By Joe Battaglia, Prevent Disease
Yes, someone really has conducted a scientific study of the five-second rule. It turns out bacteria may transfer to almost anything that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up.
Rutgers researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it’s OK to scoop up food and eat it within a “safe” five-second window. Donald Schaffner, professor and extension specialist in food science, found that moisture, type of surface and contact time all contribute to cross-contamination. In some instances, the transfer begins in less than one second. Their findings appear online in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal, Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Continue reading ‘Five-Second Rule’ Debunked
By Nicki Sutton, Spiritual-Awakening.net
How are you feeling during your spiritual awakening? It can be a positive and exhilarating experience, but at the same time, it can be intense and overwhelming. I want to validate how you feel and tell you that you’re not alone.
Spiritual awakening is different for everybody. Some people say to me that that their awakening has been very positive, exciting, mind bending and wondrous. Others relate that their awakening has taken it’s toll on them. That all they can see is negativity in the world, that they are powerless to stop it and how they feel lacking in purpose. Continue reading Spiritual Awakening, How Are You FEELING?
via J. Krishnamurti.org
In bringing about a radical change in the human being, in you, you are naturally bringing about a radical change in the structure and the nature of society.
I think it must be very clearly understood that the human mind, with all its complexity, its intricate network, is part of this external world.
The “you” is the world, and in bringing about a fundamental revolution—neither communist nor socialist, but a totally different kind of revolution, within the very structure and nature of the psyche, of yourself—you will bring about a social revolution.
It must begin, not outwardly but inwardly, because the outer is the result of our private, inner life.
When there is a radical revolution in the very nature of thought, feeling and action, then obviously there will be a change in the structure of society.
Talks with American Students, p 8-9
By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze
Even though government agencies like the FDA and USDA are supposed to inspect and test food samples – and the USDA does do that – neither of them have tested for glyphosate residues for decades even though it is the world’s most heavily used herbicide. The long-held position on glyphosate testing is that it is “too expensive, too unnecessary” even though simple ELISA testing makes it possible.
Glyphosate – the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and now other chemical compounds thanks to an expired patent – has been found in pregnant women, breakfast foods, snacks, urine, blood, breast milk, tampons, beer, vaccines, in stillborn piglets and so much more. Continue reading FDA Finds Monsanto’s Roundup In Honey Samples Across America
By Kalee Brown, Collective Evolution
Science is now catching up to the knowledge outlined in the Vedas, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and other ancient texts. For approximately 5,000 years people have been practicing meditation, proving the positive impact it can have on the body and mind.
Science has now accepted that meditation can have powerful effects on human health, as more research is exposing these mind-blowing benefits. Some experienced meditators have even been referred to as “superhumans” because of how their practice has affected them (check out our article here).
A study recently published in Translational Psychiatry proved just how beneficial meditation can be for human health, as the molecular signature of meditators was found to be significantly different from those who don’t meditate on a regular basis. Continue reading New Study Finds Meditation Creates A Distinct Network Of Genes (Anti-Aging) & Improves Cellular Health
Dr. Mercola, Waking Times
The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in 25 states and, as of this writing, two additional states (Arkansas and Florida) have pending legislation or ballot measures to legalize medical marijuana.1
Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and the District of Columbia have also legalized recreational use of marijuana for adults, while 16 states have decriminalized certain marijuana possession offenses.2
According to estimates, between 85 and 95 percent of Americans are in favor of medical cannabis, and nearly 60 percent support complete legalization of marijuana. And, contrary to what you might think, doctors overwhelmingly agree. Continue reading Why The DEA and HHS Should Be Abolished
By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
I’ve known since 1976 that, when stress increases, awareness decreases.
Like Len Satov, (1) I attach a value to awareness that some may not. I see awareness as, not neutral, as is the current majority view, but as dissolutive. Let something rest in one’s awareness, as Len described, and it slowly dissolves.
That’s why sages say: “This too shall pass.” They have certainty that, if we rest in bare awareness of an unwanted condition like anger, it will pass.
When awareness decreases as stress increases, the irony is that we’re not aware of awareness decreasing. Stress is not easily detected in the moment because of its dampening, cancelling, or nullifying effect on awareness. The result is that we’re less aware and unaware that we’re less aware. Continue reading When Stress Increases, Awareness Decreases
Frybread making with Osh Johnson from Black Mesa, Navajo Nation. Photo by Desiree Kane.
By Sarah van Gelder, yesmagazine.org, September 14, 2016
(Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia)
Protecting the water and sacred sites brought people here. The experience of being here is changing lives.
Drive from Bismarck, North Dakota, to the Standing Rock encampment, and the sign that something unusual is happening is abrupt: a checkpoint staffed by the National Guard. Continue south, past rolling grasslands with an occasional farmhouse, until there is nothing but open space. Catch a glimpse of the Missouri River meandering back and forth, and a flock of white pelicans circling overhead.
Miles later, by the side of the road, stands a small encampment—tents, a camp kitchen, a group of people watching the road warily, banners declaring water, not oil, as sacred. Across the road is the bulldozed earth in an area that Standing Rock Sioux consider sacred. This is where the security forces with dogs attacked the people who call themselves water protectors. Continue reading At Standing Rock, a Sense of Purpose: “This Is How We Should Be Living”
By Julie Fidler, Natural Society
Newly released historical documents reveal that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960’s to downplay the link between sugar consumption and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the cause, instead. 
JAMA Internal Medicine published an analysis of the internal sugar industry documents, which were uncovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), on September 12.
The papers suggest that 5 decades of research into the role of nutrition in heart disease was a deceptive narrative written by the sugar industry. And that research is imprinted in many of today’s dietary regulations. Continue reading How the Sugar Industry Made Everyone Hate Fat – Fraudulently