Futuristic Nano Fabric May Eliminate the Need to Do Laundry, But at What Cost to Human and Environmental Health?

22nd July 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Standard methods of laundering clothing are rife with environmental problems, such as excessive water and electricity usage, as well as significant pollution. So when researchers develop innovative new fabrics that resist stains and soil — or do away with the need to launder altogether — it really does seem as if technology can rescue us from many of the ecological problems we face today. And yet, there’s usually a hidden drawback for every technological leap. In the case of futuristic and self-cleaning fabrics, a range of health and environmental consequences come into play.

The problem with modern laundry practices

Even with notable advancements in clothes washers and dryers, there’s still much to be desired in terms of wastefulness. A new, high-efficiency washer uses about 12 gallons of water per load and 25% less electricity than standard models. Older top-loading machines can require up to 45 gallons of water, whereas newer models use around 27 gallons. About 90% of total energy usage for any kind of washer is due to heating the water. However, the biggest energy drain comes not from a washing machine, but the dryer.

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Why Thyroid Health Is Completely Dependent on Selenium

22nd July 2016

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The thyroid is essential to some of the body’s most critical processes, including the development of the nervous and skeletal systems.[1] For the thyroid to function normally, it must receive the right nutrition, and that means getting enough selenium. Selenium is an essential mineral[2] and being deficient can lead to serious health problems such as Keshan disease[3], myxoedematous cretinism[4], Graves’ disease[5], and even thyroid destruction.[6]

Although the body requires selenium, it does not produce selenium and you must get it through your diet. For most people, this isn’t a problem since many common foods are a good source of selenium. Additionally, selenium is available as a nutritional supplement.

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Grounding: The Gift of Being in Your Body

21st July 2016

By Susan Hassen

Guest writer for Wake Up World

“Be here now.” We see this phrase everywhere, but are we actually embodying it? Are we consciously present and in our experience here on Earth? Often, the most simple of phrases hold the biggest treasures. Now more than ever, we need to be here now. We are in the midst of a global ascension and are experiencing a multitude of energetic shifts both off and on our planet. Being anchored into the Earth allows you to go with the flow of these new planetary changes while remaining safe and secure in your body.

As an energy practitioner, I’ve observed that the one thing every client of mine has in common is that they are not grounded into the Earth and fully occupying their bodies.

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Setting the Record Straight on GMO Myths and Truths

21st July 2016

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Many of us are aware that genetically engineered (GE) foods and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are harmful to health and the environment. But how can you effectively respond to friends and family who have fallen for the oft-repeated fallacies and myths about GMO safety and efficacy?

Claire Robinson is the editor of GM Watch, which is based in the U.K.. Together with genetic engineers Drs John Fagan and Michael Antoniou, she also co-authored the book “GMO Myths and Truths,” which can be a very helpful resource.

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Introduction to the Growing Earth Theory

 21st July 2016

By Tim Bryant

Guest writer for Wake Up World

As the days pass, there is a growing number of people who have begun to wake up and explore many aspects of life that were once thought to be concrete, only to realize that the world might operate a lot differently then they previously thought. Some of those include the banking system, history, geopolitics, consciousness, and the list could go on and on. There seems to be a massive number of rabbit holes to go down, with a plethora of new findings about reality that often times alters the way in which they view reality.

While all the pieces are not put together yet, it seems that the ‘growing Earth’ theory (like the ‘flat Earth’ theory) is but another one of those areas which people might want to take a look at and explore…

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Full Moon in Capricorn: The Space Between Endings and New Beginnings

By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone

Contributing writers for Wake Up World

Since the New Moon, which marked the beginning of the lunar cycle on 4th July, our hearts have finally emerged from a long period of uncertainty. We have again been able to feel into the powerful potential our futures hold and begin re-shaping and aligning ourselves with a deeper sense of positivity and interconnection.

