Global Activism is Taking Down the Poisonous Corporate Food Industry

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The foundation of the international food industry, monopolized by large corporations that hold zero regard for your health, is cracking. As more and more individuals begin to realize that they are eating their way to disease through the consumption of these products, they become outraged at the companies peddling their latest toxic food product. The result? Companies are now being forced to either answer to the consumer demands (removing the toxic substances from the food supply and adapting legitimate environmental manufacturing practices) , or lose their customers.

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Recipe: Vegie Sausage Rolls

8th March 2012

By Jeani-Rose Atchison

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Savoury yeast is high in vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. It is a good source of B-complex vitamins because it includes thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin, (B3), pyridoxine (B6), and also cyanocobalamin (B12). It also contains beta-glucans, which reduce blood lipid levels, complex carbohydrates, folic acid, and glutathione, an antioxidant that’s important for cellular defense mechanisms. Savoury yeast is in the same family as edible mushrooms. It has been commercially harvested for over 100 years.

Savoury yeast is also all-natural, sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. With a slightly “cheesy” flavour our kids like to sprinkle it on popcorn, or avocado and toast and when we are not looking, they will eat it by the spoonful straight out of the bag! We also mix it into gravies and sauces as well as many of our main meal recipes like the vegie sausage roll below.

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The Fruit Extract that Fights Cancer, Aging

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

You don’t need to resort to harmful cholesterol lowering pharmaceuticals like statin drugs in order to reduce your cholesterol. In fact, something as simple as fruit extracts have been shown to not only lower cholesterol, but provide numerous other health benefits as well.

Examining the effects of bergamot orange extract, a fruit grown in the Mediterranean, researchers studied the effects of the fruit on 200 patients with high levels of blood fats. Participants who ingested 100mg doses of the extract before meals saw a reduction in ‘bad ‘ LDL cholesterol by 39 percent and blood sugars by 22 percent, while ‘good’ HDL cholesterol levels escalated by 41 percent. Lead researcher Dr. Vincenzo Mollace, Professor at the University of Cantanzaro said:

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Carcinogenic Chemicals Polluting Water Supply Through Fracking

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Fracking has been known to be cause environmental and health damage. Doctors have begun warning the United States government along with gas and oil producers of the dangers revolving around fracking, with many on a quest to end fracking completely.

Fracking, or the act of pumping water and chemicals underground in order to facilitate the flow of oil or gas, is resulting in contaminated and polluted groundwater. Environmentalists and activists alike have long been trying to force oil and gas companies to disclose which chemicals are being used for their drilling and fracking process, but efforts have been less than successful. A 2011 congressional report states that many of the chemicals being used in the fracking process do pose a health risk, and so individuals should know exactly what chemicals are being used. Another report released by the Food & Water Watch states that the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is to become a global and environmental health threat.

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The Positive Health Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

By Jordan & Kyla Miller

Contributing Writers for Wake Up World

Everybody has five major paths of elimination; the colon, kidneys, liver, lungs, and skin. Of these, our skin is the largest elimination organ, which is sometimes referred to as the “third kidney” (the second being our lungs).

In fact, up to a third of all body impurities are excreted through the skin. It releases a pound of waste each day and will be the first organ to show symptoms of imbalance or toxicity. If your skin cannot efficiently release toxins, you may experience rashes, acne, hives, itchiness, body odour, or even eczema and psoriasis.

Dry skin brushing is an important therapy you can add to your detox program. Daily dry friction brushing is far more cleansing and eliminates more waste material than any soap could, and of added benefit, the skin is not robbed of its natural oils needed to keep it from becoming too dry. Dry skin brushing tones the skin, improves circulation, and aids in relieving skin conditions.

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Monsanto’s Blatant Corruption and Disregard for Health

10th March 2012

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

It is well known that Monsanto’s GMO crops provide a very real threat to both public health and the environment as a whole, but the depth of Monsanto’s corruption is often a less covered topic. It has been revealed by WikiLeaks that Monsanto not only has key figureheads stationed in powerful government positions inside the United States, but also has many — if not all — U.S. diplomats on their payroll. In the bombshell report, the leaked cables reveal that many U.S. diplomats work directly for Monsanto. Furthermore, Monsanto also has international titans pushing their agenda to maximize profits and increase the spread of genetically modified food.

