Book Review: Fat For Fuel by Dr. Joseph Mercola | #SmartReads

FatForFuel
TheBreakaway | BreakawayConciousness
Zy Marquiez
May 22, 2017

“The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”
– Ann Wigmore

“He who takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of the physician.”
– Chinese Proverb

There are mainstream doctors, and there are open-minded doctors who are few, but dedicated, within the alternative health community.  Dr. Mercola is one of these select few who isn’t afraid to not only call it how it is, but back up what he says with significant contributions and hard work.

Anyone that has been reading Dr. Mercola’s work for quite some time knows what kind of quality of work they will get.  For those that might be newer, as all of us were at one time, Dr. Mercola has been putting in hard work on his website, and he has been dedicated to help others find truths within the sphere of health, no matter how uncomfortable they may be.

It is no surprise then that in Fat For Fuel, Dr. Mercola has come out once again pulling no punches with his new effort to show the truth behind the myths claiming fats being unhealthy.  Better yet, he goes beyond that to provide the ample benefits that are to be had by eating healthy fats, which harbor immense benefits.

Fat For Fuel is a veritable crash course on how to streamline your health.  Some of the most salient points in the book, which stand to help a lot of individuals, is that Dr. Mercola takes a very comprehensive approach into showing how to cut off the supply line for cancer cells, how to improve your overall health with simple dietary/lifestyle changes, and even discusses how to maintain healthy mitochondria, which helps maintain optimal health reducing the likelihood of cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Type 2 Diabetes and other diseases.

All of this comes about through what Dr. Mercola calls Mitochondrial Metabolic Therapy [MMT].  Essentially, what MMT does is target mitochondria, which aids in bringing about healing of chronic disease.  This is accomplished by making sure the body uses fat as a primary fuel, rather than using glucose, which is far less optimal.

The system that Mercola provides is rather comprehensive in its approach, while not overlooking common issues that individuals may face in their journey towards optimal health.  The book offers considerations like when to eat and how much time to leave between, what cooking oils to avoid that are deleterious to health, ways to help individuals self-monitor their own health, and much more.

Extensively covered as well are the many benefits of fasting.  Thankfully, there are a few fasting options offered, as well as many of the do’s and don’ts as well.  Also covered there in are Mercola’s own favorite fast, as well as other fasts which also help the body reach optimal health.

The book even covers many of the extensive issues that are prevalent within individuals with too much iron.  This part alone is quite salient since it couples directly too many other health issues like Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, and more.

In its totality, Fat For Fuel is an in-depth look at how the marvel of the human body can achieve healing by providing it with the proper fuel source.  If you’re interested in healing yourself without having to deal with the myriad issues of that conventional medicine espouses, then consideration of this book should be done.  One thing is for sure, after reading Fat For Fuel people will never think of fats – healthy fats! – in the same way ever again.

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DEA claims cannabis holds no medicinal value even as the federal government owns the PATENT on its use as a medicine

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Source: NaturalNews.com
L.J.Devon
September 6, 2016

For decades, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), of the herb cannabis sativa, has been at the top of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) hit list. This targeted plant and its natural properties continue to be classified as a schedule one drug on the DEA’s senseless drug scheduling system. Cannabis is listed alongside meth and LSD for having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” The DEA is adamant about controlling cannabis, even at a time when state governments are decriminalizing it altogether and allowing for its use in medical treatments.

DEA refuses to admit that cannabis has medicinal value, despite widespread evidence to the contrary

In August 2016, the DEA was expected to reclassify cannabis or remove it from their hit list altogether; however, when decision time arrived, the DEA refused to remove cannabis from its highly schedule one drug status. Even though cannabis has become a vital part of cancer treatments and an effective treatment for seizures, anxiety, and glaucoma, the DEA stated that “science doesn’t support” cannabis as useful for any medical purposes.

Hypocritically, the federal government itself has filed a patent claiming that cannabis has useful medical purposes, including powerful “antioxidant properties.” The patent, filed in 1999 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, admits that cannabis is useful “in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.”

Government patents cannabis, admitting its powerful antioxidant properties

The 1999 cannabis patent, (code 6,630,507) was a government confession that cannabis wasn’t some brain damaging chemical, as it had been depicted through decades of brainwashing. In fact, the patent admitted that cannabis was a “neuroprotectant,” capable of reversing neurological damage. The patent confessed that cannabis actually reversed “neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”

With this patented knowledge coming out in the open in 2003, the DEA no longer had any justification to continue its war on cannabis and its war on the people who reap benefits from this natural medicine. But even seventeen years after the government admitted cannabis is a useful medicine, the DEA refuses to reclassify the plant as having multiple medical uses.

To reschedule cannabis, the government would have to give up control and admit they were wrong all along. For this rescheduling of cannabis to come about, the DEA would literally be declaring that all the lives they ruined, all the people shot and imprisoned, was all in vain. It’s hard to imagine the DEA laying down their pride unless the entire organization was shut down and/or given new priorities by a future president.

