The Politics of Fear & How To End It!

As the U.S. gasps and wheezes into El Puppet-dente's second term, it would appear the levels of shocking violence, financial, environmental and natural disasters appear to have increased exponentially, putting most people in a state of abject fear.  The trouble with this is when the population is repeatedly delivered shocks to the system, it drives them to want someone, the government usually, to do something to stop or make it go away. It fosters an anxiety-anger-despair-fear reaction, in place of critical reasoning and so leads to even more of the same.  

Predictably, the government always leaps at the chance to fix everything for the frightened populace by instituting new laws and restrictions on personal freedoms the people would have been outraged by and rebelled against previously. These new rules always favor ever expanding government domination over the emotionally reactive people who beg big brother to take away more and more of their rights in exchange for some vague notion of safety, comfort or worse, convenience. 

The architects of 911?
And so, governments have learned to treat its citizens much like rats in a stimulus-response behavior modification experiment with the use of what is commonly known as problem-reaction-solution conditioning. A very popular tactic used throughout history to encourage citizens to support very unpopular government agendas is through the use of  what many scholars and historians call false flag terror events. Let's take the 9-11-2001 incident as a clear example of this.

PROBLEM: Apparently, a group of bumbling Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial jets with boxcutters and somehow flew them into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania as the government leaders and their military inexplicably did nothing. Shortly after, it was determined Al-Qaeda was responsible when the FBI conveniently discovered a parked car of the alleged hijackers containing the Koran, a note with "Osama" written on it, flight manuals and copies of what could be described as a "How to Fly Planes into Tall Buildings for Dummies." As further proof, a hijacker passport was found in pristine condition nearby.

REACTION: Understandably, the citizens are shocked by the sheer horror of this attack. The opportunistic news media then played its part by endlessly showing video of the jets striking the World Trade Center buildings repeatedly for many months afterwards. This serves to ingrain the shocking images of this horrific event deep into the psyche of the citizenry, who cry out and demand something be done to protect them from this occurring again. The populace, who were strongly anti-war, are instantly transformed into flag-waving, pro-war zombies now blinded by fear, anger and blood-thirsty vengeance.

Instead of eliminating the Patriot Act as
promised, Obama has greatly expanded it 
SOLUTION: Within days, out of nowhere, a 363 page Patriot Act appears and is easily passed through a useless Congress that never bothers to read what it contains. Interestingly, just prior to the Act's passing, an Anthrax scare emerges as Congressmen who were thought to possibly oppose the Patriot Act are mailed Anthrax-laced packages. Might this have intimidated members to pass the Act without questioning it? 

Only later is the country to discover that this insidious Act shreds the Constitution and The Bill of Rights, replacing them with a hammer of big brother tyranny previously thought unimaginable. This Act was sold as a temporary suspension of constitutional rights just until the war on terrorism was won, then everybody would get their rights back. Instead, it has become like a runaway cancer that has continued to expand and spread throughout the system, choking the very life and liberties of the country in the process.

Re-branded with a new name, but the 
same old tyranny. They're fooling no one
With the nation still reeling, the TSA emerges to confuse the people even further by forcing upon them security measures that make no logical sense. Like sheep, the flock are ordered to remove their shoes, since it's apparently a popular place to hide a weapon of mass destruction, frisked, then marched through a deadly radiation exposure machine straight out of Orwell's nightmare. Additionally, their personal bags will be illegally searched for terrorist items such as nail files, plastic forks, scissors, cash, box cutters, nail clippers, drinking water and liquid items over two ounces. 

If the people are obedient, keep their heads down and mouths shut, they may be allowed to pass through to the next section of the governmental maze of confusion. However, those deemed to look vaguely suspicious are pulled aside and may be indefinitely detained (imprisoned). In this scenario, the people have become the suspected terrorists they wanted the government to protect them from in the first place. 

The whole point of creating the nonsensical TSA rules is to condition the population into accepting even more humiliating treatment later on. They know that a dog eventually tucks its tail between its legs, gives up and wets itself if it is constantly threatened with beatings. America has become that frightened dog. 

Getting back to the 911 orchestra, though Osama bin Laden had nothing whatsoever to do with the attacks, President Bush takes full advantage of the previously unpopular idea of invading Iraq and announces a war on the country with the vague excuse that he heard rumors somewhere that they had weapons of mass destruction. The masses mindlessly cheer and its youths are encouraged to enlist to massacre people in a foreign land they know nothing about, all because the government manipulated them to do so. The people end up being played like a cheap fiddle each and every time one of these events happen. The results become incredibly predictable when you know the primary method employed to get the majority to think a certain way: Problem-Reaction-Solution. Once you are aware of the tired old methods, it becomes very easy to spot. 

David Icke explains P-R-S

This has been the way things have gone, but that doesn't mean it has to continue along that same track into the New Year. According to the Mayan Calendar, we are transitioning from a dark 13,000 year cycle of sleep and into a light 13,000 year cycle of waking up. Thus, it is said we are at the precipice of enlightenment and awakening from the dark ages of slumber we perceived to be reality, when in fact it may have been naught but a dream, if you will.
Boulder Prof. Marc "the Arcturian's" 
humorous take on the Mayan Calendar

If we examine our surroundings with this new perspective in mind, we may discover clues to support this theory virtually everywhere we look, that is if we have begun to awaken. Could it be possible that the sleep symbols of owls, reptiles, pine cones, angels, doves, pyramids, stars, snakes, all seeing eye, crescent moon, etc., placed decoratively (or so we thought) on public-government-corporate buildings, on consumer product logos and displayed widely in media as one method among many to remind our subconscious to remain asleep? Yes, I know it does sound like a stretch to think we may actually be living in a dream state, much like the world depicted in The Matrix, Inception and They Live. However, is there an irrefutable scientific way to prove when we are awake and when we are dreaming? And how can we definitively differentiate between the dreamer and the dream itself? 

Wake up from your nightmare, America!!
That could lead to very deep or equally inane arguments that go round and round endlessly for the next 13,000 years and still not result in a satisfactory or even accurate conclusion. So let's instead seek to address this topic in ways that may enlighten our path to help us see through the old sleep-state agenda paradigm and lead to the Holy Grail called the awakening of the spirit.

