Why food is rarely the simple pleasure it once was

Guts talk at an intriguing exhibition at London’s Science Museum (Image: Jennie Hills/Science Museum, London|Science & Society Picture Library) by Simon Ings Cravings: Can your food control you? Science Museum, London, until January 2016 SOME years ago, I was friendly with a family who ran a venison smokery. They were expanding their product line to include a venison salami. On one visit, they presented me with piles of sliced sausage: which recipe did I prefer? My first mouthful was a disappointment. The sausage tasted of generic salami, hardly even of meat, and though I knew otherwise, it was hard to … Continue reading Why food is rarely the simple pleasure it once was

Feeling Intense Emotions Doesn’t Make You Crazy—But That’s Not What Big Pharma Wants You to Think

In a new book, Dr. Julie Holland argues that pharmaceutical companies target women and medicate their emotions. By Allegra Kirkland / AlterNet In 2014, a great deal of ink was spilled about the need to stop calling women crazy. Though dismissing women as emotional and irrational is hardly a new phenomenon, a Washington Post op-ed by dating coach Harris O’Malley provided the fodder for a thousand blog posts on the subject. As O’Malley writes, “It’s a form of gaslighting—telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way they do.” According to … Continue reading Feeling Intense Emotions Doesn’t Make You Crazy—But That’s Not What Big Pharma Wants You to Think

Inmates Drink Ayahuasca As Therapy In Brazilian Prison

The foul brew: Ayahuasca. Photo by Sascha Grabow (CC) By majestic Imagine this: a prison system that actually wants to turn its inmates into better people. As unlikely as that might seem in a world where the prison-industrial complex is spreading its dark shadow worldwide, in Brazil one prison is actually trying to send back prisoners to society as improved people by treating them with ayahuasca (for more information on ayahuasca review our archive). The New York Times reports from: JI-PARANÁ, Brazil — As the night sky enveloped this outpost in Brazil’s Amazon basin, the ceremony at the open-air temple … Continue reading Inmates Drink Ayahuasca As Therapy In Brazilian Prison

The price of hyper-cleanliness

By Tess Pennington | Ready Nutrition As I child, I was always outside. Whether I was biking, playing hide and seek with the neighborhood kids, jumping in puddles or making mud pies, I always wanted to be outdoors. Given my affinity for dirt and the outdoors, I was hardly ill as a child. The staggering decrease in our overall health and resistance to antibiotics leads many to believe that our preoccupation with hyper-cleanliness may be the culprit. For decades society has been fed the lie that we must keep a constant state of cleanliness. In fact, experts believe that because … Continue reading The price of hyper-cleanliness

10 Ways to Treat Depression Without Antidepressants

by Sarah Landrum, Contributor, Waking Times You’ve probably been told that antidepressants correct the chemical imbalance in your brain. As it turns out, that’s not quite true. In fact, antidepressants might be doing you more harm than good. Even if antidepressants do work, the fact remains that they’re insanely expensive. Considering how depression treatments can last a lifetime, it’s impractical to spend something like $21 to $1,000 a month just to keep the blues under control. Depression is already a burden enough by itself, without all the financial consequences that come with it. It’s better to view antidepressants as a … Continue reading 10 Ways to Treat Depression Without Antidepressants

Why I Hate Society but Love Humanity

by Waking Times Video – Modern day poet Jamie Dunmore created this spoken word video to highlight how humanity is slowly losing its sense of purpose and reality, as people progress through the ages. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/03/28/why-i-hate-society-but-love-humanity/   Continue reading Why I Hate Society but Love Humanity

How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

Photo Illustration by Quinn Ryan/The Daily Beast by Charlotte Lytton Great news for the lovelorn: our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection. Ever worried about the toll your disastrous love life is taking on your mental health? Now you can officially put those fears to bed as it turns out we’re much better at dealing with heartbreak than we might have thought. A new research review has revealed that our brains are hardwired to handle falling out of romantic relationships and into new ones—meaning the devastation of breaking up isn’t, well, all that devastating. “Our … Continue reading How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

Interstellar – The Secret Revelation

by Jay Dyer, Contributor, Waking Times Spoilers ahead. Interstellar is a grandiose film about a great number of serious philosophical and scientific concepts. It’s also about a host other things, such as love, life, mistakes, meaning, etc., so knowing where to start an anlysis is a bit challenging, though as many of my friends have said, it seems to be the perfect “JaysAnalysis” movie. I concur. Many sites that have posted analyses make the correct point of viewing it as Christopher Nolan’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and while that is fine as far as it goes, it also departs from … Continue reading Interstellar – The Secret Revelation

The Secret Satanic Messages in Disney Cartoons and Hollywood

By Marcie Gainer The secret Satanic messages in Disney cartoons and Hollywood movies. Found at Everything Is Terrible! http://disinfo.com/2015/03/the-secret-satanic-messages-in-disney-cartoons-and-hollywood/   Continue reading The Secret Satanic Messages in Disney Cartoons and Hollywood

CIA Manufactured Modern US Literature

Ernest Hemingway was a CIA agent. The CIA admits this on their own website . See Mathis’ full espose . Miles Mathis says that modern culture is essentially mental programming by the CIA, an arm of the Illuminati banking cartel. The systemic destruction of traditional art is intended to promote “alienation,” the satanic view that human life is meaningless, incoherent, trivial and ugly. “By a constant stream of top-down propaganda, writers were convinced that being solipsistic, quotidian, and creatively modest were artistic virtues. As with painting, science, politics, and every other category, the inversion of the thing was sold as … Continue reading CIA Manufactured Modern US Literature