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Obesity continues to become a large scale health epidemic, and as recent research published from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates, it’s now responsible for over half a million new cancer cases worldwide every single year.  Not to mention, it’s linked to a variety of other detrimental human health ailments, like diabetes (to name one). You can read more about that here.

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Putting aside our programmed beliefs of how one should look when it comes to health, obesity is certainly something we should be trying to minimize if we want to be healthy.

Starving yourself is not the greatest way to go about doing this, although a tremendous amount of evidence links various health benefits to fasting -which for the record is a far different practice than starving oneself. You can read more about fasting here. A great way to start ridding yourself of unhealthy body fat might actually be to eat more, but only when being more health conscious about what you eat and combining it with regular exercise.

There is evidence to suggest that yes, some foods might actually assist you in your quest to lose weight. At the same time, losing unhealthy fat is all about lifestyle, and eating proper proportions as well as having a balanced diet. Eating foods like the ones mentioned in this list may not cause you to lose weight on your own, you have to put in the work and incorporate a healthy lifestyle beyond just food. The list will, however, greatly assist you in your quest to shed unhealthy body fat.

*Please keep in mind that this list pertains to the organic version of the these foods

1. Green Tea

Green tea is a great source of polyphenol catechins. The most active form of those catechins is called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).  This is what gives green tea its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammation effects. Green tea also contains caffeine, which seems to act in unison with EGCG to assist metabolism.

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A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that green tea containing caffeine produces a significant reduction in body weight, body mass index and waistline. (1) It was a meta analysis of a number of studies that have already been conducted.

A randomized placebo controlled study from 2009 gave moderately overweight adults 1,900 mgs of green tea catechins every day for 90 days. The green tea also contained 400 mg of caffeine, and at the conclusion of the study the people who consumed the green tea lost 2.64 pounds on average and had 3/4 of an inch removed from their waistline. Their body mass index was also found to be reduced. These are some pretty promising results given the fact that no dietary or excersize changes were a part of the study.(2)

Another study observed what happened when 576 mg of green tea catechins were given to obese children daily for 24 weeks. It found that those who were the most obese had a statistically significant reduction in waist circumference, blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. (3)

There have also been a number of studies examining green tea and its ability to help people shed weight. Many studies report results of no weight loss at all, those studies do however note various other health benefits, and they also note favorable metabolic changes.

The results pointing to the fact that green tea might help you lose weight are fairly small results, leading some to consider them as insignificant. It does however have the ability to assist you in changing your metabolism, and combined with a healthy diet and workout routine it might be something you’re interested in. It’s effeminately a healthy drink regardless of what you believe when it comes to it’s fat burning ability.

2. Quinoa

Many who claim quinoa can assist in losing weight and burning fat often site a study published in 2011. It demonstrated how quinoa shows promise as a fat inhibitor. Animals that were supplemented with an extract made from quinoa seeds showed less body fat, decreased body weight and decreased food consumption. (4)

It’s also a very healthy ancient grain known to pack lots of protein, amino acids, phytosterols,  vitamin E and more, so it can’t hurt adding it to your diet regardless of whether it helps to burn body fat or not.

3. Cocoa

The American Chemical Society recently made an announcement in  the Journal of Agricultural Food & Chemistry that researchers have discovered a specific ingredient within chocolate that has weight loss and anti-diabetes benefits. (5) Cocoa also contains more phenolic antioxidants than most foods. Flavonoids, including catechin, epicatechin and procyanidins predominate in antioxidant activity. (6) Scientists have known for some time that cocoa leads the pack when it comes to flavanol-rich foods, with the potential to boost heart health, lower blood sugar and decrease body fat. Organic Cocoa is definitely a super health food.

4. Nuts

When it comes to nuts there are many studies that have clearly shown how beneficial some of them can be for human health. Studies have shown that people who eat nuts (cashews, almonds, tree nuts pistachios and more) live healthier and longer lives. It is believed that the more often nuts are consumed, the less likely people are to die of cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease. (7) Their link to weight loss comes from the fact that:

“Nuts have several big things going for them,  For starters, even a small amount can make you feel full. Scientists call this feeling satiety; it is a busy field in food research and marketing these days, given the way that snacking has become a sort of fourth meal, adding an estimated 580 calories to the average person’s daily consumption.” (8)

Nuts have also been linked to problems associated with weight gain due to the fact that people over consume them, and many of them are high in sodium. It’s best to consume organic, un-salted nuts.

