15 Best Kidney Detox Herbs and Recipes

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By HTN

Kidney detox, along with the liver and colon cleanse are the top three detoxes and cleanses people should be doing on a regular basis. Unfortunately, people tend to forget about the importance of kidney detox.

A kidney detox is especially important if have any kidney stone symptoms or if you’ve ever suffered from any type of infection, any type of urinary tract infection and any type of fluid retention. It is important also if you’ve done a series of liver cleanses.

Additionally, you may have to take extra steps to detox your kidneys if you have symptoms such as pain in your kidneys after eating, skin rashes, feeling fatigued or unusually moody, bloating, acne, eczema, sudden weight gain and problems like frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

A good kidney detox will help to get rid of most of the tiny stones in a few days. But bigger stones, depending on the size, can take a few weeks or more.

There are many types of kidney detoxes, but the common factor that is running through all of them is the drinking of abundant amounts of fruit juices and water; and avoiding excessive protein, coffee, and chocolate.

Functions of the Kidney

  • Erythrocyte production – erythropoietin (stimulates production of red blood cells)Kidney Detox
  • Elimination of metabolic wastes
  • Vitamin D activation
  • Fluid balance
  • Acid – Base balance
  • Electrolyte balance
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Prostaglandin synthesis

In order to do a kidney cleanse, you need to eat the best fruits, vegetables, and herbs for kidney health.

15 Best Kidney Detox Herbs & Recipes

The recipes below eliminate toxins and any stones you may have by naturally stimulating the detox process in your kidneys.

1. Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettle increases urine production due to its diuretic properties promotes renal excretion and helps remove metabolic waste. Also, it is really high in vitamin C.

Stinging nettle keeps bacteria away and reduces the risk of kidney infections and helps keep crystals from forming into stones.

The best is to use it as a tea – three glasses of nettle tea a day.

  • In a cup of hot, boiled water steep 2 teaspoons of dried or fresh nettle.
  • Steep it for about 15 minutes.
  • Strain and if you want you can add a little honey.

 2. Dandelion Root

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study about dandelion as a diuretic in human subjects. (1) Due to its diuretic properties, it helps cleanse both liver and kidneys. Moreover, it soothes irritation in the urinary system and relieves water retention.

For kidney detox, you can drink 2 cups of dandelion tea two times a day for a few weeks.

  • In 1 cup of boiling water add 2 teaspoons of dried dandelion and boil it for 5 minutes.
  • Leave it to steep for about 10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink the tea.

3. Burdock root

Burdock root is an excellent natural diuretic. Its consumption will help your body to eliminate excess water. Burdock’s diuretic properties also help to remove waste from the body and blood.

If you want to prepare tea from burdock root the instructions are same as the dandelion root tea.

4. Uva Ursi

Uva ursi is an herb and due to its natural diuretic properties it fights kidney infections and helps cleanse the kidneys. The main component of uva ursi that makes this herb a natural diuretic is a phenolic glycoside called arbutin. It also helps keep in balance the pH of urine from being too acidic.

Uva ursi has astringent properties that encourage harmful bacteria and toxins to pass out of the kidneys.

5. Horsetail

Horsetail is a common herb with antioxidant and diuretic properties. So, besides that it increases urine output it offers many benefits to the renal system and kidneys.

  • In a cup of boiling water add 1 to 3 teaspoons of dried or fresh horsetail.
  • Cover it and leave it to steep for 10 minutes and strain.

You can drink two or three cups of this tea daily for a week to detox your kidneys.

6. Corn Silk

Corn silk stimulates urine production and helps remove the water and waste from the kidneys. You can use it to treat urinary infections, bladder infections, and kidney stones.

  • In one cup of boiling water add 2 teaspoons of dried corn silk.
  • Cover and steep for 15 minutes, then strain it.
  • Drink this tea two or three times a day.
  • Keep in mind to drink plenty of fluids among the corn silk tea to cleanse your kidneys.

 7. Parsley

Parsley is a powerful, natural diuretic herb that can detox kidneys. Its diuretic properties are due to compounds myristicin and apiol. It promotes increased output of urine to help flush bacteria and germs out of the kidneys. Numerous studies confirm its amazing diuretic properties. (2) (3)

To detox your kidneys drink a 2-3 cups of parsley tea for about a week.

  • In one cup of boiling water add 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley.
  • Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, then strain it.

You can also include fresh parsley in your salad and other dishes.

8. Celery

Celery is another common herb with natural diuretic properties. Additionally, it contains essential nutrients that stimulate your kidneys. In fact, regular intake of celery can prevent infections and kidney stones.

  • For kidney detox, drink 1 glass of celery juice daily for a few weeks.
  • Make a glass of juice by blending 1 cucumber, 2 celery ribs, 1 carrot, and ½ cup fresh parsley in a juicer. Drink one glass a day for a few weeks.
  • Or you can make juice by blending ½ lemon, ½ green apple, 3 dandelion leaves, 2 celery stalks and a chunk of broccoli stalk. Drink this juice once a day for a few weeks.

9. Marshmallow

Marshmallow promotes kidney health, fight bladder, kidney, and urinary tract infections and helps cleanse the kidneys from the buildup of toxins.

  • In one cup of hot water add 1 tablespoon of dried marshmallow leaves and roots.
  • Steep for 10 minutes, and then strain it.

To detox your kidneys, drink two cups a day for a week of this herbal tea.

10. Turmeric

Turmeric cleanses the kidneys, purifies the blood, and detoxes your liver. Moreover, it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat and prevent kidney infections and inflammation.

  • In a cup of warm water mix juice of ½ or 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon of raw turmeric juice, a little honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Drink this once a day for a few weeks.
  • In 2 cups of boiling water add ½ teaspoon each of dry ginger powder and turmeric powder. Simmer for 10 minutes, and then strain it. Add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and the juice of ½ lemon. Drink this once a day for a few weeks.

11. Ginger

Ginger is another effective detoxifying herb for the kidneys and liver.

  • In two cups of water add two teaspoons of fresh grated ginger. Simmer for 10 minutes and then strain. You can also add honey and lemon juice. Drink this tea two or three times a day.

12. Seaweed

Seaweed is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. It is always a great idea adding a tablespoon of chlorella or spirulina to a smoothie in the morning.

Both of these seaweed byproducts can detox heavy metals from the body, and therefore to detox the kidneys. (4) (5) Additionally, brown seaweed has been proven to cleanse both the kidneys and liver.

 13. Cranberries

Cranberries prevent and treat UTIs as numerous studies show. (6)(7)

So eating dry, fresh or frozen cranberries or drinking cranberry juice throughout the day is a great way to start a kidney detox.

Cranberries also work fantastic combined with celery so don’t hesitate to mix them in a smoothie.

14. Blueberries

Blueberries contain a very specific type antioxidant – resveratrol, that is great for eliminating uric acid. In fact, it is one of the most important compounds for kidney health. It is promising therapy for chronic kidney disease and can rescue kidney mitochondrial function and slow down the progression of polycystic kidney disease. (8) (9) (10)

15. Beets and Spinach

Both beets and spinach can help detox the body overall, including the kidneys. Beets are high in nitric oxide NO2 which is amazing for naturally detoxifying the blood.

NO2 is vital to kidney function and its decreased production can contribute to kidney damage. (11)

On the other hand, spinach is a powerhouse food. It is high in certain antioxidants and high in B vitamins that help cleanse the whole body, especially the kidneys.

Additional Tips

  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day in order to prevent dehydration.
  • Avoid smoking and excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol.
  • Strive to maintain normal blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
  • Keep your cholesterol level in check.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight or try to lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Avoid too much salt and fried food.
  • Follow a diet rich in green vegetables and fruits.

DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Another One Bites the Dust – New Zealand Government Preparing to Drown Whole Country in Fluorides

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By Jon Rappoport
 
The issue here is, who is going to decide whether the people of New Zealand are fluoridated? Who will be in charge? Communities, or the federal government?
 
From The NZHerald, 3/13/16—my comments are in CAPS:
 
“MPs are expecting furious opposition to proposals on fluoridated drinking water as public hearings kick off this week.”
 