The question to be asked then is what has kept the many in such a lethargic sleepwalking state for so long and for what purpose? The first part is much easier to answer than the second, so I'll tackle that first. 

Unfortunately, we are presently living in a world poisoned by chemicals, man-made viruses and extremely harmful levels of radiation and pollutants. The following is a list of just some of the many things that impact human health negatively, causing massive disassociation between the human mind, body and spirit.

Monsanto - It's what's for dinner! I'll pass
1. Mass consumption foods and produce denatured by Monsanto GMO's that alter our DNA negatively and provide little to no nutritional value when eaten. This includes factory farmed meat, fish and poultry injected with bovine growth hormone, antibiotics, then fed diseased animal parts, GMO corn and fecal matter.

When these diseased animals are slaughtered, their meat is typically ravaged with cancerous tumors, maggots and parasites which is addressed with bleach and chemical food dyes to pretty them up for human consumption. GMO fruits and vegetables are equally injurious to human health as the seeds are altered with diseased pig DNA growth hormone, are planted with Monsanto's horrific fertilizers, sprayed with pesticides and watered with fluoride. 

It's not hard to see why eating these Franken-fruits and veggies can quite literally kill you! Of course, Monsanto and their cohorts at the FDA claim GMO foods are not only nutritious, but actually superior to organically produced foods. Though Americans have accepted this lie and consume the majority of Monsanto's monstrosities, many more clear-thinking nations have been banning them outright.

2. Chemical food additives and preservatives such as monosodium glatamate (MSG), high fructose corn syrup, food coloring and artificial chemical sweeteners. Perhaps the worst of the chemical soups being aspartame, which is highly addictive, incredibly poisonous and destroys immune and brain function. The most deadly consumer cocktail of all is Diet-Coke and any other beverage sweetened with this poison. As aspartame is warmed to room temperature when it is consumed, it transforms into formaldehyde, which then wreaks tremendous havoc on those unfortunately addicted to it. Is it any wonder aspartame is now widely used in most pre-packaged junk foods when even the FDA lists 92 debilitating side effects from its usage, including death? Despite their findings, they consider it safe to consume at any level. Sounds to me like the FDA has been consuming way too much aspartame themselves! The history of aspartame however is much more sinister than that.
Even once in a while is too often. Never deliberately drink poison!
3. Fluoride in drinking water and toothpaste causes tooth decay, arthritis, shuts down thyroid function, Alzheimer's, cancer, kidney failure, osteoporosis, dementia and a host of mental disorders. If that weren't enough, it also destroys brain tissue and cellular function. What most people don't know is that when showering in water treated with fluoride and chlorine, the steam produced becomes a toxic gas, similar to the deadly gas the Nazis used during World War II in their concentration camps. This is why many people who shower for long periods, feel dizzy or lightheaded afterwards. They are being poisoned by their own gas chamber showers!

The Health Ranger Mke Adams explains 
the deadly consequences of sodium fluoride

4. Over the counter / pharmaceutical drugs, antibiotics and vaccines. All of these do nothing more than inhibit the body's immune system so it cannot address the root cause of pain or illness, while causing many deadly side-effects. This deliberate poisoning always leads to much greater disease, which is then addressed with even more varieties of drugs until the system finally collapses and dies. 

Parents must stand up against the murderous
pharmaceutical cartel and say "not my child!"
Infants are given vaccines loaded with a toxic soup of deadly poisons and viruses under the lie that doing so strengthens their immune systems. Nothing could be further from the truth. This shameful practice may be the leading cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which causes the baby's fragile body to convulse violently, snapping  its spine, breaking bones, causing brain damage and even death. 

Instead of the vaccine manufacturers or the hospitals that administer the deadly shots being held accountable, the parents are often accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and prosecuted for child abuse or worse yet, murder. 

By the way, the flu shot contains chicken embryos, mercury, formaldehyde, antifreeze, industrial detergents, vaginal spermicides, aluminum and a host of other incredibly toxic ingredients. Since when does an injection of live viruses and carcinogens keep a population healthy? Never, so don't get one!

Only a nation of sick and weak people will accept
tyranny. It's time to awaken from the long slumber
5. Radiation from nuclear power plants, cell towers, wifi, phones, hospital and dental x-rays, airport body scanners, bluetooth, computers, televisions, fluorescent lighting, hybrid cars and microwave ovens. The type of harmful radiation emitted by these devices disrupts human brainwave function, prevents deep sleep healing, causes insomnia when near the bed, irritability, depression and cancer when repeatedly holding a radiation device close to the body such as a cell phone to the ear or those living near cell towers. 

With the horrific and ongoing nuclear meltdown in Fukushima and the continued leaking of tons of caesium and plutonium from the failed reactors into the ocean, high levels of radioactivity and mercury have been showing up in seafood sold at market throughout the globe. The best way to protect yourself from radioactivity given off by consumer electronic devices and cell phones is to attach a radiation cancelling diode onto them. They cost about ten dollars and work very well so get one now!

Break free from the programming and turn it off!
6.  Television. Perhaps the most insidious mind control device ever devised. Over the many decades of its existence, it has become the most effective way to sway the masses into believing whatever programming message it chooses to transmit as unquestioned truth. It has shaped the entire belief system of entire populations mesmerized by its hypnotic images, telling them how to think, act, feel and what they want. Most of all though, it serves to pacify and dumb the people down with increasingly mindless, time-wasting reality shows and propaganda that serves as news or entertainment. There is a reason why it's called television programming.  Do yourself a favor and shut it off!

So now that we know what to look for and what keeps the population in a foggy stupor, let's briefly examine a few of the recent tragic killing sprees on US soil, how the people were conditioned to react and why.

Columbine Massacre: (April 20, 1999) Alleged lone gunmen, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, troubled young men who were on the anti-depressants, Luvox, Zoloft and Paxil, killed twelve students, one teacher and injured twenty-one others, then killed themselves. Eyewitnesses claimed they saw several other shooters.

Virginia Tech Massacre: (April 16,2007) Alleged lone gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, a troubled young man who was on the anti-depressant, Prozac, killed thirty-two people and wounded seventeen, then killed himself. Eyewitnesses claimed there was more than one shooter. Strangely, the police chained the exit doors so no one could escape, then decided not to act for over three hours after the shooting erupted. Is that reasonable behavior?

