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Get rid of bad breath, tartar, and plaque with just one ingredient!

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice used to help improve oral health and detoxification. It involves the use of pure oils in order to pull harmful bacteria, fungus, and other organisms out of the mouth, teeth, gums and throat.

o how do you oil pull? It isn't that hard at all - all you need is some coconut oil or sesame seed oil, and you swish it around your mouth for a short time each day in order to improve oral health. Oil can cut through plaque and remove toxins safely and effectively without harming the teeth or gums.

The health benefits of oil pulling are quite astounding! Many people online have documented their success and health benefits they have received from oil pulling. Here is a list of 10 amazing benefits of oil pulling to help improve overall health:



For a tasty way to gut health, make your own probiotics

On a recent foray to my local health food store to find some powerful probiotics I endured a little sticker shock. A one month supply of probiotics was going to cost me from $30 to $79 dollars. I care a lot about my health, but spending almost $1000 bucks annually on a single food supplement isn't going to work for me, especially when I can make my own probiotics, which just happen to be way better, for about $2 a month. You can too.

The bacteria in our bodies equals the number of cells we have. We are like a walking biodome for trillions of these living creatures. If we don't take care of our microbiota, then our health truly suffers.

If bad bacteria take over our guts, we are likely to develop chronic gut inflammation that can lead to depression, heart disease, joint pain, obesity, more frequent colds and flu, and even neurodegenerative diseases. No thanks!

Colonizing the gut with probiotics is super important, but these live bacteria and yeasts which live in our digestive systems can be placed there by the foods we eat - and sauerkraut is one of the easiest, cheapest, most probiotic-friendly foods on the planet. We don't need to pay a small fortune to get our probiotics in pill form.

Comment: The Health & Wellness Show: Some of my best friends are germs


Americans take too many prescription medications

The most startling statistics I've seen in recent months came from Mayo Clinic researchers last June, who reported that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug. More than half take at least two prescriptions. Twenty percent take five or more.

Since this was published, I've heard relatively little reaction from the medical community. So allow me to speak up: This is scandalous and tragic.

To put it in an international perspective, a 2010 British study established that among 14 developed countries surveyed, the U.S. is solidly number one in per-capita prescription drug use.

If Americans enjoyed robust health as a result of taking more prescription medications than anyone else on earth, the staggering expense might be worthwhile. But we are dead last in health outcomes among 17 developed nations surveyed by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine. In 2013, they reported a "strikingly consistent and pervasive" pattern of worse health for all Americans, young and old, compared to the health of citizens from economically comparable nations.

Nations that take far fewer drugs than we do are healthier. Why?


Dying 13 year old, Amelia Ferguson diagnoses her own HPV vaccine injury that stumped doctors

Amelia Ferguson was dying and spending her days in bed, because doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. So she took her iPad and researched her condition herself, and found out it was related to the HPV vaccine, which allowed doctors to properly treat her condition.
One of the true tragedies in modern medicine is the refusal to consider vaccine injuries when diagnosing or treating disease. The U.S. government acknowledges that people die and are injured by vaccines, as is evidenced from the Department of Justice's quarterly reports on settlements in vaccine court.

However, medical students are given no training in recognizing or treating vaccine injuries, and no studies are ever conducted to find out why some children suffer from vaccines while others do not.

In this story out of the U.K., a 13 year old girl accomplishes something her doctors could not do, and that was diagnose her own life-threatening disease by researching all of the possibilities, without excluding vaccine injuries, something that apparently handicapped her doctors. She discovered that she suffered from an autoimmune disease after receiving the HPV vaccine.

Comment: Merck's former Doctor: 'Gardasil is the greatest medical scandal of all time'
There is a long list of educated people speaking out about this vaccine. This time around, it's Dr. Bernard Dalbergue, a former pharmaceutical industry physician with Gardasil manufacturer Merck who has started to raise his voice against the HPV vaccine, along with the pharmaceutical industry as a whole. He joins a long list of experts from within the industry who have slammed the rampant manipulation and control of clinical research done by the pharmaceutical industry.

