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New Study Finds Fructose Alters Genes in the Brain, Sabotages Learning and Memory

5th May 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Since childhood, most of us received the memo loud and clear that sugar is bad — usually where our teeth are concerned. As we grew older, other worries came into the forefront, especially during teenage and adult years where body image played an important role in modifying our sweet indulgences. Add a few more years and the threat of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and inflammation became a motivating force to steer clear of the sweet stuff.

Now scientists have added yet another reason: poor brain function — particularly inhibited learning and memory. But it’s a specific type of sugar that wields such devastating effects — one that can be found in almost every form of processed food in the U.S. and beyond. That sugar is fructose.

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Sugar is as Addictive as Cocaine – Here’s How You Can Kick the Habit

30th April 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“Some of the largest companies are now using brain scans to study how we react neurologically to certain foods, especially to sugar. They’ve discovered that the brain lights up for sugar the same way it does for cocaine.” ~ Michael Moss, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

To our ancestors, sugar was a precious commodity. Infrequently found in high concentrations in a typical ancestral diet, substances like honey and ripe fruit were seasonal treats to be savoured, as a means to gain energy and build up fat stores before winter. Today our brains are still wired to want to maximise our sugar intake, but because it is now so processed, cheap and abundant, this once beneficial substance is wreaking havoc with our health. With the average daily sugar intake in the US equalling 32 teaspoons, most people eat more sugar in a week than our ancestors would have consumed in a lifetime.

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Why Sunlight Deficiency Is As Deadly As Smoking

26th April 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A groundbreaking new study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine has revealed something absolutely amazing about the role of the Sun in human health: a deficiency of sunlight could be as harmful to human health as smoking cigarettes.

The new study titled, “Avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for major causes of death: a competing risk analysis of the Melanoma in Southern Sweden cohort,” was conducted by Swedish researchers on a population of almost 30,000 women. They assessed the differences in sun exposure as a risk factor for all-cause mortality, within a prospective 20-year follow up of the Melanoma in Southern Sweden (MISS) cohort. The women were aged 25-64 years at the start of the study and recruited from 1990 to 1992. When their sun exposure habits were analyzed using modern survival statistics they discovered several things.

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16 Things You Needs to Know About Your Mind

25th April 2016

By Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Human Mind is a wonderful masterpiece that has immense potentials. Most of its potentials, however, remain unused in most people, since it is not us who are in charge of things, but our Mind takes control of us. In order to control something, we first need to know the thing concerned — so, we must know our Mind so as to be in charge of it.

What do we need to know about the mind? Here are 16 important things everyone needs to know about the workings of the human mind.

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The Shaman Within: Channeling Universal Life Force to Heal Your Body

22nd April 2016

By Therese Wade, MSc

Guest writer for Wake Up World

We live in a sea of subtle energies. When we become conscious of them, we can learn to use them.

Ancient cultures understood that we live in a vast sea of energy. They understood that the planets and stars are conscious beings who communicate with each other. They believed that the trees serve as antennas, which allow natural subtle energies and information to flow up from the Earth to the stars and planets, and from all other celestial bodies into the Earth. They taught that everything and every being has consciousness and channels this energy according to its capabilities, to help facilitate this essential cosmic dialogue. In fact, they understood that all matter, including the physical body, is a gathering of this universal energy. They recognized that our thoughts and emotions are a form of energy, and that when these are in harmony with the living universal energy field, we become clear channels. Then, the life force of the Earth and cosmos flows through us more smoothly and abundantly, guiding our evolution as new perspectives are revealed and advanced abilities are awakened within us. These abilities include heightened creativity, extrasensory perception and the ability to bring about dramatic physical healing. Shamans learn to feel, sense and use this energy without filtering or distorting it. They often refer to this process as becoming a “hollow bone”.

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4 Powerful Ancient Herbs for Boosting Your Brain Power and Rebuilding Neuronal Connections

20th April 2016

By Justin Faerman

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The quality of your life is in large part a function of the health of your brain. From the more basic (but no less astounding) operations of maintaining the intricate balance of the biological network that is your body to the more sophisticated functions of perception, awareness, imagination and thought, the brain is central to your experience—and quality—of life.