Aurora Batman Massacre: (July 20, 2012) Alleged lone gunman, James Holmes, a troubled young man who was on the prescription painkiller, Vicodin, killed twelve people and wounded fifty-eight. Eyewitnesses claimed they saw multiple shooters.

Sandy Hook: (December 14, 2012) Alleged lone gunman, Adam Lanza, a troubled young man who was on the anti-psychotic drug Fanapt, killed twenty-seven teachers and students, then killed himself. Eyewitnesses claimed there was more than one shooter.

In each of the above shootings multiple eyewitnesses, including police officers claimed to have seen other individuals taking part in the shootings. In each instance, the FBI ignored or told the witnesses they were wrong and would not investigate further. Very strange investigative behavior maybe? In the aftermath of these and many other tragic events, the public cried out for government intervention, demanding it tear up the 2nd Amendment by banning private ownership of guns. In each instance, the government, like an ambulance-chasing parasite, exploits the situation by quickly instituting restrictive laws and regulations that have taken away further liberties and freedoms in the name of security. The people resoundingly agree with the oppressive diminishment of their rights by chanting "freedom is not free." Beaten dog syndrome.

"Peace President" ordered over five times the number of
drone strikes in his first term than "War President"
Bush ordered in two. America, you've been bamboozled!
Obama recently gave a pseudo tear-filled speech agonizing over the twenty children killed at Sandy Hook, yet one has to question his sincerity given the ongoing drone strikes he's ordered that have killed hundreds of Pakistani children. Even more chilling is that this Nobel Peace Prize recipient continues to murder hundreds of innocents by insisting on deadly strikes in highly populated areas such mosques, marketplaces, hospitals, weddings and funerals claiming that's where the terrorists might be. Will the real terrorist please stand up? Orwellian indeed.

While everyone gets caught up in the hysteria of "ban all guns" and "take away our rights" nonsense, what they don't see is the clear pattern that repeats in virtually every lone gunman massacre - anti-psychotic, anti-depressant drugs and painkillers that cause them to flip out and go on murder sprees! Wouldn't we be a lot better off if those drugs were banned instead of guns? After all, every year over 110,000 people die from properly taking prescription drugs or roughly 290 killed each day.

Step out from under the spigot!
That sure sounds like a massacre we should do something about, but if the people are sincerely horrified by shooters that kill twenty people at a time, they should be unconsolably mortified by the worst killers of all in this country other than the pharmaceutical monsters: doctors! More than 780,000 victims die each year from their so-called conventional treatments. That's roughly 2,150 unnecessary deaths per day!

Where is the public outrage for that massacre? There isn't one because of another behavioral modification term called normalization. This holds that when something rises at a steady rate over a long period of time, it becomes normal so it's easily ignored. A perfect example of this is the experiment where a frog is placed in a pot of lukewarm water. As the heat is slowly raised to very high temperatures, the frog never notices it and eventually boils to death. This is the exact same tactic used on the American people, who are slowly being poisoned more and more by the day.

A healthy person never needs the mad doctors
In fact, the more people killed by the cancer, diabetes, AIDS, kidney, heart attack industries, the more financial donations they receive by the very same people they will eventually kill. Talk about a mega mind-body disconnect there! Think about that for a second. The more money these industries are given, the higher the rates of disease and death climb. Talk about a system failure of epic proportions...or is it?

Let's face the obvious - these industries are corporations seeking to expand their businesses and not to shrink it. So from a profit perspective, it would be disastrous to find cures to any of these ailments. The more people they can diagnose with a disease, the greater the fear instilled, the better for their bottom-lines. They have convinced the gullible, sickened public to keep pimping for them by raising money with those feel-good 10k marathons and wearing pink ribbons in the hopes that someday a cure will be found when that's the last thing they will ever allow. loothe government instead keeps Americans distracted by sensationalized incidents they can exploit. Disease is a growth industry and business is very good. They want to keep it that way.

Stop feeding the disease!
Why do the people fall so easily for something that is so clear to see? Simply, those who are sickened by a poor diet, stress, vaccines and meds are easy to control and manipulate because when the body is poisoned, the mind gets foggy and critical thinking functions become increasingly difficult. Since they lack the ability to think on their own, they rely on their government or medical system to do their thinking for them. This is also why healthy people who see the world through clear eyes are very often called crazy, because their minds function much differently than the mass of sick people who will believe just about anything they are told to believe.

In the US, about 50% of the population are on prescription drugs that keep them in a permanently frazzled state of mind! One could make a strong argument that  many of  society's problems can be attributed to the wide drugging of US citizens to the advantage of the government.

The awakening begins!
Though things may look incredibly bleak, negative and depressing, that is not my intention at all for writing about these issues. Before great change occurs, things have a tendency to look darkest right before the dawn (sorry for the cliche) and I do believe we are fast approaching that break of light. You see, we can't control what goes on outside of our environment, but we can definitely influence our reaction to those external forces and what goes on internally by way of our personal choices regarding health. That, no one can ever take from us! Until next time, eat well & be well.

Take Back Your Own Health

Down but not out!
"We probably can't save your life, but even if we do, you'll need a kidney transplant, a dialysis tube connected to your chest and pharmaceutical meds for the rest of your life. If all goes better than expected, you'll get to lead a severely compromised life." Sickeningly bloated by 75 pounds of excess fluid, I peered up from my uncomfortable hospital bed at the team of somber kidney specialists, smiled and said "that doesn't work for me at all. What I'd like is for your assistance in helping me heal instead." 

Their response was a perplexed "what are you talking about? Your kidney's completely shot, dead, finito (they didn't really say finito). You're way beyond the point of no return. Look at these charts! We've never seen anyone survive this long with kidneys as damaged as yours!"

What I said next turned their perplexion to anger. "Look, here's how I see things. No way am I going to accept the life you guys have laid out for me. No thank you." Seeking a clearer way to describe how I wanted our new partnership to go, all I could come up with was a little metaphor (oh and how I love metaphors). "Think of me as a homeowner with a clogged drain and you guys are the plumbers who have the tools to unclog it. After it's unclogged, I'll take it from there. I just need to buy some time to figure out what caused this malfunction in the first place, get to the root cause."