Science and medicine is rigged: don’t believe the official story

This decades-long censorship and control over one of nature’s fine, healing plants is a prime example of how everyone is being systematically lied to, top down, throughout many generations on what medicine and science is. This control over cannabis should wake everyone up to the fact that science and medicine is rigged, that knowledge on a multitude of natural healing substances is being suppressed. Americans should free themselves from this dictatorship of science and medicine by rejecting the synthetic chemicals they are told to breathe, inject, and swallow.

Don’t believe the official story. For optimal health, Americans should seek out the natural foods and medicines that work in harmony with the human body. This includes cannabidiols and other powerful antioxidants such as lutein, lycopen, betacarotene, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, selenium, and the list goes on.

Clean, effective science and medicine already exists freely in nature, without permission, without a prescription. There are dark reasons why cannabis is controlled the way it is today and this harsh reality serves as a reminder that the world is being lied to at the highest levels by a rigged, powerful system dominated by psychopaths who seek to control the truth and turn people against people in an intricate system of corruption and compliance.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Sources include:
TheAntiMedia.org
GreenRushDaily.com
Google.com
MedlinePlus.gov

Court bans DOJ from prosecuting medical marijuana users, growers

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Daniel Barker
August 22, 2016

Supporters of medical marijuana have gained an important victory with a federal appeals court ruling that prohibits the Department of Justice (DOJ) from prosecuting medical marijuana growers and users if no state laws are being breached.

A unanimous decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals prevents the DOJ from using federal funds to prosecute those who grow, sell or purchase marijuana, despite the fact that marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

The decision has effectively upheld a 2014 congressional budget ruling that protects states from the DOJ if they try to prevent them “from implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.”

“If the federal government prosecutes such individuals, it has prevented the state from giving practical effect to its law,” wrote Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, member of the three-judge panel.

Ruling favors states’ rights

The ruling is not only a significant victory in favor of states’ rights, but also for 10 defendants prosecuted under federal marijuana laws who were seeking an appeal.

The 10 defendants – all from Western states in the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction – were either indoor growers or medical marijuana store owners. The defendants will now be subject to lower court rulings determining whether they were in compliance with state laws before their charges can be dropped.

The decision should be viewed as only a temporary victory, however. Judge O’Scannlain warned that the ruling does not provide immunity from federal laws, and may be rescinded at a later date.

“Congress could restore funding tomorrow, a year from now, or four years from now, and the government could then prosecute individuals who committed offenses while the government lacked funding,” O’Scannlain wrote.

But at least some legal experts view the court’s decision as a major step towards marijuana legalization at the federal level. Steve McIntosh, a lawyer for one of the defendants, said that the ruling may represent “the beginning of the end of the federal war on medical marijuana.”

Considering the fact that medical marijuana is already legal in half of the United States, and that four states have now legalized recreational marijuana use (with nine more states set to vote on recreational marijuana in November), it would appear that maybe it is time for the federal government to stop wasting taxpayers’ money putting legitimate businessmen and ordinary citizens in jail for offenses that most Americans do not view as a crime.

The cost of the ‘War on Drugs’

The United States’ “War on Drugs” has been an enormous failure with a staggering price tag – both socially and economically.

Kit O’Connell of Mint Press News wrote:

“Since Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs in June 1971, the cost of that ‘war’ had soared to over $1 trillion by 2010. Over $51 billion is spent annually to fight the drug war in the United States, according to Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting more humane drug policies.”

This trillion-dollar disaster has inflicted – and continues to inflict – a terrible cost in terms of human lives.

Even today, someone is arrested in the U.S. for marijuana possession roughly once every minute. People are still being jailed for using a natural healing plant that has been proven in hundreds of studies to have great medicinal value in treating a wide range of illnesses, including Alzheimer’s, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and even cancer.

And recreational use of cannabis is far less dangerous than that of alcohol. Marijuana deaths are completely non-existent, while alcohol kills nearly 100,000 Americans yearly; alcohol is the fourth-leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

It’s time to end the senseless and costly prohibition of marijuana, and this latest federal ruling – however temporary it may prove to be – represents an important step in the right direction.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Sources:

FoxNews.com

RT.com

LATimes.com

MintPressNews.com

BusinessInsider.com

NIAAA.NIH.gov

Chicago government wants to rename its chemical-filled toxic sewage product to confuse citizens

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Samantha Debbie
August 19, 2016

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is asking the public for its help in renaming a sewage-based product it markets and sells as “nutrient-rich” compost. Biosolids, produced by wastewater treatment plants, consist of sewage sludge combined with various types of industrial waste from the fracking, pharmaceutical and agriculture industries.

Though it undergoes a filtration process, the end product often contains high levels of heavy metals, pesticides, pharmaceutical waste, pathogens and other toxic organic pollutants.

