Waking Times http://www.wakingtimes.com Entering a Time of Natural Health, Elevated Consciousness, Sustainable Living and Total Freedom. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:00:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Amazing Garden Transformation with the No-dig Approach http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/28/amazing-garden-transformation-with-the-no-dig-approach/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/28/amazing-garden-transformation-with-the-no-dig-approach/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:00:59 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=53575 Video - Turning an uncultivated plot of land into an abundant garden using the no-dig approach, all within a few months.

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Video - Growing your own food does not have to be as difficult as you’re let to believe. Here’s an example of turning an uncultivated plot of land into an abundant garden using the no-dig approach, all within a few months.

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The Unconscious Conditionings of the Mind http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/the-unconscious-conditionings-of-the-mind/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/the-unconscious-conditionings-of-the-mind/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:04:23 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=53603 Frank M. Wanderer - The Ego-dominated mind plays its games in daily life, and creates the characters and scenarios necessary for the games.

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The Ego-dominated mind plays its games in daily life, and creates the characters and scenarios necessary for the games. The content of such a scenario is determined by the individual’s environment and upbringing, that is, the culture in which we grow up. As a result, entirely different scenarios are created in the various cultures of our Earth.

At the beginning of our journey, we identify with these scenarios. The scenarios provide us with the sense of a solid identity. The patterns of thoughts fixed in the scenarios are manifested in various mind games during our daily life.

In the course of our journey leading to Consciousness, our objective should not be creating a positive character, and thus a pleasant scenario, but finding the Existence behind every scenario. The first step is examining the scenarios, these conditioned thought-patterns, in the light of Consciousness. Let us first examine some of our most extensive mind games that are rooted deepest.

Ambition

Ambition is perhaps the comprehensive mind game, providing one of the deepest roots of Ego.

An elementary endeavour of every Ego is growing: to be “more”, larger and powerful. They strive to be higher and higher in the hyerarchic structure of the world, conquering more and more territory. The individual’s ambitions grow and grow, reaching larger and larger areas.

Ambitions are planted in a child by parents and teachers. Parents tend to think of an even yet unborn child as someone who is going to achieve the parents’ own’s unfulfilled ambitions.

With the educational means of reward and punishment, children are conditioned to excel among their peers, to be the best, strongest, most beautiful, etc. When the children meet the parental–and thus the social–expectations, they are rewarded, when not, they are punished. They therefore soon learn to be ambitious.

These ambitions, though based upon the past, always aim at the future. All through our lives we pursue illusionary objectives, spurred by various ambitions. Naturally, it is not impossible to satisfy an ambition, but it is immediately replaced by a thousand others, as there are so many areas of life where we have not yet reached our ambitions.

That is how we chase senseless goals all through our lives until we die, when we realize that everybody leaves this world empty-handed, even those who lived their whole lives chasing mirages of past and future.

Look into yourself to see what is in you now! See what ambitions are driving you along on the sea of life and in what direction?

Every moment spent awake we face two alternatives. A choice is to be made between the ambitions stretching between past and  future or the quiet, simple, pure emptiness of the present  moment, full of vibrating life. It is-however-only the latter that  brings the Witnessing Presence!

The Mind Game of Becoming Something

This mind game is closely associated with the life-long pursue of ambitions, and reveals the mechanisms of ambitions.

The Ego at all times strives to achieve something. The mind creates a mental image, an ideal about it. An ideal means that you are still not what you are supposed to be.

The Ego projects that idealized image into the future, and reveals the path leading to the goal. That image generates a permanent stress, tension and anxiety in the life of the Wanderer. If the Wanderer achieves the desired goal, or abandons it as unattainable, immediately finds a new one, an even more ambitious, or one that is easier to achieve, and another one, and so it goes until death, or the moment when the Wanderer realizes the futility of the whole process.

We are therefore constantly on the road, straying from one mental image to the next, and identify with these images, and derive our identity from the images.

When we start dealing with spirituality, our mind creates an image that we need to implement if we are determined to be successful. The image means that we need to find Presence, through the way the mind imagines it. The essence of this ideal is to be permanently conscious, to be Present all the time, in all details of our life.

The Ego, is however, aware that for most people it is an impossible venture, so the Wanderer often has a sense of self-accusation and self-depreciation, as the ideal image is impossible to achieve (the Wanderer is not spiritual enough). This state of mind is, eventually, a good foundation for the mind game of guilt.

