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Warning: DHS Preparing For 'National Day Of Rage' - Episode 447



Published on Aug 21, 2014


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Report date: 8.21.2014

Euro zone business growth is imploding on itself. Retail stores are showing traffic,sales and profits are down in the economic recovery. US homes sales are down compared to a year ago. The biggest increase are in home that sell for 1 million plus. It seems the government used a kill switch to stop live feeds. DHS has put out a warning and are preparing for a national day of rage. The Islamic State video of James Foley is a fake, this is being used to get troops back into the middle east and to get into Syria. Government officials are now calling for war, to take the Islamic State.

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Good News: Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Paleo Diet Hits the Mainstream

By Dr. Mercola

My book, The No Grain Diet, was published in 2003 and my clinical recommendation included eliminating gluten as a first line intervention before I would fine tune a patient’s diet.

It’s taken well over a decade, but the Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Paleo (GFLCP), which is essentially the same kind of high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet I’ve been promoting, is now hitting the mainstream. Gluten-free diets are also becoming widely recognized.

For those with celiac disease, avoiding gluten is vital, but physicians are also starting to recognize that many have some sort of gluten intolerance, and fare better on a gluten-free diet.

Now, the US Food Administration (FDA) will start to crack down on food manufacturers misusing the gluten-free label, which is good news for those trying to avoid gluten.

Four years ago, I warned that many food products bearing the gluten-free label were in fact contaminated with sometimes high amounts of gluten. In one study, even naturally gluten-free products tested positive to gluten, courtesy of cross-contamination during processing.
New Gluten-Free Labeling Standard Is Now in Force

In August 2013, the FDA issued a standard for gluten-free labeling, requiring any product bearing the label to contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. As reported by CNN1 at the time:
   
“The new regulation is targeted to help the estimated 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, a chronic inflammatory auto-immune disorder that can affect the lining of the small intestine when gluten is consumed. Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, rye, barley and crossbreeds of these grassy grains.

‘Adherence to a gluten-free diet is the key to treating celiac disease...’ said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg... ‘The FDA’s new ‘gluten-free’ definition will help people with this condition make food choices with confidence and allow them to better manage their health.’"

According to the rule, in order for a food to bear the label “gluten-free” it must be:
 
Naturally gluten-free
   
Any gluten-containing grains must have been refined in such a way to remove the gluten. The final product may not contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten

Naturally gluten-free grains include rice, corn (just make sure it’s non-GMO), quinoa, sorghum, soy (which I don't recommend eating for other reasons), flax, and amaranth seed. The following foods may NOT use the gluten-free label:
 
Foods containing whole gluten-containing grains

   
Foods made with gluten-containing grains (such as wheat, rye, barley, or any their derivatives) that are refined but still contain gluten
   
Foods that contain 20 parts per million of gluten or more as a result of cross-contact with gluten containing grains

Most People Can Benefit from Avoiding Grains

The deadline for compliance was August 5, 2014.2, 3 You may still find some products manufactured before the deadline that may not conform to this standard, however.

The gluten-free labeling standard should make it much easier to comply with a gluten-free diet, whether you’re suffering from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity or not.

Celiac disease is really just one of several autoimmune disorders that can be significantly improved by avoiding grains. The autoimmune thyroid disease known as Hashimoto’s is another disorder where gluten avoidance is very important.

There’s also compelling evidence that high-grain diets fuel Alzheimer’s disease, and that avoiding gluten can help prevent and treat this devastating brain disorder. Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter’s book Grain Brain goes into this in detail.

Similarly, if you want to avoid heart disease, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, or even cancer, you'd also want to severely limit your grain consumption, or avoid grains entirely. The reason for this is because grains and sugars are inherently pro-inflammatory and will worsen any condition that has chronic inflammation at its root.

In my experience, about 75-80 percent of ALL people benefit from avoiding grains, even whole sprouted grains, whether you have a gluten intolerance or not. The ONLY carbohydrates your body really needs are vegetable carbs. All sugar/fructose and all grains, including the "healthful" ones, will tend to raise your insulin levels, which is a detriment to your health.

Low-Carb Paleo and Ketogenic Diets Embraced by Athletes

I’m quite pleased to see that the high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb diet I’ve been recommending is now being embraced by a number of athletes. This eating plan is in stark contrast to traditional carb- and protein-loading.

The idea behind carb-loading is to saturate yourself with carbs so your muscles will have plenty of glycogen to go on while you exercise. This can work well for really fit athletes that have an intense workout regimen.