This quote is taken from an interview that happened in April of 2014, from an issue of the French magazine Principes de Santé (Health Principles):
"The full extent of the Gardasil scandal needs to be assessed: everyone knew when this vaccine was released on the American market that it would prove to be worthless. Diane Harper, a major opinion leader in the United States, was one of the first to blow the whistle, pointing out the fraud and scam of it all. I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all time because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers. Gardasil is useless and costs a fortune! In addition, decision-makers at all levels are aware of it! Cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, paralysis of the lower limbs, vaccine-induced MS and vaccine-induced encephalitis can be found, whatever the vaccine." (source) - Dr. Bernard Dalbergue

Life Preserver

Hops herb helps fights breast cancer & menopause symptoms

© Off The Grid News
Nature works in mysterious ways. This is surely the case of the Hops herb (Humulus lupulus) when it comes to breast cancer and menopause symptoms.

Hops lessens menopausal symptoms

Hops herb and its constituents have been found in multiple studies to have a positive effect upon menopausal symptoms. These include hot flushes (or hot flashes) and night sweats. These are termed vasomotor symptoms because they involve the ability of the blood vessels to expand and contract. The connection is that estrogen has a lot to do with regulating the blood vessels' flexibility.

One clinical study of Hops and menopause came from Belgium's Ghent University. It tested 67 menopausal women for three months. The researchers given either a Hops extract called 8-prenylnarigenin (8-PN) or a placebo. The study found that after six weeks and 12 weeks, those taking the Hops extract experienced a significant reduction in vasomotor symptoms - including hot flushes (or hot flashes) and night sweats.


Walking is better than caffeine for an afternoon pick-me-up

© Medical News today
Swap caffeine for stair-walking to boost energy, motivation
We all know the feeling of craving an afternoon pick-me-up. Regardless of how much sleep you've gotten the night before—afternoon is a time of day when our hormonal and circadian rhythms seem hardwired to take a siesta or power nap. Obviously, for anyone who is chronically sleep deprived, the need for a midday jolt of energy to stay alert and keep chugging along at work or school is going to be more pronounced. Unfortunately, consuming caffeine in the afternoon can create a vicious cycle of making it less likely you'll sleep well that night, which will cause you to crave caffeine the following afternoon...and so on, and so on.

But there is good news: The latest empirical evidence suggests that 10 minutes of walking or climbing a few flights of stairs is actually a more effective way to boost your energy and vigor than consuming 50 milligrams of caffeine.

This first-of-its-kind study on the energizing benefits of small doses of physical activity compared to caffeine was conducted by Patrick O'Connor and Derek Randolph from the Department of Kinesiology (Exercise Science Programs) at the University of Georgia and published in the Journal of Physiology & Behavior.

Comment: Feeling stressed and tired?! Take a walk:
  • Just Walking Three Times a Week Slashes Death Rate Risk by 60 Percent
  • Improve your mood by changing the way you walk
  • Scientists Shed New Light on Walking
  • The slow death of the art of purposeless walking
    Walking is a luxury in the West. Very few people, particularly in cities, are obliged to do much of it at all. Cars, bicycles, buses, trams, and trains all beckon.

    Instead, walking for any distance is usually a planned leisure activity. Or a health aid. Something to help people lose weight. Or keep their fitness. But there's something else people get from choosing to walk. A place to think.

    Wordsworth was a walker. His work is inextricably bound up with tramping in the Lake District. Drinking in the stark beauty. Getting lost in his thoughts.

    Charles Dickens was a walker. He could easily rack up 20 miles, often at night. You can almost smell London's atmosphere in his prose. Virginia Woolf walked for inspiration. She walked out from her home at Rodmell in the South Downs. She wandered through London's parks.

    Henry David Thoreau, who was both author and naturalist, walked and walked and walked. But even he couldn't match the feat of someone like Constantin Brancusi, the sculptor who walked much of the way between his home village in Romania and Paris. Or indeed Patrick Leigh Fermor, whose walk from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul at the age of 18 inspired several volumes of travel writing. George Orwell, Thomas De Quincey, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bruce Chatwin, WG Sebald and Vladimir Nabokov are just some of the others who have written about it.