In the course of our Journey we need to realize that we do not need to become anything, because we are already in possession of the characteristics that we have been looking for so far, pursuing an image projected into the future. All we need to do is shift our focus of alert and conscious attention from the edge (Ego) to our center (witnessing Presence). The mind games impede us in that process!

The “I Want Even More” – Mind Game

From all this it is easy to see that the Ego-dominated mind will never be satisfied, as it longs to achieve more and more in life. The individual wants to be rich, when they are rich, they want power, when they have power, they want fame. When material wealth no longer satisfies them, they begin to seek “spiritual wealth” and so forth. Once an objective has been achieved, a sense of relative satisfaction may follow, but sooner or later anxiety returns and the chase for more and more starts again.

This mind game takes the Wanderer into a psychological time frame, as the goal to be achieved is projected into the future. In this way Now, the Present moment is reduced to a moment necessary for achieving the goal, and the vividness and beauty of it is lost.

The Wanderer is, however, able to suppress the voice of the Ego: “I no longer listen to this nonsense, your pretension! It is not an illusory Self that I want to reach. I want to find my real Self!”

As a witnessing Presence one is able to observe these games of the mind and is also able to overcome and laugh at it! What more does one need than what is offered by the present moment? Once you have learnt how to dissolve in the present moment, and you are able to enjoy it, you will have no problem in disregarding the empty chit-chat of the Ego, the mind!

About the Author

Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D is a professor of psychology, a consciousness researcher and writer, and publisher of several books on consciousness. With a lifelong interest in the mystery of human existence and the work of the human mind, Frank’s work is to help others wake up from identification with our personal history and the illusory world of the forms and shapes, and to find our identity in what he calls “the Miracle”, the mystery of the Consciousness.

Connect with Frank at powerofconsciousness.blogspot.com

This article may not be reprinted without the author’s permission. Frank M. Wanderer. All rights reserved 2014.

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Evidence of UFO and Extra-Terrestrial Presence on Earth http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/evidence-of-ufo-and-extra-terrestrial-presence-on-earth/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/evidence-of-ufo-and-extra-terrestrial-presence-on-earth/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:00:53 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=53579 Film - This brilliant documentary about the UFO/Extra-Terrestrial presence on earth shows evidence gathered during the last 60 years in numbers by hundred thousands.

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Documentary Film - This brilliant documentary about the UFO/Extra-Terrestrial presence on earth shows evidence gathered during the last 60 years, from all over the globe, and in numbers by hundred thousands, pointing to the undeniable fact that we are not alone and never have been.

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Transcend the Ego and the Illusion of the Self http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/transcend-the-ego-and-the-illusion-of-the-self/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/transcend-the-ego-and-the-illusion-of-the-self/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:39:33 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=53597 Video - Author of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices can be used to transcend one's ego.

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Video - The Self, is it only an illusion? In this video, Sam Harris, author of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices of all types can be used to transcend one’s ego.

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Is Your Favorite Soda Carcinogenic? http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/is-your-favorite-soda-carcinogenic/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/is-your-favorite-soda-carcinogenic/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:18:45 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=53641 Waking Times - A new study out of Johns Hopkins has revealed that one of the most popular soda ingredients poses a cancer risk to soda drinkers.

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A new study out of Johns Hopkins has revealed that one of the most popular soda ingredients poses a cancer risk to soda drinkers. Certain types of caramel color, commonly used in colas and dark soft drinks, contain a potentially carcinogenic byproduct, 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI). 4-MEI forms during the manufacturing process used to make some types of caramel color.

“Soft drink consumers are being exposed to an avoidable and unnecessary cancer risk from an ingredient that is being added to these beverages simply for aesthetic purposes,” says Keeve Nachman, PhD, senior author of the study and director of the Food Production and Public Health Program at the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) and an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “This unnecessary exposure poses a threat to public health and raises questions about the continued use of caramel coloring in soda.”

Consumer Reports and CLF have been working since 2013 to estimate the cancer burden associated with 4-MEI exposure. Initially, they analyzed 4-MEI concentrations of 11 soft drinks. The new study expanded the samples to 110 soft drinks purchased from California and New York grocery stores. The results of this analysis were paired with statistics on population beverage consumption provided by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

The study results, authored by lead researcher Tyler Smith of John Hopkins, indicated that levels of the 4-MEI chemical compound found in soft drinks could vary widely across samples, even for the same soda type taken out of a different container. Currently, there are no warning labels on soft drinks with caramel color indicating that unsafe amounts of 4-MEI chemical compounds may be present.

