Wednesday, October 16, 2019

As The Perfect Storm Hits America’s Food Supply All At Once, ‘Miracle Foods’ & Hydroponics Will Be The Keys To Long-Term Survival


by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

With this Spring’s flooding in the Midwest decimating many crops, with millions of calves lost during the flooding, along with the recent barrage of tornadoes leaving a path of destruction from Kansas to Pennsylvania, along with the recent news of Asian “pig ebola” sending “shock waves through the global food chain,” we have seen and written a number of prepping pieces encouraging Americansto prepare, many focused on emergency survival food, but eventually even that would run out as the long term effects of food shortages started affecting production.

Customize your own protein shakes to fit your particular health needs


by Janine Acero, Natural News:

Fuel is an important part of any training and exercise, and protein shakes have become increasingly prevalent as fuel sources for athletes, or just about anyone with fitness routines. In addition, there are protein shakes specifically tailored to provide nutrients for body recovery after strenuous activities. Training and exercise are highly individual in nature; making your own protein shakes is a great way to ensure you get the most out of the nutritional benefits that match your personal needs.

Check out some of these cost-effective alternatives and additions to your usual protein shake. Whip up your own protein shake according to your body’s needs; whether for training fuel or post-workout recovery:

  • Coconut oil – One teaspoon of coconut oil contains 39 calories, while one tablespoon has 117 calories. Coconut oil has an abundance of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which enables it to boost metabolism.
  • Dairy milk substitutes – Non-dairy milk alternatives such as almond, hazelnut or coconut-based milk generally contain higher levels of protein and lower sugar levels than dairy milk. These milk alternatives are also rich in calcium and vitamins. For those without an allergy, nut milk is an excellent option for training athletes. Meanwhile, peri and post-menopausal would benefit from the hormone-boosting qualities of soya milk, only in moderation. Unsweetened dairy milk alternatives are particularly good for those seeking a low-carbohydrate content, while those seeking an energy boost may choose the sweetened versions. Goat’s milk protein is also a good milk alternative; most people with lactose intolerance can handle goat’s milk.
  • Egg whites – Eggs are excellent sources of protein. An egg white alone provides 3.6 g of protein, and a cup serving of egg white provides 26 g of protein. Boiled eggs are a convenient, cheap and highly effective snack for adding protein and replenishing energy stores.
  • Hemp – Most protein powders are pure protein, but hemp powders are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Hemp protein also contains all of the essential amino acids, which are necessary for building muscle. (Related: 4 Tasty, Healthy Alternatives to Whey Protein.)
  • Nut butter – Nut butters are one of the best sources of protein and energy. They are excellent ingredients for providing training fuel and replenishing lost energy. Peanut butter has the highest level of protein with eight grams for every two-tablespoon serving, while cashew and walnut butters contain six grams of protein per serving. Almond butter provides four grams of protein.
  • Oats – Oats are a highly nutritious source of fiber, complex carbohydrates, and protein. They contain 17 grams of protein per 100-gram serving, or six grams of protein per half a cup. Oats are a great source of amino acids, which makes them a perfect addition to natural protein shakes.

The addition of blended fruits and vegetables into your protein shake is also a great way to rehydrate lost electrolytes during training and workout naturally. Bananas are an excellent addition for pre-workout energy and replenishing energy stores post-training, due to their high potassium and magnesium content. These are vital electrolyte minerals that are depleted during exercise.

Dates are another highly nutritious option for energy, vitamins, and electrolytes. Like bananas, they are abundant in potassium and magnesium, as well as calcium and iron. Likewise, dark green leafy vegetables and berries are particularly rich in antioxidants, which help the body recover from strenuous physical activities.

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Reverse damage from smoking just by quitting: The body has a remarkable ability to heal itself


by Russel Davis, Natural News:

A recent study published in the American Chemical Society‘s Journal of Proteome Research reveals that quitting cigarette smoking may still reverse the damage done by years of tobacco use.

A 2013 study once suggested that changes in metabolic profiles a few months after quitting smoking may speed up the recuperation process among smokers and may lead to such as improved lung function and reduced odds of cardiovascular diseases.

Basing on the same study, a team of researchers regularly obtained blood, urine, and saliva samples from male volunteers who were trying to stay off smoking for up to three months after quitting. The research team also monitored the participant’s diets and measured their carbon monoxide and cotinine levels. The scientists were able to identify up to 52 metabolites that were significantly altered following the participants’ smoking cessation. Likewise, the health experts observed a few metabolites that exhibited reversible changes that were comparable to that of a nonsmoker’s metabolic profile.

