Scientists have discovered that DNA has the ability to link itself together, even from a distance. According to known science, this should never be possible…
Research published by the ACS’ Journal of Physical Chemistry B, shows that without a doubt, intact double-strand DNA has the unexplainable ability to recognize similarities in other DNA stands from a distance, and can therefore congregate together without physically touching. Imagine it as people flocking together who have similar tastes, interests, hobbies, careers, etc.. without their conscious knowledge or effort.
The recognition by the DNA to another similar chemical sequence leaves scientists at a loss. Scientists have previously believed that other molecules, chemical signals, or certain proteins must be present for this to occur, but in their recent experiments none of those factors were present when the phenomena occurred. No one knows or even begins to understand how the DNA strands are communicating with each other but the “telepathic” events are causing quite a stir and a sense of awe and amazement in some scientific circles.
According to the authors of the article that appeared in the ACS’ Journal, Geoff S. Baldwin, Sergey Leikin, John M. Seddon, and Alexi A. Kornyshev and their colleges,
“Amazingly, the forces responsible for the sequence recognition can reach across more than one nanometer of water separating the surfaces of the nearest neighbor DNA.”
The implications of this unexplainable communication between double-strands of DNA are huge. Scientifically, this recognition effect could help increase the accuracy and efficiency of the homologous recombination of genes. This is the process that is responsible for DNA repair, evolution, and genetic diversity. This new discovery could change how scientists look at ways to avoid recombination errors that are factors in cancer, aging, and other health issues. Metaphysically is this further proof of shared or mass consciousness?
Hurricane Warnings for the Bahamas From Joaquin; Threat to U.S. East Coast Grows
By: Jeff Masters and Bob Henson , 3:38 PM GMT on September 30, 2015
Joaquin is now a hurricane, and Hurricane Warnings are up for the Central Bahama Islands as the slowly intensifying storm moves southwest at 6 mph. An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft made two penetrations of Joaquin’s center on Wednesday morning, and found top surface winds of 80 mph, a central pressure of 971 mb, and a huge 54-mile diameter eye with a fully closed eyewall. Joaquin continues to battle high wind shear of 20 knots due to strong upper-level winds out of the north-northwest, but this wind shear had fallen by about 5 knots since Tuesday morning. Water vapor satellite loops show that a large area of dry air lay to the northwest of Joaquin, and the strong wind shear was driving this dry air into Joaquin’s core, keeping intensification slow. Visible and infrared satellite loops show that Joaquin has developed a large Central Dense Overcast (CDO) of high cirrus clouds over the center, characteristic of intensifying storms, and the hurricane’s large eye was beginning to be apparent. Upper level winds analyses from the University of Wisconsin show that the hurricane has developed an impressive upper-level outflow channel to the southeast, which is supporting the intensification process. Ocean temperatures in the region are near 30°C (86°F)–the warmest seen there since record keeping began in 1880.
Figure 1. Latest satellite image of Joaquin.
The U.S. outlook for Joaquin
A hurricane watch could be required for portions of the U.S. East Coast as early as Thursday night. The forecast for Joaquin is very complex, and the confidence in both the intensity and track forecast for the storm is low. Joaquin is trapped to the south of a high pressure system whose clockwise flow will push the cyclone very slowly to the southwest or west-southwest at about 3 – 6 mph. As the storm progresses to the southwest, the strong upper-level winds out of the north currently bringing high wind shear of 20 knots will gradually decrease, continuing to allow Joaquin to strengthen. The 8 am EDT Wednesday run of the SHIPS model predicted that wind shear over Joaquin would fall to the moderate range, 10 – 20 knots, on Thursday and Friday. These conditions should allow Joaquin to intensify to a Category 2 hurricane by Thursday. As Joaquin progresses to the west, the storm will also increasingly “feel” the steering influence of a strong upper-level trough of low pressure situated over the Eastern United States on Friday, and begin to turn north. These winds may also open up another upper-level outflow channel to the northwest of Joaquin on Friday, potentially allowing the storm to intensify to Category 3 strength. However, as Joaquin gets closer to this trough, its winds will bring high wind shear of 20+ knots, likely halting the intensification process and causing weakening by Sunday.
Figure 2. Our two top models for forecasting hurricane tracks, both run at 8 pm EDT Tuesday September 29, 2015 (00Z Wednesday) , came up with two very different solutions for the path of Joaquin. The GFS model showed Joaquin making landfall in Virginia, while the European model took the storm to the northeast out to sea without hitting the U.S. Image credit: wundermap with the “Model Data” layer turned on.
Figure 3. The ensemble runs of our two top models for forecasting hurricane tracks, both run at 8 pm EDT Tuesday September 29, 2015 (00Z Wednesday). The 50 members of the European model ensemble (top) and the 20 members of the GFS model ensemble (bottom) both had numerous model runs that took Joaquin into U.S. East Coast, and ones that missed the U.S. coast entirely. Ensemble runs take the operational version of the model and run it at lower resolution with slightly different initial conditions, to generate an “ensemble” of possible forecasts. The operation high-resolution (and presumably best-guess) forecast for the models is shown in red. The European model ensemble had four members that tracked the movement of Joaquin exceptionally well during the previous 12 hours; three of those four members had tracks for Joaquin that missed the U.S., and one that hit the coast near New York City. Image taken from a custom software package used by TWC.
