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Objective:Health #8 - Attention, Memory and Focus in a Distracted World

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Attention seems to be getting a lot of.... attention these days. Whether it be due to the rise in attention deficit and related disorders or because new technological devices seem to be robbing us of this essential resource is difficult to say. Yet the mystics have been telling us about our lack of attention and our inability to recognize this since time immemorial. Is the modern world actually withering away our ability to attend, focus and remember, or are we simply more cognizant of our limited abilities against a modern technological background? Is technology shaping us, or simply reflecting what we already are?

Join us on this episode of Objective: Health, where we discuss attention, memory and focus in its many forms, exploring ways of using and improving attention, taking control of what we attend to and the consequences of not paying attention.

And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment, where she tells us all about doggie dementia.


Time stamps:
Selective attention test: 34:02
Misdirection: 49:26
Pet Health: 1:22:09

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Running Time: 01:32:34

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MindMatters: New Show! Why Mind Really Matters, and Your Life Reflects Your Values

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On this first episode of MindMatters, we dive into the biggest mystery of our times: consciousness. What is it, why is it so mysterious, and why is it important? Materialists either explain it away or deny it really exists, but the mind is much more than that. It can't be so easily denied. Everything in our experience, from our sensations and feelings to our theories and choices in life - all of these depend on our minds.

Summing up many of the topics we have looked at on our previous show, the Truth Perspective, today we put together ideas from Andrew Lobaczewski, James C. Carpenter, Whitehead and Griffin, and Jordan B. Peterson. We also examine a clip from Peterson's latest Q&A on how our aims structure everything in our experience from our perception to the choices we make in life.

If you like what you see, make sure to subscribe to our new YouTube channel, MindMatters.


Running Time: 01:34:39

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Objective:Health: The Shit Show - Fiber, Fecal Transplants and the Microbiome

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Welcome to the Shit Show! We start off with a discussion of fiber - is it the essential part of the diet the "experts" tell us it is? Fiber appears to have benefits, but there are a number of examples of people doing fine, even thriving, eschewing it completely. Some health issues even seem to be markedly improved by eliminating fiber, while increasing it worsens conditions. Maybe fiber isn't the amazing non-nutrient it's assumed to be!

Dr. Gaby brings us a health alert with important new information about fluoroquinalones.

We then move into other poopy areas, discussing the emerging research on fecal transplants among other poop-related topics.

Finally, Zoya's Pet Health Segment brings us some fascinating information about animal poop - why do some animals eat their own poop and why do dogs prefer to poop along the north-south axis of the earth?

Join us for our poopy parley - everything you didn't know you wanted to know about poop!

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Running Time: 01:07:05

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The Truth Perspective: Inside Ponerology: Why Individuals Are Essential for a Healthy Society

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On today's show we dive back into Political Ponerology where we find useful information concerning the many complicated laws governing individual and social life, as well as how a lack of awareness can lead to great tragedy. As Lobaczewski wrote, comprehending these laws, or even having an instinctive intuition of them, provides us with the wisdom and practical insight necessary to reach our goals and to mature our personalities as much as possible, creating a healthy social structure in the process.

Lobaczewski anticipates many of the topics discussed by Jordan Peterson: social hierarchies, the importance of the individual, equality of opportunity, the inevitability of certain forms of inequality and the positive roles they play, as well as the dangers of other forms of inequality.

So join us today as we discard ideology to seek out a more nuanced view of society and the role of the individual.


Running Time: 01:35:41

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Objective:Health: Keto Crotch - Weight Watchers Pathetic Attempt to Scare You Off Ketogenic Diets‌

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You know when you're clipping along on the ketogenic diet, losing weight, healing your autoimmune symptoms, experiencing clearer thinking, curing your cancer and clearing your skin issues, but you notice a certain stink coming from your nether regions? Yeah, neither do we.

All across the internet in the last few weeks, mainstream media headlines decried a new side effect of the ketogenic diet, dubbed 'Keto Crotch'. Anyone who's ever done the ketogenic diet knows this isn't a thing, but it didn't stop the story from spreading far and wide. This represents yet another smear in a long line of disinformation programs against the ketogenic diet. But digging deep on the story's origins brings some disturbing revelations about how corporate interests are able to invent myths to control public behavior, getting viral hits and embedding views into the collective consciousness that have nothing to do with reality.

Weight Watchers, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, Barilla - all have many things in common (including selling products diametrically opposed to the ketogenic diet). They all employ mega-PR firm Edelman Digital. Coincidence? Join us as we dig in to the nature of the Keto Crotch phenomenon and how corporate interests shape 'reality' to control the behavior of the masses.

And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment, where she looks at the amazing healing effects of the ketogenic diet - for dogs!

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Running Time: 01:07:27

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NewsReal #30: Christchurch Massacre - Don't Fall For The Manipulation

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Whenever a horrific terror attack or mass shooting occurs, it is of course proper to mourn or at least acknowledge the victims and their loved ones. The 50 innocent people killed at two mosques in Christchurch under a hail of bullets last Friday deserve the respectful treatment they have been afforded in supportive media coverage since then, both in New Zealand and internationally.

