DNA Monthly (Vol. 9, No. 2)
March-April 2013 (Vol. 9, No. 2)
BREAKING NEWS: SO MUCH, SO FAST
With 2012 behind us and 2013 well underway, just as I predicted at various points over the past several years, we are rapidly accelerating into a window of “disclosure” in virtually every aspect of our society: economic, religious, governmental, historical, anthropological, exopolitical, and scientific.
While various financial scandals—from LIBOR to Fraudclosuregate to precious metals market manipulation—continue to make the news, lightning literally struck the Vatican upon Pope Benedict XVI’s virtually unprecedented resignation under accusations of money laundering and even pedophilia leveled at the Catholic Church.
Meanwhile, the exploding OPPT movement, regardless of whether it is legitimate or succeeds in its goal of liberating the planetary population from debt slavery and social control by the elites, is shedding light on the fact that nearly all governments purporting to represent the people are actually corporations seeking to profit at the people’s expense.
Even as OPPT is letting one major cat out of the bag on a mass scale, others are exposing orthodox dogma’s misinformation and disinformation in equally important areas.
The whistleblower known as “Daniel,” two of whose fascinating articles on Reciprocal System of physical theory have been published in DNA Monthly, just released a groundbreaking new essay on geochronology, “Hiding History in the Past,” that seriously challenges virtually everything we think we know about the historical timeline of our planet.
There has also been an enormous groundswell of revolutionary information surfacing of late regarding humankind’s real origins and relatives—from Lloyd Pye’s pioneering new book on Intervention Theory to Dr. Melba Ketchum’s laboratory analysis, discussed by Linda Moulton Howe here, of biological specimens possibly revealing the genome of Bigfoot.
Speaking of officially denied biological entities, in the near future we can expect Dr. Stephen Greer’s powerful disclosure film, Sirius, to be released—with reportedly loads of game-changing information on so-called free energy technology that has been suppressed, until now, by our planetary controllers in an effort to remain in power.
On the subject of free energy, the potentially life-altering technology based on a novel conception of plasma developed by Iranian physicist Mehran Keshe is finally starting to gain traction in the scientific community. Be on the lookout for major breakthroughs in this area over the coming months.
Finally, in slightly more mainstream scientific arenas, two articles from 2013, whose basic conclusions I reached years ago in Book One on the Regenetics Method, Conscious Healing, speak volumes about where genetic and evolutionary science is headed as our society rapidly transforms from the inside out.
The first of these articles, both of which were published on www.phys.org, is entitled “Quadruple Healing Discovered in Human Cells.”
“In 1953, Cambridge researchers Watson and Crick published a paper describing the interweaving ‘double helix’ DNA structure—the chemical code for all life. Now, in the year of that scientific landmark’s 60th Anniversary, Cambridge researchers have published a paper proving that four-stranded ‘quadruple helix’ DNA structures—known as G-quadruplexes—also exist within the human genome. They form in regions of DNA that are rich in the building block guanine, usually abbreviated to ‘G.’”
The second article, “New Species Appear to Arise from Sudden Changes,” shows Darwinian evolutionary theory for what it really is: a load of bunk.
“Folmer Bokma, researcher at Umeå University, explains that living species have a limited ability to adapt to the environment,” we read. “His results suggest that species do not change gradually, as the modern evolutionary theory assumes, but suddenly when a new species arises.”
Here’s to more truths surfacing in 2013!
FEATURED IN THE MARCH-APRIL 2013 ISSUE OF DNA MONTHLY
1. “The Universe Is a Grand Simulation Created by an Intelligent Designer,” by Mike Adams
2. “Making a Living vs. Making a Life: How Our Past Can Help Create a Conscious Future,” by Chris Renzo
3. “The Eleven Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition,” by Kris Gunnars
4. “Ten Scientific Dogmas that Should Be Questioned to Support Our Evolution,” by Buck Rogers
Featured Video … Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview
1. The Universe Is a Grand Simulation Created by an Intelligent Designer
There’s a lot of buzz in the news about a new scientific study that statistically supports the idea that our known universe is actually a grand computer simulation.
This is mainstream science, and the idea isn’t as whacky as you might first suppose. I've actually written about this several times in articles about consciousness and the nature of reality.
This news, by the way, also supports the idea of a Creator who brought this universe—and everything in it—into existence by design.
A new scientific paper published in arXiv and co-authored by Silas Beane from the University of Bonn reveals strong statistical evidence that our reality is, indeed, a grand computer simulation. The title of the paper is “Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation.”