The big trend from the 00Z Wednesday (8 pm EDT Tuesday) suite of computer model guidance was a marked convergence toward a landfall in the vicinity of North Carolina or Virginia. The 00Z HWRF and GFDL models were joined by the 00Z GFS in hooking Joaquin toward the northwest on Friday and accelerating the hurricane into the coast between Cape Hatteras, NC, and the Delmarva Peninsula as a significant hurricane on Saturday/Sunday. The high-resolution HWRF and GFDL output showed central pressures in the 940-950 mb range at landfall, with wind speeds on par with a Category 2 hurricane. The 00Z UKMET solution angled more north-northwestward, with Joaquin arriving near the southern end of the Delmarva and scraping up the coast into eastern New Jersey and New York. Among the major dynamical models, only the European (ECMWF) model remained adamant that Joaquin would head to sea well before reaching the southeast U.S., although its 00Z track was a bit west of previous runs. The leftward hook prominently featured in the other models is being driven by the increasingly negative tilt (NW-to-SE) to the upper trough deepening over the eastern U.S. late this week. The models are projecting that this trough would pull in Joaquin on its northeast side, in much the same way that a strong upper-level low did with Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy in 2012. However, in Joaquin’s case, the process would unfold a couple of hundred miles to the south. The ECMWF run shows a very similar upper-level pattern to the other models, but the timing of the trough’s interaction with Joaquin and with Invest 90L is such that the hurricane is shunted to sea instead of being tucked into the northeast side of the trough. 90L was centered at 8 am EDT Wednesday about 1000 miles east-northeast of Joaquin. In their 8 am EDT Wednesday Tropical Weather Outlook, NHC gave 90L 2-day and 5-day odds of development of 40% and 70%, respectively.
Figure 4. Model track guidance initialized at 12Z Wednesday (8 am EDT) shows a continued clustering of model solutions toward North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic. This early-track guidance uses 12Z data on Joaquin to update the previous model runs from 06Z. This map does not include the ECMWF model, whose 00Z operational run took Joaquin out to sea. Image credit: Levi Cowan, tropicaltidbits.com.
Back in 2012, the ECMWF model caught on to the leftward hook of Sandy’s track several days before other models. The ECMWF’s high overall skill means we cannot entirely discount its out-to-sea forecast for Joaquin just yet. At the same time, the strong consistency among other leading models in projecting a NC/mid-Atlantic landfall cannot be ignored. We can gain more perspective on this scenario by looking at the ECMWF and GFS ensemble output from 00Z Wednesday. In each ensemble, the model is run a number of times for the same situation, but with the starting conditions varied slightly to represent the uncertainty in our starting-point observations of the atmosphere. The ECMWF and GFS ensembles from 00Z Wednesday are much more similar in flavor than you might expect from looking at their single operational runs. Both models have a majority of ensemble members heading for North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic, with a few outliers heading to sea.
If Wednesday’s 12Z (8 am EDT) models continue to zero in on a NC/VA landfall, and especially if the ECMWF comes more fully around, then this solution will become a more high-confidence forecast. The NHC has been nudging its “cone of uncertainty” toward the left, still splitting the difference between the ECMWF and other solutions while acknowledging the westward trend. The entire U.S. coast from the Outer Banks of NC to southern New England was located in the 5-day cone issued at 11 am EDT Wednesday and valid at 2 am EDT Monday. Even if NHC moves more fully toward the NC/mid-Atlantic scenario, we can still expect to see a large swath of coastline remaining in the “cone” as we get closer to Joaquin’s eventual landfall.
Potential impacts from Joaquin
Apart from the remaining uncertainty about a U.S. landfall, Joaquin is now poised to bring hurricane-force conditions into or very close to the southeastern Bahamas. WIth luck, these islands will remain on the weaker left-hand side of Joaquin. If the hurricane makes a sharp turn to the north on Friday as predicted, the effects should be considerably less on the northwestern Bahamas.
It is relatively rare for a hurricane to make a Sandy-like left hook into the U.S. East Coast. Such a track was unprecedented for New Jersey in hurricane annals, and even in the NC/VA area, it is uncommon enough that the likely effects would be both unusual and high-impact. The closest analogue from recent years is 2003’s Hurricane Isabel. After a much longer life as a Cape Verde system and a Category 4 hurricane from the Central Atlantic (briefly a Category 5), Isabel angled sharply northwestward and made landfall on North Carolina’s Outer Banks as a strong Category 2 hurricane. Isabel then continued on a fairly direct track to western Pennsylvania as it weakened. Isabel’s trajectory brought huge surf to the coast from North Carolina to New Jersey, with a major storm surge pushing into the Chesapeake Bay and nearby waterways, plus widespread impacts from high wind and heavy rain. Joaquin is not as large or long-lived a storm as Isabel, but if it moved slightly to the north of Isabel’s path, its track could be even more favorable for a Chesapeake surge. Hurricane-force winds would be another factor to contend with, especially just north of Joaquin’s track during and just after landfall. Storm surge expert Dr. Hal Needham of LSU has a detailed look at the potential for storm surge from Joaquin along the U.S. East Coast in his Wednesday morning blog post, Widespread Storm Surge Event to Impact U.S. Atlantic Coast.
