Why a Healthy Gut is Essential to Your Wellbeing – and How to Restore It!

Why a Healthy Gut is Essential to Your Wellbeing – and How to Restore It!

September 21st, 2016

By Katrin Geist

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Shit Happens, Easily – Or Does It?

It may come as a surprise: your intestines play a vital role in your good health. If something’s amiss there, you’ll know it. Sometimes malfunction expresses as mere inconvenience, other times it points to severe imbalance or illness. Our gut is central to our wellbeing and may well be the most underrated and underappreciated organ of our body.

Let’s change that by understanding its function and service to us. Every day, your gut serves you. No matter what you offer it. Every day it turns muffins, coffee, pasta, vegetables, cake, bread, fast food and everything else into molecules we then use to generate energy and to build our own structure.

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Conscious Eating for Star Souls

Conscious Eating for Star Souls

September 18th, 2016

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

I must admit that, like many of us, I long to shake off the limitations and restrictions of having a physical body. I yearn to fly free in the higher densities, dancing and twirling as an expression of the boundless soul that I am.

When I woke up, I began to feel this freedom in my everyday life, every time I closed my eyes and let go. The contrast between unleashing my soul and squeezing it back into my dense, physical body was a total mismatch. I just couldn’t squash my soul back in! So, I immediately embarked upon a journey to find a way that my soul could thrive whilst still having a physical body…

Eating Consciously has the power to reconnect us to the Universal Flow.

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Depression? Anxiety? Here are 3 Important Nutrients That Will Improve Your Mental Health

Depression? Anxiety? Here are 3 Important Nutrients That Will Improve Your Mental Health

September 16th, 2016

By Jordan Fallis

Guest writer for Wake Up World

When I fell into a deep depression in 2010, I felt like I would never be able to escape it. Doctors made it seem that antidepressants and anxiety medications were my only options. That was it. I was left in the dark. I thought I had no other options and nowhere to turn, so I resorted to pharmaceuticals — which ultimately did not help.

Since then, I’ve travelled down a road of intense research and self-experimentation. I found solutions that weren’t conventional and mainstream, and I witnessed significant improvements in my mental health. I’ve learned many things along the way, and most importantly, I’ve learned that you don’t need drugs, the medical system or a doctor to overcome depression, anxiety and mental disturbance. What you need is to tap into the magnificent healing potential of your body — and, not surprisingly, nutrition plays a huge role in that healing process.

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Here’s How the U.S. Government Subsidizes Your Junk Food Habit

Here’s How the U.S. Government Subsidizes Your Junk Food Habit

September 14th, 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

As an American growing up in the 1970s, I fondly remember my guilt-free days of childhood enjoying Twinkie’s, Coca Puffs, donuts and other tasty (but health-destroying) junk food. All in all, we didn’t eat an enormous amount of it, but still much more than my daughter will ever consume (as in zero).

Today, it seems we know better than to indulge in these fake edibles, laden with artificial and cancer causing ingredients that are nutritionally void. Or do we?

Obesity is on the rise, so are chronic and deadly health problems like diabetes, heart disease and cancer — and each one is closely linked with the rise in processed food consumption. Poverty plays a large role in the foods available to eat as well; there’re entire inner city neighborhoods where you can’t find fresh produce to save your life. To make matters worse, junk food is state subsidized — heavily — making it cheaper for manufacturers and more readily available to consumers. So while the U.S. nation is in a health crisis, the federal government is not combating the problem but rather fueling it with our tax dollars, perpetuating a vicious cycle of sickness which leads to reliance on a broken medical system and a multibillion dollar pharmaceutical industry. Where does it end?

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Climate Engineering Contamination: Staying Healthy in a World That Isn’t

Climate Engineering Contamination: Staying Healthy in a World That Isn’t

September 9th, 2016

By Dane Wigington

Guest writer for Wake Up World

How does one retain some semblance of health while existing in a world that has become alarmingly toxic and increasingly incompatible to life as a whole?

Though there are countless sources of environmental contamination, the climate engineering fallout is the most pervasive of all. I am not a physician, but I have made an effort to understand and pursue fitness and health since I was about 14 years of age. To some degree I have avoided previously penning this post because it is not my primary area of study. This being said, I have had many requests to outline what my personal health protocol is, so I’ll do exactly that. However I am not giving medical advice, I am not suggesting or directing anyone to practice the health/fitness regime that I follow, I am simply sharing it.

Staying Healthy in a World That Isn’t: The Basics

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Instead of Pharmaceutical Drugs, These Physicians are Prescribing Time in Nature and Fruit, Vegetables For Patients

Instead of Pharmaceutical Drugs, These Physicians are Prescribing Time in Nature and Fruit, Vegetables For Patients

3rd September 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

In an age where pharmaceutical drug use is off the charts, a thoughtful group of physicians are using a novel approach and advising their patients to “take a hike” — literally. Park prescriptions have been around since 2008, but the idea is now spreading more widely throughout the U.S. — and around the world — as obesity and mental health disorders have continued to climb. In a similar vein, doctors are also writing prescriptions for fruits, vegetables and other wholesome food, which patients can “fill” at their local market. The result of these unconventional interventions is nothing short of inspiring.

The Healing Power of Nature

A whole new spin on writing prescriptions for patients has people moving — through green spaces, parks and forests, in lieu of popping pharmaceutical meds for what ails them. And it works.

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6 Things You Should Know About GMOs

6 Things You Should Know About GMOs

29th August 2016

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest writer for Wake Up World

You probably want to know what’s actually in what you’re eating, right? Of course you do. That’s probably why you read the ingredients label. But even if you’re making responsible choices, there still might be more to that meal than you realize. There’s a movement that’s trying to keep you in the dark about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), not to mention a host of other nasties in your food. For that reason, you’ll want to stick around while I tell you six things that you should really know about GMOs.