5. Grapefruit

A study by the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic shows how researchers found that adding grapefruit and grapefruit juice to your diet will result in weight loss. (9)

The 12-week pilot study, led by Dr. Ken Fujioka, monitored weight and metabolic factors, such as insulin secretion, of the 100 men and women who participated in the Scripps Clinic ‘Grapefruit Diet’ study.

On average, participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. However, many patients in the study lost more than 10 pounds.

“Our study participants maintained their daily eating habits and slightly enhanced their exercise routine; the only dietary change was the intake of Florida grapefruit and grapefruit juice.” (source)

Sources:

(1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19906797

(2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19680234

(3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18356827

(4) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21869758

(5) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf500333y

(6) http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ars.2010.3697

(7) http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1307352

(8) http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/dining/are-nuts-a-weight-loss-aid.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1418012611-VSNQpyKDUCthoZGQoivexA

(9) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16579728

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Why The August 29th Global ‘Targeted Individuals’ Rallies Deserve Our Attention

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  • The Facts:

    'Targeted Individual' activists are holding concurrent rallies in 21 different locations all over the world on August 29th, 2019. This will be the largest gathering of TIs and their supporters in the history of the movement.

  • Reflect On:

    Can we see how our intentional awareness of matters like the 'Targeted Individuals' phenomenon helps us all move towards creating the world that we all want?

Since I began writing about the ‘Targeted Individual’ phenomenon last year, I have received dozens of independent emails from people who identify themselves as Targeted Individuals, either thanking me for covering the issue or wanting to tell their stories, which consist of a whole range of invasive attacks from stalking and surveillance to EMF weapons torture. Not the largest sample size, to be sure, but certainly significant enough for me to think that we should take notice, especially since the reach of CE’s articles has been so drastically reduced of late. One or two among them, perhaps, are imagining some of the things happening to them, but there is no way to discredit this many people, especially when their stories have so many similarities.

And many of them express themselves very clearly and even eloquently about a problem that is among the most mysterious and baffling covert activities going on today. One of the people who contacted me is Thomas McFarlan, who is both a TI and an activist who has been writing about the Targeted Individuals phenomenon for years. His article “Targeted Individuals Plan Worldwide Protests in 21 Global Locations for ‘TI-Day’ 2019” not only provides information about the largest worldwide TI rallies ever, it also helps to give credence to the claims of those who feel they are being surveilled, stalked, and attacked by Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs).

Credibility Problem

For one to believe that ‘Targeted Individuals’ programs exist, one must first be able to make the leap above mainstream perception to the realization that some elements of government, intelligence, military, law enforcement, media, and even so-called human rights organizations are working together to perpetrate these experimental crimes. For this reason, activists like McFarlan have to first create the context within which these victims can be believed:

For individuals subjected to organized stalking crimes, TI-Day 2019 is an unique opportunity to work in concert with other victims around the world, to alert the public and honest lawmakers about these crimes, in a global demonstration that clearly shows these crimes are in fact occurring on an international scale. Although this demonstration of a global “concurrence of claim”, of organized stalking crimes, will of course be slandered by the powers-that-shouldn’t-be that operate these stalking campaigns, a demonstration of a “concurrence of claim” does have actual legal weight, no matter how much slander is thrown at the blatant reality of the evidence at hand.

The claims from bad actors within the media, human rights organizations, transnational organizations, and governments, that the people who report these crimes are delusional, fall flat on their face, when one simply reviews the hard evidence that proves these crimes are now occurring to millions of innocent people all around the world — evidence that includes very articulate accounts of these crimes from highly educated and professionally accomplished victims… Victims like Dr. Kauni Kilde: Surgeon General of the nation of Finland, Medical Doctor, and best selling Author; Cheryl Welsh: Lawyer, groundbreaking Activist, and Researcher; Ted Gunderson: Chief of the Los Angeles FBI office, 25+ year veteran of the FBI, and groundbreaking independent Researcher; Ramola D: Award winning Author, George Washington University Professor, and groundbreaking Journalist; Randy Quaid: Legendary Academy Award nominated Actor; Dr. Eric T. Karlstrom: California State University Stanislaus University Professor for 30 years, and groundbreaking Researcher; Geral W. Sosbee: Lawyer, FBI Agent, and Activist; Gloria Naylor: Legendary award winning and best-selling Author; Stephen Shellen: Hollywood Actor, Artist and independent Filmmaker.