“The first select committee hearings will be held tomorrow on the Government’s plan to transfer the responsibility for fluoridating water from councils to district health boards (DHBs).” [TRANSFER THE DECISION FROM LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO LARGER FEDERAL ENTITIES—A TAKEOVER.]
 
“In a rare move, Parliament’s Health Committee has agreed to hear from every individual or organisation that asked to make an oral submission.”
 
“In total, 60 organisations and 140 individuals are expected to give presentations, and the committee will be broken up into sub-committees in order to hear them all.” [IN OTHER WORDS, THE FULL COMMITTEE WON’T HEAR ANY INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION—A CLUE THAT THE “TOLERANCE” FOR EVERY POINT OF VIEW IS JUST A SHOW.]
 
“‘The committee felt that hearing from everyone on this was important’, committee chairman and National MP Simon O’Connor said.”
 
“‘It’s a passionate topic. People feel very strongly about it and we thought … the best way to manage that was to allow them to be heard’.” [YES, HEARD, BEFORE BEING IGNORED. THE COMMITTEE HAS ALREADY MADE UP ITS MIND.]
 
“Most of the submissions to the committee were against the law change, O’Connor said.”
 
“At present, territorial authorities decide whether to fluoridate the local water supply.” [JUST AS IT SHOULD BE.]
 
My further comments: right now, only 27 territories (out of a total of 67) in New Zealand have decided to fluoridate their water supplies. The majority of territories understand the toxicity of fluorides.
 
The federal government wants to take over and fluoridate everybody. The feds consider anti-fluoride activists the enemy and bunch of crazies.
 
I also suspect that money is an issue. Somebody close to the federal government is poised to make large profits from selling the chemicals, when the government decides the whole population should be toxified.
 
For the edification of New Zealand’s feds, who believe “the science is settled” and opposing activists are anti-science, here is a famous bombshell letter, written by the head of the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) union of in-house scientists, William Hirzy.
 
Quoting from a May 1, 1999, statement- “Why EPA’s Headquarters Union of Scientists Opposes Fluoridation”-written by William Hirzy, PhD, [Union of Scientists] Senior Vice-President, Chapter 280:
 
“…our opposition to drinking water fluoridation has grown, based on the scientific literature documenting the increasingly out-of-control exposures to fluoride, the lack of benefit to dental health from ingestion of fluoride and the hazards to human health from such ingestion. These hazards include acute toxic hazard, such as to people with impaired kidney function, as well as chronic toxic hazards of gene mutations, cancer, reproductive effects, neurotoxicity, bone pathology and dental fluorosis.”
 
“In support of this concern are results from two epidemiology studies from China that show decreases in I.Q. in children who get more fluoride than the control groups of children in each study. These decreases are about 5 to 10 I.Q. points in children aged 8 to 13 years.”
 
“Another troubling brain effect has recently surfaced: fluoride’s interference with the function of the brain’s pineal gland. The pineal gland produces melatonin which, among other roles, mediates the body’s internal clock, doing such things as governing the onset of puberty. Jennifer Luke has shown that fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland and inhibits its production of melatonin. She showed in test animals that this inhibition causes an earlier onset of sexual maturity, an effect reported in humans as well in 1956…”
 
“EPA fired the Office of Drinking Water’s chief toxicologist, Dr. William Marcus, who also was our local union’s treasurer at the time, for refusing to remain silent on the cancer risk issue. The judge who heard the lawsuit he [Marcus] brought against EPA over the firing made that finding—that EPA fired him over his fluoride work and not for the phony reason put forward by EPA management at his dismissal. Dr. Marcus won his lawsuit and is again at work at EPA.”
 
“…data showing increases in osteosarcomas in young men in New Jersey, Washington and Iowa based on their drinking fluoridated water. It was his [Dr. Marcus’] analysis, repeated statements about all these and other incriminating cancer data, and his requests for an independent, unbiased evaluation of them that got Dr. Marcus fired.”
 
“Regarding the effectiveness of fluoride in reducing dental cavities, there has not been any double-blind study of fluoride’s effectiveness as a caries preventative. There have been many, many small scale, selective publications on this issue that proponents cite to justify fluoridation, but the largest and most comprehensive study, one done by dentists trained by the National Institute of Dental Research, on over 39,000 school children aged 5-17 years, shows no significant differences (in terms of decayed, missing and filled teeth) among caries [cavities] incidences in fluoridated, non-fluoridated and partially fluoridated communities. The latest publication on the fifty-year fluoridation experiment in two New York cities, Newburgh and Kingston, shows the same thing. The only significant difference in dental health between the two communities as a whole is that fluoridated Newburgh, N.Y. shows about twice the incidence of dental fluorosis (the first, visible sign of fluoride chronic toxicity) as seen in non-fluoridated Kingston.”
 
“John Colquhoun’s publication on this point of efficacy is especially important. Dr. Colquhoun was Principal Dental Officer for Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, and a staunch supporter of fluoridation—until he was given the task of looking at the world-wide data on fluoridation’s effectiveness in preventing cavities. The paper is titled, ‘Why I changed My Mind About Water Fluoridation.’ In it Colquhoun provides details on how data were manipulated to support fluoridation in English speaking countries, especially the U.S. and New Zealand. This paper explains why an ethical public health professional was compelled to do a 180 degree turn on fluoridation.”
 
“…mutation studies…show that fluoride can cause gene mutations in mammalian and lower order tissues at fluoride concentrations estimated to be present in the mouth from fluoridated tooth paste. Further, there were tumors of the oral cavity seen in the NTP cancer study…further strengthening concern over the toxicity of topically applied fluoride.”
 
“So, in addition to our concern over the toxicity of fluoride, we note the uncontrolled – and apparently uncontrollable – exposures to fluoride that are occurring nationwide via drinking water, processed foods, fluoride pesticide residues and dental care products…For governmental and other organizations to continue to push for more exposure in the face of current levels of over-exposure coupled with an increasing crescendo of adverse toxicity findings is irrational and irresponsible at best.”
 
“We have also taken a direct step to protect the [EPA] employees we represent from the risks of drinking fluoridated water…the union filed a grievance, asking that EPA provide un-fluoridated drinking water to its employees.”
 
“The implication for the general public of these calculations is clear. Recent, peer-reviewed toxicity data, when applied to EPA’s standard method for controlling risks from toxic chemicals, require an immediate halt to the use of the nation’s drinking water reservoirs as disposal sites for the toxic waste of the phosphate fertilizer industry.”
 
That last sentence lets you know where the fluorides are coming from.
 
So…an employees’ union of scientists within the EPA has made its position clear.
 
Quite clear.
 
The mainstream press has refused to cover this story in any significant way for 17 years.
 
The federal government of New Zealand doesn’t care about any of this.
 
They just want to give the gift of poison to whole population of the country, and call it science.
Now let’s get into toothpaste with fluorides

Fluoride poisoning

 

Here’s another article from Jon that will wake you up about fluoride in toothpaste and the connection to the atomic bomb.

Fluorides, the atomic bomb, and fake news

Did you ever wonder why promoting toxic fluorides in toothpaste as a dental treatment was so important to government officials?
Occasionally, I reprint this article. I wrote it some years ago, during research on toxic chemicals pervading the landscape.
I used to send the piece to mainstream reporters, but I eventually gave that up as a bad bet.
 
They’re dedicated to fake news…and now they’re losing control over public consciousness. Losing badly. Independent media are in the ascendance, and rightly so.
 
In 1997, Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson, two respected mainstream journalists, peered into an abyss. They found a story about fluorides that was so chilling it had to be told.
 
The Christian Science Monitor, who had assigned the story, never published it.
 

Their ensuing article, “Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb,” has been posted on websites, sometimes with distortions, deletions, or additions. I spoke with Griffiths, and he told me to be careful I was reading a correct copy of his piece. (You can find it—“Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb,” at fluoridealert.org.)

Griffiths also told me that researchers who study the effects of fluorides by homing in on communities with fluoridated drinking water, versus communities with unfluoridated water, miss a major point: studying the water is not enough; toxic fluorides are everywhere—they are used throughout the pharmaceutical industry in the manufacture of drugs, and also in many other industries (e.g., aluminum, pesticide).

I want to go over some of the major points of the Griffiths-Bryson article.