What It Means in Layman’s Terms
Here's the easy way to understand all this. Your computer display screen has a finite number of pixels available; this is called the “screen resolution,” such as 1920 x 1440. This means there are 1920 pixels across and 1440 pixels vertically.
Everything you see on your computer screen must be drawn and depicted using these pixels, and nothing can be displayed that’s only half a pixel.
For example, you can’t draw a vertical line on the screen that exists between the pixels that are hard-wired into the screen resolution. Everything you view on the monitor—a computer game, a website, even a video—is essentially transposed onto the “lattice” of pixels that exist in your hardware.
Your hardware, in effect, has a hard-wired “resolution limit” which defines the smallest size of any object that can be depicted on the screen.
Now, zoom out to the “real” world in which we live. Here in the real world, we think that there are no pixels and that we can move fluidly to any location we wish. We’re not digitized beings, we think; we’re analog beings living in a fluid world without the pixelation of a computer screen, right?
Not so fast. As it turns out, our “reality” is also pixelated, just at a very fine resolution. This study revealed that the energy level of cosmic rays “snaps to” the “resolution” of the universe.
The very laws of electromagnetic radiation, in other words, are confined by the resolution of the three-dimensional simulation we call a “universe.”
The existence of this construct, if proven, also proves intelligent design by a conscious Creator who built the universe to begin with. This is the upshot of this scientific discovery that most scientists refuse to acknowledge.
But the conclusion is inescapable: if our universe is a carefully-constructed simulation, then by definition there must have been a purpose behind its construction, as well as a Creator who built it.
For the record, my personal belief is that the Creator set all the physical constants in the universe and then initiated the so-called “Big Bang” and let things play out from there.
I do not believe our Creator “tinkers” with the universe at a micro level on a day-to-day basis. But I do believe there very well may have been individuals throughout history who found ways to “bend the rules” of the Matrix ever so slightly and thereby perform the kind of miracles described in ancient texts.
The Structure of the Underlying Lattice
The authors of this new paper describe their conclusion: “The numerical simulation scenario could reveal itself in the distributions of the highest energy cosmic rays exhibiting a degree of rotational symmetry breaking that reflects the structure of the underlying lattice."
This “underlying lattice” is what I’m describing as the “resolution” of our physical simulation.
There’s other evidence of this, too: Plank’s Constant, for example, is yet more proof that the physical universe in which we live is quantized to a particular resolution. In fact, even light behaves in a quantized manner, which is why “light packets” are called quanta.
Our universe, it turns out, is digital, not analog. Heck, even your DNA is digital, not analog. You are a digitized physical being imbued with a non-material consciousness that transcends this physical simulation.
Realizing this is a lot like taking the red pill in The Matrix and being shown that the universe you thought was real is actually just a grand computer simulation.
Of course, once you grasp that we are living in a grand simulation, the next obvious question is: Who built it?
One obvious answer is that we built it! Not “we” the humans here on Earth, but rather the “we” comprising a highly advanced civilization of seemingly supernatural beings with incomprehensibly powerful technology.
We collectively built the simulation, the theory goes, and then agreed to selectively insert our consciousness into the simulation in order to have a “human life experience” on this planet. But that’s only one possibility.
Another possible answer is that He built it. Who is He? He is God, our Creator. He is a consciousness with literal Godlike powers who is omnipresent and all-powerful.
He created our universe (i.e., designed and then launched the simulation) while providing a mechanism for free will consciousness to “wake up” inside the simulation in the bodies of newly born beings.
Upon death in the simulation, your consciousness leaves the simulation and returns to its source, which is the actual reality that transcends this one.
This is possibly why people who have survived near-death experiences consistently report their experience as being a “hyper reality” that feels a “thousand times more real than life on Earth.”
For the record, I have always believed in a supernatural Creator of our universe; our God. I also believe—and have good evidence—that God is an all-loving being and that the overriding purpose of our existence in this universe is to express our free will and thereby have a self-aware experience which advances our knowledge of who we are.
The Purpose of Designing a Grand Computer Simulation
If our universe was consciously created, then it must have been created for a purpose. In his book Proof of Heaven, near-death survivor Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon, describes the purpose in great detail:
Through the Orb, [God] told me that there is not one universe but many—in fact, more than I could conceive—but that love lay at the center of them all. Evil was present in all the other universes as well, but only in the tiniest trace amounts. Evil was necessary because without it free will was impossible, and without free will there could be no growth—no forward movement, no chance for us to become what God longed for us to be. Horrible and all-powerful as evil sometimes seemed to be in a world like ours, in the larger picture love was overwhelmingly dominant, and it would ultimately be triumphant.