Municipalities around the nation, including Austin, Texas, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sell different versions of this toxic compost to generate revenue, an interesting practice considering the idea that processing of sewage sludge should be a cost incurred in the running of a city, not a market for fertilizer.

Chicago looking to rename sewage sludge; hoping it will become a moneymaker

Nevertheless, cities looking to make an extra buck are framing the sludge as an environmentally friendly product that’s good for all of us, which is likely why Chicago is looking for help in finding a nice name that makes you think “green.”

A recent change in the law made Chicago eligible to start selling sewage sludge as compost, according to reports. The water authority says its product is made from adding microbes that help to filter out nutrients to the wastewater.

“The product is much cheaper, and perhaps an even more effective, alternative to chemicals used to fertilize soil, the district said. Now that the product can be sold to the public, the agency is hoping to come up with a more marketable name,” reports DNA Info.

The water authority launched a campaign to help draw awareness (and likely sales) about the new product, which in Milwaukee is called “Milorganite,” and in Washington, D.C., “bloom.”

Some cities going bankrupt on selling sewage sludge as a compost

In the capital of the Lone Star State the product is called Dillo Dirt, named after the official state mammal. While Austin’s composting operation has received national recognition, it’s actually losing money, and a lot of it.

“Dillo Dirt has run in the red in recent years: Last year, costs to produce Dillo Dirt edged over $650,000, while revenue amounted to about $205,000. Over the last five years, the program has typically lost between $400,000 and $500,000, according to information provided by Austin Water,” reported the Austin-American Statesman.

The loss of revenue has prompted the City of Austin to try and sell the program to an outside distributor called Synagro, which if the contract goes through, would market the product under a new name.

The proposed five-year contract with Synagro is valued at an estimated $20 million. Austin Water director Greg Meszaros claims that the contract “is good for the environment, good for the utility, and good for our ratepayers.”

The adverse effects of biosolids

But research suggests otherwise.

Dr. David Lewis, a former scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exposed the agency’s flawed program by reporting on the adverse effects of biosolids, which ultimately cost him his job, money and in some ways his reputation as a well-respected researcher.

Lewis says that spreading biosolids on the land as fertilizer is a danger to public health and the environment for a number of reasons, but primarily because of its toxic nature.

“Priority pollutants include endocrine disruptors, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, plasticizers and other chemical groups that concentrate in animal fats. As the fat solubility of chemicals increase, so does their neurotoxicity,” Lewis said in a interview with Mother Earth News.

“Not surprisingly, exposures to these chemicals are linked to autism, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases and disorders.”

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Sources:

MyStatesman.com

StateSymbolsUSA.org

MotherEarthNews.com

DNAInfo.com

Acupuncture May Help Prevent Memory Loss, Study Suggests

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Source: NaturalSociety.com
Anna Scanlon
August 16, 2016

Acupuncture may help those who are suffering from the early stages of dementia, a new study suggests. This stage, known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is somewhere between that of memory loss due to normal aging and memory loss due to dementia. This new study is one of the first that looks at the combination of Western and Eastern medicine, suggesting that acupuncture may work best if they are used in concert with one another. [1]

For this research, 568 people with MCI were studied. 288 received acupuncture whilst the remainder received nimodipine, a drug that is supposed to help reduce some of the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Three such studies were conducted in this way, while one studied the effect on the two when combined with one another. And while other studies had been done in a similar manner in 2011 and 2012, 5 out of 10 of them were not unsuitable for this current study. [1]

After poring over results of previous research and current research, it was concluded that those who participated in both acupuncture treatment and took nimodipine were most likely to perform well on mini memory tests than those who had received nimodipine alone. [2]

Those who participated in the study ranged in age from 26 to 94. In four of the trials, participants received acupuncture 3-5 days a week for 8 weeks, and in the other, received it for 3 months.

However, the participants did experience some side effects of the treatments. Namely, those who received acupuncture sometimes experienced fainting and light-headedness or bleeding from the site of the acupuncture wound. Those who took the nimodipine reported stomach upset and mild headaches.

While this trial does demonstrate that acupuncture can work well in conjunction with other treatments, the researchers have noticed several faults in the trial that make it inconclusive at this point. For example, those who conducted the experiment did not take the placebo effect into account. It was also neglected that most of the recruits for this study were in China, and therefore much more likely to believe that acupuncture therapy works, and in some cases, may actually prefer it to Western medicine.

Read More At: NaturalSociety.com

Sources:

[1] Science World Report

[2] EurkeAlert

Top Tips for Better Sleep

Source: DavidPerlmutter
Dr. David Perlmutter
August 14, 2016

Getting a good night’s rest is fundamentally important. Poor sleep hygiene, and sleep interruption, has been found to correlate with risk for coronary artery disease, and even Alzheimer’s. What to do to protect your sleep? Try no coffee after noon, and putting your devices, like laptops, tablets and mobile phones, away earlier. For more tips, watch this latest video from Dr. Perlmutter.