“Several metabolic pathways were found to be altered in a first clinical study comparing smokers against nonsmokers. In agreement with a previous study comparing smokers and nonsmokers, the fatty acid and amino acid metabolism showed significant alterations upon three months of smoking cessation. Thus these results may indicate a partial recovery of metabolic pathway perturbations, even after a relatively short period of smoking cessation,” the researchers wrote online.

A glimmer of hope for the worsening tobacco use worldwide

The recent findings may shed some positive light on statistics showing an overwhelming number of people who smoke tobacco on a daily basis.

A study published in April this year revealed that more than 993 million people worldwide smoked everyday in 2015 alone. According to the study, more than 82 percent of these smokers were men. (Related: Still haven’t quit smoking? Time to go for a run, according to new study.)

The study also revealed that the top ten countries with the largest number of smokers together made up nearly 64 percent of the total number of daily smokers worldwide. China, India, Indonesia and three other leading countries accounted for more than  half of the world’s male smokers in 2015.

On the other hand, U.S., China, and India accounted for a little more than 27 percent of the total number of female smokers around the world in 2015. The results also showed that smoking among female adolescents aged 15 to 19 was notably high in 22 countries. Likewise, the prevalence of adolescent male smokers was concentrated in up to 24 countries.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also revealed that smoking remains to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S. According to the federal agency, smoking accounted for more than 480,000 deaths annually.

The CDC also noted that 36.5 million adults in the U.S. currently smoke cigarettes, while more than 16 million Americans already have smoking-related conditions. The data also showed that smoking was most prevalent among non-Hispanic American Indians, Alaska Natives, and people of multiple races.

“Despite more than half a century of unequivocal evidence of the harmful effects of tobacco on health in 2015, one in every four men in the world was a daily smoker. Prevalence has been, and remains, significantly lower in women—roughly one in every 20 women smoked daily in 2015 … Specifically, the age-standardised global prevalence of daily smoking fell … Yet amid these gains, many countries with persistently high levels of daily smoking recorded marginal progress since 2005, and smoking remained among the leading risk factors for early death and disability in more than 100 countries in 2015 … Smoking patterns diverged by geography, level of development, sex, and birth cohort, emphasising the need for tailored approaches to change smoking behaviours,” the experts stated in The Lancet.

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Americans Have Never Been More Overweight Then They Are Now – New Survey Finds 40{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} Of U.S. Adults Are Obese


by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Americans have never needed to lose weight more than they do right now.  According to brand new numbers that were just released by the National Center For Health Statistics, nearly 40 percent of all U.S. adults are now officially obese.  That is an all-time record.  And as you will see below, more than 70 percent of us are officially overweight.  Of course most of the population does not even understand what is being done to them.  The elite that own our major food corporations know that eating heavily processed foods is a highway to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases, but they keep pushing those foods on us anyway.  The average American diet is extremely self-destructive, and it is time for a change.

If we do not change, our “obesity epidemic” will continue to grow even worse.  The following comes from CNN

The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of adults and 19{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Since 1999, there has been a staggering rise in the prevalence of obesity, particularly in adults, without any “signs of it slowing down,” according to the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Craig Hales, medical epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

1999 was not that long ago.

And of course people were definitely talking about an “obesity epidemic” back then, but now it has gotten much, much worse.  In fact, researchers say that adult obesity and youth obesity have both risen by at least 30 percent since that time…

What is “very striking” about this information is that there has been a 30{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} increase in adult obesity and 33{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} increase in youth obesity from 1999-2000 data to 2015-16, despite government-focused efforts to address the issue, according to Michael W. Long, assistant professor at the Milken Institute of School Public Health at George Washington University.

So how do you know if you are obese?

It is not as simple as just looking in the mirror.  According to health authorities, if you have a body mass index over 30 you are obese, and a recent WHO report discovered that childhood obesity has risen “more than tenfold over the past four decades”

Obesity is medically defined as having a body-mass index of more than 30. The findings on obese kids in the U.S. comes on top of this week’s World Health Organization report that childhood obesity is soaring around the world, increasing more than tenfold over the past four decades.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why this is happening.  As the world economy has become globalized, the major food manufacturers are getting their garbage into the hands of more and more people.  Today, billions of people all over the planet are eating nutritionally-empty foods that are packed with all sorts of ingredients that humans simply should not be eating.