One very worrisome aspect of Joaquin is the torrential rains that it could bring from the Carolinas to the Northeast and perhaps even New England. Heavy rains and scattered flash flooding have already occurred in parts of these areas over the last 24 hours, as a preexisting front is overtopped by near-record amounts of water vapor streaming over the region ahead of the trough that will help steer Joaquin. The hurricane itself, arriving after several days of antecedent rainfall, has the potential to produce truly historic rainfall totals. This morning’s 7-day outlook from the NOAA Weather Prediction Center, which goes with the NC/mid-Atlantic scenario, shows widespread 5-10″ amounts from North Carolina to southern New England. Model output suggests that localized 7-day totals of 10-20″ or more are not out of the question, depending on Joaquin’s exact track. We’ll have more on the ongoing and potential flood risk in our afternoon post.
Did you know that there is one natural remedy that can protect against every leading cause of death in Western countries?
It’s time for a new go-to remedy to join the ranks of coconut oil, raw honey, and apple cider vinegar. Cayenne pepper has so many amazing benefits; it has the potential to fight chronic diseases and also help with acute conditions.
Cayenne pepper fights against heart diseaseHeart disease is a term used to describe several problems related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries. As the plaque builds up, the arteries narrow and make it more difficult for blood to flow, thus creating a risk for heart attack or stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and is also the leading cause of death worldwide.
Coronary heart disease costs the United States 108.9 billion dollars each year and is the most common type of heart disease. How much of this suffering and expense could be alleviated with the use of natural preventative remedies like cayenne pepper?
Cayenne pepper has long been used as a traditional treatment for cardiovascular and circulatory problems, as well as to help alleviate chronic pain and joint issues. The active compound, capsaicin, produces a sensation of heat which results in widening of the blood vessels and increased circulation. This helps the heart and circulatory system work more efficiently.
Since cayenne pepper stimulates a strong response in the body, herbal medicine experts even recommend its use for acute conditions such as heart attack. Veteran naturopathic doctors, Dr. David Christopher, Dr. Patrick Quillin and Dr. Richard Schulze have provided ample practical evidence to support the use of cayenne pepper as a remedy for heart conditions. One major scientific study published in the journal Circulation also backs up this idea.
When laboratory mice were induced to have a heart attack, a salve containing capsaicin was rubbed on the abdomen. It was found that the cayenne extract was able to prevent damage to the heart, with an 85 percent reduction in cardiac cell death caused by the episode.
Lead researcher Keith Jones, PhD, from the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, stated that this is the most powerful cardioprotective effect ever recorded. The scientists believe that this protective effect is thanks to “pro-survival” pathways triggered by the capsaicin.
There are a number of beneficial compounds in cayenne pepper, which could explain its widespread benefits. The spice contains an impressive array of plant nutrients, like antioxidants and carotenoids, which lower LDL cholesterol and blood triglycerides. As well as widening the blood vessels for better circulation, cayenne also discourages platelet adhesion, which is the clumping of blood that can lead to dangerous clots.
While a human study on the ability of cayenne pepper to stop a heart attack would probably be considered unethical, holistic practitioners who have found themselves in an emergency situation report that drinking a cup of hot water with half to one teaspoon of cayenne pepper is able to stop internal bleeding and heart damage in a patient in less than one minute.
It is also possible to make a cayenne pepper tincture, which experts say can be dropped under the tongue of an unconscious person in an emergency situation. The ingredients of a tincture are as follows:
1 cup of cayenne pepper powder
1 to 3 fresh cayenne peppers
2 cups of vodka
Place the powder in a one-litre glass bottle and cover with alcohol. Blend up the fresh peppers with a little alcohol to make a thick mixture and add to the bottle. This mixture should be shaken regularly while it infuses for at least two weeks, or up to three months. After this time period, the tincture can be strained and poured into a dark glass bottle for indefinite storage.
This is a good remedy to use on regular basis to improve circulation, fight free radical damage, improve antioxidant status and gain important nutrients such as vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium and potassium. It is also wise to keep cayenne tincture on hand in case of acute accidents involving bleeding, or any unexpected cardiac episodes.
Cayenne pepper fights several types of cancer
Several scientific studies have found that among cayenne pepper’s many benefits is the ability to induce the death of cancer cells. This spice can be incorporated into a natural regimen to combat cancer. Research has been carried out in relation to several types of cancer, including leukemia, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer
Researchers have found that cayenne pepper, with its active compound capsaicin, is able to stop the proliferation of cancer cells and induce a process called apoptosis, which is essentially a programmed death of the dangerous cells.
Stroke may be preventable thanks to cayenne pepper
Stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases are among the top-five leading causes of death in our society. This refers to conditions involving the circulation of blood within the brain.
As we have already discussed, cayenne pepper is able to assist in the prevention of dangerous blood clots, and also improve circulation while halting an internal hemorrhage.
Stroke is caused by a lack of fresh blood delivery to brain tissues. Cayenne pepper can prevent this by invigorating mucus membranes and blood vessels so that clots are dissolved, which halts any further damage.
Cayenne pepper against diabetes
Diabetes is another widespread cause of illness and death, costing the health-care system billions of dollars each year. This suffering and expenditure is unnecessary because type 2 diabetes is a condition that can be prevented and managed with lifestyle changes.