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The “concurrence of claim” is important because unlike most crime victims, who are believed by the public when they sustain assaults, invasions, or other criminal activities, it seems to be inherent in ‘Targeted Individual’ crimes that the victims are left to doubt themselves, and where there tends to be difficulty gathering compelling objective evidence of the crimes being perpetrated. Having people looking at you or following you in public, being made to feel your privacy is completely invaded, and being subjected to electromagnetic weapons which have various levels of mind-influencing power or infliction of physical pain, cannot help but lead to a state of suicidal hopelessness for all but the strongest-willed individuals.

In relation to all the other things we report on here at CE in terms of the activities of what we have called the shadow government, Deep State, Military-Industrial Complex or Global Elite, these types of experimental efforts to test out different mind-control, torture and crowd-control strategies against unsuspecting victims fits right in. These are the kinds of activities that would be conducted by powers that sought to create a global surveillance state, by instituting a political, economic and technological grid designed to secure the complete enslavement of humanity.

Why This Cause Needs Our Attention

McFarlan cites an official 2009 U.S. Department of Justice document release on stalking crimes in America which denoted that ‘13.1% of the 3,398,630 U.S. citizens that reported stalking crimes to the U.S. Department of Justice “Stalking Victimization Survey”, in the year 2006 alone, reported that they were stalked by a group of 3 or more people. So that amounts to well over 441,800 people who reported being subject to organized stalking, to the DOJ survey alone.’

It is from evidence like this that activists conclude that there are over a million Targeted Individuals worldwide who are being subjected to these experimental programs one way or another. Now given the (relatively low) number of people I had observed in attendance at TI rallies of the past, I asked McFarlan about the credibility of how widespread the TI phenomenon was. In other words, if there were over a million people that were victimized by this program, surely more than a handful of people would be showing up to these events. This was his eye-opening response:

The reason so few TIs show up at protests is because most of us end up murdered, suicided, framed to be put in prison, framed to be put in mental wards, homeless with no resources at all and completely psychologically disorientated, or just completely demoralized living with their parents, or in some cheap rental living a life with a demeaning job, next to no money and no hope so no action is taken. The TIs you see out at protests, and doing activism are the cream of the crop, [the most] psychologically strong people that exist.

This makes perfect sense to me. It corroborates the disorientation and the intense feelings of anger and hopelessness I have seen in communicating with or watching videos from many Targeted Individuals. And it is imagined by the powers-that-be that these damaged emotional and psychological states would be enough to prevent any major public support for these victims. And that is exactly why they need our attention and support.

The Takeaway

In her efforts to create a Bill Proposal Seeks to Curtail and Penalize Law Enforcement Officers in Organized Torture/Stalking in the California legislature, Dr. Tomo Shibata was stonewalled at every turn, and noticed undue influence on legislators from covert sources. In addition, one overriding theme was that legislators said they would need to see more people petitioning for this cause in order for them to be able to justify giving their time and attention to this matter.

As conscious activists in the awakening community, the TI phenomenon and the August 29th Global TI Rallies deserve our attention. If, at minimum, we can all look into the matter enough to acknowledge that it actually exists and is not, as the mainstream would portray it, simply the fabrications of the delusional and paranoid, we give our energy and support to brave activists who are looking for ways to more deeply expose these crimes and ultimately end these programs.

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Johnson & Johnson Found To Have Knowingly Allowed Asbestos In Their Baby Powder

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  • The Facts:

    Johnson and Johnson have recently lost lawsuits for negligence in knowingly allowing carcinogenic substances in their talc-based hygiene products.

  • Reflect On:

    Are we starting to turn the page on an era where human health and safety are not the prime considerations in the manufacturing of consumer products?