Griffiths discovered hundreds of documents from the World War 2 era. These included papers from the Manhattan Project, launched to build the first A-bomb.

Griffiths/Bryson write: “Fluoride was the key chemical in atomic bomb production…millions of tons…were essential for the manufacture of bomb-grade uranium and plutonium for nuclear weapons throughout the Cold War.”

The documents reveal that fluoride was the most significant health hazard in the US A-bomb program, for workers and for communities around the manufacturing facilities.

Griffiths/Bryson: “Much of the original proof that fluoride is safe for humans in low doses was generated by A-bomb program scientists, who had been secretly ordered to provide ‘evidence useful in litigation’ [against persons who had been poisoned by fluoride and would sue for damages]… The first lawsuits against the US A-bomb program were not over radiation, but over fluoride damage, the [government] documents show.”

A-bomb scientists were told they had to do studies which would conclude that fluorides were safe.

The most wide-reaching study done was carried out in Newburgh, New York, between 1945 and 1956. This was a secret op called “Program F.” The researchers obtained blood and tissue samples from people who lived in Newburgh, through the good offices of the NY State Health Department.

Griffiths/Bryson found the original and secret version of this study. Comparing it to a different sanitized version, the reporters saw that evidence of adverse effects from fluorides had been suppressed by the US Atomic Energy Commission.

Other studies during the same period were conducted at the University of Rochester. Unwitting hospital patients were given fluorides to test out the results.

Flash forward. Enter Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, the head of toxicology at Forsyth Dental Center in Boston. In the 1990s, Mullenix did a series of animal studies which showed that, as Griffiths/Bryson write: “…fluoride was a powerful central nervous system (CNS) toxin…”

Mullenix applied for further grant monies from the National Institutes of Health. She was turned down. She was also told that fluorides do not have an effect on the CNS.

But Griffiths/Bryson uncovered a 1944 Manhattan Project memo which states: “Clinical evidence suggests that uranium hexafluoride may have a rather marked central nervous system effect…it seems most likely that the F [fluoride] component rather than the [uranium] is the causative factor.”

The 1944 memo was sent to the head of the Manhattan Project Medical Section, Colonel Stafford Warren. Warren was asked to give his okay to do animal studies on fluorides’ effects on the CNS. He immediately did give his approval.

But records of the results of this approved project are missing. Most likely classified.

Who was the man who made that 1944 proposal for a rush-program to study the CNS effects of fluorides? Dr. Harold Hodge, who worked at the Manhattan Project.

Who was brought in to advise Mullenix 50 years later at the Forsyth Dental Center in Boston, as she studied the CNS effects of fluorides? Dr. Harold Hodge.

Who never told Mullenix of his work on fluoride toxicity for the Manhattan Project? Dr. Harold Hodge.

 

Was Hodge brought in to look over Mullenix’s shoulder and report on her discoveries? It turns out that Hodge, back in the 1940s, had made suggestions to do effective PR promoting fluoride as a dental treatment. So his presence by Mullenix’s side, all those years later, was quite possibly as an agent assigned to keep track of her efforts.

Getting the idea here? Build an A-bomb. Forget the toxic fluoride consequences. Bury the fluoride studies. Twist the studies.  

More on Hodge. In 1944, “a severe pollution incident” occurred in New Jersey, near the DuPont plant in Deepwater where the company was trying to build the first A-bomb. A fluoride incident. Farmers’ peach and tomato crops were destroyed. Horses and cows became crippled. Some cows had to graze on their bellies. Tomato crops (normally sold to the Campbell Company for soups) were contaminated with fluorides.

The people of the Manhattan Project were terrified of lawsuits and ensuing revelations about the toxic nature of their work. A heads-up memo was written on the subject. Its author? Harold Hodge. Among other issues, he reported on the huge fluoride content in vegetables growing in the polluted area.

Also the high fluoride levels in human blood.

The farmers began to bring lawsuits. Big PR problem.

The lawsuits were settled quietly, for pittances.

Harold Hodge wrote another memo. Get this quote: “Would there be any use in making attempts to counteract the local fear of fluoride on the part of residents [near the A-bomb facility]…through lectures on F [fluoride] toxicology and perhaps the usefulness of F in tooth health?”

Griffiths/Bryson write: “Such lectures were indeed given, not only to New Jersey citizens but to the rest of the nation throughout the Cold War.”

 
This was a launching pad for fluorides as “successful dental treatments.”
 
Now you know why promoting toxic fluorides as a dental treatment was so important to government officials.
Footnote: In Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove, Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper rails about the destruction fluorides are wreaking on the “pure blood of pure Americans.” Of course, General Ripper is fleshed out as a crazy right-wing fanatic. He’s ready and willing to start a nuclear war. How odd. Apparently unknown to the Strangelove script writers, fluorides were, in fact, very toxic and were an integral part of the program that created atomic bombs in the first place.

 

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.
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13 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Walnuts

13 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Walnuts

Walnuts benefit your heart, brain, bones and more.  Here’s why you need to eat more of them.

Researchers from the University of California Davis say the U.S. government is wrong when it comes to demonizing high fat foods.  In fact, a new study shows eating high fat whole walnuts or walnut oil can slow prostate cancer growth.

The researchers wanted to know what it is about walnuts that give them the prostate cancer powers observed in earlier studies.

In their study published online in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the researchers fed animals either whole walnuts, walnut oil, or an oil mixture with the same fatty acid content as walnut oil.[i]

After 18 weeks the walnuts and the walnut oil slowed prostate cancer growth.  They also reduced cholesterol and increased insulin sensitivity.  And they reduced levels of the hormone IGF-1 which has been linked to both breast and prostate cancer.

The walnut-like oil did not have the same benefits.  In other words, it isn’t the omega-3 fats in walnuts that have the anti-cancer effects.  It’s something else but the scientists couldn’t pinpoint what it is.  They ruled out fiber, zinc, magnesium, and selenium.

And they noted that as with many foods, the health benefits cannot be broken down to one compound.  It’s multiple components that nature combined into one natural food that produces health benefits.  That’s why whole foods are more than the sum of their parts.

Here are 12 more proven reasons to add a few walnuts to your daily routine:

1.  Nuts Reduce Risk of Death

The PREDIMED human study, which assessed the Mediterranean diet, found that eating walnuts reduced cancer mortality.  And a study of 118,000 people by the Harvard School of Public Health found people who ate a handful of nuts every day were 20% less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period.

2.  One Ounce of Walnuts Decreases Cardiovascular Risk.

In a University of Wisconsin study 36 people ate 30 grams of English walnuts per day for 30 days.  Their blood lipid profiles and endothelial function improved and they didn’t gain weight.[ii]  Black walnuts didn’t have the same effect.  To learn more about the difference between English and black walnuts watch this video.

Other studies show that adding walnuts can significantly decrease total and LDL cholesterol.  In an Iranian study, 52 volunteers were divided into 2 groups.  One group ate 20 grams of walnuts per day and the other group ate none. After eight weeks, the walnut group lowered their triglyceride levels by 17.1% and increased their HDL (good) cholesterol by 9%.[iii]

3.  Walnuts Help Control Weight

In a Harvard Medical School study 20 men and women with metabolic syndrome participated in a randomized, double-blind, crossover study of walnut consumption. Everyone was fed a diet of the same number of calories.  But for breakfast subjects consumed a shake containing either walnuts or a placebo.  After just three days, those drinking the walnut shake reported feeling more satisfied and less hungry.

4.  Walnuts Improve Endocrine Parameters in PCOS

In another study from UC Davis, 31 patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) randomly received either walnuts or almonds containing 31 grams of total fat per day for 6 weeks.  PCOS is commonly associated with insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and increased inflammation.  The walnuts decreased LDL cholesterol by 6%.  They also increased insulin response and sex hormone-binding globulin.[iv]

5.  Walnuts Help Control Insulin in Diabetics

Australian researchers studied 50 overweight adult diabetics in a one year program where participants received low-fat dietary advice.  But half the subjects also ate 30 grams of walnuts per day.   In the first three months the walnut group significantly lowered their fasting insulin levels.[v]

6.  Walnuts Increase Male Fertility

Researchers from UCLA studied 117 young men who ate a typical American diet.[vi]  They gave 59 of the men 75 grams of walnuts per day while the others avoided tree nuts.  After 12 weeks those who ate walnuts significantly improved sperm vitality, motility and quality.