The below is a definition of my ailment from The American Diabetes Association 
When our bodies digest the protein we eat, the process creates waste products. In the kidneys, millions of tiny blood vessels (capillaries) with even tinier holes in them act as filters. As blood flows through the blood vessels, small molecules such as waste products squeeze through the holes. These waste products become part of the urine. Useful substances, such as protein and red blood cells, are too big to pass through the holes in the filter and stay in the blood (in my case, the holes in the filter became so enlarged I started spilling those much needed protein molecules through urination).
When kidney disease is diagnosed early, (during microalbuminuria), several treatments may keep kidney disease from getting worse (notice they do not say "if diagnosed early, it can be reversed or healed," but instead just a vague statement that treatment may keep it "from getting worse.")
In time, the stress of overwork causes the kidneys to lose their filtering ability. Waste products then start to build up in the blood. Finally, the kidneys fail. This failure, ESRD, is very serious. A person with ESRD needs to have a kidney transplant or to have the blood filtered by machine dialysis (this was my situation upon entering the hospital).
So simple & reasonable it's easy to ignore.
Faced with this horrific diagnosis, something inside me screamed "there's nothing wrong with your kidneys. Something else is going on inside that is causing this. Find that and you will heal." It wasn't a voice really, but more of an instinctual knowing that I chose to listen to.

They shook their heads pitifully I suppose and said "you can't heal from this. That's off the table, impossible. We've never seen kidneys as scarred and damaged as yours. Stop this delusional nonsense and come back to reality or you will die!"

I figured they said that to everyone so if you live, they look like heroes and if you die, well, it's not on them. I shot back, "but you all said I was probably going to die anyway so what do I really have to lose now?" (semantics, I know and boy, did that piss them off) I continued, "let's be logical for a minute. My kidneys were fine up until six months ago so there has to be a reason they suddenly stopped working, like some kind of internal circuit disconnection. I'd like you all as my plumbing specialists to put me on dialysis now so we can drain a bunch of that nasty, trapped fluid out of me. I'll bet you that my kidneys will start working again once the pressure is taken off of them and give us time to find the real issue here so we won't have to do something as drastic as removing them. That option should be a very last resort, not the first. Let's go all the way and heal them so I can get back to running and surfing a few weeks from now. Who's with me?!"

What doctors are trained to believe.
My little speech to inspire the morale of the troops was met with blank stares and a few eye-rolls, not at all what I had in mind. "You're an idiot if you think we're going to let you control things here. And stop saying "heal!" How many times do we have to tell you damaged kidneys cannot be healed? We will start you on dialysis, but you're going to also need a lot of different drugs to keep you alive. Why have you told the nurses that you won't take them?" I responded pragmatically "well, it's simple really. Prednisone, Cozaar and the other drugs you prescribed have never been actually proven to have any benefit whatsoever, but are known to cause very bad toxic side-effects, correct?"

They hemmed and hawwed, then sort of agreed. "Yes, they can be toxic under certain circumstances, but in your situation, the benefits far outweigh the risks because there appears to be evidence that some people with kidney ailments show some improvement with these drugs." When I asked what kind of improvement some of these people experienced, they responded "slight reduction of symptoms." Could they be any more vague? In fact, Cozaar was banned in some European countries because thousands of people died from its side-effects. "So, if my kidneys are not functioning right now, how can I pass the toxins from the drugs out of my system? The further poisoning from these toxic time-bombs would virtually guarantee my kidneys would fail for good, right?"

Because I'm a doctor, that's why!
Completely exasperated and annoyed, they defensively sucker-punched me in the kidneys with a doozy. "If you're so smart, how did you end up laying here in the first place?" Ouch, yet good question. What the hell had happened for me to find myself in a hospital for the first time in my life looking like a slightly smaller version of Jabba the Hut?

Well, in April of 2008, I suddenly began to put on weight and I mean a LOT of weight! I went from a fit 145 lbs to over 220 lbs in little over three months which crippled me mentally, emotionally and physically. No more yoga, running, surfing or even walking for that matter. I could barely move due to this inexplicable toxic fluid buildup. It got so bad I couldn't even get out of bed without assistance and the basics that we should be able to take for granted, like going number one and two, became a grueling and painful chore.

I sought out all manner of holistic practitioners, energy workers and acupuncturists, yet nothing could stop the fluid buildup. Towards the end of the summer, despite sitting in a hot far infrared sauna for up to five hours a day, I was still putting on weight. I was depressed and completely at a loss. How could my body, which I thought I had taken such great care of for so many years, suddenly betray me like this? I looked in the mirror and what pathetically peered back was unrecognizable to me. This had to be some sort of joke or twisted nightmare that I would wake up from, but it wasn't. I had to deal with this reality fast, or like the doctors would later say "you're going to die" and I knew it.

In early August of 2008, the holistic doctor and my last outside hope finally threw in the towel, gravely telling me "your tests show that your heart is also failing now. I know you don't like western medicine, but you have to go to the hospital now because you are dying and on the verge of cardiac arrest. Your body can't take anymore and is shutting down. I'm sorry, there's nothing more I can do for you." Feeling completely defeated and resigned to my fate, I grudgingly checked myself into UCLA hospital. 

Any questions?
Once I got there though, my whole approach shifted and I was struck by a simple, yet profound thought: "no one knows our bodies better than we do and if we listened when it speaks to us, we could recover from virtually anything." I was simply too tired to continue looking outside of myself for answers that were not going to come. In that moment of acknowledgement, the built-up stress, fear and desperation were replaced by a relaxing sense of quiet calm. It became critical that I transform the way I thought about this and instead look upon it as a way to become better through this challenging experience.

The first thing I had to do was change my perspective on the hospitalization itself. In my mind, hospitals were hopeless places where people go to die so that had to change pronto. Instead, I told myself I was actually at a five-star resort spa and that even the nasty meals they served were gourmet all the way! This lightened me up considerably and I started to smile and joke with the nurses constantly as I just knew this was the beginning of the healing process. I even asked the nurses every morning if there was anything I could do to help them, which they thought was a strange offer coming from someone in my predicament. One nurse later shared that the entire staff couldn't understand why I was being so upbeat. "We thought you had lost your mind!" Maybe I had, but it appeared to work.