However, I believe it is totally inappropriate for the vast majority of non-athletes that exercise casually. There’s also compelling reasons for professional athletes to rethink carb-loading, for the fact that high-fat, low-carb diets provide more long-lasting fuel and has an overall better impact on metabolism.

Athletic superstars like NBA players LeBron James and Ray Allen claim to have switched to a low-carb diet with beneficial results.4

Other athletes jumping onto the high-fat, low-carb diet include Ironman triathlete Nell Stephenson, pro cyclist Dave Zabriskie, and ultra-marathoner Timothy Olson. Former Ironman triathlete Ben Greenfield is said to have followed a ketogenic diet while training for the 2013 Ironman World Championships.
   
“After switching to a ketogenic diet, Ben experienced improved stamina, stable blood sugar, better sleep, and less brain fog,” the featured article5 states.

“Greenfield, author of Beyond Training, no longer follows the ketogenic diet, but advocates consuming plenty of healthy fats.”

Ironman Triathlete: High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet with High Intensity Training Is a Winning Combination

Former Ironman triathlete Mark Sisson is another tremendously fit athlete who has reportedly improved his athletic performance, body composition, and energy levels after ditching carb-loading for a high-fat, low-carb, Paleo style diet. He subsequently went on to write the popular book, The Primal Blueprint.

Even more interesting, he reports getting fitter on this diet while simultaneously exercising less. As I’ve discussed on many occasions, high intensity interval training can cut your workout routine down from an hour to about 20 minutes, three times a week, without any reduction in efficacy. On the contrary, you can reap better fitness results by exercising this way, and that’s exactly what Sisson experienced as well.

High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Benefits Pediatric Epilepsy and Cancer Recovery

High-fat, low-carb ketogenic diets are also well-recognized in certain fields of medicine. For example, children with epilepsy are frequently prescribed a ketogenic diet to control their seizures when medications are ineffective.6 The ketogenic diet benefits your brain by making your brain cells burn ketones (which are byproducts of fat burning) instead of sugar. According to epileptologist Ahsan Moosa Naduvil Valappil, MD:7
 
“[The ketogenic diet is] based on a ratio of fat to carbohydrates and proteins. A normal diet contains a 0.3:1 fat-to-carb and protein ratio, but the classical ketogenic diet is based on a 3 or 4:1 ratio… This means that the diet includes 3-4 grams of fat per 1 gram of protein and carbohydrate... Research has shown that more than 50 percent of the children with epilepsy who eat this diet can have their number of seizures cut in half. About 10-15 percent of children will stop having seizures... Fats like butter, heavy whipping cream and olive oil are recommended. Carbohydrates are strictly limited.”8

Ketogenic diets may also be key for cancer recovery. All of your body's cells are fueled by glucose. This includes cancer cells. However, cancer cells have one built-in fatal flaw – they do not have the metabolic flexibility of your regular cells and cannot adapt to use ketone bodies for fuel as all your other cells can. So, when you alter your diet and become what's known as "fat-adapted," your body starts using fat for fuel rather than carbs. When you switch out the carbs for healthy fats, you starve the cancer out, as you're no longer supplying the necessary fuel – glucose – for their growth.

The Benefits of Mimicking the Life of Our Ancient Ancestors

During the Paleolithic period many thousands of years ago, people ate primarily vegetables, fruit, nuts, roots, and meat. These foods form the basis of the Paleo diet, although there are slight variations of it. Unfortunately, many Paleo diets recommend switching the carbs for protein rather than fat, which can have detrimental consequences. I’ll discuss this more below. Today, these staple foods have been largely replaced with refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, cereal, bread, potatoes, and pasteurized milk products. This processed food diet has promoted the rise of a wide array of chronic and debilitating diseases, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Going back to basics and refocusing your diet on fresh, whole, unprocessed, "real" food is foundational for optimizing your health and addressing just about any health condition. You can easily mold your diet around the principles of Paleo eating by following my nutrition plan. Episodes of intermittent fasting may also be important, as our ancestors clearly did not have access to food on a 24/7 basis like we do today. I believe it to be one of the most profound interventions for the 21st century. While my nutrition plan goes into many details, as a general rule I advocate eating a diet that is:
 
High in healthy fats. Many will benefit from 50-85 percent of their daily calories in the form of healthy fat from avocados, organic grass-fed butter, pastured egg yolks, coconut oil, and raw nuts such as macadamia, pecans, and pine nuts
   
Moderate amounts of high-quality protein from organically raised, grass-fed or pastured animals. Most will likely not need more than 40 to 70 grams of protein per day, for the reasons I’ll discuss below
  
Unrestricted amounts of fresh vegetables, ideally organic

Are You Eating Too Much Protein?