7.  Walnuts Improve Thinking Ability

In a crossover study researchers assigned 64 college students to eat walnuts or a placebo.  After eight weeks they found that walnut eaters had increased their inferential verbal reasoning abilities by 11.2%.[vii]  Other studies show that greater intake of high-antioxidant foods such as walnuts may increase “health span” and enhance cognitive and motor function in aging.[viii]

8.  Walnuts Suppress Breast Cancer Tumors

Animal studies show consuming walnuts significantly reduced the number and size of breast cancer tumors.  Researchers suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytosterols in walnuts are responsible for the benefits.[ix]

9.  Walnuts Inhibit Growth of Colorectal Cancer

Harvard Medical School researchers found that mice fed walnuts had a 27% slower tumor growth rate and 33% smaller tumors compared to mice fed corn oil.  The walnuts worked by significantly decreasing angiogenesis.[x]

10.  Walnuts Are Number One in Antioxidants

Walnuts have almost twice as many healthful antioxidants as any other nut.  They also have the highest quality and most potent antioxidants.  One study measured the antioxidants in walnuts as 2 to 15 times more potent than vitamin E.[xi]

11.  Walnuts Help Build Bone

Greek researchers found that walnut extract has a remarkable bone-building activity at the cellular level.  They credit ellagic acid, one of the major polyphenols in walnuts, for the bone benefits.[xii]

12.  Walnuts Help Beat Stress

According to researchers at Penn State University, a diet rich in walnuts may prepare the body to deal better with stress.  In a study of 22 healthy adults with elevated LDL cholesterol participants were subjected to stress either by giving a speech or immersing a foot in cold water. The results showed that when participants were following a diet that included walnuts and walnut oil, their blood pressure and stress responses were lower.

Unfortunately the standard American diet includes no nuts at all on a daily basis.  But just a quarter cup of walnuts provides more than 100% of the daily recommended value of omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin.

Look for walnuts that are marked organic and raw. Otherwise they may be irradiated and pasteurized.

The papery covering of a shelled walnut is very bitter and most people don’t like it.  But up to 90% of the walnut antioxidants are in that flaky cover so it’s worth eating.

Once out of the shells, walnuts can become rancid.  Store them in an airtight container in your refrigerator or freezer.  And don’t leave them there too long.  Throw them on salads or in smoothies and yogurt.  And of course bake them into brownies, cookies, cakes and breads.

For more information visit Green Med Info’s page on walnut research.


[i] Kim Hyunsook, Yokoyama Wallace, and Davis Paul Andrew. Journal of Medicinal Food. October 29,2014 ahead of print. doi:10.1089/jmf.2014.0061.

[ii] Peter J Fitschen, Kristofer R Rolfhus, Michael R Winfrey, Brian K Allen, Michelle Manzy, Margaret A Maher. Cardiovascular effects of consumption of black versus English walnuts. J Med Food. 2011 Sep ;14(9):890-8. Epub 2011 Apr 13. PMID: 21488754

[iii] M J Zibaeenezhad, S J Shamsnia, M Khorasani. Walnut consumption in hyperlipidemic patients. Angiology. 2005 Sep-Oct;56(5):581-3. PMID: 16193197

[iv] S Kalgaonkar, R U Almario, D Gurusinghe, E M Garamendi, W Buchan, K Kim, S E Karakas. Differential effects of walnuts vs almonds on improving metabolic and endocrine parameters in PCOS. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2011 Mar ;65(3):386-93. Epub 2010 Dec 15. PMID: 21157477

[v] L C Tapsell, M J Batterham, G Teuss, S-Y Tan, S Dalton, C J Quick, L J Gillen, K E Charlton. Long-term effects of increased dietary polyunsaturated fat from walnuts on metabolic parameters in type II diabetes. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2009 Aug ;63(8):1008-15. Epub 2009 Apr 8. PMID: 19352378

[vi] Robbins WA, Xun L, Fitzgerald LZ, Esguerra S, Henning SM, Carpenter CL. Walnuts Improve Semen Quality in Men Consuming a Western-Style Diet: Randomized Control Dietary Intervention Trial. Biol Reprod. 2012 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22895856

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Etched in Stone – Mankind’s Forbidden History Holds the Answer for the “Missing Link”

Mankind Human Species Missing Link -- the Anunnaki

It is perhaps the most convoluted puzzle to ever exist, a timeline which pits some of today’s most dominant dogmas, whether scientific or theological, in an unrelenting war against one another.

The history of human civilization and evolution. Today most would refute the Christian story of Genesis, dubbing it a fictional parable clouded by fantasy and nonsense.

Infamous proponents of Evolution Theory or natural selection, such as Richard Dawkins, are keen on discrediting the creationist theory, yet even with the powerful backing of the science community evolutionists fall short to provide us with the proper narrative that explains our leap from Homo-erectus (our ape-like ancestors) to Homo-sapiens (modern man). The missing link – our biggest conundrum.

Today there exists many alternative theories that aim to explain mankind’s speedy evolution. The Ancient Astronaut Theory is perhaps one of the most controversial of the bunch.

This theory takes researchers back in time to the cradle of civilization in the Middle-East, the ancient land of Mesopotamia. The Sumerian Cuneiform tablets, uncovered in the 17th century, provide modern man with a new understanding of our history.

This lost knowledge has been slow to make its way into mainstream thought and is just now beginning to air on television on both the History and Discovery Channels.

Accurately decoding the complicated language of the past has taken archaeologists many decades, but fortunately today these ancient scriptures have come to light for all the public to view.

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Was there an extra-terrestrial presence in ancient times which seeded modern man?

Access to scripts such as the Book of Enoch, the Nag Hamadi Gospels, the Book of Jubilees, among other historical texts help to broaden our knowledge base relative to the writings in the Canonical Bible; many of these documents predate the Canonical Bible by thousands of years, shedding light on the origins and influences of the familiar stories told therein having an immense influence on Western thought.

Many would be shocked to discover the great Deluge hero Noah was actually a Sumerian King. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the longest known stories involving the King of a Sumerian city called Uruk, Noah is visited by a King and told of the coming cataclysm, the great flood.

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Sadly, the funding for early archaeological inquiries was closely controlled and channeled by early church authorities, in particular the Roman Catholic Church.

A mandate was issued to fund only the archaeological explorations that perpetuated the story told in the canonical Bible, established by the same institution at the Council of Nicea, 343 CE.

Due to the majority who were uneducated in the past, the task of knowing the truth was often delegated to authorities.

Fortunately, today, knowledge and information distribution is rampant among the internet, and the power is now left in our hands as the efforts of past decoders is finally being disseminated to the world.

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Mankind’s forbidden history: Clay tablets, dating 2000 years before the Canonical Bible, from Ancient Mesopotamia, tell the story of the Anunnaki — an ET species of humanoids who arrived on Earth in flying ships and genetically modified the human species.

When one realizes that the God from the Old Testament Yahweh, was none other than the local deity of the Sumerian city of Ur, Enlil, the truth is revealed. Enlil and his various relatives were venerated as gods in various temples from Nineveh to Assur to the Sumerian city of Ur to name just a few.

Similarly, his brother Enki and his children Nannar and Innana also had temples in prominent cultural and trade portals within the region. More importantly, Enlil was not acting alone, but rather in consort with others referred to as the Anunnaki.

Enlil and his brother, Enki, are mentioned in the Genesis and the more historical Clay Tablets as participating in genetic trials to produce a primitive worker, Homo sapiens.

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The Sumerian records reveal that “Adam” and “Eve” were not created by “God,” but rather they were genetically engineered by an advanced race of extra-terrestrials, called the Anunnaki.

A very detailed account is provided of a clinical trial that results in the archetype for the human race, “Adam,” being birthed. The trial was conducted by Enlil’s half-sister, Ninmah, and his half-brother Enki, in an African laboratory.