We are literally digging our own graves with our forks and our spoons.  According to this brand new report from the National Center For Health Statistics, at this point more than 70 percent of us “are either overweight or obese”

Overall, 70.7 percent of Americans are either overweight or obese, meaning that an unhealthy weight has become the norm, with normal weight Americans — a BMI of less than 25 — now in the minority.

That means that less than 30 percent of the population is at a healthy weight right now.

So what is the solution?

Going “on a diet” is not the answer.  Any short-term changes that you make are ultimately going to be futile if you don’t make long-term changes to your eating patterns.

If you really would like to have a healthier future, some major changes will be necessary.  Here are just a few tips to help get you started…

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New Study Finds That Measles Outbreaks Are Occurring In Many VACCINATED Individuals

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:A new study from China has been added to the long list that questions the effectiveness of the MMR vaccine given the fact that outbreaks are occurring in highly vaccinated populations and within vaccinated individuals.
  • Reflect On:Are vaccines really as safe as they’re marketed to be?

There is a lot of hysteria surrounding measles outbreaks right now, and a lot of mainstream media bombardment in North America whereby unvaccinated children are wrongfully blamed for multiple measles outbreaks. This media hysteria capitalizes on terms like “anti-vax conspiracy theorists” instead of actually acknowledging the points that are being made by vaccine awareness advocates, many of whom are scientists and doctors. The point is, when people are trying to shut down and block credible information and critical thinking, you know something is up.

Ready Nutrition: Power Protein Pancakes – Just Add Water


by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:

Recently Mrs. Johnson went out on a buying mission and obtained something that I find will be excellent to add to the supplies. Kodiak Cakes is a pancake and waffle mix that is manufactured in a plant in Park City, Utah. What’s the big deal on this? First of all, the ingredients are actually good for you: flour of wheat and oats, along with egg whites, wheat protein, sea salt, and honey, for starters. It also has yeast and baking soda.

A box of this stuff will give about 13 servings: each serving is (3) pancakes of 4” in diameter. Here are the stats on a serving of these:

Doug Casey on the “Green Gold” Rush


by Nick Giambruno, Casey Research:

Widespread marijuana prohibition is coming to an end. This fact has long been inevitable. Now it’s imminent.

Millionaires and billionaires will come out of this…

Longtime readers know that Doug Casey and I (Nick Giambruno) are expert “crisis investors.” We fly around the world chasing turmoil and the profitable opportunities it creates.

Doug and I spend much of our time in the world’s most obscure and violent places. More often than not, that’s where we find the worst crises—and the best fortune-building opportunities for our subscribers.

But we recently found a once-in-a-generation opportunity in a slightly less exotic place… Canada.

Canada is at the forefront of the enormous global cannabis market.

At first, marijuana stocks might not seem like a classic crisis investment. The industry isn’t coming out of a brutal bear market or downturn. Instead, it’s in the early innings of a mega bull market.

However, crisis investing is also about taking advantage of politically caused distortions in the marketplace. And it’s about profiting from aberrations of mass psychology.

This is what we’re doing with the legal marijuana market.

The reality is, the marijuana market has been in one long crisis since the ’30s. This is when the US government prohibited it at the federal level.

President Nixon turbocharged the crisis when he started the “War on Drugs” in the 1970s.

This pointless war has killed an untold number of people. It’s put millions behind bars, even though they never hurt or threatened other people or their property.

It’s even ravaged entire countries. Just look at the horror it’s inflicted in places like Mexico and Colombia, where it’s killed hundreds of thousands of people.

Thankfully, this bloody war is almost over.

Right now, leaders around the world are rethinking marijuana prohibition. Many longtime “drug warriors” are even changing their tune on marijuana.

The “War on Drugs” has pushed hundreds of billions of dollars in marijuana profits underground.

Today, this industry is like Mount St. Helens right before an eruption. Soon, billions of dollars will explode from the underground market and flow into legitimate businesses.

The United Nations estimates it to be worth around $150 billion annually. I think that’s conservative.

To put that figure in perspective, only $17 billion worth of silver was produced in 2016. So the silver market is about 1/10th the size of the marijuana market.

The marijuana market is also bigger than the iron, copper, aluminum, coffee, corn, and wheat markets.

