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More info on cannabis/CBD here:
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“Fluoride causes more human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.”
– Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, US National Cancer Institute
Fluoride is commonly found in tap water thanks to a process called fluoridation – which the U.S. government has been repeatedly telling us is a safe and effective way to protect teeth from decay, according to Global Research.
But a recent study published in The Lancet, the world’s most renowned medical journal, has actually classified fluoride as a neurotoxin – something which has a negative impact on brain development – alongside other extremely toxic compounds such as arsenic, lead and mercury.
Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) has been used to treat many conditions for thousands of years in India, China, and Indonesia. Centella asiatica has been used as a medicine in the Ayurvedic tradition of India (for thousands of years) and is listed in the historic ‘Sushruta Samhita’, an ancient Indian medical text. In China, known as gotu kola, it is one of the reported “miracle elixirs of life” known over 2000 years ago. Its Chinese name means “fountain of youth.” Gotu kola activates the release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that acts like fertilizer for your brain encouraging new brain cell formation. It takes a few weeks for gotu kola’s effects to kick in and it seems to work by encouraging dendrite branching, increasing brain plasticity and communication between brain cells. Gotu kola also increases nerve growth factor (NGF) which stimulates the growth of new nerve cells and safeguards existing ones. It is very easy to grow and tastes quite good. For more info on gotu kola see articles down below.
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Twenty-sixth donation in 2016.
Infinite Unknown reader A.K. donated $10 (AUD)
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Reader squodgy has sent me a link to this video ….
Some years ago I was thinking about posting Gregg Braden’s lecture in full, but the upload disappeared and I forgot about it.
The video above is part of the following lecture:
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Ständig steigender materieller Wohlstand ist das Glücksversprechen der westlichen Kultur. Dieses einzulösen, wird immer schwieriger. Dafür gibt es viele Gründe. Doch was geschieht, wenn dieses Glücksversprechen nicht mehr erfüllt wird? Solange die Bevölkerungen der früh industrialisierten Länder darauf ausgerichtet bleiben, ihren materiellen Wohlstand zu mehren, wird dessen Rückgang zu heftigen Reaktionen führen – bis hin zur Infragestellung der freiheitlich-demokratischen Ordnung. Solchen Reaktionen gilt es vorzubeugen oder sie zumindest zu dämpfen.
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May 2, 2013
Dr. Christopher Shaw is a neuroscientist at University of British Columbia and has been focusing his research on neurotoxicity of aluminum and ALS-parkinsonism dementia complex. Aluminum adjuvants are found in many vaccines, including Gardasil.
– Scientists Have Located the Brain’s On/Off Switch for Consciousness (Gizmodo, July 6, 2014):
Every one of us loses consciousness on a daily basis: it’s called sleep. But scientists have never understood which part of the brain controls when you’re conscious and when you’re not. Now, researchers seem to have found it by coincidence while studying an epileptic patient—and used electronic brain stimulation to flip the switch on and off.
As New Scientist reports, researchers at George Washington University were using deep brain electrodes to monitor brain signals and try to pinpoint the area of a patient’s brain that was causing her seizures. One of the electrodes was placed on the claustrum, a thin sheet of neurons running between major structures of the brain—and a region that’s never been studied with deep brain electrodes before.
– This Is What Happens To Your Cells When You Experience Happiness (Prevent Disease, May 4, 2014):
Too much research has been devoted to the science of stress, depression and the connection to disease and not enough to the biology of joy. If a greater emphasis was placed on why we don’t go to doctors when we are feeling optimistic, happy, and joyful, there would be less value and importance placed on the emotional states that coincidentally generate more money for those manufacturing medication. There are many ways to experience pleasure in our brains and happiness might be the one emotion that prevents and reverses the cascade of cellular events that lead to disease.
Ritalin is a mind-altering drug and it destroys the brain.
“Ritalin uncouples the frontal lobe from the rest of the brain.”