Your body needs protein for bone and muscle maintenance and for the creation of hormones, among other things. However, you do need to be careful to not consume too much. The average American consumes anywhere from three to five times as much protein as they need for optimal health. I believe very few people will need more than one-half gram of protein per pound of lean body mass. Those that are aggressively exercising or competing and pregnant women should have about 25 percent more, but most people rarely need more than 40-70 grams of protein a day.

To determine your lean body mass, find out your percent body fat and subtract from 100. This means that if you have 20 percent body fat, you have 80 percent lean body mass. Just multiply that by your current weight to get your lean body mass in pounds or kilos.

The rationale behind limiting your protein is this: when you consume protein in levels higher than recommended above, you tend to activate the mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) pathway, which can help you get large muscles but may also increase your risk of cancer. There is research suggesting that the "mTOR gene" is a significant regulator of the aging process, and suppressing this gene may be linked to longer life. Generally speaking, as far as eating for optimal health goes, most people are simply consuming a combination of too much low-quality protein and carbohydrates, and not enough healthy fat.

It is particularly important though to make sure you increase your protein intake by 25 percent when you are working out with strength training. Your body will need the additional amino acids to build muscle tissue. 

Translating Ideal Protein Requirements Into Foods

To determine whether you’re getting too much protein, simply calculate your lean body mass as described above, then write down everything you’re eating for a few days, and calculate the amount of daily protein from all sources. Substantial amounts of protein can be found in meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, and nuts.

Again, you’re aiming for one-half gram of protein per pound of lean body mass, which would place most people in the range of 40 to 70 grams of protein per day. If you’re currently averaging a lot more than that, adjust downward accordingly. You could use the chart below or simply Google the food you want to know and you will quickly find the grams of protein in the food.

They provide countless critical nutrients, while being sparse on calories. Next comes high-quality proteins, followed by a moderate amount of fruits, and lastly, at the very top, you’ll find grains and sugars. This last top tier of sugars and grains can be eliminated entirely. Another tremendous benefit is that once your body has successfully switched over from burning carbs to burning fat as its primary fuel, carb cravings tend to disappear as if by magic. To summarize, there are two primary ways to achieve this metabolic switch, and these strategies support each other when combined:
   
  • A high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet: This type of diet, in which you replace carbs with low to moderate amounts of high-quality protein and high amounts of beneficial fat, is what I recommend for everyone. This kind of diet is very helpful for normalizing weight and resolving insulin/leptin resistance.
  • Intermittent fasting: There are many reasons to intermittently fast. In my view, it’s one of the most effective ways to normalize your insulin and leptin sensitivity and shed excess weight, which is foundational for optimal health and disease prevention. You can boost your results further by exercising in a fasted state.
  • Besides turning you into an efficient fat burner, intermittent fasting can also boost your level of human growth hormone (aka the “fitness hormone”). High intensity interval training will do this as well. Intermittent fasting can also improve your brain function by boosting production of the protein BDNF, which activates brain stem cells to convert into new neurons and triggers other chemicals that promote neural health. This protein also protects your brain cells from changes associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and helps protect your neuro-muscular system from degradation.
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Mercola.com Updates 'Death by Medicine' Video (2014)



Published on Aug 18, 2014

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/cur... This video presented by Mercola.com allows you to discover how conventional medicine has emerged as the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. It also discusses how the American medical system is doing more harm than good.

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Actually, I liked the original 2007 version of Death by Medicine better, more ominous....

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Why You Crave Salty Snacks & What You Can Do About It



By Alexandra Jamieson
August 22, 2014 4:33 AM EDT

Can’t eat just one? Are those potato chip cravings just one of many salty desires your body asks for every day? Join the club! We are hard-wired to crave salt (and fat and sugar), so welcome to the human race.

Until pretty recently in human history, it wasn’t that easy for us to find salt. There were some natural salt flats, and people who lived near oceans could scoop up seawater, evaporate the liquid, and scrape up the crystallized salt. But that all took time and energy.

