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How Art Changes Consciousness

By Jacob Devaney Art can heal us, inspire us, and alter our brain chemistry With so much talk about the evidence of the positive effects of yoga and meditation, you might be surprised at what scientific research also says about how art effects the brain. Long before modern neuroscience, artists were creating works to inspire people and today complex brain imaging scans can show us just how art changes the physiology of our brains. Contemplation, observing, and taking in beauty all stimulate pleasure centers within the brain while increasing blood flow by up to 10% in the medial orbitofrontal cortex. This can lead to an elevated state of consciousness, wellbeing, and better emotional health. The blood flow increased for a beautiful painting just as […]

the battle against putting mercury in our mouths

This is some insight into the effort environmental and health activists both agree on. Putting mercury into our mouths and environment is one disservice the dental industry should STOP providing. For reasons that defy rational explanation, the American Dental Association has been fighting to not only continue this in the face of strong evidence against the practice, but to silence critics as well. Their days of owning the conversation and poisoning us are running out. – Ted –   Visit the Mercola Video Library Story at-a-glance During this Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, we highlight those who stand firm against amalgam: the mercury-free dentists of the world. We salute these pioneers for challenging the dental industry’s abhorrent policy of dumping mercury […]

How Much Money Do Pediatricians Make on Vaccines?

Oregon Pediatrician Responds to Critics – Explains How Much Money Pediatricians Make on Vaccines from Health Impact News Oregon pediatrician Dr. Paul Thomas. Image Source. Health Impact News Oregon pediatrician Dr. Paul Thomas was recently featured in the Williamette Week by reporter Rachel Monahan, with the headline: Vaccine-Doubting Oregon Doctor Loses Medicaid Funding: Dr. Paul Thomas is barred from participating in a federal program that provides poor children with vaccinations Dr. Paul published his response via his Facebook Page: So WW once again distorts the facts in their attempt to discredit me. Here is my response: Let us set the record straight. Rachel – shame on you once again for distorting facts. Actually it might just be WW who should be ashamed […]

The Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others

A few days ago in my post The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals I thanked Farnam Street for the excellent essay, and promised I would return. I took my own advice and indeed found another gem. Go to Farnam Street to see it in its native habitat, surrounded by other gems … or read the one that tickled my fancy below. – Ted – Resonance: How to Open Doors For Other People It’s only polite. Hold the door open for others, and they will open doors for you. We are far more interdependent than we would like to admit. We biologically need to connect. “Limbic resonance” is a term used by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon in […]

herd immunity is real

This is an outstanding video. It is very definitely not the shrill, radical anti-vax you often hear, but a high level scientist who talks about what Merck does right, about the level of responsibility and dedication among the scientists and other Merck workers, AND where that breaks down. He simply has questions that need answers. Since those answers do not exist, he won’t use vaccines, and has not for himself or his family. … “Scientist Jorge Araujo says that quality controls and all-important safety practices are simply not there at Merck pharmaceuticals, one of the “Pharma Five” that dominates the vaccine producing industry. This scientist may not work at Merck right now, but when he did, there simply were not […]

Hemp vs. CBD

Written by Dr. Edward Group Founder, Global Healing Center Cannabis Compounds Types of CBD Products Hemp Shopping Guide Everything You Need to Know About Hemp vs. CBD Are you wondering about the differences between hemp and CBD oil? How do hemp and marijuana differ? With so many new hemp products on the market, conscientious consumers want to pick the best supplements made with the highest-quality processes and ingredients. If you want to learn how to distinguish between all the terms and products — or just see what all the excitement is about — read on. People have used hemp (Cannabis sativa) since ancient times for its incredible health benefits. This diverse plant has thousands of uses and people used […]

being 17 again for an hour

Years before I entered high school, my dad began teaching me the game he LOVED and excelled at. I entered a high school of 3,000 baby boomers (and graduated) as a distinctly small boy of 5’2″, 98 pounds, but was the 3rd best tennis player on the team all three of my high school years. I was the only one who could beat the coach because the better players followed the muscle-bound pin-head’s instructions while I was not so predictable. Tennis is a fast-paced, thinking, strategy game with an athletic skill set thrown in. I enjoyed the game then, but only found tennis partners once or twice after that. The last five years has found me teaching quite a few […]