Following the study, Consumer Reports has started its efforts for setting a federal limit for 4-MEI in food and beverages. In 2014, it petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to set limits for the potential carcinogen. It also informed California’s Attorney General Office of the report findings, because this office is responsible for enforcing the Proposition 65 law that warns consumers about possibly toxic chemicals in foods.

“This new analysis underscores our belief that people consume significant amounts of soda that unnecessarily elevate their risk of cancer over the course of a lifetime,” says Urvashi Rangan, PhD, executive director for Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and Sustainability Center. “We believe beverage makers and the government should take the steps needed to protect public health. California has already taken an important step by setting a threshold for prompting Prop 65 labeling based on daily 4-MEI exposure from a food or beverage, such as a soda. This study sought to answer a critical question: How much soda do American consumers drink on average?”

Furthermore, the researchers found it interesting that levels of 4-MEI varied widely when comparing soft drinks from New York metro areas to California.

“Our study also found that some of the soft drink products sold in California that we sampled had lower levels of 4-MEI than the samples we looked at of the same beverages sold outside the state, particularly in our earlier rounds of testing. It appears that regulations such as California’s Proposition 65 may be effective at reducing exposure to 4-MEI from soft drinks, and that beverages can be manufactured in ways that produce less 4-MEI,” suggests Nachman. “An FDA intervention, such as determining maximum levels for 4-MEI in beverages, could be a valuable approach to reducing excess cancer risk attributable to 4-MEI exposure in the U.S. population.”

Do you believe that the government should become involved in warning consumers about the potential risk of consuming sodas, similarly to the labeling requirements of the tobacco industry?

Resources:
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The Underwater Discovery That Could Rewrite European Prehistory http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/the-underwater-discovery-that-could-rewrite-european-prehistory/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/the-underwater-discovery-that-could-rewrite-european-prehistory/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:05:12 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=53623 David Keys - Remarkable new archaeological discoveries are likely to completely rewrite a key part of British prehistory.

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Scientific tests suggest that a major aspect of the Neolithic agricultural revolution may have reached Britain 2000 years earlier than previously thought.

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Scientific tests suggest that a major aspect of the Neolithic agricultural revolution may have reached Britain 2000 years earlier than previously thought.

Remarkable new archaeological discoveries are likely to completely rewrite a key part of British prehistory.

The research – carried out by scientists at the universities of Bradford, Birmingham and Warwick – reveal that wheat, probably already ground into flour, was being used at a Mesolithic Stone Age site in around 6000 BC.

The discovery – just published in the academic journal, Science – is likely to be viewed with some degree of consternation by many archaeologists  because it completely  changes accepted views of what happened in Britain (and indeed most of western Europe) in pre-Neolithic times.

The species of domesticated wheat – an early form, known as einkorn – was identified by scientists from the University of Warwick, using DNA analysis. Although no einkorn seeds as such were found,  a small discrete area  of intense einkorn DNA was detected when geneticists tested samples of sediment, recovered by archaeologists from an underwater Mesolithic site in the Solent, just off the coast of the Isle of Wight.

The area was dry land 6000 years ago – but within 30 or 40 years had been permanently inundated by the sea, as a result of melting Arctic and other glaciers following the end of the Ice Age.

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This underwater discovery could be set to rewrite Britain’s prehistoric past (The Maritime Archaeology Trust/Roland Brookes)

The einkorn DNA  – from a substantial quantity of the cereal, most likely in flour form – was recovered by archaeologists from the Maritime Archaeology Trust from a layer of sediment which had lain buried several metres below the seabed. Associated material (mainly fragments of wood) was dated by radio carbon ‘Bayesian’ dating techniques to between  6010 BC and 5960 BC.

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Garry Momber, Director of the Maritime Archaeology Trust says that it is “one of the richest collections of pre-Neolithic worked timbers ever found in Britain or elsewhere in Europe” (The Maritime Archaeology Trust/Roland Brookes)

The underwater location of the site is potentially very significant – because there are no other such indications of Neolithic influence in northwest Europe until around 5300 BC at the earliest. In Britain itself there are no aspects of Neolithic culture until around 4100 BC.

