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The Contamination of Natural Kaua`i

The Contamination of Natural Kaua`i

Paul Koberstein, Guest Waking Times The Garden Island’s rare plants and wildlife are being put at risk by the toxic chemicals used on GMO test fields. Given its fragile and unusually rich ecology, the Hawaiian island of Kaua`i seems ill-suited as a site for agricultural experiments that use heavy amounts of toxic chemicals. But four […]

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Heather Callaghan, Contributor Waking Times Based on the sheer amount of research studies available dating back to the 1950s on the association between industrial chemicals and neurobehavioral disorders – it makes sense that more recent studies are finally starting to emphasize the chemical/neurodevelopmental disorder connection. That is, additional links to keynotes seen in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) […]

Not Just the Bees – Pesticides Wiping Out Birds Too

Not Just the Bees – Pesticides Wiping Out Birds Too

Heather Callaghan, Contributor Waking Times Netherlands researchers fear the second coming of Silent Spring. “Neonicotinoids were always regarded as selective toxins. But our results suggest that they may affect the entire ecosystem,” says Hans de Kroon of Radboud University and co-author of a study recently published in Nature journal. It’s not just the bees. There […]

7 Ways Probiotics Detoxify Your Body

7 Ways Probiotics Detoxify Your Body

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times You’ve probably heard the buzz already about the many health benefits of probiotics, a word which literally translates to: pro- “for” + biotics “life” — FOR LIFE.  But did you know that these remarkable commensal microorganisms, which outnumber our bodily cells 10 to 1, and contribute over 95% of our […]

The Complete History of Monsanto, The World’s Most Evil Corporation

The Complete History of Monsanto, The World’s Most Evil Corporation

Hanzai E, Lost in the Bamboo Forest Waking Times Of all the mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its rivals, earning the crown as “most evil corporation on Earth!” Not content to simply rest upon its throne of death, atop a mountain of rotting corpses, it remains focused on newer, more scientifically innovative ways to harm the planet […]

The Kaua`i Cocktail – How Big Agribusiness is Poisoning Hawaii

The Kaua`i Cocktail – How Big Agribusiness is Poisoning Hawaii

Paul Koberstein, Guest Waking Times Highly toxic pesticides are being applied to GMO fields on Kaua`i at a heavier rate than on most US farms, an analysis of new data reveals. The Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i has become Ground Zero in the intense domestic political battle over genetically modified crops. But the fight isn’t just […]

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples

John Deike, EcoWatch Waking Times A new U.S. Geological Survey has concluded that pesticides can be found in, well, just about anything. Roundup herbicide, Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, was present in 75 percent of air and rainfall test samples, according to the study, which focused on Mississippi’s highly fertile Delta agricultural region. GreenMedInfo reports new research, soon to be published […]

More Evidence Emerges That Insecticides Are Responsible For Collapse of Honey Bee Colonies

More Evidence Emerges That Insecticides Are Responsible For Collapse of Honey Bee Colonies

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times Two widely used neonicotinoids–a class of insecticide–appear to significantly harm honey bee colonies over the winter, particularly during colder winters, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study replicated a 2012 finding from the same research group that found a link between low […]

The Co-Evolution of Bees and Flowers: An Electric Symbiosis Not to Be Interrupted with Pesticide Chemicals

The Co-Evolution of Bees and Flowers: An Electric Symbiosis Not to Be Interrupted with Pesticide Chemicals

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times If you are still spraying your nursery flowers and plants with neonicotinoid insecticides, you are likely interrupting an age-old dance carried out between bees and flowers. Not only are bees dying from the use of these dangerous chemicals, but the act is interrupting a long and beneficial history between […]

Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism

Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Three decades ago, when I was still in medical school, autism affected one in 10,000 children.1, 2 What changed between then and now to cause one in 50 children3 to become autistic? Mounting research—not to mention plain logic—indicates that brain disorders are the result of excessive exposure to toxins from multiple sources—including the mother, […]

Dramatic Increase in Kidney Disease in the US and Abroad Linked To Roundup (Glyphosate) ‘Weedkiller’

Dramatic Increase in Kidney Disease in the US and Abroad Linked To Roundup (Glyphosate) ‘Weedkiller’

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times Last month, we reported on a mysterious global epidemic of fatal kidney disease, focusing on a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health1 that laid down evidence showing the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) is responsible for an epidemic of kidney-related deaths in a rural farming region of Northern Sri […]

7 Ideas for Helping to Protect the Honeybee

7 Ideas for Helping to Protect the Honeybee

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times With all of the immediate problems facing people these days, it is difficult to be concerned and proactive about the looming environmental crises that will affect us in big ways in the not-too-distant future. After all, who has time to do anything about radiation in the Pacific Ocean when […]

This New Finding Explains Why Bees Are Disappearing

This New Finding Explains Why Bees Are Disappearing

Amanda Froelich, Guest Waking Times The secret is out – bees have been disappearing for almost a decade now, and scientists are scrambling to understand why. Some sources relay that the colonies all across the world are vanishing due to pesticides, electromagnetic frequencies, mites, and even GMO crops, but what researches have recently found to be the cause of the […]