The primary purpose of life in this realm, it seems, is to experience personal growth and learn how to overcome evil. This explains why we all seem to be surrounded by so much evil on a day-to-day basis. We are drowning in evil precisely because our souls chose to be here and learn how to defeat it.
At the end of our Earthly lives, we are judged on our performance by a higher power, and that judgment takes into account our performance in the following areas:
Did we achieve a measure of self-awareness? Did we work to overcome evil? Did we express love and compassion and help uplift others with knowledge and awareness?
As you’ve probably already figured out, the vast majority of humans fail these tests. They die bitter, selfish, substance-addicted, greed-driven minions of evil who mistakenly thought they were winning the game of life while, in reality, they were losing the far more important test of the Creator.
Looking around at our fellow human beings, you can’t help but agree with my assessment that nearly everyone is failing the test. If we are here to overcome and resist evil, very few people are scoring very many points at all.
Having your consciousness attached to a human experience in this world seems to be the universal equivalent of “being thrown in the deep end” of Good vs. Evil.
Making matters even more difficult, none of us is granted any sort of memory of why we are here and what we’re supposed to do. We simply wake up as a newborn, and we have to figure things out for ourselves: a challenge that often takes a lifetime. In fact, the achievement of “enlightenment” in a human lifetime is quite a remarkable feat.
What This Means for Your Life
So what does all this mean in terms of the way you live your life here on Earth? If you believe the universe really is a grand simulation created by a higher power, then it forces you to rethink your philosophy on the purpose of life.
Some might say this is the perfect excuse to resort to selfish hedonism and turn your entire life into one vast entertainment parade. But that seems to be the wrong conclusion, precisely because it ignores the importance of personal growth.
I do not believe our universe is a childish playground; I believe it is a serious test of spiritual strength. You may or may not agree with all my points, but here’s my philosophy on what to do with this realization:
1. Don't chase material things that aren’t even real in the first place. You are living in a simulation that’s as unreal as an old 8-bit Atari computer game. A focus on trying to collect money and wealth in this world is about as foolish as trying to collect gold coins in a role-playing computer game.
2. Live your life to WIN the simulation. “Winning” means persistently working to defeat evil, demonstrate love and help awaken others. That’s how you will be judged once your life comes to an end.
3. Know that your behavior is being watched, recorded, and judged. There are ultimately no secrets. You will, in time, face judgment on all your actions, and it’s even possible that an entire civilization of advanced Creators will review your actions with you. (This is what is often described by those who survive NDEs.) Your actions in this simulation are recorded on your soul for eternity, so make them count. Don’t do anything your soul would feel ashamed of.
4. Know that death is not final. What matters far more than staying alive on this planet is living your life with principle. Your decisions (ethics) survive your human life! I would rather die defending principles of love and enlightenment than compromise those principles to save my own skin in this simulation. Life is fleeting, but the record of your morals and behavior lasts forever. If all this starts to sound a little Biblical, that’s because the Bible is, I believe, based in part on information provided to us by the Creator of our grand simulation.
5. Realize that your consciousness is eternal and you almost certainly “agreed” to come here and experience this life as a spiritual test. With that in mind, do your best to achieve success within the test by demonstrating behavior based in high spiritual principles.
Why I’m not Afraid to Tell the Truth
Once you grasp all this, you realize why I am not afraid to speak my mind and report the truth. People often ask me, “Aren’t you afraid of being killed?” While I do take tactical precautions to avoid being prematurely removed from this simulation, I simultaneously realize that there is ultimately nothing to be afraid of in this simulated world.
What’s to be afraid of, really? Most of the people who claim to have power in this world will be reduced to Hellish minions after their death. If you look at truly evil people, you realize that they have already doomed their souls in the real world beyond this one.
They will suffer from the Hell they have brought upon themselves by living lives of deception. We who tell the truth are spiritual giants compared to those who gain false power through deception.
That’s why never selling out is an absolute must if you hope to pass the spiritual test of life. If you sell out to corporate interests or an evil agenda that suppresses freedom or health, you quite literally sell out your own soul far beyond this one lifetime.
On the issue of gun rights, by the way, all this helps explain why self-defense is a divine right. We all deserve the right to prevent our souls from being prematurely removed from the simulation (i.e., being killed).