However thousands of square miles of Mesolithic land, on parts of Europe’s and Britain’s current continental shelves, were inundated by the sea between 6000 and 4000 BC – so the distinct possibility is emerging that cultural developments may have been occurring there, on those now- drowned coastal lowlands that did not take place further inland on what is still dry land.

For the archaeologists carrying out the research, a key puzzle is of course to work out how the einkorn got to the Isle of Wight. The nearest area known to have been producing einkorn by 6000 BC is southern Italy – and southern France and eastern Spain are thought to have been producing it by at least 5900 BC.

The big question therefore is whether the einkorn was brought by sea from one of those areas and then ground up  for use on the Isle of Wight – or whether it had been grown on or near the Isle of Wight, after predecessor seeds had been brought there from southern France, Spain or Italy and then planted.

Whichever scenario is correct, the discovery suggests a very unexpected degree of Mesolithic period maritime mobility (and Neolithic-originating cultural practice) that has not hitherto been apparent from the archaeological record.

If now-inundated coastal zones around continental Europe and Britain really were home to more technologically-developed and geographically-connected Mesolithic societies than those more inland Mesolithic cultures on what is still dry land, then there should be other differences at the Isle of Wight site, apart from just the einkorn evidence.

Remarkably, some such evidence has indeed emerged there.

The archaeologists, working there have found evidence of a wider range of flint tool styles – including some Neolithic-style  flint implements – and have also found around ten pieces of split timber, including three which had been split in a manner not seen elsewhere until the Neolithic.

The archaeologists say that the site may have been a Mesolithic boat-building encampment -perhaps the oldest such site yet discovered anywhere in the world. They have found evidence for woodworking, cooking and flint tool manufacturing. They also discovered pieces of Mesolithic string, the heel bone of a giant wild cow (aurochs) and DNA from dog (or wolf) and cattle (probably giant aurochs).

“The use of, or introduction of, cereal grains in Britain now appears to have been a much longer and more complex process than we had previously imagined,” said archaeologist, Professor Vince Gaffney of the University of Bradford, co-author of the Science paper.

“Scientists’ ability to analyse genetic material found deep in ancient buried marine sediments will open up a totally new chapter in the study of British and European prehistory.

“it is a unique method for exploring and understanding what was taking place in the huge swathes of prehistoric territory lost during sea level rise after the end of the last Ice age,” said Professor Gaffney

Garry Momber, Director of the Maritime Archaeology Trust says that it is “one of the richest collections of pre-Neolithic worked timbers ever found in Britain or elsewhere in Europe”

“At present, we are only able to examine a tiny percentage of the constantly eroding underwater material – but hopefully, if we succeed in getting more funding, we will be able to recover and analyse much more of this unique site,” he said.

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An Astronaut’s Search for Peace thru Understanding Consciousness http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/an-astronauts-search-for-peace-thru-understanding-consciousness/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/an-astronauts-search-for-peace-thru-understanding-consciousness/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:15:48 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=53397 Debbie West - “Consciousness is the third component to the equation of energy and matter that together combine to explain non local science on a quantum level."

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Consciousness completes the equation of energy and matter expanding science to the quantum level.

Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the moon discovered in his trip to space in 1971 that science cannot explain our reality and that energy and matter alone do not explain the nature of our existence.

“Consciousness is the third component to the equation of energy and matter that together combine to explain non local science on a quantum level,” Mitchell explains in an interview with Waking Times. “Consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our universe and is not confined to the brain.”

Consciousness is studied in detail at Edgar Mitchell’s Institute of Noetic Sciences, where frontier scientists are unraveling new physics that transcend space and time, revealing a vast multi dimensional universe. This frontier science explored at the quantum level posits a deeper and esoteric knowledge already permanently recorded in cosmic realms and embedded in our soul or consciousness of our spiritual nature entangled thru eons of space/time and our path of evolution as sentient beings that we share with all life forms in the universe from celestial bodies to individuals.

Edgar Mitchell explains that humanity evolves thru consciousness, which is our perception or awareness of ourselves as living beings. This cycle of evolution propels us forward into rediscovering our ancient knowledge towards a deep rooted desire to evolve into fully conscious beings who balance our energy in harmony with nature and each other.