Along with smart diet and lifestyle changes, cayenne pepper can help to manage blood sugar imbalances and diabetes. Studies suggest that capsaicin found in cayenne pepper influences the way that the body processes glucose in the blood. It also stimulates the digestive process and improves tissue sensitivity to insulin. The result is that less insulin is required to facilitate the delivery of glucose from the blood into tissue.
Try making your own cayenne pepper tincture as an important addition to your natural remedy arsenal. It also makes a great addition to your diet, adding lively spice and flavor to a variety of dishes. What do you like to make with cayenne pepper?
— Liivi Hess
Liivi is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and is training to become a doula. She inspires women to find peace and personal power by taking control of health and fertility naturally. Liivi‘s passion is ancestral nutrition and primal lifestyle design. She and her partner Will live between Toronto, Canada and Queenstown, New Zealand.
Vitamin D Found To Significantly Reduce Cancer, Yet Almost 90 Percent of The World Has Sub-Optimal Levels
by Mae Chan
There’s no doubting the magnitude of scientific evidence showing that the active form of vitamin D shuts down cancer cells. Higher levels of vitamin D are highly correlated with better chances of cancer survival and a new meta-analysis of existing data shows that increasing vitamin D status is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing lung cancer.
“Almost every disease decreases in frequency and duration as we move towards equatorial populations, and the data shows that there is a minimum of a 1000 percent increase for many diseases in countries furthest from the equator, however we have obtained the same results based on data through populations and vitamin D supplementation,” said Dr. Anthony Petaku who studies the effects of Vitamin D2 and D3 on mutating cells.
Findings from the study, published in Cancer Causes & Control, suggest that the risk of lung cancer may be reduced by 5% for every 10 nmol/L increase of vitamin D intake.
The international research team, who worked in partnership with scientists at DSM, noted that while previous studies have suggested a link between vitamin D status and a variety of cancers, prospective observational studies examining the association between the circulating form of vitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D), and lug have so far provided inconsistent findings.
“This is a significant result, as lung cancer is one of the top five cancers diagnosed among men and women, as well as being among the most common causes of death in the world,” commented ProfessorLi-qiang Qin from Soochow University in China — who led the work.
“More research is needed to determine whether a further increase has positive effects in reducing the risk of cancer, however this outcome helps us raise awareness of vitamin D health benefits.”
In a recent study, author Dr Hui Wang, said: “The results suggest vitamin D may influence the prognosis for people with breast cancer, colorectal cancer and lymphoma, in particular.”
Meanwhile, Dr Weiguo Zhang, corresponding author from DSM Nutritional Products, China, noted that 88% of the world’s population has sub-optimal vitamin D levels — adding that studies like the current meta-analysis help to understand how micronutrients affect the human body and how certain conditions can be prevented with increased and targeted intake.
“The new study adds to a larger body of evidence which demonstrates the emerging roles of vitamin D in protecting populations from developing other cancer risks, for instance, colon and breast cancer,” added Dr Manfred Eggersdorfer, Senior Vice President, Nutrition, Science & Advocacy at DSM.
Li-qiang and his colleagues performed a dose–response meta-analysis assess whether different levels of vitamin D status were related to an altered risk of lung cancer.
The team analysed data from 13 reports in ten prospective studies, totalling 2,227 lung cancer events.
The meta-analysis found evidence of a non-linear relationship between 25(OH)D and lung cancer — finding a significant 5 % reduction in relative risk of developing lung cancer for each 10 nmol/L increment in 25(OH)D concentrations.
They noted that the greatest reduction in risk was found at a vitamin D status of around 53 nmol/L, which remained protective up to 90 nmol/L.
“Further increases showed no significant association with cancer risk, but scanty data were included in the analyses of high-level 25(OH)D,” the team reported.
“This dose–response meta-analysis of prospective studies suggests that 25(OH)D may be associated with reduced risk of lung cancer, in particular among subjects with vitamin D deficiencies,” they concluded.
“Considering that vitamin D deficiency is a widespread issue all over the world, it is important to ensure that everyone has sufficient levels of this important nutrient,” Dr Wang said. “Physicians need to pay close attention to vitamin D levels in people who have been diagnosed with cancer.”
Professional recommendations for supplementation are made for groups at risk of deficiency including pregnant and breastfeeding women, children under the age of five not fed infant formula, people over 65 and those not exposed to much sun.
It said taking too many vitamin D supplements over a long period of time could cause more calcium to be absorbed than can be excreted, which could lead to kidney damage and softened and weakened bones.
For this reason it’s very important to take a high quality calcium and magensium supplement with vitamin D such as Life Choice Opti-Cal/Mag Complex which also contains Vitamin K2 which in itself also has been found to prevent cancer and also improve bone, cardiovascular, skin, brain, and now prostate health.
For those of you who don’t know what hydrogen peroxide is, it is a germicidal agent composed of water and oxygen. It’s been a staple in medicine cabinets and first aid kits for generations. Hydrogen peroxide is considered to be the world’s a safest all natural sanitizer. It kills micro-organisms by oxidizing them.
Hydrogen peroxide has many different uses in a home, regarding our health, hygiene, and cleaning.
12 Amazing uses of hydrogen peroxide
Immune System Booster
Our bodies produce hydrogen peroxide via certain leukocytes, aka, white blood cells. It helps the body to fight off bacteria, viruses and toxins.
Hydrogen peroxide can also be used for water purification. Add a pint of hydrogen peroxide to one gallon of the water you use and it will ensure that the water stays safe and sanitary.