To make sure that we ate enough of it, our bodies and brains were designed to really enjoy the taste, and therefore the craving was built into us, to pursue the pleasure that salt gives us. When you eat salt, the brain lights up with little hits of pleasure-chemicals, ensuring that we will keep eating it.

And you need salt, all the time, for countless processes in your personal biochemistry set, known as your body.

But, as with many things, when we eat too much sodium, our bodies become unbalanced. Like a recipe that you accidentally toss too much salt into? Our blood and tissues have to try to balance an overly salty diet. But we can’t just toss out the soup and start over.

So now salt is everywhere, and it’s cheap. And we're eating too much of it.

Most government health organizations tell us we should be eating 2,300 mg of sodium or less a day — that’s less than 1 teaspoon — or 1500 mg if you’re over 51 years old, African American, or have high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease.

But guess what — most of us consume 8,500 mg a day — more than double the “safe” amount. And most of that comes from processed, pre-packaged food, not what we add at the table.

So that’s the warning: here’s the reality.

We crave salt, it’s easy (maybe too easy) to get, we’re eating too much, and it’s everywhere.

But why do we crave it so much, even if it’s bad for us in high doses? And how can we address those cravings in a healthy way that supports our goals and us?

There are four ways you can look at your salt cravings, and perhaps learn something that will inspire a change in your diet to help you stay healthy and balanced:

1. It’s a habit.

You may have grown up with parents who put salt on the table and salted their food before even tasting it. It became a habit that you added a pinch or dash of salt to most meals. Now you’re used to salty foods and low-salt foods taste boring or bland.

Solution: Become aware of your salt habits. Are you salting food before you even taste it? How much salt to you add when cooking?

  • Try cooking your meals with no salt, or a fraction of what the recipe calls for, and then taste at the table.
  • Serve meals with a fresh quarter of lemon and spritz over your food for added zing.
  • Use freshly chopped herbs like parsley, mint, scallions or thyme for added flavor and aroma instead of salt.
  • Add a tiny pinch of salt if you still find you need more flavor.


2. You're missing minerals.

Our bodies need calcium, sodium, magnesium, zinc and other trace minerals to stay healthy and run the chemistry of neurochemical reactions and building blood and hormones. Many minerals taste salty or minerally, so when you get the message to eat more salt, your body is really asking for more minerals! You will keep craving salt until your mineral needs are met.

Solution: Boost your mineral intake with a high-quality multi-vitamin, eat more mineral-dense sea vegetables like nori, kelp, and dulse, and eat more super seeds like hemp and chia.

3. You're dehydrated.

Sodium works for us by keeping water in our bodies for long enough to hydrate our cells. When you become dehydrated, you need a little more salt to steady your electrolytes, which are mineral salts that conduct electricity in your tissues and body, and keep retaining the water you need. Exercise, alcohol consumption, and even a high salt diet can all lead to dehydration.

Solution: Make sure to drink eight or more glasses of water every day, and extra when you exercise. When you drink alcohol, stay hydrated (and more sober) by drinking one glass of water for every alcoholic drink. You’ll also look and feel better in the morning!

4. You have sluggish adrenal glands.

Salt cravings can also be a sign of low-functioning adrenal glands, and may show up as super low blood pressure. So, even though high blood pressure is bad, low blood pressure isn’t necessarily good. Adrenaline over-production can be a result of a stressed-out lifestyle, and leads to adrenal fatigue.

Solution: If you’re experiencing salt cravings along with low energy and bags under your eyes, get your adrenal and cortisol levels checked.

Food cravings of any kind signal a deficiency of some kind, either physical (like an underactive adrenal system,) emotional (like family habits), or nutritional (like low mineral levels). Start looking and feeling into your salt cravings and begin to make small changes in your diet or have your hormone levels checked.

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Hannity / Cheney: ‘Absolutely Certain There Will Be Another Mass Casualty Attack Against U.S.’

Sounds like the the military industrial complex has bombs backing up on the assembly line and are a bit frustrated with this administration. That's not an endorsement for this administration, they seem to have their own nefarious agenda. Either way we lose, and they get more wealth.

Omega Days indeed


Aug 20 2014 // 11:00pm

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was on "
Hannity" to discuss the threat of ISIS and the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley.

“After watching this [beheading] video, I’m pretty convinced that we have a group of people at war with us. Would you agree with that?” Hannity asked.

“Absolutely,” Cheney said, calling ISIS “very much a threat to the United States” and to our friends and allies.