On May 5, 2015, Edgar Mitchell will speak at the beWITNESS event in Mexico City in front of 10,000 people and streamed to countries across the globe about our conscious understanding of ourselves within a multi species, multi dimensional universe.

Carol Rosin, who will introduce Mitchell at the event on May 5th and has worked for decades on our peaceful emergence into space says,” “It is time for us to acknowledge our place in the cosmos as sovereign Earth citizens and begin a new era of peace and prosperity for our planet,” states Rosin, who has been on a relentless life-long campaign to avoid the weaponization of space. “When we become a unified planet of fully conscious citizens, we will understand our place within the cosmos begins with peace here on Earth which means not just disclosure of other races, but of establishing a foundation for permanent peace.” More on the Treaty to Ban space-based weapons can be found at http://www.peaceinspace.com/

Bewitness will help Earth acknowledge her place in the universe and spread the news throughout the galaxy that Earth citizens are ready to evolve into peaceful, sovereign guardians of planet Earth. The evolution of this planet along with all its inhabitants is a galactic event and is our destiny.

When Spiritual Science Merges With Physical Science

Changing our history will help us know who we are, our past and our purpose here. What can we say about the real history of humans and our cosmos that manifests a new understanding of who we are and our mission as souls incarnated in our physical bodies?

As revelations in science emerge of the illusion of linear time on Earth, we realize the need to resume harmony in our lives using natural time. Stephanie South, director of The Foundation of the Law of Time stated in a recent interview on Lost Knowledge, “We can help humanity break free from the artificial hologram caused by a time-space distortion that confines us to believing that 3D physical realty is the only reality.” For more about the Law of Time click here.

Science can show us that open dialog with other realms who reside in other dimensions is possible. Are we ready for open contact and how closely related are we to our cosmic cultures? An open mind and a warm heart will bring us the truth.

About the Author

Deborah West worked in corporate public relations and media for over 20 years and is currently a freelancer, reporting on a wide variety of topics including disclosure, ancient and multidimensional civilizations, the the shift in humanity’s consciousness and brings truthful reporting to topics ranging from healthcare to energy. She writes a column called Lost Knowledge at The New Era Times and has a weekly radio show called Lost Knowledge on Tuesdays 3-5pm CST. To see her articles go to:  http://www.tnetimes.com/contributor/deborah_west/92/

Read Deborah West’s columns at The New Era Times for her personal views.

About the Institute of Noetic Sciences: The Institute of Noetic Sciences™, founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research, education, and membership organization whose mission is supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and engaging a global learning community in the realization of our human potential. “Noetic” comes from the Greek word nous, which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing.” IONS™ conducts, sponsors, and collaborates on leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor. The Institute’s primary program areas are consciousness and healing, extended human capacities, and emerging worldviews.

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About BeWitness The Bewitness event will be held May 5, 2015 in Mexico City, co produced with Jamie Maussan and Lawrence Freiberg (who also created: www.worldpeaceone.com ) bewitness will present findings from Roswell New Mexico that re examine evidence of disclosure of our extra terrestrial involvement over millennia.

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Have You Discovered the Dirty Little Secret of Almonds? http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/have-you-discovered-the-dirty-little-secret-of-almonds/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/27/have-you-discovered-the-dirty-little-secret-of-almonds/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:32:10 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=53604 Barbara Minton - In 2007, it became illegal for raw almonds to be sold in the U.S. Now almonds are processed with these dirty little secrets that you need to know...

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Research shows which brands to choose.

There is no doubt that almonds were once one of the healthiest foods on Earth; there are many health benefits of almonds. But before you buy almonds today, here is something you should know: most of the almonds sold in the U.S. have been fumigated with propylene oxide, a chemical that even the CDC has admitted causes cancer.

In 2007, it became illegal for raw almonds to be sold in the U.S. What brought about this law was an outbreak of Salmonella in Canada that was traced back to an almond grower in California. The California Department of Health Services stepped in to help this grower increase the safety of his almonds, and that appeared to be the end of it.

But a second surprising outbreak of Salmonella occurred shortly after, and several government agencies got together to mandate treatment so there would be no more Salmonella outbreaks. If you are thinking how strange it is that Salmonella would occur in something as dry as almonds, you are not alone.

