Parts of the Independent Media: Losing Their Compass

10th August 2016

By Makia Freeman

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The Independent Media in general has done a great job of counterbalancing the corrupt and mendacious MSM (Mainstream Media). However, it’s disappointing to see how certain leading alternative media researchers, journalists and websites have gotten caught in the trap of duality, anger, judgment, the fraudulent left-right paradigm, blaming false enemies, failing to deeply question MSM narratives and failing to grasp the bigger picture of the worldwide conspiracy.

Election season in the US tends to bring out the worst in people, and this has certainly been no exception inside the Independent Media. For a long time, I have greatly admired people like Jeff Rense, Alex Jones, Stefan Molyneux and others who have done such a great job exposing the conspiracy, but all of them have in one way or another got caught in a “limited hangout” and have taken paths that lead to nowhere. Don’t get me wrong – I still respect them for what they’ve done in the past. However, the topic of Donald Trump and the theme of Islamic terrorism have apparently confused even some of the most seasoned researchers and leaders in the Alternative Media, making me wonder: Have parts of the Independent Media lost their compass?

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5 Medical Hoaxes You Probably Believe Are True

By Dr. Sameer Ather, MD, PhD, FACC

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The sheer volume of medical findings that have been published during recent decades is absolutely staggering. As such, it is difficult if not impossible to test each and every one of them independently. Many contain errors, or even flat out lies.

There are plenty of reasons why this would be the case. Chief amongst them is the fact that scientists and researchers need money to conduct their experiments. Those who provide the funding might have their own agenda when it comes to results, and will want the findings to reflect that agenda. In other cases, projects run out of funding, or need to be published quickly to secure more money. In these situations, tests are often conducted improperly, or the results are not thoroughly verified.

Sometimes, a medical journal will publish preliminary, inconclusive results that will get picked up by the media and announced as if they are hardcore facts. If the news is a hit, they will often forget to mention the follow-up research that proved the initial results were incorrect.

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The Lily of the Field: Transformation Through Natural Intelligence

9th August 2016

By Harry Krueger

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” ~ Zen

The belief that parents are creators of children is one of several false assumptions in the hypnosis of life. This delusion is emotionally sustained by the misunderstood interpretation of the parental instinct.

The parent living under natural law — Intelligence, the mysterious expression of all that exists — knows that their primary role as good stewards (caretakers) is in the protection of the child from cultural predators. The parent who does not live under the guidance of Intelligence and who responds to life’s challenges from their indoctrinated state, believe it their loving duty to train up the child in accordance with their cultural traditions passed down from past generations. There is no freedom in looking at life’s challenges when that seeing is through the lens of past knowledge.

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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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Dr. Sebi, Renowned Holistic Doctor, Dies in Police Custody in Honduras

8th August 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” – African proverb

In the wake of more than 50 holistic doctors dying in questionable circumstances over the last year, Dr. Sebi — known as the man who developed an all-natural cure for AIDS, cancer, diabetes and other diseases — has died while imprisoned in Honduras. He was 82 years old.

Dr. Sebi died shortly after he was arrested for (allegedly) being in the illegal possession of $37,000 dollars at the airport in Roatán, an island in the Caribbean about 40 miles off the coast of Honduras. While it is claimed that Dr. Sebi was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, “there are already doubters, including those close to him, that question his arrest and manner in which he died while in custody (which is shrouded in mystery),” writes Erin Elizabeth of Healthnut News.

On another occasion Dr. Sebi was reportedly detained by authorities for carrying $30,000 in cash but was released without charge when he provided proof of the money’s source.

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Vote Nobody for President: Lead Yourself in 2016

8th August 2016

By Tim Bryant

Guest writer for Wake Up World

“If you vote, you have no right to complain.” ~ George Carlin

All throughout history, the masses have been programmed to think that if they want to change anything in this world, the democratic right to vote is their best solution. The premise is that people get the privilege of voting for representatives who will enact the kinds of legislation that their supporters want to see happen. In many ways, voting is put on a special pedestal as the defining symbol of freedom and justice in society. It almost comes across as sacred, with many people arguing that voting is the key to a healthy democracy and a vibrant social culture. Very few dare to talk badly about the citizen’s right to vote without facing some kind of social ramification.