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Recipe: Raw Vegan Cheese Cake

8th March 2012

By Jeani-Rose Atchison

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The following recipe is nutritionally dense, very rich and satisfying.

Coconut oil is one of the ingredients used which has very beneficial saturated fats. The difference between the saturated fats in meat and that in coconut is that coconut is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid as opposed to long-chain fats. Medium-chain saturates digest easily. These fatty acids do not circulate in the bloodstream like other fats. Instead, they are sent directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy. Medium-chain fatty acids also speed up the body’s metabolism, burning more calories and promoting weight loss.

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Genetically Modified Food Labeling Initiative Gains Momentum in the USA

7th March 2012

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

As concerns over the consumption of genetically modified foods continue to grow internationally, legislation is increasingly being introduced to mandate the labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients. With thousands — if not millions — of products lining the grocery store shelves containing at least some genetically modified organisms (GMOs), consumers are demanding action. A total of 18 states are now examining laws that seek to explicitly label products containing GMOs.

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Sorry Bill Gates: GMO Crops Proven to be Ineffective at Fighting World Hunger

4th March 2012

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Monsanto shareholder Bill Gates has argued that GMOs are the solution to world hunger, going as far as to say that they are actually needed to fight worldwide starvation. Unfortunately for Gates, who back in 2010 bought 500,000 shares of the company he is now promoting in mainstream media as the solution to the world’s problems, a team of 900 scientists have found that GMO crops are actually not effective at fighting world hunger. In fact, the massive team found that Monsanto’s seeds, which have lead to thousands of farmer suicides due to excessive costs and failure to yield crops, were outperformed by traditional “agro-ecological” farming practices.

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Why the Way You Think is the Keystone of Reaching Your Health Goals

3rd March 2012

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The mind is powerful – much more powerful than many individuals recognize. If you were to harness the potential of this energy transmitter in your head, then great feats could be reached far beyond what can currently be conceived. Scientists have already proven that your thoughts are powerful determining factors in your overall health, and that your mindset can ultimately create — or delay — self-healing. Whether it be thinking your way to wellness, or simply coming to a realization that you are fully capable of being healthy, the road to such successes is not a difficult one to travel. In fact, even the key to powerful fat loss can also be found in the way you think.

Attaining superb health does not start with diet or exercise, but rather a mere thought. Consciously noticing how you think and what patterns are embedded in your mind is the absolute first and most fundamental step in reaching a 10 on the health scale. Having been exposed to 10s of thousands of food advertisements while growing up as a child, it is easy to see how easily the mind, conscious, and subconscious can be affected. The fact of the matter is that living an unhealthy lifestyle and eating unhealthy foods is quite standard thanks to this marketing assault by the food industry.

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Antibiotics Shown to be Ineffective at Treating Sinus Infection

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

In 2010, approximately 29.8 million American adults were diagnosed with sinusitis, a sinus infection. A very large amount of those diagnoses resulted in doctors prescribing antibiotics in order to treat the problem, but new research shows that antibiotics are not even effective at treating sinus infection. In fact, a placebo was shown to be just as effective.

For the study, main author Dr. Jane M Garbutt and her team examined data involving 166 adults stricken with acute sinus infections with either moderate, severe, or very severe symptoms. Specifically, the symptoms had to include pain or tenderness in the face and sinuses, and nasal discharge lasting between 7 and 28 days. Each participant was randomly assigned either a 10-day dose of an antibiotics known as amoxicillin, or a 10-day dose of a placebo.

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Toxic Splenda Essentials Falsely Marketed to Health-Conscious Consumers

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Executed as a tactic to trick consumers, the Corn Refiners Association in 2010 decided to rename high-fructose corn syrup to ‘corn sugar’ as it would appear on food labels. The change was contrived by the organizations in response to millions of consumers recognizing the negative health consequences associated with the ingredient. Now, another sinister product is being marketed to the public differently, also because millions of consumers are recognizing the harm surrounding its consumption.

Toxic Splenda Essentials Falsely Marketed to Health-Conscious Consumers

Splenda has been sold as a no calorie sweetener for years, and for years those who use it have been suffering from health consequences. Sucralose, sold under the brand name Splenda, is nothing but chlorinated sugar. While sugar itself is leading to numerous health complications, chlorine is employed as a biocide in bleach, disinfectants, and insecticides. Needless to say, consuming this chlorocarbon is ruining your health.

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