Your Magic Mirror: What Your Skin is Telling You About Your Health

Source: TheSpaDr.
Dr. Trevor Cates
May 26, 2017

Skin is your magic mirror. It’s time to stop covering it up with topical creams and makeup and take a closer look at what it’s trying to tell you. In this podcast, I cover the 6 underlying causes behind skin issues and specific diet, lifestyle and skincare tips you can implement today to start addresses these root causes. And, I share exactly how to know which of these root causes are impacting you.

Dr. Kelly Brogan- Depression & Anxiety Tips for Women

TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
March 6, 2017

Dr. Kelly Brogan is an Integrative psychiatrist (trained at MIT and Cornell) who came on the podcast to chat about her new book, A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives.

For those seeking more information please read Dr. Brogan’s landmark book:

A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression & How Women Can Heal Their Bodies by Dr. Kelly Brogan

Source: High Intensity Health

Key Takeaways from the interview:

01:58 “Before I stopped prescribing, I never once cured a patient” Dr. Brogan was a traditional psychiatric doctor from a traditional family. The goal of traditional psychiatry is to keep you functioning and to suppress symptoms. Many mental illnesses are not valid illnesses or diseases. They are symptoms. Most outpatient psychiatrists do not run basic blood panels on their patients to rule out known reversible causes, like B12 deficiencies. She began recommending fish oil, Rhodiola rosea, and other supplements to her patients on pharmaceuticals. Then she read an expose’ by Robert Whitaker called The Anatomy of an Epidemic, which brought her to a lesser known body of science. She stopped using pharmaceuticals and began to cure patients. Her goal is to not only get her patients off of their prescriptions, but to give them the tools to not need to see her.

05:45 Depression Medication Paradox: Practitioners and the lay person (via direct to consumer advertising) are taught that depression is a discrete disease that is likely heritable and is a result of a chemical imbalance, often a serotonin imbalance. There are antidepressant medications that are serotonin reuptake enhancers as well as other that serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and others that have little impact upon serotonin, but impact norepinephrine and dopamine. Trials show comparable efficacy in non-psychiatric medications like beta blockers or thyroid hormone.

07:51 Do Such Disparate Medications Work? Dr. Brogan says that these medications do not work. The reported efficacy is 30%. There is much unpublished literature. A psychiatry study found that 37 of 38 negative studies used to approve 12 antidepressants were not published because they were negative. When you adjust for active placebo effect, these medications have negligible efficacy.

09:14 Antidepressants: Active Placebo Effect: It is the recruitment of bodily beliefs about your being sick and there being a chemical fix. When you are in a trial, you are told that if you receive the treatment, you may get dry mouth, diarrhea, or headache. The placebo might be a sugar pill. When you start to get the side effects, you tell yourself that you are in the treatment group and you believe that you will get better. A follow up study of people who were successfully treated with Prozac were told that they would be randomized to placebo or continue on the same does that cured them. Both groups became depressed. The power of belief or expectancy is a very important and complex factor.

11:56 Long Term Effects: There is not a single study that suggests that being treated with antidepressants for any psychiatric disorder results in improved long term functioning or improved long term outcomes. According to the WHO, depression is the number one cause of disability, yet we have more prescribing of treatment than ever before. This should be inversely proportional. What if the treatment is inducing disability and a chronic disorder that might have otherwise been a reversible single episode phenomenon? It is time to re-examine the theory that depression has anything to do with brain chemicals.

13:07 The Cytokine Theory of Depression: The primary literature is beginning to support the idea that it could be a body-wide, system-wide phenomenon. It comes down to the mismatch of lifestyle with our over 2.5 million years of what our genes have come to expect. This theory asks what we can do to better align our lifestyle with those of our ancestors so the alarm systems in the body, inflammatory systems, and immunological mechanisms, are not on constant high alert. Depression is a Symptom

15:41 Diet vs Prozac: Prozac will not produce clinical effects, just side effects, for 6 to 8 weeks after treatment starts. Diet will produce positive effects within 30 days.

The Dirt: The Self Sustainable Diet

Source: Guildbrook Farm | Simple Sustainable Living
February 2, 2017

Vegan or Atkins? Macrobiotic or Gluten Free? Every year there is a new diet trend claiming to be the best way to lose weight or get healthier. Who is right? Jaime talks to you about health issues that plagued her from a young age, the extreme diets she went through to help with her issues, and how it wasn’t until she stopped following diet trends and started listening to her body that her health improved. After years of dieting, she finally settles on what she calls The Self Sustainable Diet, which has helped her to become the healthiest she has been in her life.