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Common Insecticides May Be Linked to Kids’ Behavior Problems

Common Insecticides May Be Linked to Kids’ Behavior Problems

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Organophosphate pesticides are known for their hazards to human health. Prenatal exposure, for example, has been linked to delayed brain development, reduced IQ, and attention deficits1. As a result, pyrethroids2—synthetic chemicals derived from natural chemicals found in chrysanthemums—have risen in popularity over the past decade.  There are currently more than 3,500 […]

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Agrichemical Companies Have Destroyed Argentina’s Farming Towns With Soaring Cancer Rates And Quadrupling Birth Defects

Agrichemical Companies Have Destroyed Argentina’s Farming Towns With Soaring Cancer Rates And Quadrupling Birth Defects

Natasha Longo, Prevent Disease Waking Times Argentina’s agricultural industry was dramatically transformed by the introduction of genetically modified plants in 1996. A country once known for its grass-fed beef is now dominated by genetically engineered soy, corn and cotton. Farmers in the Latin American country use twice as much pesticide per acre as farmers in the […]

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Is Your Daily Wheat Bread Healthy?

Is Your Daily Wheat Bread Healthy?

Raluca Schachter, Guest Waking Times Wheat is everywhere and in everything. There is no food store that doesn’t have at least several isles with foods containing wheat! In my practice, it’s interesting to observe the reactions people have when we talk about wheat and I recommend to eliminate it from their diet. I often get […]

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Amphibians Evolve Resistance to Popular Pesticide

Amphibians Evolve Resistance to Popular Pesticide

Bradley Fessenden, Mongabay Waking Times Rachel Carson and, more recently, Sandra Steingraber have successfully drawn popular attention to the risks of pesticides on wildlife. Many of the environmental consequences of pesticides have now been well documented by scientists; however, studies investigating the evolutionary consequences of pesticides on non-target species are largely missing. Not surprisingly, most […]

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Pesticide Problems in the Amazon

Pesticide Problems in the Amazon

Adam Andrus, Mongabay Waking Times As the world’s population increases and agricultural frontiers expand into native tropical habitats, researchers are working furiously to understand the impacts on tropical forests and global biodiversity. But one obvious impact has been little studied in these agricultural frontiers: pesticides. However a new study in the journal Philosophical Transactions of […]

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13 Things in Your Water That Shouldn’t Be There & What to Do About It

13 Things in Your Water That Shouldn’t Be There & What to Do About It

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times You’ve heard the expression, ‘I’m dying of thirst,’ but it might just be the water you are drinking that is causing disease in your body.  Companies like BASF, IBP, AK Steel Corporation, BP, Exxon, Monsanto, Dow, Tyson Foods, and Johnson & Johnson, among others, have been known to dump all […]

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13 Things Sure To Slow Down Your Metabolism

13 Things Sure To Slow Down Your Metabolism

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times Every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism — the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, lungs pumping, and muscles moving. The faster your basal metabolic rate, the more calories you burn. And just like there are ways […]

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Homeless Share Facts About Themselves That May Surprise You

Homeless Share Facts About Themselves That May Surprise You

Video - Homeless people wrote down a fact about themselves that others wouldn’t know just by walking past them. Their answers may surprise you.

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15-Year Old Girl Tells YOU Why You Have the Right to Know What’s in Your Food

15-Year Old Girl Tells YOU Why You Have the Right to Know What’s in Your Food

Video – This 15-year anti-GMO activist explains why you have the right to know what’s in your food.

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Grounding Principle

Grounding Principle

Video – This video demonstrates the powerful principle called grounding and its relevance in one’s daily life.

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How Does Fear Work?

How Does Fear Work?

Video: How does fear actually work? What happens when we become afraid?

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The Round City Concept

The Round City Concept

This idea of a round city may not be the answer to all the problems but this can build a far better environment…

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Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times At this moment in time, as we stand on the precipice of devolution or evolution, what does ‘pay attention’ mean to us? Our hearts seek wisdom and courage, and the justified faith that attention can bring. We came into this, so is attention the price of being born… an obligation? […]

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Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times When are we going to stop thinking in terms of religion, country, tribe, town, neighborhood, planet, business and I. When will we begin to think in terms of humanity and helping all people reach higher? Yes. It is natural to think about self, but when are we going to […]

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Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Brainwave entrainment is a way to train the brain to synchronize to a certain frequency, such as gamma, beta, delta, theta and alpha. Each frequency matches a certain state of consciousness. For example, delta is the brainwave dominant while in an unconscious state such as sleeping; while theta and […]

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Waking Times The electro-magnetic radiation given off by smart meters has become a health concern for many, but, millions of people worldwide whose homes have been outfitted with these devices must also be aware of the dangers of overheating and malfunction. Recently, there have been an extraordinary number of smart meter-related fires reported all over […]