I then began making what the doctors termed "wild and delusional" predictions regarding my future recovery. The difference to me was that I completely believed what I said and knew they were going to happen. It was not just an idle positive-thinking trick. The first was that my supposedly dead kidneys were going to start working again in three days. On that third day, the surprised doctors came with the news that "we don't know how this is possible, but your kidneys appear to have come back to life!" Despite them raining on my healing parade with their own dour prediction that this was just one of those inexplicable, but very temporary spontaneous remissions, I made an even bigger one.
They think we're all sheep and treat us as such.

But before I get to that, it was incredibly heartening to me when the nurses actually started to take me up on my offer to help them. One nurse whispered to me as she was drawing my blood, "the docs can't figure out how you're getting better, but you seem to know a lot about health they don't. Can you give me some advice for my husband who has high blood pressure?" "Glad to!" Another nurse asked me what she should do about her son with diabetes. And yet another, what dietary changes she should make to reduce her high cholesterol levels. 

The more I recovered, the more questions from the nurses came! Here I was laid up in a hospital bed, given little hope, yet now enthusiastically doling out much-needed health advice to my caretakers! This was an important part of my healing in that it let me know we all have the capacity to help others no matter what obstacles we may be facing at any given time and if I needed any further motivation to heal, this was definitely it - a renewed purpose!

"Thanks for the...Hey, are these funeral flowers?"
A sense of humor  can go a long way!
Now to my last prediction. Over the first seven days of my nine day "resort spa" stay, with the help of the dialysis machine and now slowly working kidneys, I shed about twenty-five of the seventy-five pounds of fluid I had gained. However, the perennially pessimistic docs cautioned that I should not get my hopes up and that they would still have to replace my kidneys since "it was impossible for kidneys to recover from this degree of damage" no matter what they were now seeing. This was completely ludicrous to me so I countered with something they would see as even more ludicrous. "In two weeks, I will be back in the gym working out hard, running, doing yoga, lose all the weight, get my muscles back and my kidneys and heart will get better and better until they are fully healed!"

They shot back "look, you're lucky to be alive. If you attempt that kind of grueling workout regimen, your kidneys will burst or you'll have a heart attack and die. Face it, you simply can't do those kinds of things anymore so stop your crazy talk." On the day of my release, they pleaded with me one final time. "Please start taking your medication. This is not a joke. If you don't, things are going to get very serious again in a hurry. And don't even think about going to the gym or exercising for at least six months!" I smiled, said nothing and went home.

Two weeks later, I returned for a follow-up visit and to get the results of blood-work I had given the previous week. When the doc opened the door to the waiting room and called my name, he initially didn't recognize me. He did a double-take, then blurted "Henry,  is that you? What did you...? You look like you were never sick!" My prediction had indeed come true. After getting the results which confirmed my kidneys were healing, the doc was ecstatic, saying he'd never seen anyone recover this dramatically. 

He went on and on about how depressing his work can be when the majority of patients only get worse or die and that it was gratifying to finally help someone get better for a change. He capped off his enthusiasm by saying "see, didn't I tell you how important your medications were going to be to your success? You're lucky that you finally came to your senses." That's when I dropped the bomb. "I never took the prescribed meds."

His face abruptly turned crimson and the smug "I told you so" smile completely faded. "What do you mean you didn't take the prescriptions? You knew how important I told you it was to take them!" "But you just said the tests and blood work show my kidneys have continued to heal without them. You wanna know what I've been doing to help them heal?" He shot back angrily "who do you think you are? I don't want to hear any more about your crazy health theories or natural cures. There's never been even one case of anyone being cured from your type of renal failure, so trust me, you're not healed. It's just a temporary remission, that's all. You'd better get on the same page before it's too late or mark my words, things are gonna go downhill really fast for you. You won't last without the drugs!" When I shared I was going to continue holistic nutrition and meditative practices in lieu of meds due to the success I was having, he basically threw me out of the office for not complying with his wishes and I never went back.

We decide whether you live or die, not you!
Therein lies the real failure of the very corporatized medical system. Rather than celebrate a successful healing, this seasoned specialist and his team were only concerned about me not following accepted protocols, knowing full well that had I followed their protocols, my kidneys would not have healed and I may not have survived. The greater question though is exactly whose protocols do these very-well respected specialists follow? In my situation, it was obviously the pharmaceutical giants who dole out cash, bribes, lavish vacations and bonuses like candy to licensed docs in return for aggressively pushing their particular brand of poison onto unsuspecting patients; not to mention the countless million dollar donations to med schools and hospitals to keep them in check. In fact, a large portion of the country's top medical schools' curriculum is shamefully influenced by the pharmaceutical industry cartel. 

Can't trust 'em!
Even the FDA's top level positions are an incestuous revolving door of drug industry executives and lobbyists, who set drug policy advantageous to the very corporations they are supposed to be policing. In truth, the FDA is nothing more than the enforcing arm of these dangerous drug corporations to smash anyone who dared interfere with their increasing profits. And their profits have been increasing exponentially, in contrast to the people, who have continued getting exponentially sicker and sicker. No stretch of imagination or thought needed to know why that is.

In fact, during one of my dialysis treatments while hospitalized, the busy technician I became friendly with shared his concern that doctors were over-diagnosing patients. "My company has had to hire a lot more dialysis techs since there's been such an explosion in kidney transplants from renal failure and diabetes diagnoses. I mean, it's good for my business to be so busy, but I don't think some of these people needed to have their kidneys taken out. It seems like we're just part of an assembly line and that bothers me. I wish you the best man, really."

Do they knowingly harm patients for career survival?
The problem for licensed medical practitioners is that they are limited as to how they are allowed to work with patients who are diagnosed with ailments such as AIDS, leukemia, cancer, ADHD, diabetes, heart disease, etc. All of these require the prescribing of drugs, not to cure, but to hopefully control symptoms associated with these ailments. With cancer, they really step up the torture by mandating chemotherapy and radiation, along with a slew of drugs. One could cynically say that if the chemo and radiation poisoning don't kill the patient, the drugs and barbaric surgeries certainly will.