The Self Sustainable Diet
1) A permanent diet
2) Improves overall health and immunity
3) Can mostly be grown or raised on a farm or homestead

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”― Hippocrates

If you have some tips or a video on naturopathic diets, please be sure to leave a comment or link below. We encourage community and want to provide access to a variety of information so viewers can make their own informed decisions about the topics we cover.

Be sure to subscribe, we have a lot of videos coming out on homesteading, simple living, prepping, food storage, and healthy recipes. Follow us on our journey to become more self-reliant.

Thanks for watching!

Jaime and Jeremy

Moms Speak Out About Genetically Modified Foods [GMOs]

Source: InstituteForResponsibleTechnology
November 23, 2016

No mother ever knowingly risks her child’s health. Hear what these mothers have to say about their experience with genetically modified foods.

The Remarkable Health Benefits of Eating Broccoli

Source: Mercola
Dr. Mercola
November 11, 2016

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art… Watch this video, and discover the benefits your body can get when you eat broccoli. To get unique ideas on how to include broccoli in your diet, visit Recipes.Mercola.com.

Save the World By Eating a Diet You Can Grow at Home

Source: GrowingYourGreens
October 19, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ interviews permaculture designer and founder of Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design and Botanical Studies about the diet that can save the world.

In this episode, you will learn about the Perennial Diet and how eating Perennial crops can be better for you and the planet. You will learn the difference between eating a diet based on annual plants (what most people eat today) most often results in more labor, tillage, and damage to the soil and environment.

You will discover how a permaculture food forest fits right into the perennial diet and how it can be one of the answers to help save the world.

You will learn how by changing over to eating more perennial based foods, you can do your part to conserve and protect the earth, the soil, and water from degradation and help to regenerate the earth by voting with your dollars or growing your own perennial crops including fruit trees and other plants that easily grow year after year.

Stephen will share the most important perennial foods in a tropical climate and how they can be easily grown to sustain you, your family and other people. You will then learn which crops can be grown in more temperate climates that are focused on disturbing the soil less, creating more fertility in the soil and require less labor.

After watching this episode, your diet will never be the same again. You may want to eat more of these perennial foods in your diet to ensure you are doing your part to save the planet and eat a healthy diet based on plants that you can grow where ever you live.

Why Your Acidic Diet Is Ruining Your Body

Source: iHealthTube.com
October 18, 2016

You probably hear a lot about an acidic versus an alkaline body and why it’s important to try and get your body more alkaline. Peter Goodgold discusses what happens to your body when it becomes too acidic and what you can do to get it back in balance. Find out why your acidic diet is ruining your body.

Stop Blaming Your Genes – You Are In Control of You


Source: PreventDisease.com
Mae Chan
September 1, 2016

There is a chronic anxiety among populations who focus on the diseases acquired by their genetic line. Many define the potential of their own health based on what happened to their father and mother. Although a great deal of who we are appears to have been written in our genes, our actual health potential is more determined by our lifestyle, what we consume, our environment but more than anything else, what we think.

Every thought creates a physiological response in the body, or in other words, every thought we think produces a physical reality. Esoteric and spiritual teachers have known for ages that our body is programmable by language, words and thought. This has now been scientifically proven and explained.

Studies at the world-leading Minnesota Center for Twin and Family suggest that many of our traits are more than 50% inherited, including obedience to authority, vulnerability to stress, and risk-seeking. Researchers have even suggested that when it comes to issues such as religion and politics, our choices are much more determined by our genes than we think.

Many find this disturbing. The idea that unconscious biological forces drive our beliefs and actions would seem to pose a real threat to our free will. We like to think that we make choices on the basis of our own conscious deliberations. But isn’t all that thinking things over irrelevant if our final decision was already written in our genetic code? And doesn’t the whole edifice of personal responsibility collapse if we accept that “my genes made me do it”?

Genes are only part of our health story, explains Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, author of the book, Genetic Nutritioneering: How You Can Modify Inherited Traits and Live a Longer, Healthier Life. The propensity for certain health conditions that you inherit from your family is not, by a long shot, the sole determinant of whether or not most folks will get sick. Your lifestyle choices have a significant impact, especially when it comes to chronic illnesses such as heart disease.

Epigenetic Switch

In the fields of infant nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome, the term “metabolic programming” has been coined to give a name to the observation that environmental experiences early in life may be “genomically” remembered and give rise to health outcomes manifesting later in life. Epigenetics emerges as an important mechanism underlying this phenomenon.

Epigenetics is the phenomena whereby genetically identical cells express their genes differently, resulting in different physical traits. Researchers from the Boston University Cancer Center published two articles about this in Anticancer Research and Epigenomics.

