Healing Through Vibrational Energy: The Therapeutic Art of Himalayan Singing Bowls and Sound Therapy – Stillness in the Storm ~ 11 June 2018

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The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten) – Prepare for Change ~ 13 May 2018

We call it “Roundup corporate greed”!!

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Wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest 

Pre-harvest application of the herbicide Roundup or other herbicides containing the deadly active ingredient glyphosate to wheat and barley as a desiccant was suggested as early as 1980.  It has since become routine over the past 15 years and is used as a drying agent 7-10 days before harvest within the conventional farming community.


wheat graph 2According to Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT who has studied the issue in depth and who I recently saw present on the subject at a nutritional Conference in Indianapolis, desiccating non-organic wheat crops with glyphosate just before harvest came into vogue late in the 1990′s with the result that most of the non-organic wheat in the United States is now contaminated with it.  Seneff explains that when you expose wheat to a toxic chemical like glyphosate, it actually releases more seeds resulting in a slightly greater yield:   “It ‘goes to seed’ as it dies. At its last gasp, it releases the seed” says Dr. Seneff.


According to the US Department of Agriculture, as of 2012, 99% of durum wheat, 97% of spring wheat, and 61% of winter wheat has been treated with herbicides. This is an increase from 88% for durum wheat, 91% for spring wheat and 47% for winter wheat since 1998.


Here’s what wheat farmer Keith Lewis has to say about the practice:

I have been a wheat farmer for 50 yrs and one wheat production practice that is very common is applying the herbicide Roundup (glyposate) just prior to harvest. Roundup is licensed for preharvest weed control. Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup claims that application to plants at over 30% kernel moisture result in roundup uptake by the plant into the kernels. Farmers like this practice because Roundup kills the wheat plant allowing an earlier harvest.

A wheat field often ripens unevenly, thus applying Roundup preharvest evens up the greener parts of the field with the more mature. The result is on the less mature areas Roundup is translocated into the kernels and eventually harvested as such.

This practice is not licensed. Farmers mistakenly call it “dessication.” Consumers eating products made from wheat flour are undoubtedly consuming minute amounts of Roundup. An interesting aside, malt barley which is made into beer is not acceptable in the marketplace if it has been sprayed with preharvest Roundup. Lentils and peas are not accepted in the market place if it was sprayed with preharvest roundup….. but wheat is ok.. This farming practice greatly concerns me and it should further concern consumers of wheat products.


This practice is not just widespread in the United States either. The Food Standards Agency in the United Kingdom reports that use of Roundup as a wheat desiccant results in glyphosate residues regularly showing up in bread samples. Other European countries are waking up to to the danger, however. In the Netherlands, use of Roundup is completely banned with France likely soon to follow.


Using Roundup as a dessicant on the wheat fields prior to harvest may save the farmer money and increase profits, but it is devastating to the health of the consumer who ultimately consumes those ground up wheat kernels which have absorbed a significant amount of Roundup!

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While the herbicide industry maintains that glyphosate is minimally toxic to humans, research published in the Journal Entropy strongly argues otherwise by shedding light on exactly how glyphosate disrupts mammalian physiology.


Authored by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff of MIT, the paper investigates glyphosate’s inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, an overlooked component of lethal toxicity to mammals.


The currently accepted view is that ghyphosate is not harmful to humans or any mammals.  This flawed view is so pervasive in the conventional farming community that Roundup salesmen have been known to foolishly drink it during presentations!


However, just because Roundup doesn’t kill you immediately doesn’t make it nontoxic.  In fact, the active ingredient in Roundup lethally disrupts the all important shikimate pathway found in beneficial gut microbes which is responsible for synthesis of critical amino acids.


Friendly gut bacteria, also called probiotics, play a critical role in human health. Gut bacteria aid digestion, prevent permeability of the gastointestinal tract (which discourages the development of autoimmune disease), synthesize vitamins and provide the foundation for robust immunity.  In essence:

Roundup significantly disrupts the functioning of beneficial bacteria in the gut and contributes to permeability of the intestinal wall and consequent expression of autoimmune disease symptoms ….. }}     unquote

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Source: The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten) – Prepare for Change

New Study Unearths Paradox: Opioids Cause Chronic Pain – Prepare for Change ~ 10 May 2018

We all know that surgery is often painful, but a new study will have you thinking twice before you fill that pain-pill prescription. As this new science reveals, even a few days of opiates can set you up for a longer, more painful recovery

A just-released study has called into question the feasibility of using opioids to manage post-surgical pain. Rats given repeated doses of morphine experienced inflammationand pain for three weeks longer than non-medicated test subjects.