As we continue to integrate the transition from instability to a sense of natural order, the energy of today’s Full Moon in Capricorn is bringing the theme of this lunar cycle into full awareness: The story we have all been experiencing on some level is the re-alignment with a totally new direction in our lives. With the energies flowing and reshaping us so intensely at this time, is can be challenging to really get a grasp on where we are going and what all this is ultimately going to mean for us, both personally and as a collective. But one thing is for sure — although the tide hasn’t yet turned in the outer world, we are each shifting, from looking to others for ‘authority’ to living by our own of inner authority. And with that shift comes a renewed sense of personal identity.

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Monsanto, Big Pharma, George Soros, and the Push to Legalize Marijuana

20th July 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

When it comes down to it, corporations have just one purpose: turn a large profit for shareholders. So it should come as no surprise that corporate America has turned its eye toward the wildly successful recreational cannabis movement. In 2015 alone, legal pot sales in the United States jumped 17% to $5.4 billion and are expected to grow 25% this year — an estimated $6.7 billion in U.S. sales. And, of course, corporate interests want their share.

But it’s not simply a modern day gold rush, many feel there is an underlying agenda at hand — with a few very wealthy individuals pulling the strings.

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Is Your Highly Conscious Life Going Nowhere?

20th July 2016

By Stacy Vajta

Guest writer for Wake Up World

“Why can’t I get this to work?” Those were the words I’d ask myself when I’d recognize that, once again, what I so longed to create simply wasn’t happening. I felt stuck… in life… because this thing that I was pouring my heart and soul into – my work – wasn’t thriving. Honestly, I didn’t understand why.

I’ve spent a lot of time in the trenches of my inner being. I think we all have one area in our lives that funnel our biggest Soul-healing. Mine has been my work; my spiritual growth and evolution came in the guise of getting my work, to work. And issues around my work have been what so often send me deep into my inner experience to look for answers around “why” things aren’t working.

What I’ve come to understand is how I process my emotional world – especially when that goes sideways – is a direct reflection of how well I can get things to actually happen. And what I thought was the most conscious approach to my emotional process, was actually dragging me under. Let me explain…

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Zero Gravity: Don’t be Afraid to Let Go!

19th July 2016

By Mary C. Batson, MA

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Recent conversations have centered around the seemingly growing chaos we see around the globe. I would suggest that the chaos is not growing, but rather, our conscious awareness of it, and the possibility that more and more dirt is being hidden under fewer and fewer rugs. In other words, no matter what I/you/we/they have attempted to cover up, from the personal to the planetary, political platform or prison, whether yesterday or a thousand years ago, it’s time for a big housecleaning – for revealing and releasing all the ways that don’t work, don’t fit, aren’t sustainable, that we can’t sneak in our pockets past this particular tollbooth, no matter how many times we shuffle our nickels, how im/patiently we wait in line.

In the midst of all the details, the bigger picture can get lost, and it can be easy to forget that, in a sense, the chaos is relative. That is, relative to how attached we are to how things have been, how we think things should be.

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5 Things I Learned From Having a Chronic Illness

19th July 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Seven years ago, when I emerged from the doctor’s office after having my worst fears confirmed, I knew that I had some big decisions to make. With the words “most likely Multiple Sclerosis” reverberating around my mind I felt shaky and nauseas. I wanted to crawl into bed and drown in a deluge of tears and despair. This was not how I had envisaged my charmed life unfolding. I was with the love of my life and we had a nine month old baby; this was supposed to be the happily ever after part.

That night lying in the bath I could feel my body throbbing with fear. My mind was busy fielding the images that surfaced and threatened to overtake me: the slow degeneration of my body, the social pity, and all the dreams that would now never be. Then, at one point I felt compelled to raise my arms in the air and slowly wave them around. Though I knew it seemed mad, the urge was strong and I followed the call. As I let a slow organic flow move my upper limbs I felt the first glimpse of hope since I left the doctor’s office. This movement that emanated from deep within seemed to calm my mind and made me feel that maybe this illness had deeper implications.

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