we have a choice to either resist the truths our external world is trying to show us or embrace them and start shifting. We each have that choice.

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Algerian Screaming “Allahu Akbar!” Attacks 7 People, 3 Police Officers in France









 






The woman, who has not been named, was attacked at lunchtime on Tuesday in the Rempart Saint-Etienne area.

A man, reported to be of Algerian origin, tried to grab the officer’s gun and it is understood that when he failed, he pulled out a knife, repeatedly stabbing her in the throat.

The woman is in a serious condition and the area around the polcie station is in lockdown.

French media are reporting a 31-year-old man has been arrested.

It is claimed the man entered the station under the pretence of making a complaint.

The motive behind the attack is unclear.

France has been on high alert after Islamic State terror attacks since January 2015.

In November 2015, 130 people were killed in Paris when multiple bombers attacked restaurants and the Bataclan theatre, as well as a football stadium.

Following that attack, France introduced a state of emergency.

It was due to end after three months but tragedy struck in Nice when a jihadi killed at least 84 people when he ploughed a truck along a packed sea-front, while firing at the crowd.

In July, Father Jacques Hamel in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, was murdered by IS militants.

The 85-year-old was killed when his throat was slit during a hostage situation at the local church. French police killed the IS-inspired attackers, Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean, both 19, as they tried to flee the church.

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