Cancer progression is extremely complex, however. It also is well known that new mutations and the activation of more cancer causing genes occur throughout the development and progression of cancer.

“If we believe that everything in nature occurs in an organized fashion, then it is logical to assume that cancer development cannot be as disorganized as it may seem,” said Sibaji Sarkar, PhD, instructor of medicine at BUSM and the articles corresponding author. “There should be a general mechanism that initiates cancer progression from predisposed progenitor cells, which likely involves epigenetic changes.”

Increasingly, biologists are finding that non-genetic variation acquired during the life of an organism can sometimes be passed on to offspring–a phenomenon known as epigenetic inheritance.

The majority of epigenetic changes occur at specific times in an individual’s life, from their time in the womb, to the development as newborns, then in puberty, and again in old age.

Environmental factors that influence epigenetic patterns — e.g., diet, epigenetic disruptors in the environment such as chemicals, etc. – may also have long term, multigenerational effects.

In recent years, faith in the explanatory power of genes has waned. Today, few scientists believe that there is a simple “gene for” anything. Almost all inherited features or traits are the products of complex interactions of numerous genes combined with processes we have no concept of. However, the fact that there is no one genetic trigger has not by itself undermined the claim that many of our deepest character traits, dispositions and even opinions are genetically determined. This worry is only slightly tempered by what we are learning about epigenetics, which shows how many inherited traits only get “switched on” in certain environments.

The common mistake people make is to assume that if, for example, a disease is 90% heritable, then 90% of people with that disease inherited the condition from their parents. But heritability is not about “chance or risk of passing it on”, said Tim Spector, Professor of Genetics and Author. “It simply means how much of the variation within a given population is down to genes. Crucially, this will be different according to the environment of that population.

Cellular Inheritance

Biologists have suspected for years that some kind of epigenetic inheritance occurs at the cellular level. The different kinds of cells in our bodies provide an example. Skin cells and brain cells have different forms and functions, despite having exactly the same DNA. There must be mechanisms–other than DNA–that make sure skin cells stay skin cells when they divide.

The existence of this epigenetic switch is indirectly supported by the fact that tumors develop through different stages. When cells rapidly grow during cancer progression, they become stuck in their current stage of development and their cell characteristics do not change. This is the reason that there are so many types of leukemia — the characteristics that a leukemia cell possesses when it begins to rapidly grow and expand are the characteristics that it will keep until the rapid growth stops.

Dr. Bruce Lipton
refers to the work of Dr. Dean Ornish to extrapolate. “Dr. Ornish has taken conventional cardiovascular patients, provided them with important lifestyle insights (better diet, stress-reduction techniques, and so on), and without drugs, the cardiovascular disease was resolved. Ornish relayed that if he’d gotten the same results with a drug, every doctor would be prescribing it.”

Even the strictest lifestyle changes don’t cure cancer in everyone. What about genetic predispositions to getting the disease? “It used to be that we thought a mutant gene caused cancer,” Lipton admitted, “but with epigenetics, all of that has changed.”

“If we believe that all of the irreversible changes, mutations and effects of carcinogens make cells rapidly grow, then the mechanism that allows cells to stop growing and assume new changes in character must be of great importance,” added Sarkar. “The study of cancer progression is key to understanding how cancer cells continue to differentiate.”During cancer progression, there are different stages of rapid growth and differentiation. The control that allows for this switch between growth and differentiation can only be achieved through reversible mechanisms, such as epigenetic changes.

If we believe that all of the irreversible changes, mutations and effects of carcinogens make cells rapidly grow, then the mechanism that allows cells to stop growing and assume new changes in character must be of great importance,” added Sarkar. “The study of cancer progression is key to understanding how cancer cells continue to differentiate.”During cancer progression, there are different stages of rapid growth and differentiation. The control that allows for this switch between growth and differentiation can only be achieved through reversible mechanisms, such as epigenetic changes.

Sarkar and colleagues have previously proposed that epigenetic changes are involved in cancer progenitor cell formation and cancer progression. They also believe that epigenetic changes have the ability to control rapid growth and change of characteristics (different grades/types of tumors) which may involve physiological processes that the cancer cells are subjected to within the body’s terrain.

Identical twins show us that in the nature-versus-nurture debate, there is no winner. Both have their role to play in shaping who we are. But although we have reason to doubt that our genes determine our lives in some absolute way, this does not solve a bigger worry about whether or not we have free will.

Who we are appears to be a product of both nature, nurture and consciousness itself in whatever proportion they contribute. You are often shaped by forces beyond yourself, and can choose what you become. And so when you go on to make the choices in life that really matter, you do so on the basis of beliefs, values and dispositions that you have chosen whether you are conscious of those choices or not.