On April 16, 2018, researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder released an animal study[1] examining the effect of opioids on pain, post-surgery. In the study, an exploratory abdominal surgery was conducted on male rats called a laparotomy. Laparotomies are routine surgical procedures in the United States, often conducted when pelvic disorders are suspected, and one for which opioids are the standard post-surgical pain management prescription.

Rats were treated with moderate doses of morphine immediately post-surgery for seven days, while a control group was given saline solution. A further experiment was conducted to determine the effects of two-days of gradual tapering from morphine after eight days of dosing, versus the effects of abrupt withdrawal. A third experiment fed subjects morphine for seven days prior to laparotomy. Rats were then measured for sensitivity to touch, as well as expression of inflammatory markers in the spinal cord.

In a surprise to researchers, results showed that opioid pain treatments prolonged pain for three weeks as compared to non-medicated subjects given the saline solution. Opioids further had the effect of “priming” specialized, immune system cells in the spinal cord to become more sensitive to pain. The longer the rats received morphine, the longer they were reactive to pain. Tapering from the medication had no effect on pain sensitivity as compared to quitting cold-turkey. Researchers concluded that “morphine can have a deleterious effect on postoperative pain,” and suggested that longitudinal studies be performed to determine if this same effect can …

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Source: New Study Unearths Paradox: Opioids Cause Chronic Pain – Prepare for Change

Fibromyalgia Mystery Solved––Researchers Find Main Source Of Pain In Blood Vessels


Are you experiencing constant muscle pain and fatigue? There is a good chance that you are suffering from fibromyalgia. As many as 5 million Americans that …

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Source: Fibromyalgia Mystery Solved––Researchers Find Main Source Of Pain In Blood Vessels

The Results Are In! These Fruits & Veggies Have The Most Pesticides In 2018 – Stillness in the Storm


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Detox Yourself from These Everyday Items That Could Be Wreaking Havoc on Your Hormones – Stillness in the Storm

by , April 10th, 2018

A large scale study discovered a whopping 90 percent of the most popular bottled water brands have microplastics small enough to enter the body. Journalism organization Orb Media asked scientists from the State University of New York to study brands of bottled water. They found that these bottled water brands had as much as 10,000 plastic pieces per liter of water. This prompted the World Health Organization to announce that it will review the potential risks of plastic in drinking water, even as water bottle companies stood by the quality and safety of their products.

Another study, this time from the University Of Exeter, supports the above-mentioned one. It showed that nearly 90 percent of teenagers have gender-bending chemicals from plastic in their bodies. The culprit is Bisphenol-A or BPA in plastic containers, water bottles, and linings of tinned foods and drinks. A 2016 study revealed that two out of three canned foods have BPA.

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control survey found that 93 percent of the population had measurable amounts of BPA. Dr. Channa Jayasena, clinical senior lecturer and consultant in reproductive endocrinology at Imperial College London warns, “The risk of these endocrine disrupting chemicals is enormous. My concern is that by the time we work out what they actually do, they might be causing diseases we don’t know about.’

You can detox water bottles by heating them. You should also rinse food before eating.

Meanwhile, unfiltered tap water, fruits, and vegetables can have xenoestrogen chemicals that cause breast cancer and obesity. Detox by drinking filtered water which removes harmful chemicals. Nutritional therapist Daniel O’Shannessy, director of Bodhimaya Health Centre suggests freeing greens and fruits from pesticides by soaking them in water and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. You can also use veggie wash before cooking.

Till receipts, sanitary products and napkins are sources of toxins as well. U.S. gynecologist Dr Sara Gottfried says that the shiny coating on till receipts contains BPA which our skin absorbs. France wants an EU-wide ban on till receipts with BPA and most receipts in that country are marked ‘sans BPA’. Other paper sources of synthetic estrogen include sanitary towels and tampons. Even table napkins may be coated in BPA. Dr. Gottfried suggests going receipt free. Women can opt for organic or dioxin-free sanitary napkins and tampons. Unbleached, uncoated table napkins are also good.

Another everyday item that could harm health are plastic dental fillings. A 2012 study published in the journal Paediatrics found that children fitted with fillings made from a substance with BPA had more behavioral problems than their peers. Ask your dentist about BPA-free composite fillings.