Guns are simply tools that can help us defend our physical bodies so that our spiritual bodies can continue with their intended experiences in this reality. This is why those of high spirituality have traditionally carried swords and other weapons of self-defense. Jesus himself recommend people carry swords for protection, even as they pursue spiritual awakening.
A gun defends the body so that the spirit can do its work. But that’s only true if the use of the gun is reserved for self-defense only. To use a gun to commit unjustified violence against innocents is obviously a terrible sin and a catastrophic spiritual failure.
Conclusion: Has Science Proven the Existence of God?
If all this science is true, it would mean that science has proven the existence of a Creator (as well as intelligent design).
This is certainly not the intention of science, as much of modern-day science seems to be dead-set against the idea of intelligent design. Yet even if the entire universe can be traced back to the Big Bang and Inflation Theory (with Inflatons), there is still a lingering question:
"Who or what initiated the Big Bang?"
If you really look deeply into the laws of physics, you will discover that the so-called universal constants that drive the underlying mechanics and energies of our universe have been intricately fine-tuned precisely to give rise to a universe that can support biological life.
Change one of these constants just slightly and stars don’t form. Change another constant and the universe flings itself apart before life can form on any planets.
There are at least six physical constants that appear to have been delicately tuned, selected or somehow “set” sort of like a universal control panel with properties and parameters.
There’s an interesting book on this subject by science writer Paul Davies called The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?
I recommend this book to other seekers looking for the deepest answers about the nature of reality and how it all came to be.
Copyright © 2013 Mike Adams. All Rights Reserved.
[Mike Adams is a natural health author and award-winning journalist with a strong interest in personal health, the environment, and the power of nature to heal. He has authored more than 1,800 articles and dozens of reports, guides and interviews on natural health topics, impacting the lives of millions of readers around the world who are experiencing phenomenal health benefits from reading his articles. Check out his popular website, Natural News, at www.naturalnews.com.]
2. Making a Living vs. Making a Life: How Our Past Can Help Create a Conscious Future
Within the past few months I have been exploring feelings as I journey into my past in ways I never have before. I am realizing that the older I get, the more humbled I become, not necessarily by an inability to grapple with life’s challenges, but by seeing that life is more complex than I could have ever imagined.
The implications of history, both centuries deep and just within this lifetime, have affected us all. It is becoming clear to me that the present moment is a gift for us all to courageously transform the wounds of humanity through an awareness of how the past still affects us in a personal manner today.
Children throughout the world are often taught that “reality” should, in a way, be cautiously feared. We believe that to make a living, we often need to squander our dreams and conform to “reality” as it is.
For many generations, the sensitive spirit of our youth has often been met with physical and/or emotional punishment upon the defiance of convention.
Yet in this post-industrial age, we have the privilege of unburdened “free time.” Technology has, in many places, lifted many people from the backbreaking labor that the generations of the industrial past experienced. Now, in pockets, we are seeing a sort of idealism that bravely puts fear and conformity aside.
Today, we see a generation of youth peering beyond the limitations of social and conventional economic conformity. People are waking up to the irrationality of an age that demands more, more and more (and which mainly profits the rich elite among us).
We are seeing a resurgence of “aboriginal” thinking and values. We are seeing people, in much greater numbers, looking past the systemic limitations of a fear-based way of life.
Although these changes may be seen systemically, they are coming about through personal journeys into our own unique pasts and breaking free from the fear that has been passed down to us from our parents, their parents, and so on.
As I grew older and became a more independent adult, I was able to see how my upbringing heavily influenced how I experienced myself. I am more aware of how the belief systems of my “parental unit” drastically influenced the way in which I set the course of my life.
For many years, I often did things that I thought would please my parents. I was afraid to choose another way. My upbringing set up a “default” mode of being. Although now more aware of myself, I see there is room from transcendence and growth in the path of my career and my ability to relate to myself.
Self-awareness is the key. Only through being aware of some very deeply psychologically rooted beliefs have I been able to clear the fears that held me down and move on.
Growing up, I was more often criticized than praised. Even during times of what I perceived as accomplishment, there was always “something better” I could have done. I was often persuaded to live a life that was “right” by those I feared.
Directly, this was my father and my mother, but as I see now, indirectly this could be traced all the way back to the barbaric times in our human history.
For the sake of simplicity, let us say it was the fear that was passed onto me that had me believing “reality” is only one way: that we are here to secure our little piece of the pie so we can simply survive.
The thing is: having that little piece of the pie, for so many, and not just my family, means acquiring as much as possible with no end in sight—and it even justifies embarking on careers for which you feel no passion.