The historical records appeal to even the most scrutinizing scientist who readily recognized the threshold of knowledge required to discuss a topic such as genetic engineering in a document almost 5000 years old which provides a more detailed account of the creation of man, one that makes sense technically and historically versus the précis version provide by the Bible, although in many cases complementary.

This would perhaps explain the age of Noah, who was said to be 600 years old at the time of the great flood. Noah was the son of a “deity” according to the Bible. Could this father “deity” really be an extra-terrestrial being which gave rise to Noah’s lengthy lifespan?

Various deities in Sumerian and Egyptian records had also been known as (AKA) names which seemed to span long periods of time and were found throughout various ancient texts. For example, the Akkadian god Sin was also known as the moon god Nannar, son of Enlil.

His sister, Inanna also sported the symbol of the crescent moon and had temples throughout Mesopotamia. She was known as Ishtar to the Akkadians.

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Interestingly, many deities from other cultures such as the Greeks and Egyptians
were alternate versions of original Sumerian “gods.” The Egyptian goddess Ishtar was really the Sumerian deity Inanna, who according to Sumerian text was a high ranking member of the Anunnaki.

The Greek historian Herodotus lived in the 5th century BCE and hailed from Ionia; he delineated the Egyptian civilization into three dynasties and the model is still used by Egyptologists today.

Mantheo, the Egyptian priest-historian agrees with the three dynasties, except adds one more dynasty which was ruled by the “gods” alone.

He states the first dynastic rulers of Egyptian gods ruled for 12 300 years [1]. It is interesting to note that in the Sumerian texts, Enki was assigned the regions of Egypt and Africa by his father Anu, on or before 3760 BCE.

It just so happens that the Jewish calendar, whose origins are from the Sumerian city of Nippur, begins its count in 3760 BCE as well.

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The two royal Anunnaki brothers held animosity for one another,
causing ancient wars often referred to as the “great wars in heaven”
 in the Christian dogma.

The Sumerians claimed that all aspects of civilization were taught to them by the deities that were worshiped in the temples of Mesopotamia.

Detailed knowledge about the Earth’s orbital plane, tilt axis, spherical shape, and procession behavior of its equinox were known by the Sumerian deities, who were also credited for the construction of the Zodiac.

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6,000 years old Sumerian cylindrical seal shows an accurate depiction of our solar system. Modern science didn’t knew this until very recently. Other texts describe the colors of Uranus and Neptune, which modern science has only very recently discovered.

Contrast this detailed level of knowledge in Sumer with that possessed in Europe during the Middle-Ages.

Scientists and church authorities in Europe were at odds whether the Earth was round or flat while the people of Sumeria and the surrounding region had advance mathematics, metallurgy, law codes, and produced many civilization first inventions and advanced achievements. [2]

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The Anunnaki family tree according to Sumerian records

The correlation between the God of the Old Testament and the Sumerian god are apparent; the Sumerian storm God, Enlil, can be considered the God of wrath and vengeance in the Old Testament.

When discussing religious truth, there is what the ruling party or superpower believes and what the subordinated cultures believe which is given a derogatory label as pagan or occult.

An example of this is taking place and manifesting presently in the Middle East where religious factions representing Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are waging war in the ancient land of Canaan, near Mount Megiddo located south of Israel. Warring factions whose genealogy originates from Sumer are still in conflict today.

The devotees of Enlil, AKA Yahweh the God of the Old Testament, stand toe to toe with the followers of Enki, still at odds with each other over of the domination of the Earth.

Could the conflicts involving the countries of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Israel be a result of the past wars that took place between the “gods” Enlil and Enki and their offspring as written about in “War of Gods and Men” by Zecharia Sitchin?

According to Sumerologists, the term AN.UNNA.KI literally is interpreted as those who from “heaven to Earth came.” The key point to note early on is the affiliation of the term “heaven” with the claimed planet of Anunnaki origin, namely Nibiru as detailed in “The 12th Planet” by Sitchin.

Additionally, from the list of characters detailed as “deities” in Mesopotamian literature we know that the head of the Anunnaki council of 12 was chaired by Anu, the father of the two key players and half-brothers Enlil and Enki.

NI.BI.RU is composed from the now digitized cuneiform script, listed in Unicode as 1224C, 12249, and 12292. Thus, a more accurate interpretation of the word Anunnaki is those who from Anu to the Earth came or were sent.

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Equating the planet Nibiru with the word Heaven, as used in the Bible, is an important detail when re-examining prayers like “Our father who art in Heaven…,” shining a whole new light on who the Father in Heaven actually was, namely Anu (ruler of the Anunnaki and father of Enlil and Enki). Thus, the prayers must have originated from Anu’s extra-terrestrial children on Earth.

What was the reason the Anunnaki left Nibiru to come to Earth? According to Sitchin and other authors on the subject, Nibiru, located beyond Pluto, is trapped in a 3600 year retrograde elliptical orbit around our Sun.

According to Sumerian maps and reports from 1983 IRAS Naval Observatory by Dr. Harrington, discovery of a large planet in the region Nibiru was reported to reside near where the Sumerians indicated, beyond Pluto.[8] In short, the Anunnaki home planet is real and inbound to perihelion circa 1400 years from now.

Brown dwarf planets, as we know, do not receive significant solar radiation to keep the surface temperature habitable. The atmosphere on Nibiru was generated either artificially or from gases and released steam from the geothermal heated planet.

According to Sitchin’s published history timeline [6] approximately 450,000 years ago, life on Nibiru was facing extinction due to a deteriorating atmosphere and the subsequent exposure to radiation, especially at close Perihelion with the Sun.

One of the leaders of Nibiru traveled inwards and landed on Earth, discovering Earth’s surplus of gold. Because of their advancements in technology, the Anunnaki could use gold to save the failing atmosphere of Nibiru by dispersing the ionized particles into the planet’s atmosphere.

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“Tree of Life,” notice the symbol at the top of the tablet, an object which closely
resembles the Egyptian sun-disk. This ancient symbol has many theorized meanings,
including the Sun and enlightened knowledge held and passed down by the royal lineage for millennia.

Anu and his two sons Enlil and Enki eventually came to excavate Earth for the gold as well, however, Enlil and Enki kept their distance due to a rivalry. According to Niburian inheritance rules, Enlil was the rightful heir due to his position as son of Anu and Anu’s Sister.

Enki was the only son of Anu, whose mother wasn’t of royal blood. The female contribution to genetic material includes mitochondrial DNA which the male does not have. Enki was assigned gold mining operations in Africa, Enlil in Mesopotamia, and a granddaughter named Inanna was given the Indus Valley region. The division took place and was finalized in 3760 BCE.

To increase efficiency, the higher ranking members of the Anunnaki brought several subservient workers to help with gold mining labor (known as Watchers or Igigi). The Igigi worked hard for some time, but inevitably grew tiresome of their slave conditions and revolted against the Anunnaki.

This forced the Anunnaki to establish a new plan, one that developed a hybrid being, a primitive worker, to replace the Igigi gold diggers. The Homo-sapiens.

The Formation of Our Solar System According to Sumerian Text

The following is a summary of the formation of our solar system according to the Sumerian epoch, Enuma Elish. According to the text, told in an allegory of celestial warriors, ten planets composed our solar system.

Earth was not yet formed, as it was then part of a larger planet called Tiamut, which eventually crashed into Nibiru during the initial formation of the planet’s orbits, leaving behind an immense trail of debris from which the Earth formed, along with the asteroid belt.

During this cataclysm the mass of the forming Earth also captured Nibiru’s moon. It is theorized that this initial disaster transferred the original seeds of life to Earth, a form of accidental Panspermia.

The significance of the Sumerian’s Epic of Creation specifies one additional planet in our solar system, the Anunnaki’s home planet Nibiru, who’s aphelion is positioned beyond Pluto in a 3600 year retrograde orbit around the Sun.

Dr. Robert S. Harrington, chief of the U.S. Naval Observatory used an infra-red satellite, IRAS, to locate a large planetary body which was causing wobbles in the orbital paths of Uranus and Neptune.