Yet another oft-ignored source of toxins are cosmetics, perfumes and colognes as well as scented candles. Dr. Gottfried  suggests ignoring labels claiming that the product is chemical-free, natural or for sensitive skin. Choose organic cosmetics and opt for perfumes and scented candles made from essential oils instead.

We can’t avoid these everyday products, but we can apply safety measures to make them less …

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Source: Detox Yourself from These Everyday Items That Could Be Wreaking Havoc on Your Hormones – Stillness in the Storm

50 Years Ago – Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat – Prepare for Change ~ 29 April 2018

A newly discovered cache of internal documents reveals that the sugar industry downplayed the risks of sugar in the 1960s.

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In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to “refute” concerns about sugar’s possible role in heart disease. The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that. The result was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, with no disclosure of the sugar industry funding.

The sugar-funded project in question was a literature review, examining a variety of studies and experiments. It suggested there were major problems with all the studies that implicated sugar, and concluded that cutting fat out of American diets was the best way to address coronary heart disease.

The authors of the new article say that for the past five decades, the sugar industry has been attempting to influence the scientific debate over the relative risks of sugar and fat.

“It was a very smart thing the sugar industry did, because review papers, especially if you get them published in a very prominent journal, tend to shape the overall scientific discussion,” co-author Stanton Glantz told The New York Times.

Money on the line

In the article, published Monday, authors Glantz, Cristin Kearns and Laura Schmidt aren’t trying make the case for a link between sugar and coronary heart disease. Their interest is in the process. They say the documents reveal the sugar industry attempting to influence scientific inquiry and debate.

The researchers note that they worked under some limitations — “We could not interview key actors involved in this historical episode because they have died,” they write. Other organizations were also advocating concerns about fat, they note.

There’s no evidence that the SRF directly edited the manuscript published by the Harvard scientists in 1967, but there is “circumstantial” evidence that the interests of the sugar lobby shaped the conclusions of the review, the researchers say.

For one thing, there’s motivation and intent. In 1954, the researchers note, the president of the SRF gave a speech describing a great business opportunity.

If Americans could be persuaded to eat a lower-fat diet — for the sake of their health — they would need to replace that fat with something else. America’s per capita sugar consumption could go up by

Source: 50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat – Prepare for Change

SELF-LOVE: 21 WAYS YOU CAN BECOME A DOCTOR OF THE SOUL – Prepare for Change ~ 28 April 2018

All throughout our early lives we were taught how to read, how to write, how to manipulate, calculate, mould, alter, build, destroy, theorize, study and analyse life.  We were taught how to say “please” and “thank you”, as well as what was acceptable and unacceptable to others and society at large … but most of us failed to be educated in one essential dimension of life: self-love.

Something that continues to shock me about my own upbringing was the distinct lack of emphasis on respect for oneself and acceptance of one’s  flaws and virtues alike.

As a child I can’t ever recall being taught the value of loving oneself; of setting healthy boundaries, knowing how to say “no” and “yes” when you mean it, and learning how to take care of yourself, even at the expense of others.

If you were raised in a culture and society similar to my own, you were probably taught to “put others before yourself” and not give much consideration to your own needs.

Self-denial and self-sacrifice were two of the main values taught in our childhoods, and continue to be emphasized as the markers of a “kind, caring and worthy human being” to this very day.

Unfortunately, from what I later learnt in life, these two values taught me nothing more than the profound emotional and psychological pain of being a self-imposed martyr with no real understanding of ‘love’.


So what was the result of not being taught the value of self-love in childhood, and adopting the socially acceptable guise of a martyr later in life?

Depression, bitterness, anxiety, resentment and grudge-holding … these were the result.

I felt trapped, I felt utterly deprived, I felt used, abused and constantly taken advantage of.

The truth of life, I later learnt, was that without first learning how to love yourself you will nevertruly know how to love others.  This applies to each and every being on the planet regardless of race, gender, religion or culture.

To use an analogy, how can an empty cup be used to quench the thirst of another?  It is impossible.  Likewise, it is impossible for us to give love if we haven’t first filled ourselves.  Simple.


Coming to terms with the fact that everything you were taught about what defines a “good and respectable person” is actually false can be hard to accept at first.  But as thinker Jiddu Krishnamurti noted:

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

The good news, I discovered, is that with time and persistence, we can learn how to heal ourselves.  In essence, we can teach ourselves to become doctors of the soul, healing our wounds, curing our own sicknesses, and maintaining optimum health through the development of self-love.