This submission of self came about “naturally” for so many generations. It is wise to acknowledge that life in the past was brutal. In colonial America, there were bouts of massive poverty and starvation to “warrant” the moral condoning of slavery and exploitation of poor whites, blacks, and Native Americans.
Survival was an accomplishment. But let us not forget that the “uncivilized” Native Americans lived a communal life on American soil with much greater ease then the first settlers, for their ethics and way of life were much more community- and nature-oriented.
Although there is a certain increase in mental and emotional freedom in our modern era, there still exists the same fearful individualistic ethic that dominates how we live together. This individualistic, competitive and possessive mentality is “parented” onto almost everyone in the modern world.
When we look within and see how the past has conditioned us, we begin to peer into the deeper collective past and how individualism has conditioned all of us to be afraid of life and each other. We believe that competition is the only way to breed ingenuity and that we must fear each other because the “other” may beat you to the next promotion.
Realize that this is only true if we believe it to be true.
It is fear that condones our way of life, fear that had us wipe out almost all of the aboriginal cultures of the world for the conquest of more land and resources from which to “profit.”
Perhaps there was something to learn from the indigenous cultures of the world, who never “owned” anything, who shared their possessions, and who worked toward the greater good of all.
As a child, I was confused by what I saw. It was very hard to understand the idea of “ownership.” It became difficult to understand what “private property” meant: land contained within fenced or invisible borders.
As I grew older, I did not understand why people “competed” against each other for more “prestigious” positions. Now, looking into my personal past, as well as into our historical roots, I see something that is real and undeniable: fear.
Fear is so paralyzing it can make us look away from the voice within that yearns to know and experience a higher version of ourselves.
Is the sum not greater than its parts? Consider life if our economic and social doctrine endorsed unity as the ethic of most importance, with individual gain being understood as vain and shortsighted.
While we are all searching for “our” life’s purpose, I say that the purpose of life in general is to understand it from a macro perspective. Why are we here? What is the purpose of humanity? How do we, at the individual level, exercise this purpose in our separate lives?
First, we would benefit by breaking free from the fear mentality that has many living a life for someone else, whether one’s parents or society. Are you doing things in life because you have to or because you want to?
Second, why not release the expectations that you have to “be somebody” in order to have self-worth or a life of value? Self-worth is something we can feel that is independent of social status and career. At its core, it has to do with the love you feel for yourself and for those in the human community with whom you share that love.
Third and finally, it serves us to realize that life is not about “making a living,” but rather about “making a life.”
These answers are, of course, subjective—but I feel there is something that unifies us all when we live life with empathy and make decisions out of love and care for life.
I also want to make clear that I do not feel that money is a bad thing. Money is just a means of transcribing value onto a service or object.
The transformation of our society starts with a personal journey within. It starts by seeing both the “positive” and “negative” ways in which we were conditioned by our parents—and then choosing to exhibit the traits that align with who you feel you are and want to become.
I am not here to tell you who you are. That is a part of your journey. Only you know what is best for yourself.
But I have personally realized that the more I open myself to other ideas without defense, I am able to observe new ideas with peaceful discernment. Thus, I open up new ways of being with greater ease.
I will end with a saying from Wayne Dyer that I think we all could live by, one that relates to everything from how we view ourselves, to whom we allow to influence us, to what we do on a daily basis:
“If it does not bring you peace, then you do not need it.”
The choice was always ours and forever will be. What will you do now to transform your life?
Copyright © 2013 Chris Renzo. All Rights Reserved.
[Chris Renzo is a life coach and writer who specializes in helping others get in touch with their source of inner power and confidence to create a more harmonious life. He has been working with clients professionally since 2009 and has been helping people with his intuitive gifts since he was a teenager. He holds the notion that once people understand the root of their troubles from a psychological and spiritual perspective, they can break free from the conditions that bound them to a life of discontent. Please visit his blog at www.keenawareness.blogspot.com.]
3. The Eleven Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition
There is a lot of misinformation circling around in mainstream nutrition.
I have listed the worst examples in this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Here are the top eleven biggest lies, myths and misconceptions of mainstream nutrition.
1. Eggs Are Unhealthy
There is one thing that nutrition professionals have had remarkable success with: demonizing incredibly healthy foods.
The worst example is eggs, which happen to contain a large amount of cholesterol and were therefore considered to increase the risk of heart disease.
But recently, it has been proven that cholesterol in the diet doesn’t really raise the cholesterol in blood. In fact, eggs primarily raise the “good” cholesterol and are NOT associated with increased risk of heart disease.