However, is voting really all it’s cracked up to be? I know that is very taboo to say, but the question should be asked: Does voting even makes a difference in modern politics? Are you a bad, uneducated or politically unaware person for not voting? Is voting the only answer?

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How Meditating with My Younger Self Changed Me

8th August 2016

By Danielle Benvenuto

Guest writer for Wake Up World

A couple of years ago I began to dive head first into meditation. I found myself exploring a whole new world of possibilities, brought on by books I was reading and my own intuitive experience.

Of course, there are many ways to meditate and what works for one person will not work always for another. The process of learning how to meditate takes time, and that different experiences we go through will call for different techniques. It’s a game of trial and error. We find our way when we are open to what resonates best for our own unique personality and life experience.

That being said, I want to share with you a meditation technique that had a profound effect on my life: meditating with my younger self.

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3 Births of the Human Spirit

8th August 2016

By Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D

Guest writer for Wake Up World

C. G. Jung believes that we go through three births in our lifetime. The first is our physical birth, then the birth of our Ego, and then our spiritual birth. In accordance with that fact, we also undergo three phases of development in our life. In the first third of our lives, emphasis is on our bodily growth, in the middle phase of our lives our Ego grows, and the last third of our lives is the period of our internal development.

While at the first two births the most important thing is the maximum exploitation of the opportunities offered by the external world, in the third phase, however, the emphasis shifts on our internal development potentials. Unfortunately, the majority of people will never experience the spiritual birth, for various reasons. Let us examine the possible reasons for that, to find out what factors encourage or prevent spiritual birth in us.

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More Effective Than Anxiety Meds: How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

7th August 2016

By Michael Forrester

Mindfulness-based teachings have shown benefits in everything from inflammatory disorders to central nervous system dysfunction and even cancer. Now, researchers are studying how cognitive therapy utilizing mindfulness techniques can serve as a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals for people with anxiety disorders.

Mindfulness is “the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment”, which can be trained by a large extent in meditational practices.

Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric conditions affecting children and adolescents. While antidepressants are frequently used to treat youth with anxiety disorders, they may be poorly tolerated in children who are at high risk of developing bipolar disorder. Moreover, many antidepressants cannot be metabolized by segments of the population due to deficiencies in metabolic pathways such as Cytochrome 450. Historically, non-metabolizers are given more and more psych drugs as they become more and more psychotic until finally they hang themselves, kill someone else or become disabled in a mental institution. [For an in-depth look at this cycle, please see the article: Licensed to Kill: Psychiatry, Big Pharma and the State-Sanctioned Drug Cartel ~ Editor.]

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Five Great American Hypocrisies

7th August 2016

By Paul Buchheit

A recent report found that untaxed or undertaxed offshore holdings amount to an estimated $620 billion owed to the U.S. taxpayers. That is just the tip of the hypocrisy iceberg…

American ‘exceptionalism’ exists in the minds of super-patriots who are more than willing to overlook their own faults as they place themselves above other people. The only question may be which of their self-serving hypocrisies is most outrageous and destructive.

1. Corporations Hoarding $2 Trillion in Profits, Asking Taxpayers to Pay Their Employees’ Wages

In 2015 Citizens for Tax Justice reported that Fortune 500 companies were holding over $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore for tax purposes, with estimated taxes due of over $600 billion. But high-profile businessmen Peter Georgescu and Warren Buffett both recently recommended that government subsidies be used to increase worker wages, and Marco Rubio agreed, suggesting that government should pay the sick leave for corporate employees, not the corporations themselves. Georgescu proclaimed: “This country has given me remarkable opportunities…” In return, he concludes, taxpayers should “provide tax incentives to business.”

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