Antiseptic mouth rinse
Hydrogen peroxide is a perfect mouth rinse. It will help you whiten your teeth and kill the germs responsible for bad breath. Hydrogen peroxide has been found to make a very effective and inexpensive every day mouthwash.
Hydrogen peroxide might help keep you away from a cold. According to some people, applying a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in your ears will keep the common cold at bay.
If you mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda, for example, you’ll get an effective toothpaste that will whiten your teeth and keep your mouth germ free.
Remove ear wax
Hydrogen peroxide can help you remove ear wax easily. Just put a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide into your ears. After a minute or two, put a couple of drops of olive oil. After few minutes, drain the fluid from your ears. The ear wax will come out.
The body produces hydrogen peroxide to fight infection which must be present for our immune system to function correctly. White blood cells are known as leukocytes. A sub-class of leukocytes called Neutrophils produce hydrogen peroxide as a first line of defense against toxins, bacteria, parasites, viruses and yeast.
You can use hydrogen peroxide to clean your contact lenses – it is very effective in eliminating the dust that can build up on the lenses over time.
Stuffy sinuses can be painful. A tablespoon of 3% Hydrogen peroxide added to 1 cup of non-chlorinated water can be used as a nasal spray. You can adjust the amount of hydrogen peroxide depending on the severity of your symptoms.
Hydrogen peroxide can also help you cure toothache pain. Mix some coconut oil with hydrogen peroxide and use this mixture for gargling. The antibacterial properties of the hydrogen peroxide will help you eliminate the bacteria that are causing the toothache.
Disinfect your hands
Hydrogen peroxide works great for disinfecting wounds, and it can also be used for hand washing. Just dip your hands into it or spray them with a diluted version of hydrogen peroxide.
Keep your vegetables fresh
Hydrogen peroxide can keep your vegetables fresh. Add about ¼ a cup of food-grade hydrogen peroxide to a sink full of cold water and put your vegetables into it. Soak them for about 15 minutes, and then rinse them and leave them to dry.
Treat animal wounds
You can use hydrogen peroxide on animal wounds just like you would use it on human wounds. Be careful when using hydrogen peroxide on your pet, and it will heal its wounds within few days.
Essential oil use does not have to be complicated. Once you know the basic properties of an oil, it’s easy to discover new ways to use them. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to use these beneficial oils in your life. Here are 59 to get you started:
Make an all-purpose cleaner: Some essential oils have antibacterial and antiviral properties. Why not maximize that power in a homemade cleaner? Mix three drops of tea tree oil, three drops of lemon oil and three drops of clove or oregano oil in two cups of water. Spray the cleaner onto any surface and allow to sit for about 10 minutes, then wipe clean. Your surfaces will be disinfected.
Keep mosquitoes at bay: Mosquitoes hate the smell of some essential oils. Take advantage of this by creating your own mosquito repellant. Mix one drop of eucalyptus oil, one drop of peppermint oil, one drop of citronella oil, and one drop of lemongrass oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil. Store in a small container and apply to the skin as needed.
Make a homemade sunscreen: Essential oils can help protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Mix three drops of helichrysum oil and three drops of lavender oil with one cup of coconut oil, ½ a cup of shea butter and 3 teaspoons of zinc oxide. Apply to the skin for a gentle sun barrier that is non-toxic.
Shower cleaner: Place four drops of eucalyptus oil and four drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle along with 16 ounces of warm water. Spray on the shower and wipe clean to kill mold and remove soap scum.
Simple carpet cleaner: Replace toxic cleaners with this natural version. Mix 20 drops of tea tree oil with one box of Borax and sprinkle onto carpets. Allow the mixture to sit for about 10 minutes, then vacuum away.
Bug killer: Create a mixture of orange essential oil and clove oil in a small spray bottle. Spray the undiluted mixture on bugs for natural, effective pest control.
Relieve stress: Lavender oil is known for its anti-anxiety and stress-relieving properties. Diffuse a few drops in your home right before bedtime to promote feelings of relaxation.
Produce cleaner: Place two drops of lemon essential oil into a sink full of water. Place produce in the water and allow it to sit for a few minutes to remove unwanted bacteria from the surface of produce.
Kitchen or bathroom freshener: Soak a cotton ball in lemon oil and place it in the kitchen or bathroom. The smell will instantly make the room feel cleaner and will cover unwanted odors.
Fridge cleaner: While cleaning the fridge, add two or three drops of lime or grapefruit oil to the rinse water to eliminate bad fridge smells.
Remove smoke smell: Place four drops of tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, and rosemary oil in a spray bottle along with 16 ounces of water and spray into the air to remove lingering smoke smell.
Freshen shoes: If your shoes smell bad, freshen them up and eliminate odor by adding two drops of tea tree oil to the inside of the shoe after cleaning. This will kill any bacteria or fungus causing the funky smell.
Spot cleaner: If your dishes always come out spotty, add a few drops of lemon oil to the dishwasher before turning it on to remove all signs of spots after rinsing.
Medical kit: Add essential oils with antibacterial properties to your medicine kit to provide care for minor cuts and bruises. Use tea tree, lemon, oregano, and frankincense for cuts and scrapes. Add lavender oil for a calming effect after an injury.