What is entirely missing, however, from all media accounts, is a proper accounting of what took place in the city of Christchurch that afternoon. Eyewitness statements and police reports of multiple armed men, arrested suspects, and defused bombs at diverse locations in the city have simply been 'dropped' from media coverage, replaced with a narrative focusing on one sole actor, Australian Brenton Tarrant.

The sadistic psychopath who filmed his part in the events is undoubtedly a perpetrator, but was he the sole perpetrator?

In this NewsReal, Joe and Niall discuss the bloody events in Christchurch and point to some of the evidence that indicates Tarrant was not acting alone. They also discuss why it's important to consider this and similar events in the context of organized criminal conspiracies: the fractious fallout inflames and reinforces divisions in society globally.

If this is the intention not just of the 'lone gunman', but of his powerful backers, then it behooves us to know when we are being manipulated...


Running Time: 01:42:04

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The Truth Perspective: The Hidden Role of Psi in Psychotherapy - and Evolution?

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Dr. Jim Carpenter's First Sight theory not only finds a role for psi in the creation of consciousness; it has a wide range of implications for what it means to be human, the nature of personal development, and potentially the development of life itself. With its focus on the importance of meaning, it has particular relevance to the practice of psychotherapy.

Today on the Truth Perspective we discuss a chapter in Carpenter's book on the subject, as well as a talk he gave in which he expands on the ideas presented there. Carpenter compares his theory with the Control/Mastery theory of psychotherapy, in which conscious and unconscious motivations play a central role. Last week we asked how to bring unconscious and conscious intentions into alignment. Carpenter's discussion of pathogenic beliefs and the role of the therapist in correcting them provides an answer: on an unconscious level, patients wish to have their unconscious pathogenic beliefs disproven. And psi can play a role in helping that process along.


Running Time: 01:23:45

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Objective:Health - Are We Born to Run... Barefoot?

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Ever since humans have existed, we've been running. In many ways, it seems we were born to run. Running increases muscle mass, cardiovascular fitness, bone density, improves insulin sensitivity and helps to reduce stress. It also has many brain benefits, including helping with learning, strengthening focus, increasing motivation and more. Put simply, running improves quality of life in many unexpected ways.

But what if we're doing it wrong? It turns out that the way we've all become accustomed to running, with our "high tech" shoes and gear, may actually be detrimental to our bodies. Nature seems to have designed our bodies perfectly for running, so why are we listening to billion-dollar sneaker companies and messing with our perfect system? Barefoot running, or minimal running, is becoming more and more popular in the running world, citing benefits from lower injury rate to improved posture.

Is it time to ditch the shoes and get back to nature like a bunch of hippies? Join us for a lively discussion on the benefits of running and how to do it right!

And stay tuned for Pet Health with Zoya. This week she shares tips on how to tell if your dog has arthritis.


Running Time: 01:10:25

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NewsReal #29: What Israeli Lobby? Anti-Semitism Hysteria Hits US, UK, France

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Three capitals, three countries, three tales of Jews maligned. At the same time.

Mania for 'anti-anti-semitism' hit all-time highs in the US recently thanks to uproar over comments made by freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar suggesting that pro-Israel lobby groups exert undue influence on American politics. Whether contrived or spontaneous, public debate led to a concerted effort - for now canned - to legally conflate anti-semitism with criticism of Israel.

It's remarkable enough that proscribed speech may be instituted in the USA, but what's even more remarkable is that the French government just last month announced its intention to likewise broaden the legal definition anti-semitism to include criticism of Israel, and that it did so in response to the 5-month-long Yellow Vest anti-government protest movement.

Finally, politics and media coverage in the UK has of late been all but saturated by endless claims that opposition party leader Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-semite because he does not specifically condemn Israel's Middle East foes Hamas and Hezbollah. Remarkably, this occurs at a time when the UK is undergoing a profound constitutional crisis due to 'Brexit' and its ramifications for the unity of the UK as such.

In this NewsReal, Joe & Niall discuss the highly dangerous strategy Western governments are taking in pushing Jews front and center of fractious national debates.


Running Time: 01:14:03

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The Truth Perspective: First Sight: Why Psi Is the Root of Consciousness

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Parapsychology remains a controversial science, rejected by materialists as impossible and not worth any scientific attention. But if materialism is false, and there is something valid in the parapsychological research, what do its results suggest about the nature of consciousness? James C. Carpenter has been doing such research for decades, and developing a theory of psi that places it within a complete picture of human psychology.

Seven years ago he published the culmination of his research and theorizing: First Sight: ESP and Parapsychology in Everyday Life. Carpenter argues that psi events are not anomalies and psi is not an ability. Rather, psi is an intrinsic psychological process that contributes to every thought, feeling, and action. It is the leading edge of consciousness and plays an essential role in the construction of our experience.

In fact, psi seems to operate in much the same way as various subliminal mental processes: below the level of consciousness. Just like subliminal primes, extrasensory information prepares the mind for action, activating physiological, emotional, and cognitive responses. And all these psychological processes fulfill the same function: to engage the world of meaning according to our shared and individual aims and intentions, both conscious and unconscious.


Running Time: 01:34:19

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