(Quote from a lecture given by a German Prof. of Neuroscience)
– Study: ADHD Drugs Proven Absolutely Useless for Children (Natural News)
– Children taking ADHD medication may be at risk of sudden cardiac death (New York Daily News)
– Children’s hyperactivity ‘is not a real disease’, says US expert (Guardian, March 30, 2014):
Neuroscientist says children are being ‘labelled’ as having ADHD when there could be other reasons for their disorder
One of the world’s leading neuroscientists, whose work has been acknowledged by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, has suggested that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not “a real disease”.
On the eve of a visit to Britain to meet Duncan Smith and the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, Dr Bruce D Perry told the Observer that the label of ADHD outlined a broad set of symptoms. “It is best thought of as a description. If you look at how you end up with that label, it is remarkable because any one of us at any given time would fit at least a couple of those criteria,” he said.
Prescriptions for methylphenidate drugs, such as Ritalin, which are used to treat children diagnosed as suffering from ADHD, have soared by 56% in the UK, from 420,000 in 2007 to 657,000 in 2012. Such “psychostimulants” are thought to stimulate a part of the brain that changes mental and behavioural reactions.
– People With Autism Withdraw From Others Because Autistic Brain Generates 42% More Information While At Rest (Medical Daily, Feb 1, 2014):
A new discovery in neuroscience may explain why autistic people so readily withdraw into their own worlds — a brain generating much more information while at rest.
In the quest to unlock the autistic brain, investigators from the University of Toronto and Case Western Reserve University found something remarkably different about people with autism. On average, the brains of autistic people experienced a 42 percent increase in capacity to generate “information,” according to lead investigator Dr. Roberto Fernández Galán. “Our results suggest that autistic children are not interested in social interactions because their brains generate more information at rest, which we interpret as more introspection in line with early descriptions of the disorder,” he said in a statement.
– Biologists Discover Tiny Neural Computers in the Brain (io9, Oct 28, 2013):
Neuroscientists have learned that dendrites do more than just provide passive wiring in the brain. These nerve cell connectors also process information, essentially functioning as tiny computers. Our brains, it would appear, pack more computing power than we assumed.
Dendrites are those branch-like extensions at the beginning of neurons that increase the surface area of cell bodies, or soma. These tiny outgrowths receive information from other neurons and transmit electrical stimulation to the soma.
Computer interpretation of pyramidal cells, which contain dendrites. (Credit: University College London):
But we’re now learning that this isn’t the full extent of dendritic function. In a new study published in Nature, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrated that dendrites do more than transfer information — they also actively process information, effectively multiplying the brain’s computing power.
– Scientists ‘grow’ a brain in a laboratory for the first time (Independent, Aug 28, 2013):
Organ created from skin cells is equivalent in development to that of a human foetus at nine weeks
Scientists have grown miniature human brains from skin cells in a laboratory for the first time as part of a study into the development of the most complex of all our organs, and the ultimate source of human creativity and consciousness.
The mini-brains are less than 4mm across but researchers say that they are equivalent in development to the brain of a human foetus at about nine weeks’ gestation, and even have the complex three-dimensional structure of a real embryonic brain.
– DARPA Wants Portable Brain Recorders “In Every Classroom in America” (Activist Post, Aug 24, 2013)
Nothing new here but this is an opportunityfor me to remind you of Dr. Bruce Lipton’s work:
– Your Thoughts Can Release Abilities beyond Normal Limits (Scientific American, Aug 13, 2013):
Better vision, stronger muscles—expectations can have surprising effects, research finds
There seems to be a simple way to instantly increase a person’s level of general knowledge. Psychologists Ulrich Weger and Stephen Loughnan recently asked two groups of people to answer questions. People in one group were told that before each question, the answer would be briefly flashed on their screens — too quickly to consciously perceive, but slow enough for their unconscious to take it in. The other group was told that the flashes simply signaled the next question. In fact, for both groups, a random string of letters, not the answers, was flashed. But, remarkably, the people who thought the answers were flashed did better on the test. Expecting to know the answers made people more likely to get the answers right.
Our cognitive and physical abilities are in general limited, but our conceptions of the nature and extent of those limits may need revising. In many cases, thinking that we are limited is itself a limiting factor. There is accumulating evidence that suggests that our thoughts are often capable of extending our cognitive and physical limits.