Vaccine failure: Merck being sued for shingles vaccine that causes the affliction it's supposed to prevent

Attorney Troy Bouk was recently interviewed by Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins to discuss the shingles vaccine Zostavax, the issues related to its effectiveness and the problems that are associated with the product, including the fact that the drugmaker's vaccine seems to cause the very affliction that it seeks to prevent — and, according to a massive lawsuit, thousands of victims agree.

While we have everyone from attorneys to biologists, to political scientists who contribute to the Free Thought Project, none of us are doctors, so we do not make recommendations about what you and your family should do in regards to vaccination. That being said, the drug makers have an incentive for you not to see this information which means it will not be reported on in the mainstream media as their advertising dollars are tied directly to these companies. So, we find that it is our duty to spread this information and with your help sharing it, we can have a massive effect.

Comment: Merck admits shingles vaccine Zostavax can cause eye damage & shingles A better solution:
Vitamin C, shingles, and vaccination

Frederick Klenner, MD, who pioneered the effective use of vitamin C in a wide variety of infections and toxin exposures, published the results of his vitamin C therapy on eight patients with shingles. He gave 2,000 to 3,000 mg of vitamin C by injection every 12 hours, supplemented by 1,000 mg in fruit juice by mouth every two hours. In seven of the eight patients treated in this manner, complete pain relief was reported within two hours of the first vitamin C injection.

Vitamin C has a general virus-inactivating effect, with herpes viruses being only one of many types of virus that vitamin C has neutralized in the test tube or has eradicated in an infected person (Levy, 2002). As with the inactivation seen with other viruses mixed with vitamin C in the test tube (in vitro), two early studies were consistent with the clinical results later seen with vitamin C in herpes infections. Vitamin C inactivated herpes viruses when mixed with them in the test tube (Holden and Resnick, 1936; Holden and Molloy, 1937).


Paradigm shift? RFK Jr. questions vaccine safety in surprisingly, attack-free tv interview

Robert F Kennedy, Jr.
When Robert F. Kennedy Jr was a guest this week on Tucker Carlson's show (FoxNews), he said it was only the second show he'd ever been allowed to discuss the topic of vaccination dangers. The reason why, he says, is because shows are paid billions per year by pharmaceutical companies in advertising dollars and they don't want his message to be discussed.

RFK Jr., like many others, is sounding the alarm with respect to childhood vaccinations. Many of the vaccines are mandatory, and not vaccinating one's children, as TFTP has reported, runs the risk of having one's children taken away, and put into the custody of the state. Some parents are imprisoned by the State for not vaccinating their children. Still, others are made to appear unstable for even suggesting vaccines cause autism and are dangerous for the health of children, even though one executive-level Center For Disease Control researcher blew the whistle that the CDC knew they covered up information supporting that case.

He said he'd only ever received three vaccinations in his lifetime, but a child today receives dozens upon dozens of shots and boosters. The reasons why may shock our readers. The son of Robert F. Kennedy, of the highly respected Kennedy Clan, says the pharmaceutical companies became untouchable in 1989 when they were given blanket immunity from prosecution for their vaccinations. Claiming the industry then saw vaccinations as a potential "gold rush," he said they then created shots for all types of illnesses, many of which no one will even be exposed to, all for the sake of profit.

Alarm Clock

Childhood cancer up 13% in the last 20 years

“Cancer is a significant cause of death in children and adolescents, in spite of its relatively rare occurrence before the age of 20 years.” — Christopher Wild, PhD
A recent study, coordinated by the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published in Lancet Oncology shows that childhood cancer was 13 percent more common between 2001-2010 than in the 1980s, totaling to an annual incidence rate of 140 per million children aged 0-14 years worldwide.1, 2

Although the data for this study was gathered from 153 cancer registries in 62 countries, the results are predominantly based on a child population coverage of almost 100 percent in North America and Western Europe.1