What we’re left with is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Eggs are high in all sorts of nutrients along with unique antioxidants that protect our eyes.
To top it all off, despite the fact that eggs are a “high fat” food, eating them for breakfast is proven to cause significant weight loss compared to bagels for breakfast.
Bottom Line: eggs do not cause heart disease and are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Eggs for breakfast can help you lose weight.
2. Saturated Fat Is Bad for You
A few decades ago, it was decided that the epidemic of heart disease was caused by eating too much fat, in particular saturated fat.
This was based on highly flawed studies and political decisions that have now been proven to be completely wrong.
A massive review article published in 2010 looked at 21 prospective epidemiological studies with a total of 347,747 subjects. The results: absolutely no association between saturated fat and heart disease.
The idea that saturated fat raised the risk of heart disease was an unproven theory that somehow became conventional “wisdom.”
Eating saturated fat raises the amount of HDL (“good”) cholesterol in the blood and changes the LDL from small, dense LDL (very bad) to Large LDL, which is benign.
Meat, coconut oil, cheese, butter … There is absolutely no reason to fear these foods.
Bottom Line: newer studies have proven that saturated fat does not cause heart disease. Natural foods high in saturated fat are good for you.
3. Everybody Should Be Eating Grains
The idea that humans should be basing their diets on grains has never made sense.
The agricultural revolution happened fairly recently in human evolutionary history and our genes haven’t changed that much.
Grains are fairly low in nutrients compared to other real foods like vegetables. They are also rich in a substance called phytic acid which binds essential minerals in the intestine and prevents them from being absorbed.
The most common grain in the western diet, by far, is wheat—and wheat can cause a host of health problems, both minor and serious.
Modern wheat contains a large amount of a protein called gluten; there is evidence that a significant portion of the population may be sensitive to it.
Eating gluten can damage the intestinal lining and cause pain, bloating, stool inconsistency, and tiredness. Gluten consumption has also been associated with schizophrenia and cerebellar ataxia, both serious disorders of the brain.
Bottom Line: grains are relatively low in nutrients compared to other real foods like vegetables. The gluten grains in particular may lead to a variety of health problems.
4. Eating a Lot of Protein Is Bad for Your Bones & Kidneys
A high-protein diet has been claimed to cause both osteoporosis and kidney disease.
It is true that eating protein increases calcium excretion from the bones in the short term, but long-term studies actually show the opposite effect.
In the long term, protein has a strong association with improved bone health and a lower risk of fracture.
Additionally, studies don’t show any association of high protein with kidney disease in otherwise healthy people.
In fact, two of the main risk factors for kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure. Eating a high protein-diet improves both.
If anything, a high-protein diet should be protective against osteoporosis and kidney failure!
Bottom Line: eating a high-protein diet is associated with improved bone health and a lower risk of fracture. High protein also lowers blood pressure and improves diabetes symptoms, which should lower the risk of kidney failure.
5. Low-Fat Foods Are Good for You
Do you know what regular food tastes like when all the fat has been taken out of it?
Well, it tastes like cardboard. No one would want to eat it.
Food manufacturers know this and therefore add other things to compensate for the lack of fat.
Usually, these are sweeteners: sugar, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial sweeteners like aspartame.
We’ll get to the sugar in a moment, but I’d like to point out that even though artificial sweeteners don’t have calories, the evidence does NOT suggest that they are better for you than sugar.
In fact, many observational studies show a consistent, highly significant association with various diseases like obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, premature delivery, and depression.
In these low-fat products, healthy, natural substances are replaced with substances that are extremely harmful.
Bottom Line: low-fat foods are usually highly processed products loaded with sugar, corn syrup, or artificial sweeteners. They are extremely unhealthy.
6. You Should Eat Many Small Meals throughout the Day
The idea that you should eat many small meals throughout the day in order to “keep metabolism high” is a persistent myth doesn’t make any sense.
It is true that eating raises your metabolism slightly while you’re digesting the meal, but it’s the total amount of food that determines the energy used, NOT the number of meals.
This has actually been put to the test and refuted multiple times. Controlled studies where one group eats many small meals and the other the same amount of food in fewer meals show that there is literally no difference between the two.
In fact, one study in obese men revealed that eating six meals per day led to less feelings of fullness compared to three meals.
Not only is eating so often practically useless for most of the people out there; it may even be harmful.
It is not natural for the human body to be constantly in the fed state. In nature, we used to fast from time to time and we didn’t eat nearly as often as we do today.