A very telling survey of top oncologists: “Over 75% of the oncologists polled said that if they had cancer they would never use the same chemotherapy they prescribe for their patients on themselves because of the ineffectiveness of chemotherapy and its unacceptable degree of toxicity.” - Los Angeles Times report. 

If this is the case, why subject their patients to something they themselves would be unwilling to undergo? Because sadly, that's just the way it is. 

Uncomfortable truths are often called conspiracy theories.
During my illness, I sought help from a licensed doc who hung a holistic banner on his door in Santa Monica. I mentioned I felt my issues were caused by mold inhalation as that was something I had researched on the internet. He agreed that could be possible but that as a licensed doc, he still had to follow mandated treatment protocols for renal failure, which didn't factor in mold causation, but included the very same drugs my hospital docs tried to push onto me later. 

Privately, he offered a few contacts of non-licensed practitioners who seemed to help many of his patients recover from illnesses that were considered incurable as mine was. He made me promise that I would never tell anyone that he referred me to them. Beyond that, he said he'd lose his license and practice if he used the same treatment protocols as his medically unlicensed friends, especially since many people seemed to be getting cured and that's a big no-no in the medical industry. Yes, he was hand-cuffed and knew it, but paid such a steep price to receive his medical license that he couldn't bear to throw it all away after the years of med school he had committed himself to. Golden handcuffs indeed, but ones soaked in blood.

Another friend of mine who is an eminent oncologist shared the same feeling of helplessness. She said she had studied many holistic protocols outside of the western system and was convinced they had merit and worked to cure people of cancer, but she was not allowed to use any of them on her patients. Her only way around the system was when a patient asked if Doctor Burzynski's antineoplaston therapy, green juice fasts or drinking colloidal silver would benefit them, she'd answer "I can't advise you on those in my capacity as your oncologist, but they probably couldn't hurt to give them a try." 

I know much of the above sounds absolutely depressing and it should. Who are we to turn to and trust if the system is so stacked against us and doesn't give a hoot about our well-being in the first place? Well, this has occurred, in part, because America has devolved into a country of passive lemmings who have willingly given up the responsibility to care for their own physical, mental and spiritual being onto others for the sake of convenience and dare I say, laziness. This is exactly why the country is currently suffering on all of the most important levels. 

Be your own leader!
When we allow others to unquestioningly tell us what is best for us you can bet it's not really best for us, but best for them instead. This is why so much of American life has become so dominated by corporations and government, who have merged into one and the same. That is the price we pay when we give in to that convenience. Independence and freedom become eroded little by little until none is left at all. 

Think about that for a moment. We live in a country founded on the principle of giving us individual independence, with the freedom to take care of ourselves how we saw fit, yet modern Americans have been brought up believing that is far too much responsibility for them to handle so they end up doing nothing but complaining that someone, the government, should take care of their needs instead. And how they complain even louder when this collective passivity comes back around and smacks them upside the head over and over again!

Here's my humble suggestion regarding your health (yes, it's going to be similar to my previous articles on money and finances). The key is simply to take back control over your mind, body and spirit. Be responsible for you in every way reasonably possible because at the end of the day, a healthy and fully conscious individual has little need to engage that dangerous roulette wheel of a health system in the first place.

Free your mind & the rest will follow!
However, I am not saying we should completely shun that system altogether. It does possess some great technologies to address certain physical traumas like burns, reattaching amputated limbs, broken bones, etc. It's in the treatment of disease where the system critically breaks down and typically makes the outcome far worse. In my case, the dialysis machine was a Godsend to start me on the path to completely curing my failed kidneys, though had I given in to the unnecessary kidney transplant, followed by a lifetime of dialysis and toxic drugs, I may not be here writing this today. Without getting into a lengthy description of what I did to heal, I'll spare the details and give a general overview in the hopes that it may help empower others in dealing with health challenges that they may now or in the future come face to face with.

After my hospital release, I allowed only thoughts of a complete healing to pass through my mind and encode my cells with. I reasoned that the body, down to the cellular level, takes and fulfills commands given by our mind so this was a critical and important factor.  Since my hunch was that mold may have been the cause, the next step was to completely detox my system so it would have a clean slate from which to start the healing process from. As I was not an expert on doing this type of full detox, I sought out and after a bit of a search, found a nutritionist who was on the same page to assist me. 

The whole detoxing and nutrition-based healing process took approximately eight months to fully complete. Afterwards, what amazed me was not only were my kidneys healed, but many other chronic and nagging injuries went away as well! Physiologically, my body had become younger, my mind and focus much sharper. I realized this was the natural state of human beings as long as we truly take charge and are willing to care for ourselves in a way that promotes vibrant health. Yes, this means being very conscious about what we feed our mind, body and spirit at all times. It may sound like a cliché and that there just has to be something much more complex than that, but there isn't! The simpler and clearer we make things, the better the quality of our lives become. 

The truth is always simple and in regards to health, here are a few that promote youthfulness:
1.   Drink plenty of pure water everyday.
2.   Choose organically grown produce and animal product that has been pasture-raised and free of GMO's.
3.   Eat fermented foods like kimchi, natto and sauerkraut.
4.   Drink kombucha and kefir to promote healthy gut bacteria.
5.   Juice leafy greens a few times a week to saturate your cells with nutrients and flush out toxins.
6.   Get at least an hour a day of sunshine per day if possible.
7.   Meditate and exercise regularly.
8.   Get plenty of rest as that is the time your body heals itself.
9.   Grow your own fruits and veggies or shop at farmers markets instead of grocery stores.

What to eliminate:
1.   Avoid fast food and all you can eat restaurants as they contain large amounts of toxic MSG.
2.   Curb alcohol consumption.
3.   Wean yourself off of pharmaceutical drugs and over the counter cold, allergy medicines and painkillers.
4.   Don't wear sunscreens as most cause skin cancer rather than prevent it.
5.   Avoid sodium laurel sulfate shampoos, fluoride toothpaste, chemical laundry detergents & beauty items. 
6.   Don't consume sodas or junk foods containing aspartame as they destroy immune and brain functions.
7.   Say "no" to all GMO foods all the time.
8.   Stay away from toxic people and choose your friends wisely.
9.   Do not sleep with a cell phone within thirty feet of you as the radioactivity given off by them disrupts brainwave activity, preventing deep sleep. It's also known to cause insomnia which can lead to depression and disease.
10.  If you smoke, do the best you can to stop.