If you have just started the path of healing and recovery, or need some inspiration, you might benefit out of the following things I have learnt and put into practice on my own journey, (in no particular order!)








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Doctor warns world about “chemtrail lung” – a new health epidemic causing brain and lung problems across society – Prepare for Change ~ 28 April 2018

The existence of chemtrails used to be a topic of debate, but they are now being more widely acknowledged by experts like meteorologists to scientists. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to deny that they exist as more and more people are coming down with illnesses related to chemtrails.

When TV host Rachel Reenstra had trouble overcoming a persistent cough, accompanied by aches, pains, and fever, she visited a doctor. After chest x-rays revealed a type of bronchitis, she was given antibiotics, which only seemed to make her feel worse.

Her doctor told her that lots of bacterial infections are going around, and when she asked him where they are coming from, he told her the truth that many doctors wouldn’t dare reveal to their patients: Chemtrails are at the heart of widespread lung problems right now. Surprised by his candor, she asked if she could videotape him talking about the phenomenon. You can see the video below; the unnamed doctor appears just before the 8-minute mark.

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Source: Doctor warns world about “chemtrail lung,” a new health epidemic causing brain and lung problems across society – Prepare for Change

Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals (cocamide DEA) Found in Nearly 100 Shampoo Brands – REALfarmacy.com

You probably thought that the worst thing your shampoo could do to you is to burn your eyes, but it turns out that your shampoo could be deadly. The Center for Environmental Health based in Oakland, California, performed a study on shampoos and soaps and found that at least 98 included a carcinogen known as cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA).

Cocamide Diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a controversial ingredient found in body care items, has landed four personal care manufacturers with a lawsuit in California.


The Center for Environmental Health filed the suit after discovering the presence of cocamide DEA, the foam stabilizer and volumizer, in shampoos and soaps. In the state of California, Proposition 65 requires manufacturers to warn consumers over the risks of certain substances. Cocamide DEA is on that list because it is a suspected carcinogen. It was banned in the state last year after a study found it caused cancer in laboratory animals.


Some of the products that contain high levels of the illegal chemical are sold under well-known companies such as Colgate Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, and Prell. Lab tests also found the carcinogen in children’s products, such as a store brand bubble bath from KMart, and a shampoo/conditioner from Babies R Us. Other store brand products that contain the carcinogen came from Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Kohl’s.


Unfortunately, manufacturers can put any toxic chemical they want into shampoos because  the FDA allows all sorts of chemicals to be used in these products, including chemicals that are known carcinogens and that contribute to liver failure and nervous system disorders. How’s that for protecting public health?


Corporate America Doesn’t Care About Your Health

The full list of all 98 products containing the carcinogen is included below. Since the lawsuit was launched last year, only three companies have committed to reformulate their products. Those products that they claim will be reformulated without the carcinogen are highlighted below in green.

It’s very telling of corporate industry morals when the majority of brands and parent companies are aware that their products are hazardous and cause cancer yet they continue to sell them as is. I guess profit is more important to them than the health of their customers. After all, it’s safe to say that many of these CEOs and top executives have ties to Big Pharmaceutical stock, so the fact that their products make people sick is a real win-win for their bank accounts.



DIY: Here’s an Easy Homemade Natural Shampoo

1/2 cup coconut milk
2/3 cup Castile soap
10-15 drops essential oil of your choice
2 teaspoons almond oil or olive oil
Mix together all the ingredients in the bottle and shake thoroughly. Just give it a shake before you use.
Thanks to living traditionally for the recipe.


You Don’t DIY? Straight Coconut Oil Pre-Poo Followed by Dr. Bronner’s is a Great Option

If you don’t feel like making your own, buy Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap and support an incredible company who use their profit to do good in the world. (Not to mention their soap is truly amazing). They have been a lead contributor for pro GMO-labeling campaigns, use fair trade, organic ingredients, free from animal ingredients and are certified free from animal testing. Dr. Bronner’s is also a huge supporter and contributor to grassroots and lobbying efforts to re-commercialize industrial hemp.
Depending on your hair type you may want to rub a little coconut oil into your hair first and then use Dr. Bronner’s to wash it out. Note: We receive absolutely no compensation from Dr. Bronner’s, we just love them.


The List …   >>>   Read on …

Source: Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Nearly 100 Shampoo Brands – REALfarmacy.com