While Cheney said the beheading of an American reporter is a terrible development, he cautioned, “Magnify that a million times over because that’s what’s in store for the rest of the world if we don’t deal effectively with this crisis.”

Hannity asked, “Do you think the president fully understands the danger of radical Islam and what do you think the danger is?”

“Well I think the danger’s enormous, I don’t think the president understands it,” he said, blasting Obama as ineffective.

Cheney believes that people around the world view our commander-in-chief as weak.

“I am absolutely certain that someday there will be another mass casualty attack against the United States, except next time they will have far deadlier weapons.”

From Fox News Insider:  http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/08/20/cheney-%E2%80%98absolutely-certain-there-will-be-another-mass-casualty-attack-against-us%E2%80%99

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Central Bankers/U.S. Government Have Set The Stage To Bomb Syria - Episode 446


Published on Aug 20, 2014

Get economic collapse news throughout the day visit http://x22report.com
More news visit http://thepeoplesnewz.com
Report date: 8.20.2014

Argentina is not going to pay the creditors. Auto repos have soared to 70%. Caterpillar has been declining for 20 months in a row.This is worse than 2008. China getting ready to launch their global gold hub this September. An EU think tank is telling the Euro zone to prepare for mass rioting and protests. Low flying black helicopters flying over rooftops in St. Paul.  Syria is warning the US not to fly into their air space to bomb the Islamic State. The US is setting the stage using the false flag beheading of James Foley. Many of the photos and video do not show a birth mark that James Foley has next to his nose. Be prepare for more events, the central bankers/US Government is preparing an event that will allow them to bomb Syria.

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Water filters tested for heavy metals removal: Zero Water, Pur, Brita, Mavea, Culligan, Seychelle and Waterman





(NaturalNews) As promised, we've now published the results from testing countertop water filters for their ability to remove toxic heavy metals and elements with radioactive isotopes. The brands we tested are:

* Zero Water
* Pur
* Brita
* Seychelle
* Culligan
* Mavea
* Waterman Portable Alkaline Water Purifier

(We also tested large "survival" gravity filters, with results to be published separately here on Natural News.)

Click here to see the full results at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab.

What we tested

Using ICP-MS instrumentation (see lab videos here), we tested these water filters for their ability to remove toxic heavy metals and elements which have radioactive isotopes.

Specifically, we tested for removal of:

* Aluminum
* Copper
* Arsenic
* Strontium
* Cadmium
* Cesium
* Mercury
* Lead
* Uranium

Why didn't we test for fluoride removal? Fluoride is an extremely difficult element to work with due to its high reactivity (which is one reason why you probably shouldn't drink it). It is also very difficult to remove from water. Testing fluoride concentrations via ICP-MS requires a complicated process run separately from other elements, using different matrix solutions and different plumbing for the instrument.

How we tested for heavy metals removal

To conduct the tests, we created a multi-element "spike" solution containing from 1300 ppb to 2300 ppb concentrations of each of the tested elements. This spike solution consisted almost entirely of laboratory-grade water (DI water), with a very small fraction (less than 0.1%) of laboratory acids found in element standards for the purpose of matrix stabilization.

For each water filter, we first ran several cycles of pure water through the filter in order to "flush" it and pre-load the filter cartridge with purified laboratory water. Once that was complete, we loaded each water filter pitcher with the spiked solution containing the multiple elements listed above.

After the water passed through the filter and was emptied into the holding section at the bottom of the pitcher, that filtered water was then sampled with a clean pipette, weighed on a calibrated laboratory scale and prepped for ICP-MS analysis.

Each sample was run via ICP-MS using a variety of quality control methods, including the use of calibration checks during the run and a four-point calibration curve for each element. Keep in mind that our ICP-MS instrumentation is far more accurate and sensitive than labs running ICP-OES. In fact, we have had to correct other labs using ICP-OES who discovered their calibrations were way off. The Natural News Forensic Food Lab is in the process of ISO 17025 certification.

Click here to see the actual results at Labs.NaturalNews.com

Click here to learn about Heavy Metals Defense, a supplement invented by the Health Ranger for capturing toxic heavy metals during digestion.

What we did NOT test for

We did not test for removal of PCBs, pesticides, chlorine or other organic compounds. Accordingly, we cannot reach any conclusions on how well these filters might work on removing those substances.

Testing for those complex molecules would require additional instrumentation which we do not yet have in our lab. (Remember, the Natural News Forensic Food Lab is entirely self-funded and receives no grant money from the government.)