The IRAS produced results indicating a large brown dwarf, four times larger than the size of Earth, had been located without question. Harrington and Van Flandern of the Naval Observatory, published  their findings and opinion that a tenth planet had been located in our solar system, even calling it an intruder planet. [3]

Harrington met with Sitchin to correlate the IRAS findings with the Babylonian Epic of Creation, the Enuma Elish. Given the evidence reported by IRAS, other space probes like Pioneer 10 and 11, Voyager, and the corroborating orbital path, planet size, and retrograde characteristics of the tenth planet, Harrington agreed with Sitchin that it was Nibiru. [3]

As so, the passage of a tenth planet the magnitude of Nibiru between Mars and Jupiter would certainly have a noticeable impact every 3600 years.

With this in mind, it is highly probable that Nibiru’s passage may be responsible for pole shifts and reversals, changes in the Earth’s precession about its axis, and potentially dangerous meteors and space debris drug along from the asteroid belt inbound to Perihelion.

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Could Nibiru’s Perihelion 3,600 year orbit be the cause of the great cataclysms discussed in ancient texts?

Unusual artifacts found around the world, those that seem to contradict the know abilities of the civilization under analysis, are not hard to find. Examples include hieroglyphs from the Egyptian temple of Abydos, depicting rockets, airplanes, submarines, and even an advanced helicopter.

There is also an Iraqi battery find, precision stone masonry and architecture using megalithic stones. Of all the material accessible to a culture, why use the most difficult material as possible? Massive 1000 ton blocks.

Findings from around the world to include model airplanes, incredibly sophisticated solar and lunar temples aligned to solstice and equinox alike, along with tens of thousands of advanced beings teaching civilizing technologies to indigenous peoples points overwhelmingly to the fact that the Anunnaki were here on Earth.

Sitchin was instrumental in getting the Sumerian details about the Anunnaki records for the world to see. It has taken over 100 years for the information to be accepted thus far. Tablets are now digitized for translation speed and accuracy. [4]

An important point to mention is that the Sumerian flood account was clearly copied and modified to create the Genesis account, written by Hebrew priests being held captive in Babylon, where they had access to the true story of the great flood but chose to placate Enlil as their chosen monotheistic ancient astronaut god.

After all, they were scared to death of Enlil’s wrath. Genesis 6 describes the background scene to the great flood, leaving out all references to the other members of the Anunnaki council in the Torah narrative.

Please take notice of the cross necklaces worn by the Anunnaki, thousands of years before Christ’s crucifixion — What does this imply?

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According to Sumerian records, the wrathful “God” in the Christian Epic “Genesis”
was in fact an Anunnaki king named Enlil, who was weary of the his brother Enki’s
genetic creation of mankind. Enlil worried that humanity would grow and eventually
revolt against him, and so, Enlil ordered the destruction of mankind by disease and natural disasters.

Genesis 6:1-8 (NIV)

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.

So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Enlil (God in the Hebrew Genesis) did not create man, but rather, his half-brother Enki and their sister Ninmah were more so involved in the genetic manipulation, as evidenced in the Atrahasis, predating the Genesis account by 1700 years.

Enlil apparently wiped out man because of their incessant noise, although this motive seems bleak, and considering the animosity between Enlil and Enki, one must only consider that Enlil’s motive behind wiping out mankind had something to do with the fact that Homo sapiens were seeds of Enki and thus had the potential to rise up against Enlil.

Enlil was a ghost writer of the Bible, and consequently the truth was distorted to benefit the latter.

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Furthermore, the “plant of knowledge of good and evil,” the “forbidden fruit,” was present in Enki’s first outpost city of Eridu.

Enlil (AKA Jehovah/God) tells Adapa (Adam) in Eridu’s Garden of Eden that if he eats the fruit he will die. Enki counteracts this lie and tells Adapa he will surely not die but instead become “like one of us, the gods”.

Thus, there seems to be a transformational effect produced by this plant that changes human consciousness. In any event, Enki tells the truth and is demonized and symbolized as a snake, while Enlil lies, and promotes himself as God.

This lie, the fact that Adam did not die but rather became aware of his nakedness, attests to Enlil not wanting the plant of the knowledge of good and evil consumed. It was about controlling the access to higher consciousness, frowned upon by Enlil.

Mankind was Enki’s proud creation with the help of his relative Ninharsag, which successfully alleviated the Anunnaki’s toils of gold mines just as he promised. Enlil said he was tired of man’s noise, and wanted Enki to release some form of disease to wipe them out.

Of course, Enki defied his brother and offered guidance and protection of man. Enlil continued to order the death of the Homo sapiens, and afflicted man with sickness, headaches, and other disease. [7]

To finalize the death of man, Enlil orders Enki to conjure up a great flood. Enki refuses, and the tension continues to build between the two brothers.

Although the Anunnaki had the technological means to manipulate the weather, it is unclear whether the great flood to come was caused by the Anunnaki themselves or by the gravitational forces wrought by Nibiru’s close passing of Earth, enroute to a 3600 year solar perihelion.

Regardless of the cause, Enlil took credit to establish his perceived power to punish. Hence the correlation to the Old Testament’s God of Wrath and Enlil’s genocidal attributes.

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Before the pole shift, Enki warned one of his sons, Ziusudra, about the coming disaster, helping him create a boat atop a mountain. The Biblical tale of Noah was taken from the Sumerian record.

Enki decided to modify an oath made to withhold knowledge of the impending watery disaster from the people, and instructs his son Atrahasis to build a boat. Enki helps Atrahasis and Ziusudrato to relocate the boat to Mt. Ararat.

Also important to note, the idea that Noah housed a number of animal species on the boat is a misconception. It was animal DNA that was collected and saved. [7]

Thus, Atrahasis is the biblical Noah. Also noted, Ninharsag is later to be called “Isis” in ancient Egypt.

Engineering Humans

According to Sumerian records, one of Enki’s sons, Thoth, was the creator of and key proponent of mankind becoming the “Sons of God” through the awakening of the energy bodies (chakras) and subsequent consciousness, which he designed to be sensitive to the various frequencies affiliated with the radial distance and frequencies caused by a spherical resonator, i.e., the Earth.

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“Thoth”

One can read the Emerald Tablets to get a sense of the advanced energy knowledge Thoth possessed. Also, as evidenced by his staff the Caduceus, he was an adept geneticist.

Lawrence Gardner in his pre-eminent book Genesis of the Grail Kings, discusses the meaning of the ancient symbol associated with Thoth. Knowledge of energy, matter, and the human pineal gland were at play as a function of human consciousness connected to DNA.

Enki designed primitive workers with highly scientific abilities: genetic functional mappings with a human energy body composed of 7 chakras. The chakras provide access to an evolutionary means that allow mankind to continue on its path of conscious expansion.

These seven quantized energy states were intentionally designed by Enki providing mankind an interface for future evolution of consciousness.

Enki did not seem comfortable accepting the concept of slavery versus creating a primitive worker that just got a genetic jump-start with the potential of becoming one of the gods. To the Anunnaki, the mechanism of evolution of consciousness was highly classified.

Could the Sumerian Narrative be the Answer?

Extensive, detailed, and controversial, the Sumerian Creation Epic stands as both an opponent and an adversary to theories of modern science as well as today’s most prominent religious doctrines, a subject of volatile discourse.

These ancient writings help to broaden our knowledge of the origin of mankind while challenging the well-established account told from the Bible.

The Ancient Astronaut Theory may test the beliefs of the majority, as depictions and dramatizations of extra-terrestrial beings in mainstream culture have stifled people’s understanding of the latter, yet one cannot deny the enigma that surrounds the innovations and knowledge that the Sumerians possessed.

Moreover, evolution’s biggest puzzle has yet to be completed – the miraculous leap from Homo-erectus to Homo-sapien. However, the Sumerians offer detailed scientific clarification on this matter.

The fact that numerous indigenous cultures world-wide built monuments which looked to worship the sky, and shared similar stories of “gods” ascending from the “heavens” should beg the question of an extra-terrestrial presence during those times.

There is an uncanny correlation between the stories and knowledge-base of the ancient cultures and the timeline in which they acquired a deeper understanding of astrology, technology, biology, and spirituality, subjects which only gained proper comprehension in the last few centuries.

The Sumerian records stand as one of mankind’s most important collections of history to date. With proper analysis, these writings not only offer insight into our humble beginnings, but they also offer answers about our ultimate fate as human beings.