1. Big Money is Being Spent to Ensure You Stay Uninformed

Giant corporations like Dupont and Monsanto have spent millions of dollars thwart labeling campaigns that would list genetically-modified ingredients.[1] In Colorado, for example, these two giants outspent supporters of GMO labeling by 22-1. These labeling movements are all part of the ‘Right to Know’ campaigns, but apparently manufacturers don’t feel Americans need to know what’s in their food.

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Chocolate Covered Coconut Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Chocolate Covered Coconut Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

28th August 2016

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

No matter what crazy things are going on in life, when I enter my kitchen, it’s a haven of peace. It’s my sanctuary from the ‘storm’, whatever what is going on in the crazy world ‘out there’. It’s my heartfelt expression of culinary alchemy. It brings me so much joy to see which ingredients want to dance together to create a recipe. Nothing is ever the same twice, most especially when I make no-bake sweet treats. It’s like a mystery that unfolds as I dance from one ingredient to the next.

Raw or no-bake treats have been something I’ve relished since the beginning of my conscious kitchen journey. I take great joy in knowing that each little morsel nourishes my mind, body and soul in some beneficial way. The recipe that I am sharing today is enriched with the blissful properties of coconut, sweetened with dates. It’s naturally gluten-free, totally plant-based and incredibly delectable. Like so many of my recipes, I first created this when catering for a group of beautiful souls on retreat. The response was priceless!

Please do check out the video I’ve made (below) and let’s do this together…

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Scientists Discover Gut Bacteria That Eat Brain Chemicals

Scientists Discover Gut Bacteria That Eat Brain Chemicals

24th August 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Beneficial gut bacteria are the latest darlings of neurological health as researchers continue to uncover new and fascinating roles they play in our level of happiness, serenity and emotional well-being. Incredibly, a lack of specific types of gut bacteria (or excess of harmful microbes) are associated with autism, irritable bowel and chronic fatigue syndrome, along with a range of mood disorders — including anxiety, depression and poor response to stress. These microorganisms are so powerful that if they become imbalanced in the gut, it can mean the difference between living a joyful life or one where we can barely drag ourselves out of bed.

On top of that, cutting edge research just released by Northeastern University in Boston discovered a species of gut bacteria that “eat” brain chemicals — in this case gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA. What has scientists excited about the finding is the results of the study add to a growing body of evidence that show gut bacteria profoundly effect our brain and mental health.

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How Does the Alkaline Diet Affect Gut Health?

How Does the Alkaline Diet Affect Gut Health?

15th August 2016

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The alkaline diet is a popular diet aimed at managing acidity levels within the body. The alkaline diet claims you can consume certain foods to adjust your body’s acidity, or pH levels, to improve your health.[1]

The pH scale runs from 0 (acidic) to 14 (basic or alkaline); 7 is neutral.[2] The body uses nutrients and electrolytes to maintain balance, which exists within a narrow pH range. It requires a slightly alkaline environment between 7.35 and 7.45, usually around 7.4.[3]

The human body is a complex collection of systems, organs, and fluids that work together to sustain life. While some systems seem more important than others, each one has a very specific purpose. When the various bits and pieces work together in harmony we call it homeostasis. If just one system is out of balance, homeostasis is disrupted and health and wellness can suffer. Although your body’s pH is important, it is one of many components that contribute to homeostasis.

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Eating Raw Garlic Twice a Week Reduces Cancer Risk by 44 Percent

Eating Raw Garlic Twice a Week Reduces Cancer Risk by 44 Percent

14th August 2016

By Marco Torres

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Eating raw garlic twice a week reduces your cancer risk by 44%, without any side effects whatsoever. That’s a statistic the cancer industry cannot claim

The reason so many people die after conventional cancer treatment is that, beside indiscriminately damaging healthy cells, chemotherapy also triggers them to secrete a protein that actually sustains tumour growth and encourages resistance to further treatment. It is only because of forces that have carefully conspired to thwart meaningful advances in ‘alternative’ cancer research and treatment over the past century that chemotherapy is even still practiced. (What reality do we in live when cut, poison and burn are considered the only acceptable ways to treat cancer?)

The Power of Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a member of the onion family Alliaceae. Garlic has been used throughout history for both its culinary and medicinal properties. Garlic’s distinctive characteristics arise from sulfur, which constitutes almost 1% of its dry weight. Although garlic does not typically serve as a major source of essential nutrients, it may contribute to several dietary factors with potential health benefits, including the presence of oligosaccharides, arginine-rich proteins and, depending on soil and growing conditions, selenium and flavonoids.

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Cinnamon Enhances Memory, Improves Learning Ability and Reverses Parkinson’s Disease

Cinnamon Enhances Memory, Improves Learning Ability and Reverses Parkinson’s Disease

10th August 2016

By Karen Foster

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Eating one of the tastiest household spices may also improve learning ability, memory and even reverse Parkinson’s Disease according to new study results published online in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.

Cinnamon is one of the most potent antioxidants in the world and regular consumption can also lower blood sugar, help digestion, ease arthritis, lower blood pressure and ward off Alzheimer’s Disease.

If you are to maximize the medicinal value of cinnamon it must also be non-irradiated and pure ceylon cinnamon, which will be labeled as such.

Which Type of Cinnamon is Best?

Although related, cinnamon and cassia are not obtained from the same plant. They should be treated as separate foods, both from a nutritional and a health standpoint.

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