Performance overview

What shocked me the most about the results of this testing is just how poorly most water filters performed on the removal of toxic heavy metals.

Most of the water filters we tested were entirely unsatisfactory in terms of heavy metals removal, in my informed view. Only two filters showed results which I would consider to be sufficient. Most filters also appeared to perform very poorly for removal of elements with radioactive isotopes (uranium, cesium, strontium).

Here's an overview of what we found, element by element:

Aluminum removal

Four of the seven filters tested here actually increased aluminum concentrations in the filtered water.

This indicates they are using a filtration media which contains aluminum and allows some amount of aluminum to enter the water stream during filtration.

Only one filter removed 100% of all aluminum (Zero Water). See full results here.

Copper removal

Copper removal ranged from a low of 8.6% to a higher of 99.1%.

The average copper removal rate was 44.8%.

Copper is associated with mental insanity if consumed in very high quantities. Many homes still contain copper pipes, causing copper contamination of tap water.

Arsenic removal

Arsenic removal ranged from 12.1% to 99.3%, with an average removal of 42.6%.

Arsenic is a cancer-causing metal that's linked to cancer and organ damage. It's a common contaminant in well water. Click here to see full results on arsenic removal.

Cadmium removal

Cadmium is a toxic heavy metal which can cause kidney damage, heart damage and hardening of the arteries.

Cadmium removal ranged from 6.6% (Brita) to a high of 99.2% (Zero Water). The average removal was 33.1%.

Mercury removal

Mercury is an extremely toxic heavy metal that can cause brain damage, kidney damage and reproductive damage.

Because mercury is a "sticky" element, it's the easiest to remove of all. Removal rates ranged from 62.4% (Culligan) to a high of 99.7% (Waterman Mini).

Average mercury removal across all the filters was 88.5%.

Lead removal

Lead is a toxic heavy metal that causes brain damage and organ damage in the human body. Natural News has found significant quantities of lead in Organic Rice Protein superfoods imported from China.

Lead removal ranged from a low of 14.1% (Brita) to a high of 93.7% (Waterman Mini).

Average lead removal was 52.5%.

Strontium removal

In its non-radioactive form, strontium is a bone-building nutrient that's often found with calcium.

Some water filters removed almost no strontium (Brita and Mavea), while the Zero Water Filter removed 100% of strontium.

One filter, the Waterman mini, increased strontium concentrations in the resulting water, indicating use of strontium in the filter media. This is not a bad thing. Strontium is actually a nutritive mineral, much like calcium.

Cesium removal

Cesium removal is important to consider due to the Fukushima disaster and the radioactive fallout of Cesium-137.

I am intimately familiar with cesium binding and removal technologies, as I invented the patent-pending Cesium Eliminator dietary supplement that binds with and captures radioactive isotopes of cesium.

In our testing of water filters, cesium removal varied from a low of 9.5% (Brita) to a high of 100% (Zero Water).

Average cesium removal was 35.3%.

Uranium removal

Removal of uranium is crucial for those planning on surviving a nuclear accident or nuclear war. Following nuclear events, uranium and cesium both fall out of the sky in radioactive forms, settling on bodies of water which are used for irrigation and public water supplies.

Removing radioactive uranium isotopes from drinking water is a crucial survival strategy following a nuclear incident. Only two filters we tested showed an ability to remove substantial amounts of uranium: Zero Water and the Waterman Portable Alkaline Water Purifier.

Click here to see actual results and uranium removal rates for all filters.

Magnesium mineralization

Two water filters we tested substantially increased the level of magnesium in the filtered water. The highest water mineralization rate was achieved by the Waterman mini filter, which is advertised as creating "alkaline water."

The claim is true. While the magnesium concentration of the water we poured into the water filters was only 1.3 ppm, the Waterman Mini increased the magnesium concentration of the resulting water to nearly 250 ppm.

This is a substantial increase in magnesium concentration. The Seychelle filter also increased magnesium concentrations to nearly 250 ppm, indicating it has a "mineralization" component in its filter cartridge.

Recommendations and conclusions

Based on the laboratory analysis completed here at Natural News, I can only recommend two water filters in the category of countertop "pitcher" filters.

Natural News does not sell any of the water filters tested here, but they are available at retailers like Amazon.com. If you wish to help support our non-profit efforts to conduct more testing, please click this Amazon Smile link before shopping on Amazon.com, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center.

The two filters I recommend are:

1) Zero Water
2) Waterman Mini

Click here to see full laboratory testing results and data.