 Real medicine looks like this!
Don't concern yourself with attempting to incorporate all of the above at once as that can become a daunting and intimidating task prone to failure. Instead, go at a pace you are comfortable with, adding the good choices and eliminating the bad one by one until they become a natural part of your life. 

Remember, our lives become an amazing journey when we make the decision to consciously walk an enlightened path. All we must do is take one step at a time and not be in a rush to complete it. I believe that certainly goes a long way in helping one lead a very happy, healthy and prosperous life. That is my greatest wish for us all! Until next time, be well.

Let's Get Pragmatic

I recently saw a great French film, The Intouchables. In one memorable scene, the lead character who lives in an impoverished part of the city, played brilliantly by Omar Sy, is seated in an employment office as the counselor reviewing his work app says "under the skills section you listed only pragmatic." He smiles and proudly replies "yes, I am very pragmatic."

In the movie, he utilizes this skill to help him rise above his surroundings and ultimately succeed in life. I recommend everybody see this timely, feel-good movie which has become the third highest grossing film of all time outside of the U.S., raking in over $300 million worldwide thus far. 

Interviewed after the screening about the amazing and unexpected success of the film, Omar attributed much of it to the extreme instability in the world right now and the sense of hopelessness people are feeling that there is nothing they can do about it. The film's message is that by looking at  the world through pragmatic eyes, we then see it for what it really is, thus encouraging us to take practical actions that elevate our lives. More and more people are beginning to catch on to this way of thinking which is why the world has flocked to this film.

prag-mat-ic - adj. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them. 

I know this sounds like such a great concept in general. But you're probably thinking how the heck can this  actually be put into action since there are seemingly so many things outside of our control that have influence over our day to day lives? If you asked that, good question and I will do my pragmatic best to answer it in a way that allows us the opportunity to bring harmony and opportunity to our lives no matter what's going on outside of it. Tall order perhaps, but why bother if we're not up to conquering the greatest challenges, so let's proceed.

See the whole picture, then take action!
In my previous articles, you may have noticed an underlying and often overlying theme of practical spiritual living, which is really nothing more than learning to focus primarily upon the things in life we can do something about. This requires taking a step back to observe what comes at us in a non-emotional and indifferent way in order to see things for what they truly are.

An example of this is when someone catches us off-guard by accusing us of something we believe to be false. Our first reaction may be to shout back that they are wrong, or worse yet, crazy. Bad Choice, as that would be akin to jumping into an emotional tornado which circulates confusion, anger, fear and the struggle for survival. Caught up in that, we would not be able to make very rational decisions for obvious reasons. By seeing the tornado coming and not running into it allows us added perspective to see what it's really all about before taking action.

Just the cold, hard facts
However, in no way am I suggesting we live our lives as detached beings like Mr. Spock from Star Trek, who goes around saying "fascinating" to everything he observes without ever getting involved on an emotional level. No, that wouldn't do at all. What I am positing is that by looking at life in a pragmatic way keeps our emotions from running amuck and out of our control so we can make choices that are truly in our best interests.

Let's take a look at the recent elections, for instance. It would be hard to find a greater emotion-sucking tornado than that craziness! Everyone who joins either the Republican or Democrat mob gets swept up into this whirling dervish, hurling insults and fighting for victory at all costs for no real reason other than that's what they are supposed to do to survive this 'every four year' calamity. If we step outside of this, we can get to a higher-ground perspective to view it objectively, then pick it apart rather easily.

From one liar to another
A few questions our pragmatic mind comes up with from an outsider perspective may be "are there any real measurable differences between these two sides at all?" History suggests the answer to be "no." "Is there any measurable impact on my life regardless of who gets elected?" The answer appears to be a resounding "no."

Once selected, do Presidents ever honor their campaign promises? "No way, Jose," says recent history. So if the above is even somewhat true, why can't the majority of America see through this ridiculous illusion? The answer may well be because they don't want to be faced with that truth, for that would mean they would no longer have someone to decide for them or to blame for their individual shortcomings in life.

George Carlin - The American Dream

You see, Americans have found, over the last few decades especially, that it's far easier to let someone else be in control of their destiny, to obediently follow orders, to be told what to do and when to do it, to be compliant, submit to authority without question and most importantly, to consume and get into massive debt as a means of attaining the  mythical American Dream.

As George Carlin so succinctly put it, "it's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe in it." In return for living in this docile, controlled dream-state, Americans are rewarded with free things. So much for independence in modern America.

Best of all it's free.
Last week, Obama proclaimed that the recovery had begun by throwing up phony GDP, CPI, housing and unemployment numbers in an effort to prove his point. Conveniently though, he'd like us to ignore the fact that since August, a half million new recipients were added to the welfare rolls, bringing the total to over 47.1 million Americans on food stamps.

This is roughly 20% of the nation and the highest levels in United States history. When you add the other myriad free money entitlement programs, including social security and medicare, those figures climb to well over 150,000,000, or roughly 70% of the country on some form of government welfare. Unfortunately, this is before you factor in the albatross that will break the back of  the current American economy for good: Obama-Care! More than 100 million Americans are on welfare

Fascism is corporate controlled government. Can
anyone deny this isn't true of the United States?
How is this even remotely sustainable? It's not and the game is about over! Most average Americans have been unknowingly suffering the consequences of this free-money insanity for some time now, yet the only thing they seem interested in is making sure the entitlement handouts continue indefinitely. They don't want to hear the government has run out of free money to give away.

They still stubbornly choose to close their eyes and ears to reality and blindly believe their leaders will this time divinely rescue them from their own destructive ignorance and apathy. Sadly, they are in for an even ruder awakening: there is no recovery coming!

Look out below!!
On the other hand, true pragmatists saw this train-wreck a long time ago and have prepared and taken decisive actions that have benefited themselves and those in their sphere of influence. By seeing things plainly for what they are, we become armed with valuable information that can be put into practical action.