We are starting to awaken to the fact that it seems to be the rule, and not the exception, that large Western corporations put profits above human health considerations. The only time they seem to give any regard to human health concerns is when their forecasts of potential lawsuits down the road would likely exceed the cost measures needed to ensure the safety of their product.

Johnson & Johnson is just one of a long line of corporate perpetrators who believed that covering up and lying about known health concerns would make better business sense than taking the time and resources to actually address those health concerns within their products.

Contaminated Baby Powder: The Height Of Indignity

One would think, regardless of an understanding that the bottom line is a priority for most private companies, that the health and safety of a nursing mother and her newborn child would be sacrosanct for any industry. The reality is that this is simply not the case, even though J&J could have mitigated this problem from the start.

Companies that mine talc are required to take extra steps to ensure the absence of asbestos in their talc. Instead, J&J allegedly went to great lengths to fake it.

Not only did the company know about the asbestos contamination, evidence suggests, but J&J also failed to warn its customers about the link between Baby Powder and cancer or replace its talc with a safer alternative. As a result, J&J guaranteed its customers’ exposure to asbestos.

And regardless of their size or numbers, asbestos fibers are lethal at any capacity. As the World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed repeatedly, there is no safe level of exposure. (source)

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The Testimony of Scientist James Webber

Baby Powder’s contamination with asbestos (a mineral that naturally occurs near talc) has long been the subject of lawsuits. But only in recent years has evidence begun to unravel J&J’s defense – that the company had no idea – and threatened its success in lawsuits to come.

In March, a California jury awarded $29 million to Terry Leavitt, a woman who said that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-powder-based products caused her terminal mesothelioma. Environmental scientist James Webber testified in her high-profile California trial and made these observations:

During several hours on the stand, Webber explained how he ran tests that showed “clear” evidence of asbestos contamination in the mines from which J&J sourced talc.

“The testing I have seen [shows] that it was present at least as early as 1971 and up through the late 1990s,” said Webber, who ran an asbestos laboratory in New York state.

Despite denying it publicly, J&J had observed this contamination in internal memos. Its notes dismissed the amount of asbestos in its talc as “but a trace,” Webber alleged. But that was just an optimistic interpretation of superficial testing, he said: the tests used methods too weak to detect microscopic asbestos fibers. Webber insisted the actual tests results revealed there could be millions of asbestos fibers per gram of talc.

And J&J’s inaccurate reports were allegedly only the tip of the iceberg. In some instances, Webber said, photos attached to J&J’s reports revealed that “they had been seeing it and not reporting it.”  (source)

And It’s Getting Worse

The $29 million verdict, in California Superior Court in Oakland, was the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate facing more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide. And things may be getting even worse for J&J, according to ZeroHedge:

Johnson & Johnson shares are down over 5% after Bloomberg reports that, according to people with knowledge of the matter, the U.S. Justice Department is pursuing a criminal investigation into whether Johnson & Johnson lied to the public about the possible cancer risks of its talcum powder…

Now, a grand jury in Washington is examining documents related to what company officials knew about any carcinogens in their products, the people said.

The Takeaway

It seems as though corporations have long been willing to take the calculated risk of short-cuts and denials instead of ensuring that their products are safe for public use. My suspicion is that a part of our collective awakening process will be issuing in a new business paradigm in which human health and safety become paramount.

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Prescription Infant Formulas Found To Be Contaminated With Aluminum

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  • The Facts:

    Multiple brands of prescription infant formula were found to contain high levels of aluminum.

  • Reflect On:

    Should we be questioning the quality of products that come from pharmaceutical production? Do we veer away from natural methods of raising children more than we should? At what cost?

You may not think aluminum is a big deal, but it is. For anybody who has looked into aluminum toxicology, it’s quite clear and apparent that it has no place inside of any living biological organism. Putting it simply, it wreaks havoc on our biology. High amounts of aluminum have been found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, with experts in the field believing that aluminum brain accumulation may be one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s also been discovered within the brains of MS patients, and some of the highest aluminum content ever recorded in brain tissue has also been discovered in people with autism. Aluminum is associated with several diseases. But an adult body can do a great job of flushing out aluminum.