Heavy Metals Defense - a breakthrough in dietary self defense

In addition to researching the removal of toxic heavy metals in water filters, I've also pioneered extensive, original research into heavy metals contamination of foods, superfoods and dietary supplements.

From this research, I was able to invent a patent-pending dietary supplement formula called "Heavy Metals Defense" which binds and captures toxic heavy metals during digestion.

This formula is laboratory validated to reduce heavy metals by the following factors:

Aluminum reduction: 98.7%
Arsenic reduction: 77.6%
Cadmium reduction: 98.5%
Copper reduction: 95.8%
Lead reduction: 99.9%
Mercury reduction: 92.9%
Uranium reduction: 76.5%


Click here to view the full laboratory results data on Heavy Metals Defense and see how it works.

Essentially, Heavy Metals Defense works in a very similar way to the "ion exchange membrane" of the Zero Water filters. That's why the metals capturing capacity is so high.

Also, check out these other sources of heavy metals in your own kitchen:



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The most common mistakes health nuts make with their diet




(NaturalNews) There are phases we typically go through while learning to eat right and take control of our health. We tend to replace our bad habits with less harmful, but still bad habits.

Relying on supplements

On the road to health, we often turn to supplements and tinctures for a quick fix. They usually work better and faster than conventional treatments when the tinctures and supplements are high quality.? But none of these "cures" get to the root of the problem. Natural remedies that do not address the cause have a very important and overlooked side effect - they mask symptoms, allowing us to continue to live our toxic lifestyles.

The foundation of health comes from the food you eat. Supplements should be used to supplement your diet, not to replace it.

Too much organic junk food

Just because it's labeled organic, or vegan, or natural, does not mean it's healthy.

Refined food, prepackaged food, "snack" food should be severely limited. There is a direct correlation to health and well being and the elimination of processed foods.

Too much eating out

This is a tough one. Even the healthiest restaurants still produce food that is not good for you. Restaurants, for a myriad of reasons, cannot prepare healthy nutritious meals as well as you can at home. The fact is, health food restaurants should be a treat; conventional restaurants should be avoided.

Too much sugar

Typically, sugar is the last thing a health nut is willing to give up. Sugar cane juice, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, and every other natural sweetener that comes to mind, save stevia, have something in common; they are refined sugars. And refined sugars feed and/or promote viruses, bacteria, Candida and other fungi, and virtually all other parasites that affect us. They also contribute to nearly every other ailment.

Sugar Is Sugar Is Sugar!

Too much juicing

The juices and the smoothies with juice fall under the same category as sugar. When you juice fruits and sweeter vegetables, you lose a lot of nutrition. This includes fiber that helps slow the absorption of sugar. In effect, you are refining your own produce, turning it into simple sugars, when you juice.

Juicing regularly has its place. Juicing produce with very little sugar is a nice way to get a lot of nutrition into your body at once (it's just not so pleasant to my palate). Also, there are people who are so sick that they cannot digest whole foods. Furthermore, when detoxifying, juicing can be a way to get in nutrition easily without making your body work for it while it is overburdened with the release of toxins.

Too little produce

For many people, this is the last step to regaining your health and living a life full of vitality without aches and pains. Fresh, raw, and organic (whenever possible) produce is the key to health. Eighty percent of your diet should be raw produce.

Do not let a lack of organic food choices stop you. Conventional raw produce is better than organic frozen produce, provided the food is not genetically modified or one of the "dirty dozen". [1]

I am not saying don't buy organic. Let me stress that. Buy organic whenever possible! Just don't let a lack of organic produce turn you towards the less beneficial packaged foods.

Conclusion

There are few shortcuts in life that work, and this holds true for health as well. It takes time, patience, dedication, and discipline. I promise you this: it's an investment that is well worth it.

For more information on sugars, including the healthy alternative sugars, check out the first source.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

[1] http://www.ewg.org

About the author:
Michael Edwards is the founder, owner, editor-in-chief, and janitor for Organic Lifestyle Magazine and Green Lifestyle Market. At age 17, Michael weighed more than 360 pounds. He suffered from ADHD, allergies, frequent bouts of illness, and chronic, debilitating insomnia.

Conventional medicine wasn't working. While he restored his health through alternative medicine he studied natural health and became immersed in it.