Anti-nausea formula: Mix 10 drops of peppermint, lemon and fennel oil in a small bottle. Apply the mixture with a carrier oil externally when someone in the house feels nauseated.
Remove unwanted trash smell: Place five drops of your favorite essential oil onto a cotton ball and place it inside your trash can. When the scent leaves, add a new soaked cotton ball to easily control trash smell or litter box smell.
Gunk remover: Place five drops of lemon oil onto gum, sticker residue or other sticky substances to make it easy to remove with minimal effort.
Animal repellant: If you are plagued by vermin like mice, spiders and other large bugs, soak a few cotton balls in peppermint oil. Place the peppermint balls near areas where vermin and bugs like to hang out to keep them away. The odor is too strong for the critters and will keep them away.
Soothe sore feet: Add 10 drops of peppermint oil and vetiver oil to a tablespoon of Epson salt. Pour the mixture into a foot soaker tub or large basin and soak your feet for natural pain relief.
Clean your hands: Use a few drops of antibacterial oils, such as oregano, clove, lemon and peppermint for an immune system boost that won’t interfere with your skin’s normal barrier of defense.
Cramp relief: Mix two drops of basil, rosemary, and clary sage oil with a tablespoon of a carrier oil. Massage the mixture into the area suffering from cramps.
Headache pain relief: Mix two drops of lavender oil with two drops of peppermint oil and a teaspoon of a carrier oil. Massage into your temples when you feel a headache coming on for pain relief.
Congestion help: Mix two drops of fir oil with two drops of spruce oil and a teaspoon of a carrier oil. Rub onto your chest to relieve congestion.
Improve skin health: Add 10-15 drops of peppermint oil or sweet birch oil to your bath to cool skin inflammation and promote healing. In the summer, this also has a cooling effect on the skin after you get out of the bath.
Fever aid: When someone in the house has a fever, add one drop of peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus oil to a small basin of water. Apply the mixture to the forehead, back of the neck, and other areas of the body to bring down a fever.
Energy boost: Rub a few drops of grapefruit oil between the palms of your hands for an instant energy boost.
Tension relief: Rub a drop of lavender oil into the back of your neck to relieve tension.
Sleep aid: Place a few drops of chamomile essential oil on your pillow to promote a good night’s sleep.
Bruise remedy: Rub one drop of clove oil and four drops of lavender to bruises to help them heal faster.
Reduce poison ivy inflammation: Mix half a teaspoon of a carrier oil with three drops of wintergreen oil and apply gently to the infected area to reduce inflammation and redness.
Treat bee stings: Apply one drop of lavender oil to a bee sting to reduce pain and swelling.
Ease motion sickness: Rub a few drops of peppermint oil into your hands and inhale deeply until symptoms dissipate. This works best when done before motion sickness gets too bad, right at the start of your journey.
Remove new paint smells: While painting, add 10 drops of peppermint oil to the paint can to reduce the new paint smell. This will not affect the paint and your house will smell much better.
Car air freshener: Add 10 drops of essential oil to a small spray bottle along with 16 ounces of warm water. Keep it in your car and spray your seats to keep them smelling fresh.
Fire enhancer: Add 10 drops of frankincense oil to a log before burning to make your home smell delightful while burning wood.
Dryer sheets: Soak some fabric strips in ½ a cup of vinegar and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Throw a strip into your dryer to add scent to your clothing without any chemical residue.
Facial toner: Mix two drops of tea tree oil, orange and lemon oil with ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply to the face with a cotton ball for a refreshing, natural toner.
Facial mist: Add three drops of lavender oil to a small spray bottle containing water. Apply to the face for a refreshing facial mist.
Scented lotion: Add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil to any unscented lotion or coconut oil for a personalized scent blend.
Perfume: Add 10 drops of your favorite three essential oils to alcohol to create your own unique perfume.
Seasonal pick-me-up: If you are feeling blue, rub a drop of peppermint oil and grapefruit oil into your hands for an instant mood booster.
Night relaxation: Add a few drops of rose essential oil to a rice bag and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Place the bag on your forehead for soothing relaxation.
Custom bath salts: Mix 20 to 30 drops of your favorite essential oils into a mixture of one cup Epsom salts and one cup baking soda.
Hair refresher: On days when you don’t wash your hair, add five drops of essential oil to your brush to reinvigorate your hair.
Wood polish: Mix ¼ cup of vinegar, two tablespoons of olive oil, ½ a teaspoon of lemon oil and 1 ½ cups of water in a spray bottle. Use to clean wood and other furniture.
Homemade potpourri: Add a few drops of essential oils to wood shavings, dried flowers, or other potpourri blends for a customized scent.
Wart fighter: Apply oregano essential oil to a cotton ball, place over the wart and cover with a band aid. Keep reapplying the oil until the wart is gone.
Sugar scrub: Add 20 drops of essential oil to one cup of sugar and ½ a cup of coconut oil for a natural sugar scrub.
Holiday blend: Diffuse a drop of cinnamon, fir, clove and vanilla oils for a winter holiday aroma.
Room scent: Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the light bulbs in your house. When the light comes on, your house will smell great.
Scented letters: Add one drop of essential oil to your letters before sending them for an extra personal touch.
Homemade candles: When candle wax is melted, add 10 drops of your favorite essential oils for candles that smell great while burning.
Invigorating soap: When making soap, add a few drops of peppermint oil to the mixture to make soap that helps you feel perky while taking a shower.