By Jeff Roberts | References:

  1. Clark, Gerald. The Anunnaki of Nibiru: Mankind’s Forgotten Creators, Enslavers, Destroyers, and Hidden Architects of the New World Order (Book).
    2. Sitchin, Zecharia. The Earth Chronicles (Book).
    3. Gods, Demons, and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia. Jeremy Black and Anthony Green, University of Texas, 2003.
    4. Freer, Neil. The Anunnaki and the Myth of a 12th Planet. 2006, http://www.redicecreations.com/specialreports/2006/01jan/annunaki.html
    5. Roug, Louise, Digitizing Cuneiform, LA Times, http://www.ancientsites.com/aw/Post/148092
    6. Chew, Feeland. Zecharia Sitchin and a New Synthesis.
    7. http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/mesopotamian/gilgamesh/tab11.htm
    8. http://yowusa.com/planetx/2007/planetx-2007-08b/1.shtml

*Information from this article is taken from Gerald R. Clark’s The Anunnaki of Nibiru: Mankind’s Forgotten Creators, Enslavers, Destroyers, Saviors, and Hidden Architects of the New World Order

vitamin c cancer

By Heather Callaghan, Editor

Big news! A new study by UK scientists openly claims that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is more potent than some pharma drugs at killing cancer stem cells – the pervasive cells that “seed” new cancer cells, feed fatal tumors and often evade treatment.

The study, published in Oncotarget, is the first evidence that supports that vitamin C be used to target and kill cancer stem cells (CSCs).

More info on how it works. NYR Natural News reported [emphasis added]:

Vitamin C has previously been shown to be effective as a non-toxic anti-cancer agent in studies by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling and was recently shown to reduce mortality by 18% on breast cancer patients in Japan.  However, its effects on CSC activity have not been previously evaluated and in this context, say the researchers, it behaves as an inhibitor of glycolysis, which fuels energy production in mitochondria, the “powerhouse” of the cell.

In order to find out which substances might target stem cells, researchers needed to find a way to disrupt cancer cell metabolism.

NYR Natural News adds:

Focusing on energy-transfer, they measured the impact on cell lines in a laboratory of seven substances:

  • The clinically approved cancer drug, stiripentol
  • Three experimental pharmaceuticals: actinonin, FK866 and 2-DG.
  • Three natural substances: caffeic acid phenyl ester (CAPE), silibinin and ascorbic acid

While they found that natural antibiotic actinonin and the compound FK866 were the most potent, the natural products also inhibited cancer stem cell (CSC) formation, with vitamin C, outperforming 2-DG by tenfold in terms of potency.

Dr Michael P. Lisanti, Professor of Translational Medicine at the University of Salford, said [emphasis H.C.]:

We have been looking at how to target cancer stem cells with a range of natural substances including silibinin (milk thistle) and CAPE, a honey-bee derivative, but by far the most exciting are the results with Vitamin C.

Vitamin C is cheap, natural, non-toxic and readily available so to have it as a potential weapon in the fight against cancer would be a significant step.

Dr Gloria Bonuccelli, lead author and another member of the Salford team added:

This is further evidence that Vitamin C and other non-toxic compounds may have a role to play in the fight against cancer.

Our results indicate it is a promising agent for clinical trials, and a as an add-on to more conventional therapies, to prevent tumour recurrence, further disease progression and metastasis.

It’s important to note that this study was done on cancer cell lines in the lab – so a study on humans would be ideal, especially to see which type of vitamin C therapy would work best. There are so-called skeptics out there who like to poke at stories on studies like this, saying that anything can kill cell lines in a Petri dish. There are even comics showing a scientist shooting a handgun into the cell lines to possibly mock the idea. Bleach kills cancer, too, they say. While it doesn’t hurt to keep that in mind, not everything can effectively kill cancer stem cells in the lab. Truth be told, everyone wants to know about which substances can kill cancer stem cells while protecting other human cells.

Given how obviously toxic and carcinogenic chemotherapy and radiation are – and the abysmal long-term survival rate – it’s a big step in the right direction for the medical establishment to see the effects of the humble vitamin C on cancer stem cells with little to no side effects.

Don’t forget to share the good news with your friends and family!

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The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State is Alive and Well – Sad but True

 POLICE STATE USA

 

“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security…

“This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes.

“And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.” — Historian Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45

Brace yourself.

There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn’t bode well for the future of this country.

Anytime you have an entire nation so mesmerized by the antics of the political ruling class that they are oblivious to all else, you’d better beware.

Anytime you have a government that operates in the shadows, speaks in a language of force, and rules by fiat, you’d better beware.

And anytime you have a government so far removed from its people as to ensure that they are never seen, heard or heeded by those elected to represent them, you’d better beware.

The world has been down this road before.

As historian Milton Mayer recounts in his seminal book on Hitler’s rise to power, They Thought They Were Free:

“Most of us did not want to think about fundamental things and never had. There was no need to. Nazism gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about — we were decent people — and kept us so busy with continuous changes and ‘crises’ and so fascinated, yes, fascinated, by the machinations of the ‘national enemies’, without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us.”

We are at our most vulnerable right now.

The gravest threat facing us as a nation is not extremism — delivered by way of sovereign citizens or radicalized Muslims — but despotism, exercised by a ruling class whose only allegiance is to power and money.

Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

America is burning, and all most Americans can do is switch the channel, tune out what they don’t want to hear, and tune into their own personal echo chambers.

We’re in a national state of denial.

Yet no amount of escapism can shield us from the harsh reality that the danger in our midst is posed by an entrenched government bureaucracy that has no regard for the Constitution, Congress, the courts or the citizenry.

If the team colors have changed from blue to red, that’s just cosmetic.

The playbook remains the same. The leopard has not changed its spots.

Scrape off the surface layers and you will find that the American police state is alive and well and continuing to wreak havoc on the rights of the American people.

“We the people” are no longer living the American Dream. We’re living the American Lie.

Indeed, Americans have been lied to so sincerely, so incessantly, and for so long by politicians of all stripes — who lie compulsively and without any seeming remorse — that they’ve almost come to prefer the lies trotted out by those in government over less-palatable truths.

The American people have become compulsive believers.

As Nick Cohen writes for The Guardian:

“Compulsive liars shouldn’t frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand: they should terrify you. Believers are the liars’ enablers.

“Their votes give the demagogue his power. Their trust turns the charlatan into the president. Their credulity ensures that the propaganda of half-calculating and half-mad fanatics has the power to change the world.”

While telling the truth “in a time of universal deceit is,” as George Orwell concluded, “a revolutionary act,” believing the truth — and being able to distinguish the truth from a lie — is also a revolutionary act.

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Here’s a truth few Americans want to acknowledge: nothing has changed (at least, not for the better) since Barack Obama passed the reins of the police state to Donald Trump.

The police state is still winning. We the people are still losing.

In fact, the American police state has continued to advance at the same costly, intrusive, privacy-sapping, Constitution-defying, relentless pace under President Trump as it did under President Obama.

1.  Police haven’t stopped disregarding the rights of citizens.

Having been given the green light to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip, shoot and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance, all with the general blessing of the courts, America’s law enforcement officials are no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace.

Indeed, they continue to keep the masses corralled, under control, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens.

2. SWAT teams haven’t stopped crashing through doors and terrorizing families. 

Nationwide, SWAT teams continue to be employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of criminal activities or mere community nuisances including angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

With more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans for relatively routine police matters and federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions, the incidence of botched raids and related casualties continue to rise.

3. The Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security haven’t stopped militarizing and federalizing local police.

Police forces continue to be transformed into heavily armed extensions of the military, complete with jackboots, helmets, shields, batons, pepper-spray, stun guns, assault rifles, body armor, miniature tanks and weaponized drones.

In training police to look and act like the military and use the weapons and tactics of war against American citizens, the government continues to turn the United States into a battlefield.

4. Schools haven’t stopped treating young people like hard-core prisoners.

School districts continue to team up with law enforcement to create a “schoolhouse to jailhouse track” by imposing a “double dose” of punishment for childish infractions: suspension or expulsion from school, accompanied by an arrest by the police and a trip to juvenile court.