When we don’t eat for a while, a cellular process called autophagy cleans waste products out of our cells. Fasting or not eating from time to time is good for you.
Several observational studies show a drastically increased risk of colon cancer (the fourth most common cause of cancer death), with numbers going as high as a 90% increase for those who eat four meals per day compared to two.
Bottom Line: there is no evidence that eating many small meals throughout the day is better than fewer, bigger meals. Not eating from time to time is good for you. Increased meal frequency is associated with colon cancer.
7. Carbs Should Be Your Biggest Source of Calories
The mainstream view is that everyone should eat a low-fat diet, with carbs being around 50-60% of total calories.
This sort of diet contains a lot of grains and sugars, with very small amounts of fatty foods like meat and eggs.
This type of diet may work well for some people, especially those who are naturally lean.
But for those who are obese, or have metabolic syndrome or diabetes, this amount of carbohydrates is downright dangerous.
This has actually been studied extensively. A low-fat, high-carb diet has been compared to a low-carb, high-fat diet in multiple randomized controlled trials.
The results are consistently in favor of low-carb, high-fat diets.
Bottom Line: the low-fat, high-carb diet is a miserable failure and has been proven repeatedly to be vastly inferior to lower-carb, higher-fat diets.
8. High Omega-6 Seed & Vegetable Oils Are Good for You
Polyunsaturated fats are considered healthy because some studies show that they lower your risk of heart disease.
But there are many types of polyunsaturated fats and they are not all the same.
Most importantly, we have both Omega-3 fatty acids and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory and lower your risk of many diseases related to inflammation. Humans actually need to get Omega-6s and Omega-3s in a certain ratio. If the ratio is too high in favor of Omega-6, it can cause problems.
By far the biggest sources of Omega-6 in the modern diet are processed seed and vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower oils.
Throughout evolution humans never had access to such an abundance of Omega-6 fats. In quantity they are unnatural for the human body.
Research that specifically looks at Omega-6 fatty acids instead of polyunsaturated fats in general shows that they actually increase the risk of heart disease.
Eat your Omega-3s and consider supplementing with cod fish liver oil, but avoid industrial seed and vegetable oils.
Bottom Line: humans need to get Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats in a certain ratio. Eating excess Omega-6 from seed oils raises your risk of disease.
9. Low Carb Diets Are Dangerous
I personally believe low-carb diets to be a potential cure for many of the most common health problems in Western nations.
The low-fat diet peddled all around the world is fairly useless against many of these diseases. It simply does not work.
However, low-carb diets (demonized by nutritionists and the media) have repeatedly been shown to lead to much better outcomes.
Every randomized controlled trial on low-carb diets shows that they:
• Reduce body fat more than calorie-restricted, low-fat diets, even though the low-carb dieters are allowed to eat as much as they want;
• Lower blood pressure significantly;
• Lower blood sugar and improve symptoms of diabetes much more than low-fat diets;
• Increase HDL (good) cholesterol much more;
• Lower triglycerides much more than low-fat diets;
• Change the pattern of LDL (bad) cholesterol from small, dense (very bad) to Large LDL, which is benign; and
• Make for an easier regime to stick to, probably because they don’t require you to restrict calories and be hungry all the time. More people in the low-carb groups make it to the end of the studies.
Many of the health professionals who are supposed to have our best interest in mind have the audacity to claim that these diets are dangerous, then continue to peddle their failed low-fat dogma that is hurting more people than it helps.
Bottom Line: low-carb diets are the healthiest, easiest and most effective way to lose weight and reverse metabolic disease. It is a scientific fact.
10. Sugar Is Unhealthy for Containing “Empty” Calories
It is commonly believed that sugar is bad for you because it contains empty calories.
True, sugar has a lot of calories with no essential nutrients. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Sugar, primarily because of its high-fructose content, affects metabolism in a way that sets us up for rapid fat gain and metabolic disease.
Fructose gets metabolized by the liver and turned into fat which is secreted into the blood as VLDL particles. This leads to elevated triglycerides and cholesterol.
It also causes resistance to the hormones insulin and leptin, which is a stepping stone towards obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.
This is just to name a few issues. Sugar causes a relentless biochemical drive for humans to eat more and get fat. It is probably the single worst ingredient in the standard Western diet.
Bottom Line: the harmful effects of sugar go way beyond empty calories. Sugar wreaks havoc on our metabolism and sets us up for weight gain and many serious diseases.
11. High Fat Foods Will Make You Fat
It seems kind of intuitive that eating fat would make you fat.
