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FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Salmon – Here’s What You Need To Know

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first genetically modified food animal [1] — an Atlantic salmon that grows twice as fast as natural salmon, thanks to the insertion of genes from Chinook salmon and eelpout (an eel-like fish).

As a result, they carry three copies of each chromosome instead of two. But that’s not the only change. Their sex hormones will also undergo complicated manipulation to ensure they’re all female. They’re also said to be sterile, as an added precaution should they manage to escape, but the sterilization process has been criticized as flawed, and not 100 percent guaranteed. [2]

Adding insult to recklessness, the FDA will not require any additional labeling identifying the genetically aberrant nature of this salmon. The news of the approval was shocking to many, considering the strong opposition to it, and undoubtedly resulted in more than a few exasperated facepalms.

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Pot for Parkinson’s? The Scientific Evidence is Compelling

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Could the very plant that for decades was accused of “frying” users’ brains be far superior to pharmaceuticals in treating the “incurable” neurodegenerative condition known as Parkinson’s disease?

Despite the political controversy surrounding medical marijuana use in the country, research has begun to emerge showing that a component of this plant known as cannabidiol (CBD), and which does not have the controversial psychoactive properties associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may have a wide range of therapeutic applications, including treating conditions that are refractory to conventional drug-based approaches.

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How to Stay Healthy on a Budget with Citrus Rind

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

While enjoying your favorite citrus fruit, little did you know that you just tossed the most powerful, health-enhancing part — the peel. Brimming with beneficial natural compounds, like d-limonene, the skin of citrus helps to discourage inflammation, tame anxiety, improve digestion and reduce excessive weight gain. Not only that, promising research has shown limonene deters and helps to heal cancers of the skin, breast, colon, liver, lung and pancreas.

Moreover, oil extracted from citrus fruit peel exerts a beneficial influence on the lymphatic system. As a result, the body’s natural detoxification mechanism is set into motion. And when the lymph glands are in top form, problems like poor circulation, allergies, cellulite and fluid retention are kept in check.

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Are You Washing Your Hands With This Toxic Pesticide?

By Elisha McFarland ND

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Triclosan, found in common “antibacterial” products, is linked to impaired muscle function and hormone disruption.

If you take a look at the label on your anti-bacterial soap, you may see the chemical triclosan listed. If you haven’t heard of triclosan, you should know that is in a number of home and personal care products that you may be using on a daily basis.

Triclosan was introduced to the marketplace in 1972, although it was originally developed and registered as a pesticide in 1969. (1) At that time it was used in hospitals and health care settings for its antibacterial properties.

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Mexico Rules Consumption and Cultivation of Cannabis is a Fundamental Human Right

30th November 2016

By Marco Torres

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The world is slowly but surely turning the page on one of the most fundamental rights we have on this Earth — the right to consume, cultivate and possess a plant. When it comes to cannabis, that right has been stripped away from many populations globally for decades.

Earlier this month [November], just days after voters in the U.S. state of Ohio rejected a proposal to legalize cannabis for recreational use, Mexican authorities ruled that cannabis — whether smoking, consuming or cultivating — is a fundamental human right. The Mexican Supreme Court ruled by a 4 to 1 vote that banning the consumption and cultivation of cannabis for personal use violates the human right to free development of one’s personality.

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Big Pharma and Medical Industry Dole Out $3.5 Billion in Kickbacks to Doctors and Teaching Hospitals

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

It is scary how many similarities there are between this [pharmaceutical] industry and the mob.” ~ former Vice-President of Pfizer pharmaceuticals.

The U.S. federal government has released disturbing data about the profiteering nature behind our medical system. Namely, a staggering 4.4 million payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals by medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

According to officials from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), during the last five months of 2013, big pharma and medical companies paid a total of $3.5 billion in kickbacks to 546,000 physicians and 1,360 teaching hospitals.

If you believe pharmaceutical and medical corporations hold the health of the general public in high regard, it’s time to reconsider.

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How GMO Foods Turn Your Intestines Into an Insecticide Factory

By Marie Be

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The rise of GMOs in our food supplies raises a variety of issues, from environmental degradation to nutrient depletion, dependency on toxic agro-chemicals and government corruption — many topics with lots of well sourced information. Often falling into the cracks is the effect of GM foods on intestinal health. Why does it matter? Because intestinal health is directly linked to genetics, immunity and our overall health and well-being.

