Splenda Contaminates 65 Percent of Breastmilk Sampled, Government Study Finds

3rd September 2015

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

A concerning new study finds that most of the breast milk samples tested contained artificial sweeteners. Why has this never been discovered until now and what are the implications to our most vulnerable populations?

Expanding on these findings, an article soon to be published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health on the presence of synthetic sweeteners in breast milk is bound to upset the apple cart when it comes to assessing the toxicological risk of these chemicals to breastfed infants.

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Does The Pain Of Awakening Ever End?

3rd September 2015

By Lia Love

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

‘You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing start.’ ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Many of us seem to be zooming in our evolutionary trajectory, and yet we are still experiencing emotional issues and feelings of fear, inadequacy and gut-level confusion. In this process of awakening, we arrive at certain points where it seems we are perched on a razor’s edge of ‘knowing’ and ‘not knowing’. This knowing and not knowing simultaneously, and the space between the two, is the thing that is keeping us confused and unbalanced.

It is like being in a bardo — the Tibetan word for the space within a space, the space between breaths, the intermediate space. We hang there, suspended in limbo with a big question mark, an unease at being somewhere so different and new that there is a natural instinct to just freeze, to check it out slowly and stealthily before taking the next breath, the next step. And the next thing to do, to be and to feel, is not obvious. Not at all.

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Groundbreaking Surgical Technique Gives Women with ‘Absent Vagina Syndrome’ (MRKH) Born-Again Womanhood

3rd September 2015

By Rajgopal Nidamboor Ph.D

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

A revolutionary, life-changing surgical technique offers women with ‘absent vagina’ syndrome, or MRKH, the functional wherewithal to shed the dismal tag of misery, or stigma, and embrace ‘born-again’ womanhood.

The Vagina Epilogue

First, a small story about an Indian gynaecologist who fell in love with a fellow doctor abroad. He knew that the lady he loved had a vital organ missing in her anatomy. Her vagina. The biological absence of the vagina — the Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome in medical phraseology — is a condition that occurs in 1 out of every 4,500 female births, which means it’s not exactly a rare condition, but is shrouded under a cloak of shame and secrecy. We all are aware too of how women without reproductive organs have been treated in our society down the ages. But the couple happened to read about a new revolutionary restorative surgical procedure in a medical journal that was being performed by a doctor in Mumbai, India.

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Stop GMO Corn in Mexico… Again! – Mexican Court Overturns Biotech GMO Ban

2nd September 2015

By Jack Adam Weber

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

If you’ve been to Mexico, you know how incredible the food and culture are. I grew up part-time in Mexico and have returned many times since, for the beauty of the land, the people, the culture and the food. Much of this food culture revolves around corn, or maize, as it is technically called. But corn does more than feed people. It’s part and parcel of Mexico’s way of life.

Mexico is the cradle, the birthplace, of maize. Thousands of varieties have been cultivated over thousands of years by indigenous and traditional Mexicans. Many of these varieties are specifically adapted to thrive in Mexico’s varied landscapes — far more effectively than the one or two genetically modified varieties that stand to wipe out this millennia-long heritage.

However, after years of staving off the proliferation of GMO corn in Mexico, we’ve just received news of a devastating blow to the protection of everything beautiful connected with Mexico and this culinary legacy. After intense lobbying by biotech companies of Monsanto, Dow, and Dupont, Mexico’s twelfth District Court just overturned a 2013 ruling which, until now, has prevented the chemicals giants from planting GMO maize in Mexico.

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Emotions and Truth: Our Human Experience

2nd September 2015

By Dr. Michelle Kmiec

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Emotions spontaneously arise each day despite our efforts to control them. They often surface without warning, whether we want them to or not. Fortunately, many of these emotions translate as pleasurable ones – feelings of joy, contentment and love. However, like it or not, there are times when less than desirable emotions come forth – anger, frustration or possibly fear. But experiencing these unpleasant emotions is not necessarily a bad thing.

Emotions play a major role in who we are as individuals and are the driving force behind how we interpret events we encounter. The question then becomes, is our reaction based on reality?

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Revitalize Your Passion for Life

2nd September 2015

By Christine Horner

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

We’ve been fortunate enough to survive the “me” generation to learn that life is much more inclusive than it used to be. Thanks to social media, “me” exploded into “we,” and a socially conscious generation was born. What was once considered personal fulfillment has changed for the better.

Flashback

Let’s have a little fun, shall we? Even if you were born circa 1990 or later, we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy this quick reprise of a few of you or your parents’ greatest hits. You might even laugh out loud to discover how seriously you took life back then.

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Befuddled, Exhausted or Unwell? Transform Your Life with the Power of Energetic Yoga

1st September 2015

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Whether you’re an old hand at yoga or new to the game, everyone can benefit from a unique form of the practice: Energy Medicine Yoga. Developed by Lauren Walker, the program utilizes familiar stretches, but with a twist. Lauren seamlessly blends traditional asanas (yogic postures) with the wisdom of the nadis, chakra system and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) meridians.

The end result? A dynamic practice that encourages extraordinary healing and revitalization. In just a few minutes a day, the technique helps to shift energy within the body to boost stamina and clarity, balance the immune system and radically enhance well-being. If you find yourself in a funk, ungrounded or struggling with a health issue, Energy Medicine Yoga may be just what you need to get back on track and truly flourish.

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We All Have Inherent Rights – Regardless of Whether a Nation’s “Authority” Recognizes It

1st September 2015

By Makia Freeman

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

We all have inherent rights, no matter whether the governing authority of a particular geographical area recognizes it or whether it has been written down on a piece of paper as law. People from different societies and cultures call these rights slightly different things.

In the USA, they have been referred to as “unalienable rights” ever since the 1776 Declaration of Independence. Some call them natural rights to distinguish them from state-granted rights (which are not really rights but rather privileges). Others simply call them human rights.

From a more religious perspective they are called God-given rights. Those who are uncomfortable with the loaded term “God” (because of all the connotations it carries) may prefer intrinsic rights or inherent rights. But, whatever you call them, they are a universal concept. They are a natural extension of ourselves with which we are born, and which we possess just by virtue of being human.

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Scientific Review Shows Fluoridation Does Not Prevent Cavities

1st September 2015

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

After decades of toxic fluoride being added to public water supplies without the public’s consent, we now have significant validation that this practice needs to be stopped.

The Cochrane Collaboration (an international not-for-profit organisation preparing, maintaining and promoting systematic reviews of the effects of health care) has released a comprehensive review of the science of fluoridation, with points that are nearly impossible to dispute. In short, fluoride doesn’t work to prevent cavities and has been proven to cause harm — in the form of dental fluorosis.

Fluorosis – mottled discolorations on teeth – is not purely aesthetic. It’s a visible sign that you’ve been exposed to this known developmental neurotoxin at excessive levels.

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Music Is Love

31st August 2015

By Carmen Allgood

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

In 1967 we saw “The Summer of Love” gathering speed, setting the stage in San Francisco for a radical change that no one could have predicted. Well, maybe Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce saw it coming.

By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong. And right now the Baby Boomers are a bit shell-shocked that “The Woodstock Music and Art Fair: An Aquarian Exposition,” was a big, gigantic surprise 46 years ago.

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