It is very possible that our entire reality is define but what we feel and this shapes what we are. We always have free choice and will to make ourselves into something that we believe we are. The question is, do you believe it?

Read More At: PreventDisease.com

Sources:
futuremedicine.com
theguardian.com
brucelipton.com

Doctors Couldn’t Help – Find Out How He Healed His Condition

Source: iHealthTube.com
August 1, 2016

Paul Nison grew up like many other kids across the country. But a debilitating condition changed his life. Again, like many people, he saw doctors for the condition, but they were unable to help. That’s when he took matters into his own hands. Find out what he did and how that helped heal his condition. It’s a process he says is still going on to this day. Doctors couldn’t help, find out how he healed his condition.

Breakaway Links Of The Day – August 5, 2016 | King Arthur, Soldier-nauts [!], Health, Amazon Echo Spying Platform & More

Breakaway
TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
August 6, 2016

As it so happens from time to time, it seems that another ‘myth’ might be crumbling right before our times.  This time, regarding the ‘myth’ of King Arthur.

Although not yet confirmed, there is evidence that perhaps King Arthur might not be the stuff of legend.  Remember, Troy was considered a myth for a really really long time, and now the actual city has been found and confirmed.  This has also happened in quite a few other circumstances.  Could this be of similar happenstance?  Time will tell, but its intriguing nonetheless  If you are interested in that link, it’s the third one down the line.

If you’re interested in space, please read Dr. Farrell’s view on ‘Soldiernauts’ [first link below].  It certainly paints a rather disturbing prospect at what the future might portend if what Farrell states becomes reality.

For those health aware people, please watch Dr. Gregers presentation on diet and nutrition.  Yeah, yeah, its not the sexy topic people love talking about, but hey, with hundreds of thousands of people dying yearly of diseases that can be stopped, prevented, and even reversed in some instances with proper diet, its vital to have cognizance into what we expose our bodies too.

And for those concerned about the evolution of spying and privacy, please view the link on the Amazon Echo.  Its implications are troublesome in more ways than one.

In any case, hope everyone is well.  Today is going to be a great day.

Make sure  yours is a stellar one too.

New US Space Force: Soldiernauts?
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

THIRD WORLD:   Flint Mayor Suspends Garbage Pick-Ups, Tells Residents To Keep Trash Inside Pending Further Notice
[NaturalNews.com | Jonathan Benson]

Dark Ages Royal Palace Discovered In Cornwall – In Area Closely Linked To The Legend Of King Arthur
[Independent.co.uk | David Keys]

Revealed: 4,500-Year-Old Papyrus That Details The Construction Of The Great Pyramid
[Ancient-Code.com]

Pneumonia Vaccines Being Pushed On Seniors With Cancer Despite Manufacture’s Warnings Of Adverse Reactions
[NaturalNews.com | Amy Goodrich]

Revolution Impossible?
[Corbett Report Extras | James Corbett]

Florida Preparing To Fight Zika With Controversial Insecticide Linked To Severe Health & Environmental Effects
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

Dr. Mercola & Dr. Seyfried On Mitochondria & Metabolic Therapy
[Mercola.com | Dr. Mercola]

News & Views From The Nefarium – August 5, 2016
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

National Guard, DEA & State Police Just Raided An 81-Year Old Cancer Patient’s Organic Garden To ‘Protect’ You
[TheDailySheeple.com | Matt Agorist]

The Black Knight Satellite: Remnant Of Ancient Anunnaki Technology?
[Ancient-Code.com]

FINALLY! First Senior Bankers On The Planet Responsible For 2008 Collapse Jailed
[TheFreeThoughtProject.com | Matt Agorist]

Physicist & Consciousness Researcher Tom Campbell At The Monroe Institute [3/6]
[Tom Campbell]

Amazon Echo Is The Ultimate Spy Device That Records Everything You Say

[NaturalNews.com | Ethan A. Huff]

How To Space Your Plants When Growing In A Raised Bed Garden
[GrowingYourGreens.com | John]

The USA Debt Time-Bomb Tocking,Ticking, Tock, Tick…
[Journal-Neo.org | F. William Engdahl]

New APP Exposes HIPAA Violations, Allowing Consumers To View Privacy Breaches By Medical Providers
[NaturalNews.com | L.J. Devon]

How Not To Die: The Role Of Diet In Preventing, Arresting & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers
[NutritionFacts.org | Dr. Greger]

For The First Time Ever, A Private Company Is Authorized To Exploit The Moon
[Ancient-Code.com]