Until now, almost all of these hundreds of billions of dollars were off-limits to people like you. But that’s about to change.

The end of marijuana prohibition means we can profit off marijuana without risking jail time.

Marijuana millionaires and billionaires will come out of this. But you don’t have to work in the industry to make a fortune.

Everyday investors can get rich off the marijuana boom, too.

For more on this, I turned to Doug Casey. You’ll find our conversation below.

Nick Giambruno: Doug, I think cannabis will become a mainstream big business over the next few years. Legitimate companies are already working to commercialize this useful plant in various ways. What’s your take?

Doug Casey: I completely agree. Pot has been proven to have huge medical applications. I think there’s going to be a big recreational market too, at least the size of that for alcohol. And industrial applications for hemp, as a substitute for cotton in fabrics and wood pulp in paper, are gigantic. In fact, these applications will eventually dwarf other uses for hemp.

Nick Giambruno: Have you invested in the space?

Doug Casey: So far I’ve invested in two private cannabis companies that are going to go public.

I bought 500,000 shares of one, a couple of years ago, at a dime per share. I rarely put money in private start-ups—70{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the time they go to zero. In its last round, however, this company privately raised money at $2.25 per share. It looks like they’re going to bring it public at around $4, and if the market’s hot it will go to $10. Potentially a big hit. It has the potential to be a 100-bagger. You need one of those occasionally to compensate for the inevitable losses of putting money in private companies where you’re a minority shareholder.

At that point, I’ll have to figure out whether it’s a real business or just a fortunate speculation. But the big gains in cannabis stocks are still ahead of us. Most of the public companies are still far too small for institutional investors. The big money has yet to participate.

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Can you survive on your own garden if you need to? Having a productive garden could make or break your survival


by Zoey Sky, Natural News:

A well-maintained garden can enhance the beauty of any home. But a survival garden can offer so much more: It allows you to harvest fresh produce, and it can even be a source of useful medicinal herbs. (h/t to

The benefits of cultivating a survival garden

Preppers are practical, and a survival garden is perfect for people who love to grow both beautiful flowering plants and fresh, organic produce. Unlike ornamental gardening which highlights aesthetics, survival gardening focuses on the cultivation of herbs, fruits, and vegetables that can help you survive when SHTF.

The CUMULATIVE effect from a child’s first 6 years of 60 vaccines, daily GMOs and fluoridated water

by S.D. Wells, Natural News:

Children today grow up in a much more toxic food and medicine “environment” than us adults did just 30 to 40 years ago. Back in the 1970s and 80s, children weren’t bombarded with dozens of vaccines during their first months of life, and conventional food wasn’t corrupt with bug-killing and weed-killing pesticides that affect cognition, development, memory, behavior, and social and motor skills.

Why You Need BPA-Free Drinking Vessels For Your Bug-Out Bag


by Joshua Krause, Ready Nutrition:

Ready Nutrition readers, this piece stresses the importance of finding drinking vessels that will not leach chemicals out of their very walls and poison you. Yeah! Sounds problematic, doesn’t it? Well, it is. BPAs (Bisphenol-A, a chemical used in plastics for the past 60 years). BPAs are found in both epoxy (used in food cans and even in dentistry), and in polycarbonate plastics. The latter is used in vessels that hold drinks and food. Studies have shown that BPAs affect the brain and other systems of the body. The FDA said the levels of BPA within the plastics are safe.

Huge Chaff Cloud That Lit Up Radars As It Drifted Across The Midwest Remains A Mystery

by Joseph Trevethick and Tyler Rogoway, The Drive:

Yesterday, meteorologists, and anyone else watching weather radar in southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and western Kentucky, noticed an unusual formation drifting through the area. Although evidence remains limited, this was likely a burst of chaff released from a U.S. military aircraft, but there is still no clear explanation as to why the plane released the radar-reflecting countermeasures in this particular area.

CNN: Mere hours after House Rep Schiff writes letter to Amazon’s founder about vaccine content, docus like VAXXED are removed from site

by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:

Amazon has apparently started removing vaccine documentaries (that were previously free for Prime subscribers) from its Amazon Prime Video streaming service that question the current vaccine schedule. The move came just mere hours after Rep. Adam Schiff wrote an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos saying he was concerned “that Amazon is surfacing and recommending”1 anti-vaccination books and movies.