Despite the fact that aluminum has no place within earth’s biota, it’s still present in many of our medications, our food, and even in the water that we drink due to contamination since the industrial revolution. Aluminum inside the body is a new phenomenon and still understudied. Again, there is a threshold, and aluminum that is injected via vaccines doesn’t exit the body–there is strong evidence that it remains inside the body and ends up in distant organs and eventually inside of the brain. If you want to access more studies on that topic, you can read this article I published that provides them and goes into more detail. You can also watch this interview with Christopher Exley, where he also points to that fact.

A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has shown that multiple popular infant prescriptions are contaminated with aluminum. You may be asking how much aluminum, but the authors make it a point to stress that there are no safe amounts of aluminum levels that can be inside of a human body, let alone a newborn baby. That being said, the amounts found are listed within the abstract of the study:

Historical and recent data demonstrate that off-the-shelf infant formulas are heavily contaminated with aluminium. The origin of this contamination remains to be elucidated though may be imported via ingredients, packaging and processing. Specialised infant formulas exist to address health issues, such as low birth weight, allergy or intolerance and medical conditions, such as renal insufficiency. The aluminium content of these prescription infant formulas is measured here for the first time. We obtained 24 prescription infant formulas through a paediatric clinic and measured their total aluminium content by transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry following microwave assisted acid/peroxide digestion. The aluminium content of ready-to-drink formulas ranged from 49.9 (33.7) to 1956.3 (111.0) μg/L. The most heavily contaminated products were those designed as nutritional supplements for infants struggling to gain weight. The aluminium content of powdered formulas ranged from 0.27 (0.04) to 3.27 (0.19) μg/g. The most heavily contaminated products tended to be those addressing allergies and intolerance. Prescription infant formulas are contaminated with aluminium.

Another very important point made right off the bat by the authors:

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Human exposure to aluminium is a serious health concern. Aluminium exposure in infants is understandably a burgeoning issue. While infant exposure to aluminium continues to be documented, its consequences, immediate and in the future, have received only scant attention and research is required to understand the biological availability of aluminium through formula feeding. For example, how much aluminium is absorbed across the neonate gut and its subsequent fate, including excretion.

There is already too much aluminium in infant formulas and herein we have measured its content in a large number of prescription formulas, products which are fed to vulnerable infants in their first months of life. Many of these products are heavily contaminated with aluminium.

As for the specific infant formulas, you can refer to the study. The researchers obtained 24 prescription infant formulas via the Paediatric Clinic of Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, United Kingdom. The ready-to-drink and powdered products were new, ready-to-be used and unopened samples. These formulas are for babies with some sort of growth restriction, like for preterm infants or infants who have poor weight gain. There were also powdered formulas for allergies and intolerances and powdered formulas with additional amino acids.

The authors contacted each manufacturer and expressed that they denied knowing that there was any aluminum in their products, which means it’s still a mystery as to their source. The authors hypothesize on a number of ways that aluminum could be entering into the formulas.

In their conclusion, the authors emphasize that:

Where possible, breast milk feeding should be prioritised, as the aluminium content of breast milk is invariably an order of magnitude lower than in formula feeds. Where infant formulas are the only source of nutrition for many infants in their first weeks and months of life, aluminium ingested in formula feeds will be the major contributor to their body burden of aluminium. The last thing that vulnerable infants fed specialised formulas for their specific nutritional/medicinal need is additional aluminium in their diet.

Detoxing

There is a lot of information out there on how a person can detox from aluminum and other heavy metals. There are multiple studies, and based on what I’ve looked into, water with high amounts of Silica are effective in draining aluminum out of your body and brain. Herbs like cilantro and substances like chlorella and spirulina are also great for removing some metals. The information is out there, so be sure to do your research.

The Takeaway

It’s concerning to think about what these corporations are doing. Again, aluminum should hold no place in our society, it should’ve remained well below our surface as part of the Earth’s crust for a reason. It wasn’t until humans began digging it out and using it for a number of things, irresponsibly I might add, that we started to see the health implications which still go largely ignored by the medical community.

In fact, heavy metal accumulation and detoxification of aluminum haven’t been addressed at all, which is odd given the fact that heavy metal accumulation is linked to a variety of diseases.

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