The History of GMOs

The GMO revolution was fueled by oil subsidies, government corruption and university funding (1). GMOs were engineered after WW2, based on a surplus military product. There was extra bomb making material that was found to work as fertilizer, so the synthetic fertilizer industry was created. There was excess nerve gas that could be used as an insecticide, and the insecticidal industry was created.

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The GMO Cookie is Crumbling (The Time to Act Is NOW!)

27th November 2015

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), determined glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, to be a “probable carcinogen” (Class 2A).

This determination was based on evidence showing the popular weed killer can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer in humans, along with “convincing evidence” it can also cause cancer in animals.

Monsanto has maintained that the classification as a carcinogen is wrong and continues to tout glyphosate (and Roundup) as one of the safest pesticides on the planet.However, they’ve now been slapped with a growing number of lawsuits alleging they’ve long known that Roundup’s glyphosate could harm human health.

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More Than A Chemical Imbalance – Why Depression Cannot Be Cured By Medication Alone

By Steve Taylor Ph.D

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

A few months ago a friend asked me for some advice about his father, who was suffering from depression. After finding out that his father spent most of his time indoors, watching television, I told my friend about ecotherapy, which investigates the therapeutic effects of contact with nature. As I informed my friend, there is a great deal of research showing that regular contact with nature — such as a daily walk in the park or countryside — can have a very beneficial effect on well-being. The research suggests that this can be just as effective against depression as medication or other forms of psychotherapy. So I asked my friend to encourage his father to get out of his house and go for a walk in his local park every day — or better still, go for walks in the countryside.

A couple of weeks later, my friend got back into contact to say that he had told his father’s doctor about my advice. The doctor had gotten angry and told my friend, “Your father has an illness! Would you tell a cancer patient to go for a walk in the countryside? Would that help their condition? Depression is an illness that has to be treated medically.”

It seems to me that this attitude to depression — or to any psychological condition — is simplistic, misleading and possibly even dangerous. This is not to say that brain chemistry isn’t involved in depression. But it’s certainly not the only factor.

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Amalgam Fillings Release Mercury Vapor Into Your Body 24/7

By Elisha McFarland

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Research at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine and other prominent medical schools, have demonstrated that mercury vapor continuously escapes from dental amalgams and 80 percent of this vapor is immediately absorbed through the lungs and into the bloodstream. Once in the blood, mercury vapor enters into the cells almost immediately.

Mercury vapor from dental amalgam fillings is the primary source of mercury contamination. 80 percent of adults, specifically baby boomers, currently have amalgam fillings that will release from 4 to 40 micrograms of mercury vapor per day, depending on factors such as the number of fillings, filling size, teeth grinding and the presence of other metals in the mouth.

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Effective Natural Remedies and Recipes for Cold and Flu Season

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Have you ever wondered why it is that only some people become sick when exposed to a pathogen? Why don’t all the members of a group from work get sick, when a colleague – a sneezing, stuffy, coughing cold virus carrier – exposed them to an illness? Why don’t all the kids in your child’s classroom get sick, when it seems that just a few “give the start” to the flu, all the time? It’s not about luck or the lack of it. It’s about how prepared your immune system is to fight with the pathogens. And this involves a very complex mechanism that takes place in your body daily, even from the day you were born!

Why that early? Because a baby’s and future adult’s immune system can be deeply affected by a potential toxic load the mother is transmitting, her nutritional deficiencies, her gastrointestinal problems, the lack of breastfeeding and consumption of commercial formula, as well as pharmaceutical drugs (taken either by the mother or baby, or both) and vaccines. If these continue with the standard processed diet widely available in the modern society and the typical stressful life, then the recipe for ill-health and a poor immune system are guaranteed.

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10 High Protein Vegetarian Recipes

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Vegetarians are often faced with one critical question by meat eaters, “Where do you get your protein?”

The fact is, protein is abundant in plant foods, and while certain dietary deficiencies are common (but avoidable) among vegans and vegetarians, it’s possible to receive all essential amino acids by eating a completely vegan or vegetarian diet. Some plant foods, like avocados and quinoa, contain all essential amino acids and are therefore considered a complete protein. Incorporating these foods into your recipes can ensure you will receive all the protein you need.

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