And yet, life in our modern societies seems to be working, in many ways, against brain health. Powerful neurotoxins are contained in our food and emitted as gases from the myriad of synthetic materials used in houses, cars, clothes and so on. The bright, artificial lights of computer screens and cellphones alter delicate circadian neurotransmitter balances by overstimulating our optic nerves after dark. Our foods have often times been grown in devitalized soils and then further processed and packaged, robbing our bodies of essential vitamins and minerals—literally the fuel for our brains.

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The Microwave Drug: The Biological and Spiritual Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation

11th April 2016

By Benjamin Nowland

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The 1998 US Army document ‘Bioeffects of Selected Nonlethal Weapons’ says “investigators are even beginning to describe similarities between microwave irradiation and drugs regarding their effects on biological systems. For example, some suggest that power density and specific absorption rate (SAR) of microwave irradiation may be thought of as analogous to the concentration of the injection solution and the dosage of a drug.” [1]

And, as the ‘volume’ or power density is turned up on microwave transmissions, with increased antenna towers, Wi-Fi, Wi-MAX, mobiles etc., we now receive a microwave dose often millions of times higher than what was studied 20 years ago.

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Addictive Behavior Related to Low Levels of Oxytocin, the “Love/Bonding Hormone”

9th April 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The more we understand how nature works, the more we realize just how complex, intricately balanced and ingenious its systems are. One aspect that we are currently gaining more insight into is the human body’s ability to produce natural chemicals and their effects on our general wellbeing.

Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, a pea-sized structure located at the base of the brain. It is often referred to as a natural love chemical because it is pumped into our bodies when we experience love. It promotes bonding, trust and attachment. It enhances the connection between mother and baby when it is released in high doses during childbirth, and is responsible for the magical seeming way a mother’s breast instantly releases milk at the sight or sound of her infant. It also deepens the sense of union between couples at orgasm.

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Genetic Mutations Don’t Cause Cancer — Here’s What Does

2nd April 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Chances are, you know at least one person who has been touched by cancer. It’s a terrifying and life-altering diagnosis. Even more so if facing conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, which carry their own heavy side-effects without any guarantee they will help the situation. Some would say conventional treatments are far worse than the disease itself.

In light of this, many are taking their health into their own hands and living lifestyles that will (hopefully) keep cancer at bay. But before we can know how to prevent the disease, it’s important to understand how cancer comes about in the first place. We can then move forward with dietary modifications and lifestyle adjustments that will help support ultimate vitality and well-being.

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Nakedness Could Decode The Mystery of Human Origins

30th March 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The human obsession with nakedness constitutes a multi-billion dollar industry unto itself (pornography), but the fact that, among hundreds of different primates, we are the only one that is almost completely hairless, is rarely if ever considered. Indeed, understanding human nakedness may help to unlock the timeless enigma of how and where our species originated.

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The Gene Keys: Unleashing Your Highest Potential Through 64 Genetic Archetypes

21st March 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Have no doubt, human consciousness is experiencing a massive jump in evolution, even if it’s not obvious on the surface. We’re fortunate to have many tools, teachers and techniques available which can help us along on the path. All the same, it can be overwhelming to have such an infinite number of options to choose from — not to mention we can never quite be sure if the journey we are traveling and the tools we are using are the best for our specific circumstance and level of understanding.

This is where the Gene Keys come in. Developed over fifteen years, the teachings combine the wisdom of the I Ching, astrology and Human Design. Geared specifically for each individual, they unlock the higher purpose embedded within DNA. Through the use of a Hologenetic Profile, the system offers insight into life purpose, relationships and prosperity, while reprogramming DNA so that you can reach your greatest potential. It’s the ultimate self-directed journey of consciousness.

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7 Health Benefits of Vibroacoustic (Sound & Vibration) Therapy

18th March 2016

By Deb Wellmes, MA, SLP, ND

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Like waves of vibration that are eternally connected and influenced by one another, our understanding and appreciation of vibro-tactile healing has ebbed and flowed. Ancient traditions recognized vibration and sound as an important method for returning to balance and healing. Some of the ways these traditions have used sound and vibration include: music, chanting, prayer, toning, and the use of instruments such as drums, bells, singing bowls, gongs, and wind instruments.

As Ancient traditions fell from favor, we lost sight of the powerful benefits of vibro-tactile healing. It has taken great thinkers and scientists millennia to return to this lost knowledge. Perhaps we are so comforted by vibration and sound because as humans, our first experiences within the womb were known and felt as vibration (e.g., our mother’s heartbeat and voice). All matter vibrates and the human body is no different.

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