See the opportunity in every disaster never was more appropriate a slogan to free ourselves from the tyranny of self-imposed oppression. Conversely, insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results. Given this, it becomes abundantly clear that the vast majority of America has gone insane.

Let's take a peek at a few of these insane ideologies. As the Prez threatened the past week, the government is heading towards a dangerous fiscal cliff and if the right and left don't come together to fix it asap, financial destruction may result. Who is he trying to fool?

Definitely not the pragmatists among us who saw the government train careen off the cliff a long time ago and what's left of the wreckage is but a heap of smoldering steel, twisted and tangled at the bottom of the abyss. Despite this fact, the people shout "tax the corporations more. They must pay their fair share to support the black hole of government spending too!" 

Protect it from what exactly?
This is completely insane thinking. Have they never bothered to notice that corporations simply collect taxes on behalf of the government and do not themselves pay them? One simply has to look at utility, cable, phone or any bill issued by a corporation for that matter to see the increasing numbers of supplemental taxes included that have to be paid by the consumer.

The people scream for higher taxes for corporations, then scream again when the corporations pass all of the burden back onto them over and over again! Want to punish the greedy oil companies by mandating higher taxes? You get hit with higher taxes at the pump. Want the airlines to pay as well? Hello twenty-percent transportation tax added to your ticket. How about taxing the crooked banks? That'll cost you in new ATM, minimum balance, confusing customer service and transaction taxes and fees. This is all so plain to see, yet America remains happily myopic. After all, it's someone else's problem to fix. 

This is where your tax dollars go
Logic tells us that taxes don't work and have never been for the benefit of the taxpayers. The government lie that income taxes are needed to keep the system functioning like a well-oiled machine are so outdated and transparent that only those who lack the ability to reason coherently could ever fall for it.

Obama pleads with any sucker willing to listen that by raising taxes on the super-wealthy, it will somehow balance the budget and put a dent in the one hundred trillion dollar deficit the government has racked up over the years. Oh yeah? What a pragmatist asks is if taxes have been getting collected all along, how did the government ever pile up such an astronomical debt in the first place? Obama's answer would be "uh, next question and from someone in the gallery who can't see, hear or think, please."

Trading your paper assets for silver coins will not
only protect your wealth, but greatly increase it
You see, governments don't have a clue what fiscal responsibility is or even care to know. As soon as tax money hits their hands, it is immediately spent on any frivolous pursuit they can think of, wars, bribes, drones to kill its citizens, prostitution, influence peddling, general corruption, lavish lifestyles, you name it.

Never has it been used to pay down debts, ever! In fact, no matter how much tax revenue is sucked from the people, governments will always spend even more than they take in. It's like leaving drug addicts in charge of guarding a pharmacy at sundown and expecting to find fully stocked shelves in the morning.

So what's a pragmatist to do regarding money given the above? The answer is quite simple really. Get your money away from the influence of this broken system run by  government crackheads. How? Begin to eliminate most, if not all, paper (de)investment vehicles. The most insidious by far is the 401k, which is nothing more than a ponzi-scheme to trick the unwary into throwing investment capital into bad, government-created debts repackaged and sold by Wall Street shysters who know ahead of time the investments will go bust before the suckers retire.

This was shockingly apparent after the 2000 tech  and 2009 real estate bubble busts which destroyed many 401k's. Yet, this is only the beginning. For those who hold their deteriorating wealth in 401k, IRA, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CD's or US dollars will continue to see them evaporate quicker than ever. 

The metals are poised to move much higher
For those who saw the writing on the wall and didn't sit around passively lamenting the unfairness of it all, took actions to their best advantage. In fact, during Obama's first four years, which were arguably the worst financial years in American history, those who got out of paper assets and into the safe haven of fixed assets, silver and gold, saw their wealth climb over 200%.

Think independently - take
back control of your life!
Even more impressive, since 2000, silver has smashed all other assets, rising as much as 2,400%! In comparison, adjusted for inflation, the DOW JONES has gone nowhere over the same period. Imagine what that did to millions of retirees who discovered there was nothing left to retire on?

It's very critical to understand that silver and gold prices only rise sharply and sustainably prior to a total economic and currency meltdown, the likes of which we are seeing play out across the globe now! Yes, the US dollar economy is at DEFCON 1, the government knows it, but is doing all it can to make sure its people don't, by conning them into staying all in in their rigged fiat currency game. Politicians don't go bust - the people do.

What might we conclude by all this, given the the same team that was in charge four years ago is back at it again, only now saying the debt spigots must be turned to "full power, no stopping us now!?" I'd say it's a certainty that silver and gold will vault much higher during the next four years in what is appropriately being called "the greatest transfer of wealth in human history." Those who hold either of the two metals will certainly be on the right side of that wealth transfer. That's just being pragmatic.

In fact, many states are also getting into the act by writing new legislation for silver and gold to be used as currency within their borders once again. 13 States now considering gold and silver as money
What is China pragmatically telling us?
China is certainly following this path by actively dumping the US dollar in favor of stockpiling gold and silver in order to make the renminbi the new world reserve currency.

So trading paper assets for silver and gold coins obviously becomes the most sensible undertaking for the people to counter the corrupt Federal government debt swindle.  Simple. Done. Next!

But what will the majority of Americans who refuse to take action on their own behalf and have traded their freedoms for welfare handouts do when the checks stop coming? Our government has a clue about that, which is why they recently purchased well over a billion rounds of ammunition and millions of new handguns in an effort to quell what they call the upcoming "zombie riots." DHS Classifies Ammo Purchase.

Are the states headed for civil war against the Feds in D.C.?
We are indeed living in strange times. Over the past week, 1.2 million Americans signed formal requests for their states to escape the clutches of the Federal government through secession. Of the fifteen states who have petitioned the White House so far, Texas leads the pack with well over 100,000 signatures. Texas secession request

Now that's pragmatism in action, in much the same way the original colonists, fed up with England's tyrannical bent, left to seek their own sovereignty. Who knows, it may be at that time again to hit the restart button! Either way, I am willing to bet we are in for some extraordinary and breathtaking times ahead and much sooner than we think...except for the pragmatists who already see it coming.

In Part two, I will discuss being pragmatic with your health to achieve optimal wellness. Until next time, stay conscious, independent and informed!