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FDA conspired with Colgate to bury evidence of triclosan harm





(NaturalNews) If you use conventional toothpaste, you could be brushing your teeth with a chemical linked to endocrine disruption, cancer, infertility and a host of other health problems. A recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit has revealed that the Colgate-Palmolive Co. conspired with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in the 1990s to deliberately withhold safety data on triclosan, a dangerous biocidal chemical that is used exclusively in Colgate's Total toothpaste brand.

Total is currently the only toothpaste on the market that contains triclosan, and its continued presence in the oral care product has been the subject of much controversy. Consumer groups have been pressing regulators to take a stand against its use, but the FDA has been reluctant to take a look at the latest data on triclosan that contradicts the industry-sponsored data that the FDA used from the start to justify its approval.

According to an investigation conducted by Bloomberg, the FDA failed to adequately assess the safety of triclosan before approving its use in Total. In fact, the FDA deliberately hid safety data on triclosan, all of which was compiled by Colgate, and only just recently released this information publicly upon threat of a lawsuit. Upon review, it is evident that the FDA did Colgate's bidding, approving a dangerous chemical that puts consumers at risk.

"The pages show how even with one of the U.S.'s most stringent regulatory processes -- FDA approval of a new drug -- the government relies on company-backed science to show products are safe and effective," wrote Tiffany Kary for Bloomberg. "The recently released pages, taken alongside new research on triclosan, raise questions about whether the agency did appropriate due diligence in approving Total 17 years ago, and whether its approval should stand in light of new research."

Triclosan in Colgate Total toothpaste linked to endocrine disruption, fetal bone malformations

Included in the company-sponsored data, which spans 35 pages, is evidence that triclosan can induce fetal bone malformations. Based upon what we now know about this type of developmental abnormality, it is highly suggestive that triclosan interferes with the endocrine system, which is responsible for producing the hormones that lead to healthy bone growth.

As it turns out, triclosan mimics both thyroid hormones and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which gives it a unique foothold to latch onto hormone receptors and cause problems. To some people, this might be a risk worth taking if triclosan actually helped kill bacteria as claimed. But an FDA advisory committee found that triclosan and other antibacterial chemicals provide no advantages whatsoever over plain soap and water.

Triclosan is a pesticide derived from Agent Orange component 2,4-D

By definition, triclosan is a pesticide that, based on its chemical structure, resembles a major component of the Agent Orange chemical weapon sprayed during the Vietnam War. Also known as 5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol, triclosan is technically a derivative of 2,4-D, a highly toxic herbicide that is currently slated for approval as a solution to "superweeds."

The FDA had promised back in 1974 to conduct a full assessment of triclosan's safety, as the chemical had suddenly emerged at that time as an untested antibacterial agent. But some 40 years later, the agency has yet keep its promise, only reluctantly announcing plans to have one completed at some point in 2016.

"The FDA stopped doing its job and stopped protecting the public decades ago," wrote one incensed Bloomberg commenter. "They are owned and operated by the industries they are supposed to regulate."

Be sure to read the full Bloomberg report about triclosan here:
Bloomberg.com.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.bloomberg.com

http://www.bloomberg.com

http://www.bidnessetc.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

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When a Watchman on the Wall Comes Down and Retreats, You May Have a Dot.

The Ezekiel Diet Files

Christian, Gentleman, Scholar, Pilot, and Watchman on  the Wall, Gary Stearman retires from Prophecy in the News.

The whole idea of a watchman on the wall is to warn those with ears to hear of an invading force in an effort to save lives. When the watchman retreats, you might assume the invading force is already here. The time for warning is over. It's time to seek refuge. A wise man sees evil coming and hides himself, the foolish proceed on and pay the price.

Omega Days



From L.A. Marzulli's Blog:


Gary Stearman Leaves PITN

Posted by lamarzulli on August 18, 2014


I call Gary Stearman Elder Brother.  He is one of the most erudite men I have ever met and I consider him a mentor in all things prophetic.  I just read the news on the PITN site.  WOW!

However, after thinking about his resignation I realized that Gary is still around and I believe he has a lot more to say.  Will he focus on his writing?  Will he go on a speaking tour?

At the Nephilim Mounds II, conference in Ohio, several months ago, Gary blew the lid off the scriptural basis for the Nephilim, with his presentations which focused on Genesis 6.  His presentation was incredible.

It will be interesting to see what his next move is now that he has stepped down from PITN.  We’ll miss Gary, but I’m going to focus on what comes next for him, believing that the best is yet to come.

L.A.



And from the Prophecy in the News site announcement:




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