To achieve a dramatic reduction of salmonella, almonds had to be treated in one of two ways:

  • Exposure to heat sufficient to raise the temperature to 200 degrees
  • Insertion of the kernels into a closed chamber to be fumigated with propylene oxide gas

This all happened very quickly, and many small and mid sized almond growers were pushed out of business by the cost of compliance. The result is that the once-thriving almond industry made up of many small growers has been diverted to big corporate almond producers.

As it played out, almonds sold as ‘organic’ are generally treated with the heat process to achieve a kernel temperature of 200 degrees. Those not labeled as ‘organic’ are fumigated with propylene oxide gas, as a general rule.

This means that all almonds sold in the U.S. have been treated in one of these ways and thus have lost much of their life-enhancing properties. The only potential exceptions are almonds shipped from another country, and almonds sold in small amounts directly from the grower at local markets or roadside stands.

The Danger of Propylene Oxide

Propylene oxide (PPO) is banned in Mexico, Canada, and all of the E.U. In the U.S., it has been banned by both the American Motorcycle and the National Hot Rod Associations, where it had been used as fuel before the dangers of its noxious fumes became apparent.

Propylene oxide is classified as hazardous to health under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, for its acute toxicity, ability to cause irritation, and its mutagenic and carcinogenic properties.

Which Almond Brand is Best? Research Shows…

Food Identity Theft did some research on popular brands of almonds sold both in stores and online. They found that:

  • Costco’s Kirkland Signature chocolate-covered almonds as well as their whole almonds are fumigated with PPO.
  • Planter’s brand almonds (now owned by Kraft Foods) are heat treated.
  • Diamond of California almonds are treated with PPO fumigation.
  • Blue Diamond almonds vary. Sliced and slivered almonds are heat treated, while their whole-nut ‘natural’ line is treated with PPO. Some other Blue Diamond products containing almonds may use steam-treated almonds.
  • Whole Foods Market 365 brand is a question. There is an organic 365 line that is almost certainly heat treated, and a conventional 365 line that may or may not be.
  • Back to Nature almonds are heat treated.
  • Superior Nut Company almonds are gassed with PPO, with the exception of their organic almonds sold online, which may be imported and not even subject to being heated to a temperature of 200.
  • Trader Joe’s says all the almonds sold under the their name are heat treated.

There are many other nut companies whose treatment choice is unknown, and there is no way to know how almonds used as an ingredient in other products were treated.

What We Have Lost

The stringent standards now in place for almonds may protect a few people from salmonella, but it guarantees chemical toxicity for the all the millions of people eating almonds treated with PPO. The treatment imperative for almonds is a tragedy in light of the many health benefits they offer, including:

  • Lowering total cholesterol and improving LDL to HDL ratio
  • Protection against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight gain and obesity
  • Stability of blood sugar levels and prevention of hypoglycemia
  • Provision of high amounts of magnesium, the mineral in which many Americans are deficient
  • Improvement of digestive health through prebiotic action that encourages beneficial gut flora to flourish
  • Abundance of trace minerals that are essential co-factors for production of superoxide dismutase (SOD) a powerful antioxidant made in the mitochondria
  • B vitamins necessary for recycling glutathione, another antioxidant made in the body

The bottom line? Reasons that made the almond a premiere nut may no longer exist. Maybe it’s time to get to know other nuts that have not yet felt the heavy hand of government. (Here are some health benefits of pistachios!)

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New World Order Organizational Chart http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/26/new-world-order-organizational-chart/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/26/new-world-order-organizational-chart/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:23 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=53052 Meme - An extensive list of persons, countries and organizations believed to be involved in creating the framework for the New World Order.

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Meme - Here’s an extensive list of persons, countries and organizations believed to be involved in creating the framework for the New World Order. Do you believe a plan of global control is being devised among the leaders of these organizations?

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Topical Application of Turmeric for Cancer http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/26/topical-application-of-turmeric-for-cancer/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/02/26/topical-application-of-turmeric-for-cancer/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:47:25 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=53362 Video - Researchers showed that those at high risk for colon cancer could reverse the progression of their disease by taking curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric.

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Video - Researchers from the Amala Cancer Research Center in India showed that those at high risk for colon cancer could reverse the progression of their disease by taking curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, often present in curry powder, cutting down on precancerous lesions. Here are some of their research findings about using turmeric for cancer prevention.

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