The stuff that is gathering under our skin and making us look soft and puffy is fat. So, eating fat should give our bodies even more of it.
But it isn’t that simple. Despite fat having more calories per gram than carbohydrate or protein, high-fat diets do not make people fat.
As with anything, it all depends on context. A diet that is high in fat AND high in carbs will make you fat, but it’s NOT because of the fat.
Bottom Line: diets high in fat (and low in carbs) cause much greater fat loss than diets low in fat.
Copyright © 2013 Kris Gunnars. All Rights Reserved.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
[Kris Gunnars is a health and nutrition fanatic, medical student, and personal trainer. His passion for studying health, wellness and nutrition has inspired him to create blog, www.authoritynutrition.com.]
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4. Ten Scientific Dogmas that Should Be Questioned to Support Our Evolution
“The Science of Delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality in principle, leaving only the details to be filled in.” —Rubert Sheldrake
The default scientific worldview of physical materialism is a paradigm that is being challenged in these paradoxical times.
Technology continues to support human evolution, while also creating immense mindless destruction.
Meanwhile, many people are having powerful spiritual experiences, unexplainable by science, that are causing an evolution in our inquiry into the nature of reality.
It seems that science and spirituality rarely coexist, and in order for our worldview to evolve and our plight to improve, some of the rigid conventions of modern science should be reexamined.
Perhaps the most important belief of modern science worthy of further examination is the idea that nature is mechanical and constant, and that the universe was created out of nothing at the moment of the Big Bang, then instantly imbued with all of the laws and behaviors it would ever need.
In this paradigm, the habits of nature do not evolve; nor do the forces of nature. These remain constant, and that which cannot be explained is relegated to hallucination or cultural programming.
Gravitational force, for example, is an empirical physical constant that is difficult to measure accurately.
Known as “Newton’s Constant,” or “Big G,” this number is used in measuring the gravitational force between two bodies, and is taken from averages measured around the world. In recent years, Big G has varied by more than 1.3%, a rather dramatic fluctuation.
Is it possible that the force of gravity affecting planet earth could be naturally fluctuating throughout the day, or that it changes in relation to other celestial bodies or events?
Under the current scientific paradigm, we may never know if gravity does, in fact, fluctuate because it is considered a “constant,” and therefore no further investigation is warranted.
This demonstrates how, as a belief system, science contradicts its primary purpose as a method of inquiry.
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, known for his forward-thinking works on the theory of Morphic Resonance, and author of Science Set Free, gives us ten scientific dogmas that should be challenged with serious inquiry.
Doing so would open up a tremendous new world of possibilities for re-examining the one riddle that science cannot solve:
What is the nature of the human mind?
1. Nature is mechanical. All creatures and systems in nature are but lumbering robots fulfilling a genetically programmed role.
2. Matter is unconscious. Stars, plants, animals, water, etc., are just material things and therefore do not and cannot have consciousness.
3. The laws of nature are fixed. This is the idea that natural laws were fixed at the moment of the Big Bang, and will continue to be constant until the end of time. The habits of nature do not evolve.
4. The total amount of matter and energy is the same.
5. Nature is purposeless. There is no design in nature, and the evolutionary process is merely a mechanical function. There is no higher purpose.
6. Biology is heredity. The traits of a species are composed of a physical material that resides in the genes.
7. Memories are stored inside of the brain as material traces. Somewhere in the proteins and nerve endings are the memories of the mind, like a physical filing cabinet.
8. The mind is inside the head. The mind is physically bound to the head and brain in some way.
9. Psychic phenomena, like telepathy, are impossible. Thoughts have no effect on the outside world because the mind is inside the head.
10. Mechanistic medicine is the only kind that works. It is merely chance or the “placebo effect” if a natural remedy or other healing practice seems to affect physical healing.
Once direct experience has clearly demonstrated to an individual that science is incapable of explaining the total complexities of the mind and the immense nature of reality, it is nearly impossible for that person to return to the previously held belief of rigid material science.
Direct challenges to these dogmas, often in the form of out-of-body experiences (OBEs), near-death experiences (NDEs) or experiences with plant medicines such as ayahuasca and psilocybin, can also permanently destroy one’s tendency to view the world in dogmatic scientific terms.
Until these dogmatic conventions are widely overturned and mystery and wonder are welcomed back into the scientific process, we will continue to see science fall short in the domain of ethics, sustainability, and morality.
Copyright © 2013 Buck Rogers. All Rights Reserved.
[Buck Rogers is the earthbound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness. He is a staff writer for www.wakingtimes.com.]
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