Based on 300,000 cancer cases diagnosed in 2001-2010, leukemia was the most common cancer in children under the age of 15, amounting to a third of all childhood cancer cases. Tumors of the central nervous system accounted for 20 percent of all cases and lymphomas accounted for 12 percent.1 In children under the age of five, a third of the cases involved embryonal tumors such as neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, nephroblastoma, etc.1

Comment: Number one cause of childhood death in U.S.? Cancer


Court orders EPA to close loophole that exempted factory farms from pollutant reporting

© Environmental Law & Policy Center of the Midwest
The DC Circuit Court ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tuesday to close a loophole that has allowed hazardous substances released into the environment by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to go unreported.

"We applaud the DC Circuit Court's clear decision to enforce this vital environmental safeguard to protect public safety," said Earthjustice attorney Jonathan Smith, who helped argue the case before the court.
"In the words of the court, the risk of air emissions from CAFOs 'isn't just theoretical; people have become seriously ill and even died' from these emissions. But the public cannot protect itself from these hazardous substances if CAFOs aren't required to report their releases to the public. The loophole also prevented reporting of these toxics to local and state responders and the court held that plainly violated the law."
CAFOs are large-scale livestock facilities that confine large numbers of animals in relatively small spaces. A large CAFO may contain upward of 1,000 cattle, 2,500 hogs or 125,000 chickens. Such facilities generate a massive amount of urine and feces, which is commonly liquefied and either stored under the facility or nearby in open-air lagoons. This waste is known to release high levels of toxic pollutants like ammonia and hydrogen sulfide into the environment.

Comment: CAFO's: The facts about factory farms

The economics of CAFOs:
  • There are approximately 15,000 CAFOs in the US, which raise 50% of all animals used for our food.
  • The largest food processors hold the greatest share of the market, so they wield more power, both economic and political.
  • CAFOs receive a wide array of subsidies, both direct and indirect, such as crop subsidies on the corn and soybean used to feed CAFO animals. This in turn means more money in the pockets of feed producers like Monsanto.
  • Because CAFOs are not held accountable for the environmental and health damage they do, they don't have to worry about those costs, putting more into their pocket. Those costs are absorbed by the public at large.
  • A River Of Waste: The hazardous truth about factory farms
Waste From CAFOs Compared to 'Mini Chernobyls'

When you raise tens of thousands of animals (and in the case of chickens, 100,000) under one roof, you're left with a load of waste. That manure, which traditionally was regarded as a valuable fertilizing byproduct when produced on a much smaller scale, has become one of the most polluting substances in the United States (even though federal legislature forbids animal waste from being defined as "hazardous").

The problem is, when it's produced in massive quantities, it certainly is hazardous. In a report of the Pew Commission on industrial farm animal production (IFAP),1 it's explained:
"Animal waste in such volumes may exceed the capacity of the land to absorb the nutrients and attenuate pathogens. Thus, what could be a valuable byproduct becomes a waste that must be disposed of in an appropriate manner.
The annual production of manure produced by animal confinement facilities exceeds that produced by humans by at least three times. Manure in such large quantities carries excess nutrients, chemicals, and microorganisms that find their way into waterways, lakes, groundwater, soils, and airways.
Excess and inappropriate land application of untreated animal waste on cropland contributes to excessive nutrient loading and, ultimately, eutrophication of surface waters.
IFAP runoff also carries antibiotics and hormones, pesticides, and heavy metals. Pesticides are used to control insect infestations and fungal growth.
Heavy metals, especially zinc and copper, are added as micronutrients to the animal diet. Tylosin, a widely used antibiotic (macrolide) for disease treatment and growth promotion in swine, beef cattle, and poultry production, is an example of a veterinary pharmaceutical that decays rapidly in the environment, but can still be found in surface waters of agricultural watersheds."
The waste, which is typically stored in massive "lagoons," often leads to rivers of waste that flow from factory farms into the surrounding environment. As the film described, just one environmental consequence of this is the quick spread of Pfiesteria, a microscopic organism that feeds off the phosphorus and nitrogen found in manure.