In this way, the paradigm of abject compliance to the state continues to be taught by example in the schools, through school lockdowns where police and drug-sniffing dogs enter the classroom, and zero tolerance policies that punish all offenses equally and result in young people being expelled for childish behavior.

5. For-profit private prisons haven’t stopped locking up Americans and immigrants alike at taxpayer expense. 

States continue to outsource prison management to private corporations out to make a profit at taxpayer expense.

And how do you make a profit in the prison industry? Have the legislatures pass laws that impose harsh penalties for the slightest noncompliance in order keep the prison cells full and corporate investors happy.

6. Censorship hasn’t stopped. 

First Amendment activities continue to be pummeled, punched, kicked, choked, chained and generally gagged all across the country.

The reasons for such censorship vary widely from political correctness, safety concerns and bullying to national security and hate crimes but the end result remained the same: the complete eradication of what Benjamin Franklin referred to as the “principal pillar of a free government.”

7. The courts haven’t stopped marching in lockstep with the police state

The courts continue to be dominated by technicians and statists who are deferential to authority, whether government or business.

Indeed, the Supreme Court’s decisions in recent years have most often been characterized by an abject deference to government authority, military and corporate interests.

They have run the gamut from suppressing free speech activities and justifying suspicionless strip searches to warrantless home invasions and conferring constitutional rights on corporations, while denying them to citizens.

8. Government bureaucrats haven’t stopped turning American citizens into criminals

The average American now unknowingly commits three felonies a day, thanks to an overabundance of vague laws that render otherwise innocent activity illegal, while reinforcing the power of the police state and its corporate allies.

9. The surveillance state hasn’t stopped spying on Americans’ communications, transactions or movements.

On any given day, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether it’s your local police, a fusion center, the National Security Agency or one of the government’s many corporate partners, is still monitoring and tracking you.

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10. The TSA hasn’t stopped groping or ogling travelers

Under the pretext of protecting the nation’s infrastructure (roads, mass transit systems, water and power supplies, telecommunications systems and so on) against criminal or terrorist attacks, TSA task forces (comprised of federal air marshals, surface transportation security inspectors, transportation security officers, behavior detection officers and explosive detection canine teams) continue to do random security sweeps of nexuses of transportation, including ports, railway and bus stations, airports, ferries and subways, as well as political conventions, baseball games and music concerts.

Sweep tactics include the use of x-ray technology, pat-downs and drug-sniffing dogs, among other things.

11. Congress hasn’t stopped enacting draconian laws such as the USA Patriot Act and the NDAA.

These laws — which completely circumvent the rule of law and the constitutional rights of American citizens, continue to re-orient our legal landscape in such a way as to ensure that martial law, rather than the rule of law, our U.S. Constitution, becomes the map by which we navigate life in the United States.

12. The Department of Homeland Security hasn’t stopped being a “wasteful, growing, fear-mongering beast.”

Is the DHS capable of plotting and planning to turn the national guard into a federalized, immigration police force? No doubt about it.

Remember, this is the agency that is notorious for militarizing the police and SWAT teams; spying on activists, dissidents and veterans; stockpiling ammunition; distributing license plate readers; contracting to build detention camps; tracking cell-phones with Stingray devices; carrying out military drills and lockdowns in American cities; using the TSA as an advance guard; conducting virtual strip searches with full-body scanners; carrying out soft target checkpoints; directing government workers to spy on Americans; conducting widespread spying networks using fusion centers; carrying out Constitution-free border control searches; funding city-wide surveillance cameras; and utilizing drones and other spybots.

13. The military industrial complex hasn’t stopped profiting from endless wars abroad.

America’s expanding military empire continues to bleed the country dry at a rate of more than $15 billion a month (or $20 million an hour).

The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety.

Yet what most Americans fail to recognize is that these ongoing wars have little to do with keeping the country safe and everything to do with enriching the military industrial complex at taxpayer expense.

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14. The Deep State’s shadow government hasn’t stopped calling the shots behind the scenes.

Comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes, this government within a government continues to be the real reason “we the people” have no real control over our so-called representatives.

It’s every facet of a government that is no longer friendly to freedom and is working overtime to trample the Constitution underfoot and render the citizenry powerless in the face of the government’s power grabs, corruption and abusive tactics.

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15. And the American people haven’t stopped acting like gullible sheep.

In fact, many Americans have been so carried away by their blind rank-and-file partisan devotion to their respective political gods that they have lost sight of the one thing that has remained constant in recent years: our freedoms are steadily declining.

Here’s the problem as I see it: “we the people” have become so trusting, so gullible, so easily distracted, so out-of-touch and so sure that our government will always do the right thing by us that we have ignored the warning signs all around us.

In so doing, we have failed to recognize such warning signs as potential red flags to use as opportunities to ask questions, demand answers, and hold our government officials accountable to respecting our rights and abiding by the rule of law.

Unfortunately, once a free people allows the government to make inroads into their freedoms, or uses those same freedoms as bargaining chips for security, it quickly becomes a slippery slope to outright tyranny.

And it doesn’t really matter whether it’s a Democrat or a Republican at the helm, because the bureaucratic mindset on both sides of the aisle now seems to embody the same philosophy of authoritarian government.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, this is what happens when you ignore the warning signs.

This is what happens when you fail to take alarm at the first experiment on your liberties.

This is what happens when you fail to challenge injustice and government overreach until the prison doors clang shut behind you.

In the American police state that now surrounds us, there are no longer such things as innocence, due process, or justice — at least, not in the way we once knew them. We are all potentially guilty, all potential criminals, all suspects waiting to be accused of a crime.

So you can try to persuade yourself that you are free, that you still live in a country that values freedom, and that it is not too late to make America great again, but to anyone who has been paying attention to America’s decline over the past 50 years, it will be just another lie.

The German people chose to ignore the truth and believe the lie.

They were not oblivious to the horrors taking place around them. As historian Robert Gellately points out:

“[A]nyone in Nazi Germany who wanted to find out about the Gestapo, the concentration camps, and the campaigns of discrimination and persecutions need only read the newspapers.”

The warning signs were definitely there, blinking incessantly like large neon signs.

“Still,” Gellately writes, “the vast majority voted in favor of Nazism, and in spite of what they could read in the press and hear by word of mouth about the secret police, the concentration camps, official anti-Semitism, and so on… [T]here is no getting away from the fact that at that moment, ‘the vast majority of the German people backed him.’”

Half a century later, the wife of a prominent German historian, neither of whom were members of the Nazi party, opined: “[O]n the whole, everyone felt well… And there were certainly eighty percent who lived productively and positively throughout the time… We also had good years. We had wonderful years.”

In other words, as long as their creature comforts remained undiminished, as long as their bank accounts remained flush, as long as they weren’t being discriminated against, persecuted, starved, beaten, shot, stripped, jailed and turned into slave labor, life was good.

This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls.

As Primo Levi, a Holocaust survivor observed: 

“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”

Freedom demands responsibility.

Freedom demands that people stop sleep-walking through life, stop cocooning themselves in political fantasies, and stop distracting themselves with escapist entertainment.

Freedom demands that we stop thinking as Democrats and Republicans and start thinking like human beings, or at the very least, Americans.

Freedom demands that we not remain silent in the face of evil or wrongdoing but actively stand against injustice.

Freedom demands that we treat others as we would have them treat us. That is the law of reciprocity, also referred to as the Golden Rule, and it is found in nearly every world religion, including Judaism and Christianity.

In other words, if you don’t want to be locked up in a prison cell or a detention camp — if you don’t want to be discriminated against because of the color of your race, religion, politics or anything else that sets you apart from the rest — if you don’t want your loved ones shot at, strip searched, tasered, beaten and treated like slaves — if you don’t want to have to be constantly on guard against government eyes watching what you do, where you go and what you say — if you don’t want to be tortured, waterboarded or forced to perform degrading acts — if you don’t want your children to grow up in a world without freedom — then don’t allow these evils to be inflicted on anyone else, no matter how tempting the reason or how fervently you believe in your cause.

As German theologian and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer observed:

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”

By John W. Whitehead, Rutherford.org

About the author: John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead’s most recent books include Battlefield America: The War on the American People and A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State.