Joint relief: Rub peppermint oil on sore joints for relief.
Massage oil: Place a few drops of lavender oil into one teaspoon of olive oil and rub it into the skin for a soothing, relaxing massage.
Chapped skin cure: Rub a drop of lavender oil on areas of the skin with rough, chapped places.
Deodorant: Rub lavender oil or your favorite oil into your armpits each morning for natural odor control.
Concentration aid: Rub a few drops of frankincense oil on the back of the neck to improve concentration.
Nail strengthener: Mix two drops of frankincense oil with ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub into nails to strengthen them.
These are only a few ways to use essential oils at home. Their uses are nearly endless and only require a bit of knowledge and imagination.
The New Reality brings with it a new and expanded vista of awareness. In order to operate successfully in the new environment, you have to apply the new principles which come with that expanded vision, with that greater vista of reality.
This empowers you to awaken to your expanded potential and to manifest it.
Metaphysics is a philosophy of being, a study of the underlying principles of existence. The holistic approach to metaphysics provides a philosophy based upon an integrated foundation of mind, body and spirit. This spirit-inclusive approach is essential in order to understand the wider vista of consciousness which the New Reality presents.
Without the spiritual component of metaphysical philosophy, the mysteries of life remain forever mysteries. Life did not evolve accidentally from a pool of prehistoric sludge; it was brought into being by the precise intention of the Creator. The key to understanding the grand design of life is, therefore, to seek to understand more about the workings of its designer.
If, for example, you had never seen a jet aircraft and, suddenly, one flew overhead, you might wonder if it was propelled by that loud noise that it makes. The real answer, however, can be better found in the designers’ office at the aircraft factory, and so it is with life. If you think about how the designer of the universe could have achieved something, then you will find answers much more quickly than if you wonder how such an ‘accident of evolution’ could have happened.
Why did the Creator create life as we know it? How did it go about that task? What are the underlying principles that we can learn from this? The greater vista of the New Reality enables us to clearly comprehend principles which, before, were mysteries.
Here are ten such principles which will help you appreciate the expanded vista of consciousness offered by the New Reality.
1. All is one.
Everything in Creation is an expression of Infinite Being. Infinite Being is the all-encompassing consciousness from which the universe was created. Everything in the universe is made of consciousness. We are all aspects of Infinite Being.
The world is experiencing a spiritual transformation of human consciousness. It may take many decades to complete, and, when it does, it will bring an end to global strife and suffering. This new era of civilization will be achieved by a widespread awareness of the underlying unity of all people. The world is changed when you bring about spiritual change within yourself. This occurs automatically as you constantly share who you are, and all that you have become, within the shared atmosphere of the global mind belt.
3. Purpose in life.
Just as each snowflake is unique, so is each person. Your primary purpose in life is to experience life from one individual, unique point of view. You are an expression of Infinite Being as it experiences itself from all possible viewpoints.
Life reflects who you are – your beliefs, your thoughts and your feelings. This is the basic principle behind the teaching of karma and the fact that you reap what you sow by creating a pattern of thought that attracts like experience to itself. Reflectance is often delayed while your circumstances adjust to allow appropriate reflections to manifest.
You create your own reality and take personal responsibility for it. Your life is a reflection of who you are and the experiences that you, as a soul, planned for this life.
6. Life after ‘death.’
From the point of view of your true, inner personality, passing away from the physical realm is like stepping out of a suit that you have worn for a while. The suit is not the real you. In your spirit body, you move into the spirit realm, which is a place of joy and healing. After meeting friends and relatives who have passed on before, you start work on resolving any issues which caused inner conflict in your physical life. You remember more about who you really are and experience a joyful reunion with the rest of your immediate and extended soul family.
Reincarnation exists to provide a variety of experience, so that life skills may be gained, and so that, while in a physical body, you can rediscover your spiritual source within.
8. Truth is everywhere.
The ultimate truth is to be found within, yet the study of a variety of sources of information helps you to reawaken and remember your inner truth.
9. Unconditional love.
Unconditional love and the acceptance of all life puts your awareness into a higher place, allowing understanding and compassion to develop. This love and acceptance of others is a recognition of the spiritual light within those people and is not dependent upon their outward behavior. Unconditional love also includes a general respect for the beliefs of others, regardless of how much they may, or may not, align with your own beliefs.
10. Inner connection and insight.
Inner connection with your spiritual source promotes spiritual transformation and the achievement of your true potential. Developing intuition, both in men and women, provides an essential insight into life’s experiences.
If anyone needs a confirmation of this energetic change we’re experiencing as well as expecting more of, scientists have just confirmed it. This is big news and should be an encouragement to many that what we’ve been sensing does indeed have a confirmed, identifiable physical counterpart.
Three orbiting X-ray space telescopes have detected an increased rate of X-ray flares from the usually quiet giant black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy after new long-term monitoring. Scientists are trying to learn whether this is normal behavior that was unnoticed due to limited monitoring, or these flares are triggered by the recent close passage of a mysterious, dusty object. [Emphases mine]
By combining information from long monitoring campaigns by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton, with observations by the Swift satellite, astronomers were able to carefully trace the activity of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole over the last 15 years. The supermassive black hole, a.k.a. Sagittarius A*, weighs in at slightly more than 4 million times the mass of the Sun. X-rays are produced by hot gas flowing toward the black hole.