cancer treatment that works

UK Man Quits Chemo and Beats Cancer with Cannabis Activist Post The US government has finally acknowledged the anticancer properties of cannabis. At this point it’s pretty difficult to ignore the evidence, including countless testimonials of people who cured their cancer with cannabis extracts. The latest example is a young man whose attempts at traditional cancer treatments of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy failed to get rid of his stage-three bowel cancer. Cannabis oil was a last ditch effort, and it worked. As reported by the Stoke Sentinel: CANCER survivor David Hibbitt is celebrating being given the all-clear by getting married Friday, April 17 – and claims his recovery is down to taking cannabis oil. The 33-year-old will tie the knot […]

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix

The Art of Manliness website has a great article on priority setting and coherently organizing your life. This is not a weak area for me now, but it is nice for me to review and certainly worth sharing here. I am not going to post the article; just a short overview and link. As usual, if you are intrigued, click the link. The website in general and this article in particular are worth investigation. What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks and Make Real Progress in Your Life The Difference Between Urgent and Important Urgent means that a task requires immediate attention. […]

Vaccination’s Unflattering Track Record Secret

    Arjun Walia     Note: This is Part VI in a series of articles adapted from the second Children’s Health Defense eBook: Conflicts of Interest Undermine Children’s Health. The first eBook, The Sickest Generation: The Facts Behind the Children’s Health Crisis and Why It Needs to End, described how children’s health began to worsen dramatically in the late 1980s following fateful changes in the childhood vaccine schedule.]   A concerted and “heavy-handed” effort is under way to censor information that contradicts the oversimplified sound bites put forth by public health agencies and the media about vaccines. However, while brazen, in-your-face censorship—and attacks on health freedom—have ratcheted up to an unprecedented degree,  officialdom’s wish to keep vaccination’s unflattering track record out of the […]

Vaccines: who are you going to believe?

On the one hand we have the acknowledged experts in drug pushing and vaccines. Theirs is a trillion dollar industry. One might assume they could spend A LOT of money defending it. On the other we have researchers, pediatricians, parents who have seen horrible damage from vaccines… and who, by speaking out, are trying to warn others of the dangers. The dominant side has billions of dollars to work with. They bribe doctors, regulators, politicians and media to portray vaccines in a gorgeous humanitarian, healthful light. They spend several times as much on lobbying politicians, marketing to consumers, influencing social media and bribing doctors as they do on research. They hire platoons of youngsters eager to earn a supra-minimum-wage […]

car accident is SHTF

I picked a piece out of a prepper website some time ago. Unfortunately I cannot remember or track down where it came from. Here it is without the credits and links I normally give. ————————————– 8. Drive Better For those who think preppers focus too much on far-fetched scenarios, this one is for you: a car accident is a SHTF scenario. We don’t often think about them that way, but we should. Not only are cars exceptionally dangerous, but even if you come away from an accident unscathed, the financial effects can be serious, assuming your insurance isn’t up to scruff. Of course, collisions can happen to even the best drivers, but chances are, you are not among the best drivers. […]

prescription head bangers

As prescription mind altering drug use becomes increasingly prevalent, I am among those who get to witness cause and effects. It does not take a particularly astute observer to know there is something wrong here. While alternatives to blow-your-mind drugs may not be as convenient as a handy-dandy little pill, they may well be worth the extra effort. I will let the following linked article excerpts speak for themselves. By all means go to the links for the full story. – Ted ———————————————————— Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes? By Monica Cassani Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, psychiatrist & senior lecturer, University College London: In the course of my work with those coming off psych meds I’ve learned that there are […]

crusty old brains

With few exceptions, muffler bearing wrenches and lumber stretchers come to mind, tools have both suitable and unsuitable applications. As one saying goes, “If your only tool is a hammer, every job looks like a nail”. The converse of that is even more common where the wrench or whatever else is at hand becomes the hammer you need at the moment. The typical seventy-year-old brain is like that, another tool with good and poor uses. While there are significant variations, the old guys have seen a lot of successes and failures, learning from most of them what works in the long run contrasted with what definitely does not. On the other hand, our minds and bodies are more brittle. That […]