The new study reveals that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A* for short) has been producing one bright X-ray flare about every ten days. However, within the past year, there has been a ten-fold increase in the rate of bright flares from Sgr A*, at about one every day. This increase happened soon after the close approach to Sgr A* by a mysterious object called G2.
“For several years, we’ve been tracking the X-ray emission from Sgr A*. This includes also the close passage of this dusty object” said Gabriele Ponti of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany. “A year or so ago, we thought it had absolutely no effect on Sgr A*, but our new data raise the possibility that that might not be the case.”
Originally, astronomers thought G2 was an extended cloud of gas and dust. However, after passing close to Sgr A* in late 2013, its appearance did not change much, apart from being slightly stretched by the gravity of the black hole. This led to new theories that G2 was not simply a gas cloud, but instead a star swathed in an extended dusty cocoon. (Source)
A Cloaked Star?
An interesting idea there, even though we know NASA and related agencies are filled with deceptive and false information. But I find it compelling that they’d announce finding a cocooned or cloaked star that unexplainably passes near the massive black hole at the center of the galaxy, which as we know is where the energetic forces emanate from and enlivens the stars and other bodies and all energetically connected aspects in our the milky way.
We know that the position of the stars and planets directly influences our lives. How much more then do massive energy shifts and pulses coming from the gigantic center of our galaxy?
There are many ideas about the nature of this energetic change many of us have been feeling some time. David Icke called them truth vibrations decades ago, while it’s recently been termed “Wave X” as well as ascension facilitating energy and many other things having to do with our spiritual growth and empowerment by helping to raise our vibrations and hence conscious awareness.
The Wave, CERN and Geoengineering
Certainly hidden science has known about this and other similar phenomena for a long time. That this information becomes available right now is rather prescient just as we see the attempt to put these last pieces of the global takeover into place.
We know the geoengineering agenda has many purposes. It’s been thought by many that chemtrails are being put in place to block this energetic change from reaching us. It cannot succeed of course but it may hinder some influences, I don’t know. Now think about CERN with a magnetic force 100,000 times stronger than earth’s magnetic field, according to their own website. That’s a lot of power and extremely disruptive, the full use and effects of which we’re yet to see.
Is one of CERN’s purposes to deliberately tamper with our magnetic field, and is this an attempt to jam these incoming, empowering frequencies? At the least it will alter the very resonance of our planet and everyone on it. One thing we can be sure of, their mad intentions are not for humanity’s benefit.
Whatever these energetic changes emanating from the center of our galaxy are, we certainly could use further empowerment and it sure appears Universe is supplying it! But remember, this nor anything else will be some kind of the cavalry coming to our rescue. It’s fully up to each of us individually us to utilize whatever is available to us. This and other influences already at our fingertips won’t do anything by themselves. It’s up to us to activate them in our lives.
So let’s see what it brings!
Surfs up! Enjoy the ride and look for the manifestations in your own life and let them unfold.
There are more loose ends to tie up today. Interestingly, however, you will be pleased with the whole process. Sometimes there are things that are better once they are done and out of the way because then your perspective can shift and you can move forward in other directions. Take advantage of what is out there today for there is some serendipity in the air and you can find yourself in some really fun and novel situations that can test your creative impulses. There is much going on right now, and today especially you will find that there can be shifts in old thoughts, ideas, even relationships.
Thirty years of research reveals 10 of the best food phytonutrients to ingest to protect against and even treat the root cause of most cancers.
A new medical model is fast emerging in line with ancient wisdom: one that aims to strike to the root cause of disease and resolve it permanently, and which some call “functional medicine.” In cancer treatment, this highly rational approach involves targeting the cancer stem cells (CSCs) at the root of cancer malignancy. Because we now know that CSCs are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and may even increase in number and invasiveness when exposed to these outdated therapies, it is no longer ethical to continue with the conventional oncologist’s “standard of care.” Clearly, unless a cancer treatment is capable of selectively killing and/or inducing suicide programs (apoptosis) within cancer cells without harming non-cancerous cells, it is not going to produce a cure.
The researchers described the discovery that phytochemicals can selectively target CSCs as “a milestone in the improvement of cancer treatment because the synthetic anticancer drugs that are currently used are often highly toxic for healthy organs and weakens the patient’s immune system.“
They also pointed out that the phytochemicals or extracts identified above, due to their “low levels of toxicity for normal cells,” can be used in combination with other phytochemicals, “yielding powerful synergistic effects.“
They identified several key areas of focus for the future:
Finding a way to combine these compounds into “very active cocktails of phytochemicals” to address the multiple areas of treatment resistance often found in CSCs.
Compare the effects of natural phytochemicals with synthetic drugs, the latter of which they anticipate will be found to be less efficient.
Further research should be performed on CSCs to better understand the signaling pathways that govern their self-renewal and survival.
The authors concluded, “[T]he use of phytochemicals may be a true therapeutic strategy for eradicating cancer through the elimination of CSCs.“
Sayer Ji is an author, educator, Steering Committee Member of the Global GMO-Free Coalition (GGFC), advisory board member of the National Health Federation, and the founder of GreenMedInfo.com – an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. His writings have been published and referenced widely in print and online, including Truthout, Mercola.com, The Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, New York Times and The Well Being Journal.